I’m DJ Stampone (Mike Stampone). I’m 22 years old and in just six short months, I’m arguable the number one DJ in Northeast Philadelphia, I was born and raised in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philadelphia. I graduated in 2009 from Northeast Highschool where I was very athletic. But mostly with baseball. It was not until two summers ago that I realized that I could possibly be a DJ.
I was playing music off my Ipod at a house party in the summer of 2011 and I realized that I had everybody up dancing and singing the whole time. That was the day I noticed I had great song selection, which is key for DJ’ing. So I said to myself, “Can I really be a DJ? Can I really go out in public and do this as a living?”. But it was not until this past June that I actually started taking it seriously. My first gig was an 8th grade graduation party. Then the word spread about me. I started to get a great following from adults, all the way down to the kids, and of course my great family and friends.
I play every kind of music you can imagine. From Sinatra, to Avicii, to Jason Aldean, and back down to Usher. I really do love and play every kind of genre of music. I’ve always felt that to be a good DJ, you just play the music you like. But to be a great DJ, you must open your mind to others. Get to know and enjoy their style of music and genres. Be about the people and not about yourself. Go out in the public, introduce yourself to strangers that came to see you DJ, and make conversation. But most of all, show off your personality. That way every time your fans come to see you perform, they feel like they know you personally.
For equipment…I have my Laptop with the DJ program, Mixer, Headphones, and Microphone. I DJ all over Northeast Philadelphia and recently just started DJ’ing at PBR Bar & Grill inside Xfinity Live Philadelphia in South Philly. I also have recently started DJ’d in New York City by Times Square. I will also be traveling to Atlanta in February to perform as well. The places I work in the Northeast are Hammerheads, Alberts Cafe, Paddy Whacks Welsh Road, and JJ’s Irish Pub (Formerly The Bogside Irish Pub). Thursdays I’m at Paddy Whacks, Saturdays I’m at JJ’s, and Sundays I’m at Hammerheads (The number one bar in Northeast Philly).
I also make a lot of guest appearances and do many private events all over the area.
OOT Question: How did it all begin for you and when?
JOHNNY O – “1985 is when we started, but didn’t get on a roll until 1986. It was the time of big hair bands, Tommy Conwell.and the like. Not too much soul or funk going on. So, being the “brain” I was, and broke as all hell, came up with name first(which everyone hated)…then put the members together. had some help from Bobby Micheals, who had me front his band “V-8″ for a year or so before the dogs. Bobby was ‘blues”, but I wanted funky stuff , so on October 31st, SWEENEY’S TAVERN was the first to see THE CLASSIC DOGS OF LOVE! This was a combo of Motown,blues, funk and soul,with medleys to die for! no “stop and start” for us…which I think was one of the keys to our success. People loved it.Thanx to “saturday night live.” the horns were most important. Now we could do “Chicago”,Lighthouse, Sly, Blood Sweat and Tears and the like….which the clubs wanted badly but couldn’t afford. With a 5 dollar cover and adds from ‘OUT ON THE TOWN”….lol, we became the”TALK OF THE TOWN’….
OOT Question: So how was the money back then?
“We made a few bucks playing the music we loved” …yes we all made some good bucks back then”
OOT Question: What can we expect to see at this upcoming Reunion Show?
