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Brian Kirk & the Jirks  1990 - Present   Jersey Shore
A North Jersey shore legend for well over a decade, Brian Kirk's magnetic personality has the ability to connect with any audience and engage them in a fun filled evening. Boasting a huge repertoire, high energy, and unforgettable showmanship. Complete with a three piece horn section and boasting a huge repertoire, this high energy band continues to engage the audience in their unique style.

Founding Members:

Brian Kirk- guitar/vocals
David Pershan- guitar/vocals
Dan Lotito- bass/vocals
Bryan Douglas- keys/vocals
Tom Cottone- drums
Tyrone Fredericks Jr.- saxophone/rapper
Joel Mikulyak- trombone/vocals
Matthew Cochran- trumpet/backing vocals

Subsequent Members:

Kristin Grassi- Vocalist

Noteable Highlights:

-2014 Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award
-2013 Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award
-2012 Wedding Wire Rated
-2010- The Knot Best of Weddings
-Performed on Good Day New York with Steven Van Zandt on December 12, 2012
-Named "An Institution of the NJ Shore" by Rosanna Scott on Good Day New York (12/12/12)
-Featured 2x on TLC's Four Weddings.
-Broke their own record at the 2012 Sandy Hook Concert Series with 11,000 in attendance
-Set the record at the Sandy Hook Concert Series 2011 with 8,000 in attendance
-Voted #1 band and #1 weekly event in the 2001 issue of Night and Day
-Voted #1 band in readers' poll of the Asbury Park Press
-Performed with Bruce Springsteen at Donovan's Reef in Sea Bright NJ -(Ya got to see the video's if you haven't already )
-Released two original CDs which have sold over 6,000 copies. In 1999 an original song of Kirk & the Jirks was the #1 requested song on the Z-100 morning show
-Appeared on VH-1's Cover Wars
-Were profiled on Lifetime Television's, The Men's Room
-Appeared on Food Nation with Bobby Flay
-Appeared on Channel 12's Jersey Talking
-Have headlined with current national artists Tonic and Better Than Ezra
-Performed for Former Governor Florio at a foundation benefit
-Performed with Bernard "Pretty" Purdie & T.M. Stevens , legendary drummer and bassist from the James Brown band
-Named MTV's unofficial cover band
-Performed in New Orlean's for MTV

And most importantly: Bruce Springsteen is a fan!

American Life in the Summertime
1. "Longer Than I Thought"
2. "Your Flight Leaves Now"
3. "American Life in the Summertime"
4. "Living Lies"
5. "Sucks to be You"
6. "Call You in the A.M."
7. "Bad Irish Breakfast"
8. "No Money"
9. "Large Balls"

Hangover Mondays
1. "Donovans Girl"
2. "Tortured By The Pain"
3. "Blowing Up The Lifeguard Stand"
4. "Witness"
5. "Back In Style"
6. "Happy"
7. "Hangover Mondays"
8. "At 17"

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