The meat on the grill isn’t the only thing that’s hot about the GrillHampton cooking competition and tasting event. Über hot band New Life Crisis will be performing at GrillHampton on Friday, July 12, RAIN OR SHINE! If you’re new to the East End, or have been living under a giant Cronut (hey, it beats a rock), there are a few things you’ll need to know about New Life Crisis (NLC) before heading to Sayre Park in Bridgehampton for the big night.
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•Lead singer and acoustic guitarist Paul Mahos at the helm, drummer Steve O’Brien keeping the frantic beat, and lead/bass guitarist extraordinaire Jeff Allegue combine forces and their passion for music to create high-energy dance music from the ’70s,’80s and ’90s—rock and party, creating a dynamic, unique onstage concert experience with fresh takes on everything from Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash and Elvis to Cee Lo Green, U2, David Bowie, Elton John, Muse, Barry White and the Bee Gees.
•Although NLC is a well-known dance band playing in all the popular clubs and restaurants on the East End such as Dockers Waterside in East Quogue, Agave in Westhampton, Tiderunners, Oakland’s and Dream in Hampton Bays, 75 Main, Southampton Social Club and 230 Elm in Southampton, as well as Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett and Montauk’s Gurneys Inn, the band has had a long history with their original music.
In 2000, their debut single, “Daylight,” appeared on MTV’s platinum-selling Party to Go Remixed. “Daylight” was also recorded by the European group No Angels, and in 2001 and 2002 it sold more than 3 million copies worldwide and was nominated as “the No #1 Song of the summer.”
•New Life Crisis’s original music has been featured in television and film, including on The Guiding Light, Laguna Beach, The Real O.C. and The Opie and Anthony Show. In 2011 the band appeared on the USA Network hit show Royal Pains performing two original songs, “When Daylight Comes” and “Promises.”
•New Life Crisis has released three CDs: Paul Mahos and New Life Crisis, featuring “Dirty Little Girl” and “Promiss,” Three to Get Ready and most recently released, Odyssey; a mash-up of covers performed to a high-energy dance beat.
•Mahos has done a variety of acting/singing in his career, including Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, most notably in the national tour of Elvis: A Musical Celebration, which ran at the Las Vegas Hilton. Mahos also performed as Bono in a U2 tribute band that toured internationally, as well as in the Legends Shows (Imperial Palace) and the Freemont Street Experience Las Vegas.
•Lead guitar/bass player Jeff Allegue has played with Joan Jett and is a founding member of the multi-platinum-selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
•Allegue recently released a guitar solo CD, The Lovely Savages, which was critically acclaimed, most notably by guitar legend Al Di Meola and Everett Bradley (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band).
•In addition, New Life Crisis has earned some notable awards, including:
In 2005, NLC was chosen to tour on the Steve Madden Rock and Sole Concert Series, which concluded at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Museum in Cleveland Ohio.
In 2008 their original song “Breaking” was featured on the long time running daytime soap opera Guiding Light.
In 2009 and 2010, the band was voted “The No #1 Band in the Hamptons of Long Island, New York” by Hamptons.com.
In 2012, NLC was awarded “Best of the Best” band in the Hamptons by Dan’s Papers!
GrillHampton will be held Friday, July 12, starting at 8 p.m. in Sayre Park in Bridgehampton. To purchase your tickets to eat, drink and vote for your favorite food of the night, go to danstasteoftwoforks.com.