Combine searing blues and R&B covers with some of classic rock's all-time greatest hits and you've got something special


About the Band

Two outstanding veterans of the New York City and Tri-state area music scene have come together to form one of the most exciting and unique bands around. Killer Joe Ferraro, 2012 inductee into the NY Blues Hall of Fame, the proclaimed "Bodyguard to the Blues" brings his mastery of the harmonica and energetic vocals along with a engaging performance that gets the crowd in a frenzy every time. His boundless energy shines on classic blues and R&B hits like Soul Man, Let The Good Times Roll and Roll Over Beethoven.


Barry Allen Friedman's guitar prowess and power vocals completes the other half of this unique combo. An accomplished artist, songwriter and leader of the popular cover band BOD, Barry contributes the classic rock and blues rock elements to the show. His versatility on the guitar and dominating vocals bring rock's greatest hits from Van Halen, Journey, Led Zeppelin and countless others to the show.


With frequent shows at some of New York's City's most popular locations on Bleecker Street, regular bookings at Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Raceway, and at area festivals and corporate-sponsored events, most notably as the featured band at the finish line of the NYC Marathon, together Killer Joe and Barry Allen Friedman are an unstoppable force that bring boundless entertainment to every show they play.


As 20+ year veterans of the Tri-state area music scene, Joe and Barry have played at some of the area's most well-known bars, clubs and live music venues, and have headlined at countless festivals, sporting events and fundraisers

Tri-state Bars & Nightclubs

  • Wicked Willy's, Bleecker St. New York City (Standing headline band for over 15 years)

  • The Bitter End, Bleecker St. New York City

  • Red Lion, Bleecker St. New York City

  • CBGB's, East Village New York City

  • My Fathers Place, Roslyn, NY

  • Connolly's, Times Square New York City

  • Garcia's at the Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY

  • B.B. Kings, Times Square New York City

  • The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ

  • Bar 360 at Resorts World Casino, Jamaica, NY

  • The Mean Fiddler, Times Square New York City

  • Cha Cha's of Little Italy, Mulberry St. New York City

  • Steeplechase Beer Garden at Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

Sporting Events & Festivals

  • NYRR NYC Marathon, Columbus Circle New York City (Headline band at the finish line
    for the last 14 years)

  • NJ Marathon Finish Festival on the Boardwalk, Long Branch, NJ

  • New York City Triathlon Finish Festival, Central Park New York City

  • NYRR Poland Spring 5K pre-Marathon Festival Central Park New York City

  • NYRR Queens 10K Marathon Family Fesitval Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Queens, NY

  • NYRR Retro Run 5 Miler Central Park New York City

  • NEFCU Long Island Marathon Eisenhower Park East Meadow, NY

  • JSRC Asbury Park Half Marathon Asbury Park, NJ

  • Long Beach Summer Concert Series, Long Beach, NY

  • Vegan Rock Fest Port Chester, NY


Charity Fundraisers & Other Events

  • Little Stevens Policeman's Ball, Mandarin Hotel New York City

  • St. Jude Children's Hospital Annual Christmas Fundraiser

  • Various Tri-State Area Car and Motorcycle shows

  • Various Clubs with Vinny Pastore's "Gangster Squad"