Johnny O -“What you will see on Jan. 27th are most of the ORIGINAL PLAYERS from that first band! Gary, Tony,Cassius, Ray,Wally, Billy….are all originals. Ted, my favorite sax player of all time, won’t be there because of health issues.Bobby Micheals will do sax and is more than qualified, and was there in the beginning also! This show will be special because it’s in the northeast, where it all started! I remember having one of biggest shows ever at the”BARN”…so many people there, the upstairs floor would move up and down from the dancing! Tommassos,where we got our”miller genuine draft” sponsor was another one….just crazy… the ski trips..wow. Anyway, i hope you all will have a ball, just like the good old days, when the crowd told us what to play…AND WE PLAYED IT!!! Hope to see everyone there! remember…no Justin Bieber here…no rap…,just good old rock and soul!There have been a lot of versions of the dogs since the beginning, but this version was always my favorite”
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Happy New Year! Let the Party Begin…
The Aloft in Mt Laurel NJ – Music by Don’t Call Me Francis – 3 hour open bar,dinner buffet,champagne Toast,Party Favors and Live Feed to the Ball Drop at Times Square. Tickets are: $99 per person / Guest Rooms start at $129, discounted from $199.00 856-234-1880
The Water Tower, Oaks Pa – Music by the WMGK House Band the SOFA KINGS. $59 per person, Open Bar, Buffet, Black Light Bowling, PRO-KART GO CART RIDES plus DJ and Dancing $59 per person /$100 per couple NYE ROOM PACKAGES available for tickets and Hotel Reservations call $299 for two… call 610-666-0100
Mc Stews Pub – Levittown Pa – NYE CINDERELLA BALL WIN A TRIP TO LAS VEGAS this night / $2 Bud Light Bottles, Bud Platinum and Bud Lime, DJ Dancing Champagne Toast, Breakfast Buffet at 1 pm …see the Ball Drop from Times Square…215-949-9570
Blurr Night Club – Old City – 3 Floors to party, 3 hour Open bar, Dinner Buffet, Champagne Toast, Party Favors Tickets are $45 per person / 215-922-3020 www.BlurrPhilly.com
Brunswick Zone XL – Feasterville Pa – 215-322-7755 – 3 plans 12 noon, 3:30 pm and 8pm New Years Eve, 2am / Bowling/Lazer Tag, and Appetizers, Hot and Cold Buffet, Open Bar, Champagne Toast Midnight Live music with Philly Heart & Soul….$52.99 per person/ $99 per couple. Kids $38 per…. Daytime lane for 6 people to Bowl $78 per lane.
Chickies & Pete’s ( All area locations) Party starts at 9pm sharp! Live Entertainment , Champagne Toast, Food and Drink Packages, www.Chickiesandpetes.com Ring in the new year in Chickie’s style. Note> The Chickies location on the blvd will host fro NYE Michael Chance at 9pm / followed by Wild Child with Alexa on the enclosed party deck area.
*CHICKIE’S & PETE’S – South Phila -Packer Ave….NYE Live music with Purple Reign along with our cuz DJ TONY BRUNO.
Reale’s Sports Bar & Grill -NE Phila -215-552-6374 Wrist Band for Cash Bar option or $35 perperson for a 4 hour Open Bar/Buffet,Party Favors, Champagne Toast, DJ and Dancing… Call now for reservations!
Hammerheads –NE Phila 215-338-6200 *Package plan …Top shelf Open Bar, Party Favors, Buffet , Dj & Dancing…in the range of *$55 per person…..Call for details and (*check the price)…Make your reservations now.
The Fireside Beef & Ale – Feasterville Pa – 215-357-9874 $60 per person, $100 per couple / Open Bar, 8:30 to 1 am, Lavish Dinner Buffet, Party Favors, Champagne Toast, Plus Live Music…Call now for reservations…Limited seating and tickets.
Cazz’s Sports Bar – Levittown Pa – Free Buffet all night long, Party Favors , NO COVER and Drinks Specials plus DJ & Dancing…215-949-3699
Nick’s Roast Beef – NE Phila – 215-745-1292 …start NYE Day early and stop over for a World Famous Roast Beef Sandwich…things will be buzzin all day at Nicks….* Details for NYE night call!
Michael’s Cafe – Bensalem Pa., Get your tickets now $60 per person/$70 at the door… Open Bar, Lavish Buffet, Champagne Toast, Party Favors -hats and noicemakers, Music of Michael Gormley Call now 215- 215-633-7171 / www.MichaelsCafeBensalem.com / Biggest club with the largest Dance Floor in the area.
*PARX CASINO – Bensalem Pa – …Ring in the new Year in the 360 Lounge…and enjoy an upscale party! ( Call for details or see their website!)
The 3 Monkeys Cafe – NE Phila – Free Champagne Toast at Midnight/ Breakfast Buffet Special Chef’s menu… DJ from 10pm to 2am / Limited seating.
Joe Santucci’s Bar & Grill – NE Phila – 215-281-2900 Normal Night – ring in the new year with good friends and a Square Pizza…Drink specials and just a fun night always!
