With over 1,500 registered riders, this year’s BikeJC Ward Tour should be an epic concourse of cyclists. Beginning at City Hall and traveling at a reasonable pace through each of Jersey City’s 5 Wards on an 11-mile course. This year’s tour ends back in the heart of Downtown in the pedestrian plaza with a Finish Line Festival. Where the Rock-it Docket hosts three great bands and CEO Dancing Tony will DJ in between and after the bands.
Here’s the line-up:
1 pm Tru Sol [Jersey City – Accapella – R&B/Soul]
TruSoL is a four member R&B/Acapella/Soul group based in Jersey City, NJ. Representing R&B music from today and back in the day, TruSoL gives you positive music the way it should be. Our motto is “What comes from the heart, reaches the heart.”
From performing on stage with Songstress and Love N’ hip Hip Star; Amina Buddafly, Force MD’s, R&B mogul Keith Sweat, multi-platinum selling artists Silk and Next in Jacksonville, Florida; to collaborating with 90’s R&B female group Allure; R&B/Dance singer Fonda Rae; to being featured locally in our hometown annual Summer Concert Series; to being featured artists at Health First New York summer community events. Our music has also been aired on Power 105.1 NY Radio “New Artist Forum” iheart Radio “Discover and Uncover” segment. We are also two time winners of Amateur Night at the World famous Apollo Theater: A Night of Soul Amateur Night competition.
Among the list of growing achievements TruSoL has performed the national anthem at the Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn New York and performing on stage with Grammy Award winning Hip Hop Violinist Miri Ben-Ari for the 4th of July Freedom and Fireworks Festival in Jersey City, NJ in front of thousands of fans. In addition to this,TruSoL has been added to the Pandora, iHeart, and Spotify Radio Music stations; you can now create stations on those platforms using the TruSoL name and R&B music style.
2:00 Sylvana Joyce & the Moment [Hoboken – Gypsy Rock] Sylvana Joyce has been hypnotizing audiences along the Northeast with her drama rock – one would not expect such a grand human carnival to emanate from her petite Eastern-European exterior – that is, until the house lights dim. Sylvana’s persona, a Greta Garbo meets Alice Cooper circus leader of epic proportions, gallivants and taunts the audience with her cheeky, grandiose, and expertly divined performances of her original music. Influenced by everything from Rachmaninoff to film noir, her brand of rock touches on many genres, having equally delighted audiences for soul songstress Nikka Costa, internationally touring rock-jazz trio The Aristocrats, and funk-dance Moon Hooch. Sylvana’s palpable talent has also garnered major press from the likes of Huffington Post, MTV, CNN and Time Out New York, as well as an inclusion in the NBC TV show, the Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase.
3:00 The Defending Champions [Montclair – Ska]
“The Defending Champions are what is needed in popular music today. The band brings intriguing depth and stylish breadth to each and every one of its songs. Their latest album called “Of The Legend Convention” is a perfect example of the coolness that is The Defending Champions.” – Jersey Rock Review
“The bottom line is that The Defending Champions will make your body move and you will want to hear more of them. So go and check out The Defending Champions latest album “Of The Legend Convention” available now.” – Jersey Rock Review
“The band blend reggae, ska, and rock together for a delicious, danceable sound that is undeniably groovy, funky, and jammy.” – Star Beat Music