Press Kit

 

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Ronald C. Barcy | Founder & CEO
RCB World Entertainment LLC
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Email: marreromusic25@gmail.com
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THE GREAT FRAUD emerged in 2012, out of the embers of a few different bands.  Joe Marrero (Vocals/Guitar) teamed up with long-time friend and partner in crime, Taso Zahariadis (Bass/Backing Vocals). 

Eventually Joe and Taso  brought in hard-hitting drummer, Tony Marchesani, to complete the group.  The chemistry was so explosive, the guys decided to enter the 2012 Hard Rock Cafe Battle of the Bands, and after winning two live battles at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC, were crowned champions of New York City. 

Since those days, The Great Fraud has recorded two independent studio albums, played over 1,000 shows, and opened for legendary acts such as Johnny Winter, The Marshall Tucker Band, Vanilla Fudge and more.   With the concrete decision to stay in Tristate area and build their musical foundation, local residents are now being exposed to a dynamic vintage sound which has led to their loyal rising fan base, affectionately known as “Fraudsters”.

The Great Fraud’s ‘Brass Balloon’ and ‘American Dream’ albums are available on Spotify, iTunes, as well as all major distribution channels.

The Great Fraud’s music is also available for purchase @ www.marrermusic.com & www.greatfraud.com  

See what Blues Rock Review had to say about The Great Fraud’s ‘Brass Balloon’!

 
THE GREAT FRAUD
Joe Marrero ~ Lead Guitar & Vocals
Taso Zahariadis ~ Bass & Backing Vocals
Tony Marchesani ~ Drums & Percussion
Reese Karlan ~ Harmonica & Backing Vocals

MUSIC & PERFORMANCE

SCAN QR CODES

800+ Successful Performances!

Supported The Following Artists:

Johnny Winter • The Marshall Tucker Band • James Cotton • Vanilla Fudge • Blake Shelton

WINNERS of the 2012 NYC Hard Rock Cafe Battle Of The Bands – Hard Rock Rising Competition

May 2013 Brass Balloon Album Release @ The Bitter End – NYC • Performed at CMJ Music Marathon NYC

Reverbnation Charts for 29 weeks • Ranked #1 Locally • Ranked #15 Nationally • Ranked #23 Globally

MARKETING & PROMOTION

PHOTOGRAPHY

ARTISTS & VENUES

Artists The Great Fraud Has Performed With

Johnny Winter

The Marshall Tucker Band

Vanilla Fudge

James Cotton

Blake Shelton

Matt Schofield

Christine Ohlman

Boris Garcia

Eric Steckel

Jesse Colin Young

The Voodudes

The Good Rats

Billy Hector

Popa Chubby

Venues The Great Fraud Has Entertained

The Hard Rock Cafe – Times Square NYC

The Iridium

Cafe Wha?

CMJ Music Festival

The Stanhope House

Debonair Music Hall – Mexicali Live

Bergen PAC Theater – Performing Arts Center

The Bitter End

Nikon Theater At Jones Beach

Billy Joe’s Ribworks

Sullivan Hall

The National Underground

Rocks, Ribs and Ridges Festival

SONG LIST

The BEATLES

Come Together

Glass Onion

Why Don’t We Do It in The Road?

Revolution

Yer Blues

Savoy Truffle

Back In the USSR

Abbey Road Medley

 

JOHNNY CASH

I Walk the Line

I’ve been Everywhere

Big River

Get rhythm

Cocaine blues

I got stripes

Boy Named Sue

Folsom Prison

 

THE DOORS

Roadhouse Blues

People Are Strange

Love Her Madly

Love Me Two Times

Who Do You Love

Peace Frog

Close to You

Down So Long

 

JIMI HENDRIX

Hey Joe

Purple Haze

Foxy Lady

All Along the Watchtower

Killing Floor

Wild Thing

Red House

Little Wing

Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)

Are You Experienced?

Bleeding Heart

Get Out of My Life Woman

Like a Rolling Stone

Rock Me Baby

Bold As Love

Pali Gap

Hear My Train A Comin’

Tax Free

 

CHUCK BERRY

Johnny B. Goode

You Can’t Catch Me

 

MUDDY WATER

Hoochie Coochie Man

Catfish Blues

I Just Want to Make Love to You

Got My Mojo Working

I’m Ready

Down Broke Down

 

LYNYRD SKYNYRD

Freebird

Call Me the Breeze

Tuesday’s Gone

 

CREDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

Suzy Q

Green River

Run Through the Jungle

 

GRATEFUL DEAD

Casey Jones

Mr. Charlie

 

RAY CHARLES

Drown in My Own Tears

Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand

 

AEROSMITH

Big Ten Inch

 

EDDIE COCHRANE

Summertime Blues

20 Flight Rock

 

ELVIS

That’s Alright Mama

Blue Suede Shoes

 

FRANK SINATRA

That’s Life

Fly Me to The Moon

 

PROCOL HAREM

Whiter Shade of Pale

 

DAVID BOWIE

The Man Who Sold the World

 

DION

The Wanderer

 

STEVIE RAY VAUGHN

Leave My Little Girl Alone

Texas Flood

The Things That I Used to Do

Skuttle Buttin’

 

RITCHIE VALENS

Framed

 

TOM PETTY

Last Dance with Mary Jane

 

Joe Cocker

With a Little Help from my Friends

The Letter

 

RITCHIE HAVENS

Freedom

 

ROLLING STONES

Not Fade Away

Sympathy for the Devil

Little Red Rooster

Dead Flowers

 

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Under the Bridge

 

HANK WILLIAMS

Mind Your Own Business

 

BUDDY HOLLY

Ready Teddy

Peggy Sue

 

BOB DYLAN
Maggie’s Farm

From A Buick 6

CLAPTON

Before You Accuse Me

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out

Crossroads

 

ARLO GUTHRIE

Coming Into Los Angeles

 

STEPPENWOLF

Born to be Wild

The Pusher

 

CANNED HEAT

Let’s Work Together

On the Road Again

LITTLE WALTER

My Babe

 

THE GREAT FRAUD – ORIGINAL Songs

Life Is Good

Never Trust a Gypsy

I Love That Girl

Mystery Man

American Dream

Take Me Down Slow

Moonflower

Got to Run

Oh, Mary Jane

Roll Down

Do You Really Want to Love Your Man?

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