Hereafter Party Performance Videos

Once again. BRO was privileged to have Kristina Kehrer and her awsome camera crew, Lily Bouvier and Johnny Berosh, capture our performance. While nothing can match the energy of seeing a live band, we think these get pretty close! Enjoy some excerpts from a night so jam-packed we ran out of time.
Thanks again to all the performers and the amazing audience who helped us raise $3,500 for The Children’s Room.


Heaven’s in Here
Featuring Peter Moore – Keys, Musical Director, Charles Hansen – Guitar, Chris Blue – Guitar, John Sheeran – Bass, Jim Janota – Drums
Russ Gershon – Saxophone. Singers: Melissa Gibbs, Ad Frank, John Powhida, C. Moon Mullins, Jenny Dee, Tad McKitterick, Tyra Penn

“Ashes to Ashes” ft. Peter Moore from Kristina Kehrer on Vimeo.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) from Kristina Kehrer on Vimeo.

“Teenage Wildlife” featuring John Powhida from Kristina Kehrer on Vimeo.

Featuring Joshua Pickering – Guitar, Musical Director, Pete Sutton – Bass, Chuck Ferreira – Drums, David Lieb – Keys, Eric Ortiz- Trumpet, Ethan Ben-Joseph – Saxophone, Singers: Sue Minichiello, Erica Mantone, Goddamn Glenn, Mayte Antelo, Tai Heatley, Melissa Gibbs, Lisa McColgan, Darren Buck, Gene Dante

“One More Try” BLUTH ft. Darren Buck from Kristina Kehrer on Vimeo.

“Father Figure” BLUTH ft. Goddamn Glenn from Kristina Kehrer on Vimeo.

Oh, Sheila!
Featuring Magen Tracy – Keys, Musical Director, Catherine Capozzi – Guitar, Danielle Miraglia – Guitar, Cat Verlicco – Bass, Tamora Gooding – Drums, Allison Sigrist – Keys Singers: Erica Mantone, Jess Collins, Nicole Marie Coogan, Gene Dante, Ali McGuirk, Tai Heatley, Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller, Linda Viens, Emily Grogan, Leesa Coyne

The Hereafter Party Press Release

Celebrates David Bowie, George Michael & Prince; Benefits The Children’s Room


Boston—“Dig if you will the picture…” of one night featuring more than 40 Boston musicians, singers and dancers celebrating three pop icons—and you’re on the guest list. That’s exactly what’s in store for revelers at The Hereafter Party: The Ultimate 80s Dance Tribute to David Bowie, George Michael & Prince at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville, MA on Friday, August 11.

Produced by Boston Rock Opera (BRO) in collaboration with Bob Voges, The Hereafter Party aims to be a life-affirming, high-energy celebration of these legendary artists and the decade that brought us some of their biggest hits. A BRO dance crew entertains, encourages and engages audience members to move and groove with abandon. 80s-themed attire is rewarded with prizes for best outfits, and a photo booth by The Secret Bureau of Art & Design gives everyone the chance to feel like a star.

Music fans of all ages and all walks of life experienced such heartbreak when—in the span of one year—we lost David Bowie, Prince and George Michael. Aptly, The Hereafter Party benefits The Children’s Room of Arlington, MA, which provides grief support services to children, teens and families.

Three supergroups and a host of stellar vocalists from the Boston music scene, plus a crew of professional dancers, perform their hearts out and leave it all on the dance floor. Michael D’Angelo of Old School Game Show emcees the night.

First up is the Bowie set with the band Heaven’s in Here, featuring Peter Moore (Count Zero) and Jim Janota (The Upper Crust). Singers include John Powhida (John Powhida International Airport), Jenny Dee (Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents, The Downbeat 5) and Tad McKitterick (Sidewalk Driver).

 Next is the band BLUTH playing the songs of George Michael with musicians Chuck Ferreira (Eddie Japan) and David J. Lieb (The Rationales) supporting the voices of Gene Dante (Gene Dante & The Future Starlets), Erica Mantone (The Revelations), Goddamn Glenn (Parlour Bells) and more.