Electric Factory – Phila – Live on NYE in Concert – OCTANE …Tickets $10/ Special Guest Kid Felix, BHFJ and the Endless March… Get tickets by going to www.octanerock.com or www.electricfactory.info
Dr. Lou’s Restaurant & Bar – Roebling NJ – 609-447-0158…. NEW YEARS EVE PARTY…. Cash bar, Party Favors, Champagne Toast, Music ….NO COVER!
Redz Bar & Grille – NE Phila – 215-332-8784 $45 per person, 9pm start time, Top Shelf open bar, Full Dinner Buffet,Favors,Champagene * Food here is awesome. DJ & Dancing
Harrigan’s Pub – Warminster Pa – $50 per person,Topshelf Open bar, Lavish Buffet, Champagne Toast, All your Party Favors, DJ and Dancing from 9 to 2am 215-674-3377 …. www.harriganspubpa.com
HAZY’S BAR & GRILLE – Feasterville Pa 215-357-7065 Party starts early 11am till >?? Stop over in the day with your friends…
*STEAM PUB / Restaurant in Southampton Pa – Party of all Parties for sure. Would make a reservation for seating…
Sweeney’s Saloon – NE Phila ( Somerton Area) $20 per person at the door, Full Hot & Cold Buffet, Featuring Prime Rib, Free Champagne Toast, Live Music By THE PHILLY BRASS & ELECTRIC 215-677-3177
The Sheffield Tavern – NE PHILA ( Mayfair Area) Champagne Toast, Party Favors, DJ & Dancing, Cash Bar 9pm till ???
Finnigan’s Wake – Nothern Liberties -Phila – Music by Laura Lea & Tripp Fabulous ( Call now for all the details – 215-574-9240
The Churchville Inn – Southampton Pa 215-357-3967 – Music by Well Strung@ 10pm.. PreFixe Dinner starts at 5pm
Harrington’s Irish Pub – NE Phila ( Mayfair Area) 215-624-5022 $40 per person, Open bar package,Buffet, Party Favors, Champagne Toast, The Mummers and DJ Franny Mac
Hurricane Jacks – Levittown Pa 215- 914-4517 – Music by the Pixie Dix, 10p to 1p Open Bar, Buffet,ChampagneToast,Party Favors $35 pp ./ $60 per couple
Georgine’s Restaurant – Bristol Pa – 215-785-0564 New Years Eve Comedy Show Dinner Dance.. ..only a very limited amount of tickets are left. $90 per person, plus DJ & Dancing. Full package
La Casa Di Lucia, NE Phila ( Somerton Area) 215-677-6111 – Open bar, Party Favors, Champagne Toast, Choice of Dinners, See our listings in the lastest OOT Guide…FOOD OPTIONS…from Filet Mignon to Prime Rib …. Live music by Debbie Knight and Tony Rad/ Make your reservations now…Call for more details.
The Dog & Bull – Croydon Pa, $60 Dinner for 2 … Music by Jeff WashingtonBand, Package includes 2 Bomber Bottles,1 appetizer, 2 Entrees, 1 Dessert Make reservatons now … limited seating ask for Andy 215-8704248
Kellens’ Station House – Langhorne Pa – 215-970-5412 – Music by the Gas House Gorillas, $30 per person, $35 at the door,Draft Beer,well Drinks,Buffet, Champagne Toast, Make your reservation now. * Big Party for sure!
Tony’s Place – Ivyland Pa – 215-675-7275 Dinner seating / reservations / up to 8pm – Normal Menu and a special Chef’s selection. Will close lounge for NYE Night!
Paddy Whacks – ( all area locations) NE Phila Welsh, Comly Rd, and South Street…215-464-7544 Top Shelf Open Bar, Deluxe Dinner Buffet,Party Favors, Dj & Dancing / Call for reservations.
Frankie & Johnny’s -Warrington Pa -267-483-8674 Call for information ( Normal Night )
Lazy Joe’s Saloon – NE Phila – 215-821-3280 – You can rent the entire place out for your special New Years Eve Party or you can rent a small area / Packages available…They have a package plan with Open Bar, Hot & Cold Buffet, Champagne Toast, Party Favors / DJ & Dancing…
*The Holiday Inn – The STADIUM SPORTS BAR & RESTAURANT -South Phila – 215-755-9500 The Stadium – call for reservations…$50 per person, Top shelf Open Bar, Buffet, Champagne Toast, Party Favors, Live music by Stevie Cal, Breakfast @2am $9.99, *NOTE -ROOM RESERVATIONS Discounted with NYE PACKAGE for the Club…Make you reservations now!
