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McCoole’s Events Place Hosts Benefit for Local Musician Matt Roman

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

November 11, 2014 – Over 350 devoted followers of musician and teacher, Matt Roman, rocked the day away to the tunes of 10 different acts at McCoole’s Events Place on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Proceeds from this event were earmarked to help defray the costs of treatment and medications for Roman who suffers from liver disease. Over $5,500 was raised for the cause according to Roman, who was able to secure the theater at McCoole’s Events Place at no cost from owner, Jan Hench.

“Having such an event at McCoole’s is why we need to support local theater,” remarks Hench. The talent at this benefit was amazing and all those who came really enjoyed the music and dancers.”

Appearing at the event were international recording artists’ Bobby Messano and Bobby Radcliff, as well as local favorites Mike Dugan, Chicago Joe Mac, Gary Rissmiller’s Co-Op Bop, Arnie Englund’s Blues Roots, UBACE Kids Rock, Mad Dog & BNO alumni and Glue Factory.

Roman, a native of Perkasie, has been teaching guitar, bass and stage presentation to beginners through professionals since 2001. He is also a full-time musician under the moniker “Roman,” appearing at local and New York venues and touring the US and Europe. He studied under jazz giant Pat Martino, played bass for blues legend Bobby Radcliff, and performed on stage with John Popper (Blues Traveler,) Charles Fambrough (Jazz Messengers,) and Bobby Messano (Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood) and others. He has opened for countless punk, rock, and blues artists.

“McCoole’s offered the perfect venue for this event,” notes Roman. “As a result of Jan Hench’s experienced care, handling and promotion of the R4R Benefit, we were able to raise the money we did, entertain hundreds of people with 10 different acts, all in one day!”


Roman BandRoman’s band Glue Factory featuring L-R: Randy Graser-bass, Matt   Roman-guitar, John Pawlikowski,- Vocals

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