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Tommy Conwell - Solo Acoustic Show
Tommy Conwell broke onto the Philadelphia music scene in 1984 when he and his band Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers played JC Dobbs at 3rd and South. The band had a #1 US mainstream rock hit in 1988 with "I'm Not Your Man". The band, consisting of Tommy Conwell (guitar, vocals), Chris Day (guitar) Paul Slivka (bass), Rob Miller (keyboards) and Jim Hannum (drums), was known for its raw, high energy live performances. Conwell quickly rose to the top of the Philly rock and roll food chain by providing long, sweaty, funny, bluesy and often transcendent shows that audiences ate up as something different from what they were being offered elsewhere. In the late eighties and early nineties Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers made the hugely popular independent album Walking on the Water and two albums for Columbia Records: “Rumble” which included I’m Not Your Man” and “If We Never Meet Again”, and “Guitar Trouble” with the single “I’m 17” which featured Bruce Hornsby on piano and organ.The band was featured in Rolling Stone magazine and performed live on The American Music Awards, Late Night with David Letterman, and the Arsenio Hall Show.
In 2019 the Rumblers released “Showboats & Grandstanders”, their first new music in almost thirty years.“Goin’ Back to Philly”, the first single from “Showboats and Grandstanders” was named “Must Hear Song of the Week” on Philadelphia radio giant 88.5 WXPN.
Advance Discount Tickets $20. $25. at the door. Advance sales close 5pm day of show.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. 7:30 show. BYOB welcome. $5 per drinker donation requested at the door.
Free Parking in Oakmont Municipal lot behind Kelly Center off Darby Road after 6pm.
The Kelly Center is operated by Kelly Music for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 pure public charity that supports Music Education, the Arts, and other community initiatives. For more information visit https://kellycenter.org
For all events, we are focusing on SAFETY. We have improved air filtration inside the Kelly Center for the safety of Customers, Staff and Performers. We have upgraded to Hospital Grade HEPA air filtration, Negative Air Ion filters and Apple Catechin filters with antiviral and antibacterial properties. These upgrades trap and deactivate microscopic bacteria and viruses, and can diminish or prevent the spread of diseases. Our HVAC draws in fresh air from outside, completely turning the inside air over every 5 minutes. We open the windows when appropriate to improve fresh air flow.