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June 25, 2017

ALIVE! A Night of Comedy, Music, Dancing and Completely Interactive

June 25, 2017 all-day America/New York Timezone
The Salvation Army - Main Hall
50 Memorial Blvd
Newport, RI 02840
Newport Coffee Cup Project, Inc.
ALIVE!  A Night of Comedy, Music, Dancing and Completely Interactive @ The Salvation Army - Main Hall |  |  |

Featuring Impersonator Jay Gates – A Tribute to Barry Manilow

After talking about it for years, I finally started to impersonate Barry Manilow in addition to Rod Stewart. Right off the bat I discovered two pleasant surprises . . .

#1 Our vocal ranges and timbre are identical!

#2 The more I talked to people about it, the more I found out that there are millions of Barry Manilow fans . . . AKA FANILOWS


Then came the challenge . . . I don’t look like him : ( With my already established Rod Stewart impersonation, my dead ringer look was a no brainer. But my first few attempts at impersonating Barry left audiences somewhat confused . . . the visual didn’t match the audio.

However, as fate would have it, I connected with world renowned impersonator AND make-up artist Eddie Edwards of The Edwards Twins! His expertise in all aspects of this field (make-up, wardrobe, lighting, sound quality, booking, marketing, etc…) and his willingness to teach them to me has been immeasurable!

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