We are down to the final five bands in our "Best Bar Band on the Jersey Shore" competition.

We started with close to fifty bands and thanks to you and over 18,000 votes tallied, 40 North, Bliss., Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns, The Impulsives, and The Ruckus are the last five bands remaining.

So what exactly do we know about our five finalists? I checked out their Facebook pages to get a better idea. Let's check em' out.

40 North

  • From Tuckerton, NJ
  • Bobby Ray Smith - Lead Vocals
    Steve Face - Bass Guitar
    Hank Richards - Steel Guitar
    Doc WIlliams - Lead Guitar
    Mike Steve - Drums
    Mike Milkovitz - Sound Engineer
  • About: Rockin' Country Music that gets your boots tappin' and your fingers snappin'. Rated as top 3 South New Jersey's BEST Country bands for 2016 & 2017.

Bliss.

  • From Red Bank, NJ
  • Vinny Gibson - Lead Singer/ Joe Secula - Guitar  & Vocals./ Jack Secula- Bass & Vocals/ Dan Cudney- Drums/ Josh Jones - Guitar and backing vocals
  • About: bliss. is one of NJ’s premier cover bands, playing the best modern rock, 80’s anthems, timeless pop, and country songs.

Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns

  • Hometown; The Jersey Shore
  • Band Roster:
    Ricky “Shorty Long” Tisch – Keyboards/Lead Vocal/Party Master
    John Kern – Emcee/Bass Guitar/Lead Vocal
    Dee Farace – Lead Vocal
    Mikey DiMaria - Lead Guitar/Vocals
    Bryan Brosen – Drums
    Carl Stives – Percussion
    Frank “Crispy Bacon” Benjamin – Trumpet/Saxophone
    Neal “Percolator” Perkins – Trombone
    Richie Taskowitz - Tenor Sax
    “Doc” Jones – Media Crew Chief
  • About:

"NJ's MOST BADASS COVER BAND "... VICE MAGAZINE (July '15)
"2013 BEST COVER BAND" (AC WEEKLY READERS POLL
"BEST COVER BAND 2007" (NIGHT AND
DAY MAGAZINE)


The Impulsives

From: Southern New Jersey

Band Members
Chuck Miller- Guitar/ Vocals
Chris Fritz- Bass/ Vocals
Frank Soltys- Drums/ Percussion
Doug Edwards - Lead Guitar
About
Fritz, Miller, Soltys, Edwards...one of
LBI's favorite bands! We play everything we love and more of what you love!

The Ruckus

Genre
Rock - Pop - Dance - Country - Hip Hop
Band Members
Vocals - Dave Stefanic
Drums/Vocals - Roman Dino
Bass/Vocals - Paul Velez
Guitar/Vocals - Ralph Mercuro
About
The Ruckus, a four piece party band from Central NJ, brings to life the best hit Country, Dance, Pop, Rock, and hip-hop songs, delivered to perfection with four-part harmonies and high energy impact to keep the crowd until the night is through.

There you have it. A sneak peek into the finalists voted by you. Now we just need you to vote for who you think should be crowned "Best Bar Band on the Jersey Shore".