The Hit Men – CLASSIC ROCK SUPERGROUP

RELIVE ROCK'S GREATEST HITS WITH THE GUYS WHO MADE THE SOUNDTRACK OF YOUR LIFE

Come with us back to a time when Rock was King. A time when we were young and aspiring… exploring life, underscored by the greatest music ever recorded.
 
Relive Rock’s greatest hits with The Hit Men— the real guys who performed with legendary artists including members of Foreigner, Journey, Styx, The Hooters, Steely Dan, Cheap Trick, The Rascals, Alan Parsons, 3 Dog Night, Cream, Grand Funk, and The Who. In their exciting multi-media concert, The Hit Men celebrate their associations with these mega-stars, share their first-hand experiences as eyewitnesses to rock history, and perform classic hits you know and love…  “Layla”, “Don’t Stop Believin”, “I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Feels Like The First Time”, “Sunshine of Your Love”, “Eye in the Sky” and many more… just the way you remember them!

 

In 2019, The Hit Men were recognized by the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville with the organization’s first-ever “Road Warriors Award”, given to honor “their years of dedication to the music and the countless miles they have traveled in delivering so many hits throughout the world.”  

STEVE
MURPHY

DRUMS/VOCALS

MIKE
DIMEO

KEYS/VOCALS

MARK
NEWMAN

GUITAR/VOCALS

GREG
SMITH

BASS/VOCALS

TOMMY WILLIAMS

GUITAR/VOCALS

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

TICKETS*

9/1/21

Okaboji • IA

Pearson Lakes PAC

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9/3/21

Fairfield • IA

Sondheim PAC

TICKETS

9/8/21

Manitowoc • WI

Manitowoc Concert Series

TICKETS

9/9/21

Cincinnati • OH

Memorial Hall

TICKETS

9/10/2021

Sandusky, OH

Lange Trust Theater

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9/11/21

Greenville • OH

St. Clair Memorial Hall

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10/03/21

Oxford • AL

Oxford Theater

TICKETS

10/07/21

Farmington • NM

Farmington Civic Center

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10/22/21

Bremerton • WA

New Admiral Theater

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10/23/21

Everett • WA

Everett Theater

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10/24/21

Federal Way • WA

Federal Way PAC

TICKETS

11/6/21

Stamford, CT

Palace Theater

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11/12/21

Wisc Rapids • WI

Council of South Wood

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11/27/21

Alto • NM

Spencer Theater

TICKETS

1/15/22

Old Saybrook • CT

Katherine Hepburn Theater (The Kate)

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2/3/22

Hernando • FL

Citrus Hill Country Club

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2/7/22

The Villages • FL

Savannah Center/Victory Productions

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2/8/22

Lakeland • FL

RPFunding Center

TICKETS

2/9/22

Coral Springs • FL

Coral Springs PAC

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2/10/22

Vero Beach • FL

The Emerson Center

TICKETS

2/12/22

Boynton Beach • FL

Valencia Reserve

Private Event

2/19/22

Tallahassee • FL

Ruby Diamond

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3/10/22

Hernando • FL

Citrus Hills Country Club

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3/12/22

Lulig • LA

LaFon PAC

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4/8/22

Toms River • NJ

Grunin Center, Ocean County CC

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4/9/22

Uniontown • PA

State Theatre

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4/22/22

Patchogue • NY

Patchogue Theatre

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4/30/22

Whitewater • WI

UW Whitewater-Young Auditorium

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*Some events may not yet have posted at venue ticketing sites. Please check back soon!

MANAGEMENT

Lee Shapiro

Phone icon     (201) 208-5201

   leeshapiromusic@aol.com

BOOKINGS

Ron Gartner • BiCoastal Productions

Phone icon     (212) 268-6969

   Talent@BiCoastalProductions.com

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Fran Heller • Insights & Ideas

Phone icon     (917) 686-3313

   Fran@BiCoastalProductions.com

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FROM BAND FOUNDER

Lee Shapiro

In 2010, after seeing the ascension of the smash hit Broadway show Jersey Boys, I figured, that as a former member and musical director of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, it was the perfect time to start a new group featuring the music I helped perform and create. Voila! With the blessing and good wishes of my old friend Frankie Valli,  The Hit Men was born.  With a couple of old bandmates from the 4 Seasons, we started performing the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Jersey Boys) around the country, to thousands of adoring fans.
 
Times changed, members of the group moved on (a couple passed away, my dear friends Larry Gates, and former Season, Don Ciccone) and by 2017, or so, I knew that the music would have to change too!
 
As my touring days are in the rear view mirror, I’ve decided to move into a more progressive “classic rock” version of The Hit Men, with me as the manager and creative director of the group.  The 2020’s version of The Hit Men is comprised of the top musicians in their field, Classic Rock, with guys that worked with Alan Parsons, Steve Augeri of Journey, The Happy Together Tour, Grand Funk, and many, many more of the top bands of the era.  Together, they are bringing the “note-for-note” sound that The Hit Men fans want to hear, and, from an era that is exciting as hell!
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Steve Murphy

A drummer/singer/producer/engineer who has been heavily involved in the NY music scene since the late ’80s. The artists he has performed and recorded with are some of the most famous and recognizable names in music over the last 60 years. He became passionate about music and performing at an early age. His first big break came in 1998 when he was asked to work as a vocalist in the studio with legendary producer Phil Ramone on a project for Elton John. His voice was featured on dozens of national commercials including The Army’s “Be All You Can Be” campaign. He was a member of The Alan Parsons Live Project touring over 40 countries. He has also toured with Jack Bruce (Cream), Eric Burdon and the Animals, Chuck Negron (3 Dog Night), Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), Dave Mason, Todd Rundgren and more.
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Mike DiMeo

Is a gifted multi-keyboard expert and singer. His years as the organist for Tommy James and The Shondells opened the door to his long list of collaborations including performances with Deep Purple, Johnny Winter, and Bonnie Tyler, to name just a few.
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Mark Newman

An ace stringman (guitar, mandolin, lap steel and dobro), Mark is the type of singer whose warm and expressive voice sounds like an old friend.

Mark’s musical journey has taken him around the world several time, sharing the stage with notables such as soul legend Sam Moore of  Sam & Dave, John Oates of Hall & Oates, Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds, Bobby Whitlock of Derek & The Dominoes, and the inimitable Sam The Sham.

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Greg Smith

A bassist and vocalist who has collaborated with so many rock legends that it’s hard to keep track.  His resume reads like a “who’s who” of classic rock, including work with Billy Joel, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Alan Parsons, Blue Oyster Cult, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Turtles,  Dokken, Denny Laine of Wings, Glen Frey of the Eagles, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, and more. Greg appeared in the film Wayne’s World as a member of Alice Cooper’s band, performing “Feed My Frankenstein”.
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Tommy Williams

Is a guitarist/vocalist who has worked with rock and pop music’s most influential names.  He was the musical director and guitarist for Debbie Gibson, the music prodigy who burst on the Billboard Pop Charts at the tender age of 16; featured on Debbie’s #1 hit “Lost in Your Eyes”, Tommy did two world tours with Debbie and directed 3 of her best-selling albums.  Tommy has also performed with The Hooters, Tommy Shaw of Styx, Steely Dan, Denny Laine of Paul McCartney & Wings, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander, and more.