New York City is known to be amongst, if not the best place to start a rock and roll band. Legendary bands such as The Ramones, The Runaways, Beastie Boys and Anthrax just to name a few, have come out of the streets of New York City and created something huge for the world to enjoy. Ten Ton Mojo is a band that represents many of these legendary rock bands through their own music and keep the soul alive locally for fans to enjoy.
Thanksgiving eve, at The Gramercy Theater, Ten Ton Mojo were given an opportunity to open up for Scott Weiland (from Stone Temple Pilots) and The Wildabouts, in which they definitely raised several eyebrows with their music and performance and gained several new fans. The performed their album Got The Light On which includes the song “Pinball Girl” which is featured in the indie movie Pinball Donut Girl. Other notable songs performed was the title track “Got The Light On” and “High Forever” and “Gotta Get That Love.” The entire album with a few extra songs can be streamed at ReverbNation.
The members of Ten Ton Mojo, Ernie Papp on vocals, Gabe Mera and Scott Lano on guitars and Paul Kane on drums. They have received praise from several influences such as Brian Setzer who stated, “They play rock and roll music like it hasn’t been rocked for years,” and Sirius/XM E Street Radio DJ Jim Rotolo offered, ‘Rock n Roll' like it used to be, like it needs to be again.”
Photos from the show at The Gramercy Theater are viewable in the gallery above.