Connie D'Onofrio - Lead Vocals
Gary D'Onofrio Guitar / Vocals
John Rodriguez - Lead Vocals
The SOUNDBYTE vocal group was started by the husband and wife team Connie & Gary D'Onofrio in 1999. The duo turned into a trio, and has been performing collectively for nearly 30 years. Soundbyte is made up of seasoned musical pros who have the ability to sing many different styles of music. Each member brings a different style of music which makes the Band very versatile in all genres. This makes Soundbyte an ideal choice for cocktail hours, private parties as well as corporate events and fundraisers. Whether it is pop, jazz, oldies, top 40, rock, or country, you are guaranteed to be thrilled with Soundbyte!
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Wed .Nov. 22 Bar 503- BAR 503 Lyndhurst 8 - 11
Sat. NOV 25th BAR 503 Lyndhurst - 8:30 -11:30
Sat. Dec 9th - BAR 503 Lyndhurst - 8:30 - 11:30
CONNIE D'ONOFRIO (Lead Singer/BR vocals) brings her dynamic voice and bubbly personality to the group. She started at the age of 8 in Musical Theater and trained in the performing arts field which led to television and recording. She was asked to sing with BILLY JOEL'S BAND in 1995 as a background vocalist. This was a turning point in her career. In 1995, She has was a regular cast member of USA cable network show called "CAFE USA" where she performed with CAPTAIN AND TENNILLE, JODY WATLEY, and countless others. She has performed at the “CHINA CLUB” in New York City , as well as "BALDORIA'S "and the "NATIONAL ARTS CLUB" in Manhattan. BARBARA HARRIS of "THE TOYS", (who made the # 1 song "LOVERS CONCERTO" in 1962) requested she and her husband Gary, join her as background vocalists for her appearances. Connie also dabbled in movies. You can see her in the movie "GLOWROPES: The Rise and Fall of a Bar Mitzvah Emcee" with Judy Reyes (Scrubs) and Tim Pepper(Disney) which is now available on DVD. HBO awarded the movie "Best Picture" at the 2005 New York International Latino Film Festival. Connie also had the privilege of singing at the Continental Arena in NJ for a POP TART promotional venue at the American Idol live tour in 2006 where she was well received. In 2016, Connie was thrilled to be invited to sing at the IRIDIUM Club in Manhattan, NY with record producer, musician, songwriter , & TV personality former member of the Hudson Brothers trio, MARK HUDSON, who has worked and produced a broad variety of artists including Cher, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Hanson, Harry Nilsson, and the Baha Men.
GARY D'ONOFRIO (Vocals / Guitar) is a seasoned Guitarist. For over 30 years he has entertained audiences. He formed his own 12 piece wedding band which performed with many personalities. He played bass for THE CASINOS who sang the song "THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE" and made it a number one hit in 1967. He brings his musical spirit and passion to the group. Gary plays many instruments besides the Guitar which include, Mandolin, Banjo, Piano, Bass and Drums. He has also performed with BARBARA HARRIS and opened for THE DUPREES. He has performed in Atlantic City, The Poconos, and the top catering halls and clubs through out the tri-state area. He met his wife, Connie, in 1999 and they have been performing together ever since. Gary arranges all of SOUNDBYTE’s music digitally to achieve quality sound. Together they have developed a well rounded collection of songs from every era.
JOHN RODRIGUEZ (Lead Singer/BR vocals) has an extensive background ranging from musical theater to recording Gospel and R&B . Since he was able to walk, John has always wanted to entertain. John has done numerous musicals, concerts and benefits. He has recorded and sung with the Christian vocal group, VOICES THAT BLEND. Not only can he sing, but his vocal talents include the ability to impersonate famous celebrities and singers from Cher, William Shatner, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Sylvester Stallone, Elvis, Rodney Dangerfield, Aaron Neville, Harvey Fierstein, Stevie wonder, Ray Charles, Prince, and Jimmy Stewart!( Just to name a few). John has a natural gift for comedy as well. Oh, did we mention he can dance? John is amazing on the dance floor, his dancing skills includes, salsa, hip-hop, and swing. He loves to interact with people and have a good time. Connie and Gary have worked with John for years and are very pleased to be able to bring his talents into the group. In addition to singing with the group, John enjoys performing in musical theater. His last endeavor was with The Strollers, a community theater company, in the play " A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM " as Marcus Lycus .
503 VALLEY BROOK AVE
LYNDHURST NJ 07071
ph: 201-635-0008 www.bar503.com
SOUNDBYTE has the pleasure of performing at this classy Bar. This establishment is sophistocated and elegant yet comfortable and inviting. Please join us at this new Hot Spot in Lyndhurst NJ.
Located at 681 Main Street, Belleville, NJ 07109
ph: 973-302-4853 http://mainstreettaverna.com
MAIN STREET TAVERNA offers good quality food at a great price but an experience as well. While in an industrial complex, the setting is quite unique Its BYOB and attached to River Spirits, also owned by them, so you have discount beer, wine and liquor at your disposal. Look for Soundbyte to be performing again starting in September.
191 Valley Boulevard
Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075
Angeloni's at the WoodRidge Inn is a Fine, Family Owned Restaurant located in Wood-Ridge, NJ. We provide a casual romantic setting, soothing dinner music, a full bar with a great wine and beer list, and we guarantee we will make you feel right at home the minute you walk in the door.
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Let SOUNDBYTE host your next Party, Event, or fundraiser. We sing the songs of every era!