Joey Arminio is Mr. Personality; he enters the audience with both barrels, always cheerful, always charismatic and always professional. His commanding lead vocals and a sax style all his own provide a top quality performance every time. Bazooka has performed over 6000 shows since 1980 to present and has contributed to so many charitable organizations through his music. Joey also plays Trumpet, Violin, Keyboards, Guitar and sings lead and back up harmonies.
The Wanderers (Jersey Shore Oldies band) Band Leader 1980-1992
The Crosstones honorary member since 1980
The Cruisers (Eddie Testa Band) fill in sax player 1984 to present
The Regents (Barbara Ann 1961) back up sax player from 1989-2002
The Wildwood Streethearts 1990-1992
AJ & The Hearts 1992-1998
Jobonanno and The Godsons of Soul 2014-2017
Joey Arminio & “The Family” 1999-present
Arminio Entertainment (President) 1999-Present
Arminio Studios (Engineer and Producer) 2006-Present
Don K Reed Doo Wop Shop CBS FM (over a million listeners) Radio Show NYC appeared 4X
Gary US Bonds San Destin Florida Y2K
PNC Arts Center, The Westbury music fair, New Orleans Theater with The Regents
1986 and 1987 Spring Break at Art Stocks Playpen South (six week tours)
PBS Television: Doo Wop Love Songs (Jerry Butler) backed up Carrol Conners (Teddy Bears)
Jam 86 , Feed The World concerts Asbury Park’s Stone Pony, Members of Southside Johnny .
3M Concert with members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band
Save the Carousel Concert Asbury Park NJ
Oldies Concerts at The Strand Theater in Lakewood and The Count Basie Theater in Red Bank.
Convention Hall in Asbury Park — Rock n' Roll show for UGHA Ronnie Italiano (Clifton Music) Feb. 14th, 98
Performed with on stage:
The Dell Vikings, The Regents, Jobonanno, Eddie Testa, Johnny Tillitson, Dicky Lee, Lenny Welsh, Bryan Highland, Gary US Bonds. John Eddie, Willie Nile, John Cafferty.
Bobby D’Andrea (Darling Lorraine), Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Freddie Paris & the Five Satins, Frankie Ford, The Platters, The Drifters, Randy and The Rainbows, The Tokens, The Crystals, The Belmont's, Vito and the Salutations, The Del Vikings, The Platters, The Cleftones, The Coasters, Screaming J Hawkins, The Regents, the Dubs, Lenny Welch, Freddy Parris & the Five Satins, The Dovells, The Jive Five, Randy and the Rainbows, The Elegants, The Mellow Kings, The Impalas, The Shirelles, Larry Chance and the Earls, Freddy Cannon, Brian Hylan, Tommy Roe, The Quotations, Johnny Tilitson
Performed with celebrities such as:
Bowser from Sha na na, Nipsy Russel, Mtv's Smitty, Uncle Floyd, Barry Newman (TV's lawyer Petracelli) Pat Cooper, Vinnie Pastore (Big Pussy Sopranos) Gary Pastore (Goodfellas)
Joey has appeared in three motion pictures: The Warriors, Cadillac Man , and Shock to the System. Joey has written, produced, and starred in an original music video titled “Blondes Have More Fun”, which aired on U68 and the Jimmy Joe Comedy Shop and MTV Basement Tapes.