GIG: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 8pm: The Rock Orchestra presents a (FINAL) tribute to The Who at the Rockford Tavern, Wilmington, DE

Rockford Tavern, 1705 Lovering Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806

November 21, 2019 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Rockford Tavern, 1705 Lovering Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806

OK, so we (The Rock Orchestra) said that our most recent performance of our tribute to The Who in Milton was gonna be our last one. But our bass player, Tony, was terribly sick and couldn’t make the show. The performance was completely sold out and we couldn’t possibly get in touch with all of the ticket holders to postpone the show, so we had to come up with a Plan B and FAST. Enter our amazing friend Joe Testa (who you might’ve caught playing the double-necked guitar when TRO played Genesis’ The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway), who stepped in at the last second playing off of handwritten charts that Matt wrote out from 2pm until about 7:30pm for all 25 songs. Joe KILLED it! It was an absolutely amazing night, and a testament to a band really pulling together.

But… despite the excitement, Tony didn’t get a chance to play that final show, and we didn’t feel right putting that show to bed without Tony. So we’re doing a final-final show on November 21st at The Rockford Tavern in Wilmington, DE.

The show starts right at 8pm.

Here’s the write-up we use for this show:

While not an official Hot Breakfast! gig, we have been recruited to provide tons of backing vocals, horns, and percussion to all your favorite songs by The Who, with a few deep cuts in there, too. The band lineup features an all-star core band of Joe Trainor (vocals), Scott Lawing (guitar), Kurt Houff (guitar), Brian O’Sullivan (keyboards), Tony Cappella (bass) and Matt Urban (drums), as well as Matt and Jill providing tons of additional vocals along with Christine McAllister.


There’s limited space available for this event (only 100 tickets), and admission is $15 cash or card only at the door. Also that night they’ll be presenting a special TRO “My Generation” IPA courtesy of Twin Lakes Brewery!

They will be removing the tables for this event; I have no idea if there will be chairs.

There is no food available at the venue, though you are welcome to order food from Gallucio’s next door (or wherever you’d like to order from) and eat it in the venue; but just know there won’t be any tables (so really: just eat ahead of time and save yourself the damn hassle).

– We will begin accepting money at 6:30. We will accept cash and card (no checks or tobacco leaves)
– Doors will open promptly at 7:00
– We cannot save space or tables (because there will be no tables)
– It is first come first served; 100 people only. Line up early if this show is important to you. 🙂

We love playing this music, and we hope you’ll come enjoy the night with us!


WHAT: Hot Breakfast! joins The Rock Orchestra as we play the music of The Who!
WHERE: Rockford Tavern, 1705 Lovering Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 8pm. Arrive early if you want a seat!
TICKETS: Tickets are $15 cash or card at the door; and they are capping the audience to 100, so everyone will be able to enjoy the show.
PARKING: The bar has a parking lot, and when that fills up, there’s plenty of free street parking around the venue.
FOOD: There’s no kitchen, but you are warmly encouraged to bring your own food. They supply the beverages. 🙂

Your pal,