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Westbury Arts Winter Concert Series presents: StrongMountain!

February 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Rhythm guitar, vocals – Tony Monteforte
Lead guitar, euphonium, percussion – Thomas Monteforte
Bass guitar, Percussion – Albert Monteforte
Drums, percussion – Cole Vincenti


Two Carle Place High School musicians (brothers) have blended the electric bass, electric guitar and baritone instruments to form original Rock n’ Roll music with the help of their father on rhythm guitar and Carle Place cousin on drums. The music stems from sixties and seventies rock influences with the blues foundations. Adhering to the simplicity of the driving hard rock riff while also appreciating guitar melody and musical improve, these bandmates want to preserve the old fashion roots of Rock n’ Roll. StrongMountain is an outlet for these talented musicians to showcase their talents as performers and songwriters.


Rhythm guitarist Tony Monteforte is an amateur songwriter and electric guitarist who is self taught. He is the father of Thomas and Albert. Albert Monteforte (bass guitar) has been playing the french horn since 2017 and is currently a sophomore in Carle Place High School. This 16 year old musician plays electric bass for his high school Jazz band as well as the french horn in the HS Band. Albert also co-writes much of the music. Thomas (lead guitar, euphonium, percussion) at just 14 years old is a three time NYSSMA participant who has performed twice on euphonium as a member of the all-county (Nassau) band which performs a concert each year at the Tilles Center. Thomas also plays euphonium for his High School jazz and regular band. Cole Vincenti (drums) is a recent graduate of Carle Place High school. His passion for drums and percussion dates far back into his youth. He has played with many notable professional musicians in his spare time as a youngster as well.
The Monteforte family has long roots in the Westbury and Carle Place communities. Tony’s mom, Grace (85) was born and raised in Carle place starting in the late 1930’s when there were more milk cows and farms than residential homes. She can tell you why they called Carle Place the “Frog Hollow”. Albert Thomas Monteforte was the grandfather of Thomas and Albert who was a trumpet player for the Westbury High school back in the fifties.


Finally, StrongMountain would like to add that we love rock n’ Roll and our goal is to play it as simple and exciting as possible. Rock music is in need of a refresh. We will deliver it to make it fresh again.


Tickets are free for general admission or $5.00 (plus Eventbrite fee) for reserved seating. Seating is limited, so advance registration or purchase is required.


Westbury Arts
255 Schenck Avenue
Westbury, NY 11590
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