Canarsie Courier Review of Decades (August 17, 2022):
An excited crowd of over 700 people filled every available space around the stage and beyond as fans, both old and new, came to see and hear Decades take them on a lively musical journey highlighting favorite rock ‘n’ roll hits going back seven decades at the fourth in a series of Marine Park Summer Concerts held near the Carmine Carro Center on Wednesday, August 10th.
The oppressively hot weather finally subsided to create a perfect summer evening and everyone, it seemed, came out to listen to this popular band, reputed to have their own fan club and following, perform two sets of about 15 songs each, with an eclectic mix of great hits such as “Runaround Sue,” “Everyday People,” “Love Train,” “Play that Funky Music,” “Simply the Best,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Respect,” “Life is a Highway” and many more.
Decades band members were Josephine McKenna on vocals; Robert Hannan on keys, guitar and vocals; Adam Connelly on bass and vocals; Vinny Scali on guitar; and Pat Wolf on drums. Hannan said that all members were originally from Brooklyn, but he and McKenna currently reside in Marine Park.
“Decades specializes in upbeat dance tunes from today’s artists and reaching back through the decades,” Hannan said, adding that they have been playing around the Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, New Jersey and upstate areas for the past eight years.
This band was amazing, not only so talented but so professional and accommodating! All enjoyed the night! – Rebecca B.
I used Decades for many events. The never fail to give a great show. Recently added a horn section. Great addition! – Ed M.
I can’t say enough good things about Decades. They performed during our summer fundraising event and they were amazing. The energy and joy they brought to the night was well worth the price. Everyone complimented them and enjoyed the night in part because of their wonderful performance. I never had a problem getting in contact with them, they answered every question no matter how small, they set up early and quickly. Can’t wait till our next event where they can be featured. – Holly A.
We have had the Decades perform at several of our parish fundraising events. The response of our guests has been very positive as they have continued to return for events which the Decades were the performers. – Mike C.
Great music. Adjusts to crowd. – Joe M.