BOD came bursting onto the New York City music scene almost a decade ago as a cover band with a distinct mission to be THE band, whom on any given night shares with their audiences the most fun and memorable time by delivering a set list jam packed with every crowd-friendly cover song you've ever known, heard, and loved. On a typical night, their set lists cover a wide and diverse range of today's newest and most classic rock, hair metal, 80s, dance, and even some surprises like the occasional Rihanna cover while engaging the audience and involving them whenever possible. The music is delivered through a passionate group of talented, experienced, dedicated, professional, high-energy musicians doing what they absolute love.
Among the long standing list of popular bars, clubs, casinos, and castles, BOD has been the headlining act at the Finish Line of the NYC Marathon for more than 10 years in a row, as well as large charity events for amazing causes (The Shriner's, American Heart Association, and St. Jude's Children's Hospital) as well as corporate events (AOL, Time Warner, ING Direct, Novo Nordisk, Knowledgent, Newell Strength, and more!).
With thousands of gigs under their belts, BOD consists of Barry (Lead Vocals and Guitar), Anthony (Bass and Vocals), Randy (Keyboards and Vocals), and Maff (Drums and Vocals). Each member has been performing and playing music for more than 20+ years, and while each has been part of a diverse, successful range of bands, they all admit to having more fun with BOD than any other band they've performed...
What People Say About BOD...
"The NYC Marathon and its premier entertainment stage at Columbus Circle would not be the same without the band BOD. Each year the band comes back to the NYC Marathon to rock the crowd, and pump up the runners with their energetic and enthusiastic performance. The runners fist pump, stop to take pictures, and dance around to BOD and as they enter the last quarter of their 26 mile journey. BOD transforms the Marathon into a memorable and exciting experience for the crowds, spectators and runner. I truly enjoy working with Barry Friedman and all the members of BOD. They are the most professional group and I can always count them to show up early, go with the flow, and play right through their scheduled breaks!"...((Lindsey Skalamera, Event & Sponsorship Director of NYC Marathon)
"BOD has been one of the highlight's of the Friends of St. Jude Winter Gala for over three years. Attendees came back year after year praising how wonderful the event entertainment was. They engaged with our guests and elevated the event experience. Moreover, the band donated their time and played free of charge to benefit the kids of St. Jude. They are a great group and I highly recommend them for any and all events!"....(Leah E. Heister I, Senior Event Marketing Representative ALSAC / St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
"BOD rocks the house every time they play. I know if they are on stage, it is going to be a great night. We love them, and they will always be in our regular rotation".....(Andy Ramgoolie, owner of Wicked Willy's NYC)