Stanhope House New Year's Eve

| 27 Dec 2019 | 09:43

New Year's Eve is right around the corner and the Stanhope House will feature the band, "Damn the Torpedoes," which specializes in Tom Petty tunes.

Fans can stay local, while having some fun and libation and relive the Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker days. Admission includes a midnight toast with champagne. There's a cash door entrance fee of $40, but it's $35 in advance. Additionally, there's a $5 (cash) minimum fee for anyone under age 21.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 973-347-7777 or by visiting the Stanhope House web site at

Band consists of lead guitarist Jimi Alan, keyboardist Gary Castelluccio, drums by Ross Kantor, bass and vocals by Jon Provan, and Kubicz (Of album "Echo Lake," sings in tribute to Tom Petty.

Rich Kubicz, who plays the role of Tom Petty in the show, has been playing guitar and singing since his early teens. By 2007, so many people had told him that he looked and sounded like Tom Petty that he decided to put together Damn TheTorpedoes as a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Not knowing much about the tribute world at the time, he started by finding some of the best local musicians and trying to replicate that iconic Heatbreakers sound.

The goal was to play all of the studio hits, some of the live versions and a few deep cuts to create the illusion of a Tom Petty concert performance. This meant that each band member would need to find the same sounds as on the records and play their parts note for note. Over the years Damn The Torpedoes has evolved with a deeper understanding of the Tom Petty catalog and more committed members. The current lineup has been in place for several years and demonstrates the unspoken chemistry that makes any great band. All of the signature riffs, harmonies and underlying parts of the music are there---and the show has become “second nature” with an artistry and emotion that makes audiences smile. Or as Rich likes to say, we deliver the “awe factor” in every performance.

The Stanhope House is located at 45 Main Street in Stanhope.