It looks like Pump, an Aerosmith tribute band, will be busy rocking out for the summer and the rest of 2021. And with a new lead singer, Ian C. Temple, a Brooklyn-born front-man who joined the band late last year, to boot.
“He has been great,” Pump founder and bassist Frank Tassielli said. “We added him in November, and he plays the piano, which is an added benefit..”
Pump’s first upcoming show will take place at the Village Brewing Company in Somerville, N.J., on Friday, July 16th from 7:00 p.m.-10 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.
After that, Pump returns to Long Island at the Tilles Center, a 2,600-seat Performing Arts Center at LIU Post in Brookville, on Saturday, July 24th. Tilles Center is located at 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY. For more information on how to purchase tickets, please contact its box office at 516.299.3100 or TillesCenter.com.
Then, on Sunday, August 22nd, at the Long Beach Pavilion, in Nissequogue NY, Pump hits the stage for an outdoor earth-shattering peformance, from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Next, on Saturday, August 28th, Pump will be playing at Nussy’s Beirgarten at Reidbauser’s Resort, in Round Top NY.
For its last summer show, on Friday, September 17th, Pump will be performing a live set, from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., at the Brooks Arts Center in Bound Brook, NJ.
With the leaves turning a breathtaking orange and brown, Pump will be playing a show on Saturday, Oct 16, from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., at the Barnum Ballroom in Island Park, NY.
As the holiday season begins, the five-man rock ensemble will be ripping it up on Saturday, November 27th, from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., at the Bartini Bar in Babylon, N.Y.
Pump members include lead singer and pianist, Ian Temple; Frank Tassielli, bass/vocals/band manager; Herb Ricco, drummer/vocals; Johnny Flaggs Francese, guitar/synthesizer/vocals; and Tommy Lestat Collier, guitars/vocals/talk box.
— Jerry Del Priore