Twilight Concert Series: Point Blank

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Twilight Concert Series: Point Blank

The Camden County Board of Freeholders present Point Blank on August 16th at Cooper River Park as part of the Twilight Concert Series.

DORDEN BIVINGS, LEAD VOCALIST AND KEYBOARDIST FOR THE POPULAR EIGHT-PIECE PHILADELPHIA AREA CONTEMPORARY JAZZ AND R&B/FUNK ENSEMBLE POINT BLANK, TELLS AN AMUSING STORY OF THE ORIGIN OF THE GROUP’S NAME.

Shortly after pooling their collective talents and starting to book high profile local gigs in 2002, the eight original members – all of whom had grown up in the same neighborhood in nearby Chester, PA – knew they needed to come up quickly with a catchy moniker. They sat around pondering and procrastinating till one day, out of frustration, one of the guys said, “OK, we need to come up with something Point Blank.” The name stuck, and gave rise to one of the region’s most inspiring musical success stories. While they started out as a cover band, the success of their 2010 independent debut album A Point of View gave them a wide range of explosive original material to perform live – a tradition that’s growing fast with the release of their highly anticipated follow-up full length recording SoulStream.

Diverse and dynamic, the new collection featuring 12 originals and a powerhouse horn driven funk cover of the Michael Jackson classic “Heartbreak Hotel”. SoulStream, like its predecessor, is a showcase for Point Blank’s exciting ensemble skills and solos by each member. Equally powerful is the emotional back-story behind the recording which inspired its title and is a true testament to the power of music to heal after challenging times of personal loss. In early 2014, the group’s original keyboardist Paul Lee died after a short illness – and during the subsequent time of soul-searching, other members lost loved ones as well. Rather than let the losses decimate or break them up, the surviving members of the group committed to its evolution and added fresh players to the band.

All concerts are FREE to attend and start at 8PM at Cooper River Park between Rt. 130 and Cuthbert Boulevard on North Park Drive, Pennsauken.

 

2018 Twilight Concert Series Line-Up:

June 14 – South Philadelphia String Band
June 28 – Tusk
July 19 – Broadway and Beyond
August 2 – Atlanta Rhythm Section
August 16 – Point Blank
August 30 – Darlene Love

 

 

  • Cooper River Park
    5300 North Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ, 08109, United States
  • Thursday, Aug 16th, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    The Camden County Board of Freeholders present Point Blank on August 16th at Cooper River Park as part of the Twilight Concert Series. DORDEN BIVINGS, LEAD VOCALIST AND KEYBOARDIST FOR THE POPULAR EIGHT-PIECE PHILADELPHIA AREA CONTEMPORARY JAZZ AND R&B/FUNK ENSEMBLE POINT BLANK, TELLS AN AMUSING STORY OF THE ORIGIN OF THE GROUP’S NAME. Shortly after pooling their collective talents and starting to book high profile local gigs in 2002, the eight original members – all of whom had grown up…

    5300 North Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ, 08109, United States public