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 For Immediate Release

Local Rockers to headline first annual "Kingston Fest"

On August 7, 2016 the first annual Kingston Fest will be held in the village of Kingston, just north of Princeton, NJ. Local rockers Project One have been tapped to inaugurate this perennial community festival.  

After the release of their debut album "Break of Dawn" the Project One has been working hard on breaking into the local music scene. When the band’s co-founder and long time Highstown resident Arthur Stephano was asked to produce the music portion of the event. Mr. Stephano jumped at the chance. "I'm a big fan of the YingHua International School and of the Kingston Business Partnership" Stephano says speaking about two of the event sponsors.

Project One started as a true “garage band" in a nondescript street corner garage in Highstown, NJ. Guitarist and local Chef, F. Scott Belgard and bassist / music teacher Art Stephano began by adding John Ferrigno on drums and the sparkling vocals of East Windsor resident Michelle Noone.

Their sound is all Jersey. The record was produced, recorded and mixed at Retro Media Sound Studios in Red Bank, NJ. Hamilton, artist Beth Stephano, created the album artwork, graphics, packaging and design. The Cd is on sale now at Princeton Record exchange and is soon to be heard on 103.3 FM WPRB Princeton.

After the albums release in March 2016 the band played their first show at the Court Tavern in N. Brunswick, NJ. "We are keeping things all Jersey,” says Mr. Stephano.

 When Project One needed some help for their live shows they turned to local talent of course. Long time friend of the band Dr. John Epstein of West Windsor fit right in. At live shows John's enthusiasm and shear joy of playing guitar explode on stage. Other local musicians heard on the release are Patrick Smith, Dan Povio, Chandler Scales, Chris Carratello, and Mike Juros. Non-Jersey musicians include Brooklyn, NY resident George A. Burton and Los Angeles session great Paul Hilton.

Project One will be joined on stage at Kingston Fest by two other local bands, Hamilton's own "Daddy Green Jeans" and Princeton Jazz songsters "The Brothers Grimm Trio". The Brothers Grimm Trio can be heard regularly at the Witherspoon Grill right here in Princeton, NJ.

Please come, see and enjoy a fun family event at Kingston Fest, Lurel Avenue at Union Street in Kingston NJ. August 7th. Music starts at 1:00 PM. Sponsored by Project One, the Kingston Business Partnership, the YingHua International School and First Choice Bank.       


I caught their show at the Court in June. What a band. Can't wait to see 'em at Kingston Fest!

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