What’s a cookout without a little music? On Friday, July 22, the East End’s favorite party band, New Life Crisis, will be performing at Dan’s GrillHampton. And to be sure, New Life Crisis will drive anyone—from those who just entered their twenties to the person facing an actual mid-life crisis—out of their seats, dancing and singing along.
The band kicked off in 1999 with singer Paul Mahos, bassist Steve Bonacio, guitarist Jeff Allegue and drummer Steve O’Brien, and they were signed to Tommy Boy Records by the spring of 2000. Their first original single, “Daylight” was an instant success, hitting MTV’s platinum-selling album Party to Go Remixed. It was also recorded by the European group No Angels, and sold more than three million copies worldwide in 2001 and 2002.
After parting way with Tommy Boy, New Life Crisis released their first self-titled album in 2005, featuring their successful song, “Breaking,” which was featured on the MTV show, Laguna Beach: The Real O.C. Also that year, the band’s single “Dirty Little Girl” piqued Ruffhouse Entertainment’s Stephen Stone’s interest. Stone pursued the group and helped them produce their television film 30 Days till I’m Famous.
New Life Crisis was featured on XM Radio’s Opie and Anthony Show in 2007, and in 2010, the band performed “Breaking” on USA’s hit show Royal Pains.
In addition to their television presence New Life Crisis has performed at events including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Annual Gala and Rock for Rescue, an event benefitting animals.
Now with new drummer Vincent Tattanelli, the band is returning to GrillHampton for their third summer—and fans should be ready for another rocking night of food and fun.
Dan’s GrillHampton is Friday, July 22 at Fairview Farm at Mecox, in Bridgehampton. For tickets and more, visit DansTasteofSummer.com.