The Road House Inn – Newportville – 267-812-5853 – DJ Dancing , Normal Night. Party Favors, Cash Bar, No Cover!
JJ’s Irish Pub – NE Phila – 267-499-6574 Special NYE Package – Open Bar, Champagne Toast, Party Favors , Buffet.
along with DJ and Dancing call now for tickets!
JC’s Washington House – NE Phila ( Somerton Area) Back area Sports Bar will be open to ring in the new Year!
Dean Casmirri’s Colonial Inn – Hulmeville Pa – 215-752-9878 – Dj Dancing, Cash bar, Normal Night Full Menu/ Party Favors…
Tattletales’ Gentlemen’s Club – Levittown Pa – 215-547-9610 the party starts at 12 noon. Free Buffet / Extra Girls/ Drink Specials… ( NIGHT TIME – Closed!)
The Penthouse Club – Port Richmond – 215-423-6000 ” The NYE PARTY STARTS 11:30 am and goes till ??? Extra Girls….
Scruples Gentlemen’s Club – Bensalem Pa…Located at the Oakford Inn, 215-7501319 – Party starts early at 12 noon and goes till 6pm Extra Girls – Free Buffet Start the NYE day early.
Double Visions – Horsham Pa – Party starts early in the day Dec 31st …12 noon till ?
* Spencers Pub – NE Phila – Music by the Evolution, Package Plan $50 per person / Buffet . Champagne Toast, Open Bar, Party Favors…or you can just enter and pay $5 cover / and enjoy the night with a cash bar. * Note this is what was said to us…You have a choice here.
Brownies 23 East – Ardmore Pa – Music by Chico’s Vibe…Tickets $50 advance …$60 at the Door, 4 Hour Open Bar, Champagne Toast, Hors Devours, Party Favors….and more…
(* Other ) Suggestions: The Buck Hotel in Feasterville , Curran’s Irish Inn’s ( Bensalem, Tacony and Palmyra) ,Maggies Waterfront Cafe, SmokeEaters, Mc Noodles, Kilbanes, Fishbone Pub, The Ashton Tavern, Reedys Tavern, Leneghans Irish Pubs, Christys, Rauchuts Tavern, The Grey Lodge, Red Rooster Inn, The Rockledge Pub, The Hollywood Tavern, The Wet Whistle in Jenkintown! Flukes Bar & Restaurant. Owen’s Cafe. Hammerheads, Caspers Bar, Toms’ Sportsmens. Benchwarmers and the Post Office in Bridesberg
The Temperance House in Newtown PA – See Right Turn at 40 and enjoy the NYE Atmosphere of the House…call now for reservations -limited seating.
The Stadiums Bar & Grill ( All area locations) Andalusia, NE Phila, Fairless Hills Pa, West Bristol, Levittown …
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Go to: www.MillerTimePhilly.com / Here are the special places that you can enjoy the Holidays and with a Miller Lite in hand….
Center City & University City:
Cavanaughs Leprechan, The New Deck, Smokey Joes, Draught House, Pub Webb, Max’s, Urban Saloon, Fox & Hound, Tir NA NOG, Con Murphys, Mikeys American Grille, Smiths,
CONSHOHOCKEN & The Main Line…
South Cross Kitchen, Spamps, The Boathouse, Baggatawy, Mansion House, Guppys, * Main Line- The Grog, Erin Pub,
WEST CHESTER AREA: Alibi’s, Ramshead, Barnabys, Ryans’s Pub, Mas, Side Bar,
DOYLESTOWN AREA: The Amber Inn, Finneys, PUCK, Chambers 19, The Farmhouse,
*OTHER AREA LOCATIONS FOR NYE / Picks by OOT for great Entertainment and for some real good deals.