Rounding out the night is the Prince set performed by the all-female band Oh, Sheila including Magen Tracy (Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections) and Catherine Capozzi (Axemunkee) and songstresses Tai Heatley and Jess Collins (Petty Morals), Linda Viens (Kingdom of Love) and Ali McGuirk.

Full list of performers.

Doors are at 8:30 p.m. The show starts at 9:00. Tickets are $15 in advance via Ticketfly, $18 at the door.

All proceeds from the ticket sales go directly to The Children’s Room. The show is 18+, under 18 allowed if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

In the words of the immortal David Bowie, “Let’s Dance!”

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The Hereafter Party – August 11, 2017

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to The Hereafter Party  – A Benefit for the Children’s Room
You helped raise $3,500 for The Children’s Room – Caring support for grieving children teens & families! 

Here are some great videos of a few of the live performances edited by Kristina Kehrer!

A playlist of more Hereafter Party videos from Chris Gesek.

Boston Rock Opera and Bob Voges Present:
The Hereafter Party
A Benefit for the Children’s Room

The Ultimate ’80s Dance Tribute
to David Bowie, George Michael and Prince

Friday Aug 11, 2017
ONCE Ballroom, 156 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA

 Join us for a this special one night event featuring favorite hits from the ’80s celebrating the music legends we have lost. Featuring 40 of Boston’s best musicians and performers. Three supergroups and a host of stellar vocalists from the Boston music scene, plus a crew of professional dancers, perform their hearts out and get you moving and grooving. Dress the part and come ready to dance, there will be a photo booth to vogue in and prizes for best costumes!

Tickets are $15 in advance via Ticketfly, $18 at the door.
All proceeds from the ticket sales go directly to The Children’s Room.
The show is 18+, under 18 allowed if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

In the words of the immortal David Bowie, “Let’s Dance!”

All proceeds go directly to The Children’s Room:

MC: Michael D’Angelo of Old School Game Show

Heaven’s in Here

Tribute to David Bowie

Peter Moore – Keys, Musical Director
Charles Hansen – Guitar
Chris Blue – Guitar
John Sheeran – Bass
Jim Janota – Drums
Russ Gershon – Saxophone
Melissa Gibbs
Ad Frank
John Powhida
C. Moon Mullins
Jenny Dee
Tad McKitterick
Tyra Penn

Tribute to George Michael

Joshua Pickering – Guitar, Musical Director
Pete Sutton – Bass
Chuck Ferreira – Drums
David Lieb – Keys
Eric Ortiz- Trumpet
Ethan Ben-Joseph – Saxophone
Sue Minichiello
Erica Mantone
Goddamn Glenn
Mayte Antelo
Tai Heatley
Melissa Gibbs
Lisa McColgan
Darren Buck
Gene Dante


Oh, Sheila 
Tribute to Prince

Magen Tracy – Keys, Musical Director
Catherine Capozzi – Guitar
Danielle Miraglia – Guitar
Cat Verlicco – Bass
Tamora Gooding – Drums
Allison Sigrist – Keys
Erica Mantone
Jess Collins
Nicole Marie Coogan
Gene Dante
Ali McGuirk
Tai Heatley
Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller
Linda Viens
Emily Grogan
Leesa Coyne

Special thanks: Todd Sargent, VDA Productions, the VDA Re-Purposing Initiative, Just Bill, Float Boston, Lady Chief Fiber Arts, Josh Pickering Photography, Nicole Anguish and Daykamp Creative, Sue Minichiello PR & Communications, Catalano Creative, bFresh Markets, Anngelle Wood, WZLX, JJ Gonson, Sean O’Brien and Chris Porter at ONCE Ballroom, Mick Maldonado, Eleanor Ramsay, Susan Barnaby, all our front of house volunteers and dance crew!