WHAT IS A BOD?
New York's hottest cover band playing your favorites from the 70's to today. High energy rock-n-roll played by veterans of the NY music scene.
BOD burst onto the New York City music scene over a decade ago as a cover band with a distinct mission in mind: Strive to be THE band that, on any given night, gives our audience the most fun they’ve ever had, where every show is special and exciting!
Among the long list of events BOD has participated in include the headlining act at the finish Line of the NYC Marathon (for more than 11 years in a row), the featured band at the NYC Triathlon, the Queens 10k and the NJ Marathon, not to mention large corporate events, weddings, as well as charity events to benefit such amazing causes as St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
BOD's set list is jam-packed with every crowd-friendly cover song you’ve ever known, heard, and loved. A passionate group of talented, experienced, professional and dedicated high-energy musicians doing what they absolute love.
BOD current line-up includes:
- Barry Friedman - Lead Vocals and Guitar
- Anthony Mancebo - Bass and Vocals
- Dennis Rossi - Keyboards
- Mark Maffei - Drums and Backing Vocals
With thousands of gigs under their belts, each member has been performing and playing music for more than 25 years. Though each member has been part of a diverse, equally successful range of bands, they all admit to having more fun with BOD than any other band they’ve performed with.
“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!”
- Linsey 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
See and hear BOD in their true element (and natural habitat) in the heart of New York City's West Village, at Bleecker Street’s Wicked Willy’s, where they have been the featured band on several heavy hitting party nights such as St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Cinco de Mayo, Santa Con and New Year’s Eve.
“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