The UNION TRANSFER,
The Electric Factory,
The Triumph Brewery,
Las Vegas Lounge,
*The REBEL ROCK BAR,
*Local Area Casinos
The Trump Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City
The Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City
Harrah’s Atlantic City,
The Borgata – Atlantic City,
The Showboat – Atlantic City,
The Tropicana Hotel & Casino Atlantic City,
Sugar House Casino – Philadelphia
Harrah’s Philadelphia / Chester Pa
*PARX CASINO – Bensalem
The E- House,
Bradys Irish Pub,
Big Heads Sports Bar,
The Great American Pub,
Sparky’s World Famous,
The Happy Hour Tavern,
Da Bar, Gleasons Bar,
Baileys Irish Bar,
Rio Sports Bar,
*South JERSEY AREA LOCATIONS
Currans Irish Inn
The Jug Handle Inn,
The Madison House,
PJ Whelehans ( All area Locations)
Otts, ( All area locations)
Brewsters ( In the Bowling Alley)
Pinsetters ( In the Bowling Alley)
The Pour House,
*Dolan’s Irish Pub in Burlington NJ * First NYE Party!
RHO in Trenton NJ
IN DELAWARE COUNTY:
Wearhouse 24, Rp Mc Murphys,
Tom & Jerry’s,
The Springfield Inn,
The Media Inn,
Chickie’s & Pete’s -Drexel Hill
The Side Bar,
Tampax has announced that they will be replacing their tampons string with tinsel. This will be for the Christmas period only.
Stuck for ideas this Christmas?
Buy someone a fridge and watch their face light up as they open it!!
Tis the Season for Cheesy One Liners!!
Q: How does Santa Claus take photos?
A: With his North Pole-aroid
Q: If athletes get athletes foot, what do astronauts get?
Q: What do you get if you deep fry Santa Claus?
A: Crisp Cringle
Q: What did the ghosts say to Santa Claus?
A: We’ll have a boo Christmas without you
Q: What goes Ho, Ho, Swoosh, Ho, Ho, Swoosh?
A: Santa caught in a revolving door
Q: Why does Santa Claus go down the chimney on Christmas Eve?
A: Because it “soots” him
Q: What do you call a group of chess fanatics bragging about their games in a hotel lobby?
Q: What does Santa call reindeer that don’t work?
Q. What do call Santa when he stops moving?
A. Santa Pause!
Q. What did Mrs. Claus say to Santa when she looked in the sky?
A. “Looks like rain, dear.”
Q. What do you get if you cross mistletoe and a duck?
A. A Christmas Quacker.
Who’s there ?
Rudolph who ?
Money is the Rudolph of all evil!
Sir Paul’s Gift
Sir Paul McCartney bought his ex wife a new artificial leg for Christmas.
It was just a stocking stuffer.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Feliz Navidad, Happy Festivus, – Whatever you’re into, it’s Christmas time – The time of year when everyone gets all “Santamental” – Haha!
There’s quite a few events and parties going on, however it all starts this Friday (14th) at Reales’. Out on The Town will be having their annual Christmas Party and all are invited! Stems and Seeds will be playing Christmas tunes all night long and I’m sure Gary from Reales’ will hop in and sing a tune or two. Always a blast at Reales’! The party starts at 7:00, and drinks are on Mikey – It doesn’t get any better than that!! (I can hear Mikey screaming from here – Hahaha!!)
Saturday the 15th Get the Led Out will be playing their annual December show at the E. Factory. The show starts at 8:30 and as of this printing, tickets are still available. Needless to say, this show is absolutely AWESOME and the boys would love to see you there!
I’m sure I’m missing some parties here, but probably one of the most important show this month is the “Forever Autumn” benefit concert being held on the 22nd at the TLA. This is an all ages show and it runs from 2:30-11:00. Tickets are available at the door for $25.00 ea with all of the proceeds from this event will go to the Autumn Pasquale Memorial Fund. I’m told there have been some amazing gifts donated by some big name bands (Cinderella, Motley Crue, etc) to be used in the 50/50. PROPS to everyone involved with putting this show together – You guys RULE!! For more info, look up Forever Autumn on facebook.
That’s it …. Have an AWESOME Christmas gang! Enjoy the time with your family and friends, and I hope that the fat guy brings you all that you want, and more!