Soundbyte

Welcome to Soundbyte

Singing the songs of every era......

Soundbyte

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The Singers

Connie D'Onofrio - Lead Vocals

John Rodriguez  - Lead Vocals

Gary D'Onofrio Guitar / Vocals

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Our history

 The SOUNDBYTE vocal group was started by the husband and wife team Connie & Gary D'Onofrio in 1999.  The duo turned into a trio, and has been performing collectively for nearly 30 years.  Soundbyte is made up of seasoned musical pros who have the ability to sing many different styles of music. Each member brings a different style of music which makes the Band very versatile in all genres. This makes Soundbyte an ideal choice for cocktail hours, private parties as well as corporate events and fundraisers. Whether it is pop, jazz, oldies, top 40, rock, or country, you are guaranteed to be thrilled with Soundbyte! 

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Performance Dates

Saturday, July 29th - BAR 503, Lyndhurst NJ -  8pm -11pm  
July  TBA  - Main Street Taverna , Belleville
July TBA  -  Mamma Victoria's,  Nutley 

July TBA   -   Patsy's Restaurant, Fairview NJ

Private Party -  Aug 5th, 2017

Private Party - Sept 24th, 2017

About Us

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Connie D'Onofrio

 CONNIE D'ONOFRIO (Lead Singer/BR vocals) brings her dynamic voice and bubbly personality to the group. She started at the age of 8 in Musical Theater and trained in the performing arts field which led to television and recording. She was asked to sing with BILLY JOEL'S BAND in 1995 as a background vocalist. This was a turning point in her career. In 1995, She has was a regular cast member of USA cable network show called "CAFE USA" where she performed with CAPTAIN AND TENNILLE, JODY WATLEY, and countless others. She has performed at the “CHINA CLUB” in New York City , as well as "BALDORIA'S "and the "NATIONAL ARTS CLUB" in Manhattan. BARBARA HARRIS of "THE TOYS", (who made the # 1 song "LOVERS CONCERTO" in 1962) requested she and her husband Gary, join her as background vocalists for her appearances. Connie also dabbled in movies. You can see her in the movie "GLOWROPES: The Rise and Fall of a Bar Mitzvah Emcee" with Judy Reyes (Scrubs) and Tim Pepper(Disney) which is now available on DVD. HBO awarded the movie  "Best Picture"  at the 2005 New York International Latino Film Festival.  Connie also had the privilege of singing at the Continental Arena in NJ for a POP TART promotional venue at the American Idol live tour in 2006 where she was well received. In 2016, Connie was thrilled to be invited to sing at the IRIDIUM Club in Manhattan, NY with  record producer, musician, songwriter , & TV personality former member of the Hudson Brothers trio, MARK HUDSON, who has worked and  produced  a broad variety of artists including Cher, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Hanson, Harry Nilsson, and the Baha Men. 

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Gary D'Onofrio

 GARY D'ONOFRIO (Vocals / Guitar) is a seasoned Guitarist. For over 30 years he has entertained audiences. He formed his own 12 piece wedding band which performed with many personalities. He played bass for THE CASINOS who sang the song "THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE" and made it a number one hit in 1967. He brings his musical spirit and passion to the group. Gary plays many instruments besides the Guitar which include, Mandolin, Banjo, Piano, Bass and Drums. He has also performed with BARBARA HARRIS and opened for THE DUPREES. He has performed in Atlantic City, The Poconos, and the top catering halls and clubs through out the tri-state area. He met his wife, Connie, in 1999 and they have been performing together ever since. Gary arranges all of SOUNDBYTE’s music digitally to achieve quality sound. Together they have developed a well rounded collection of songs from every era. 

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John Rodriguez

 JOHN RODRIGUEZ (Lead Singer/BR vocals) has an extensive background ranging from musical theater to recording Gospel and R&B . Since he was able to walk, John has always wanted to entertain. John has done numerous musicals, concerts and benefits. He has recorded and sung with the Christian vocal group, VOICES THAT BLEND. Not only can he sing, but his vocal talents include  the ability to impersonate famous celebrities and singers from  Cher, William Shatner, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Sylvester Stallone, Elvis, Rodney Dangerfield, Aaron Neville, Harvey Fierstein, Stevie wonder, Ray Charles, Prince, and Jimmy Stewart!( Just to name a few). John has a natural gift for comedy as well. Oh, did we mention he can dance? John is  amazing on the dance floor, his dancing skills includes, salsa, hip-hop, and swing. He loves to interact with people and have a good time. Connie and Gary  have worked with John for years and are very pleased to be able to bring his talents into the group. In addition to singing with the group, John enjoys performing in musical theater. His last endeavor was  with The Strollers, a community theater company, in the play  " A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM " as Marcus Lycus .  

Soundbyte Medley

Born Again - Connie & John

Natural Woman - Connie

Tell me Goodbye - Gary

Venue Information

BAR 503

 503 VALLEY BROOK AVE 
LYNDHURST NJ 07071
ph: 201-635-0008  www.bar503.com​ 

 SOUNDBYTE has the pleasure of performing at this classy Bar. This establishment is sophistocated and elegant yet comfortable and inviting. Please join us at this new Hot Spot in Lyndhurst NJ. 

Main Street Taverna

 

Located at 681 Main Street, Belleville, NJ 07109
ph: 973-302-4853  http://mainstreettaverna.com

 MAIN STREET TAVERNA offers good quality food at a great price but an experience as well. While in an industrial complex, the setting is quite unique with an open kitchen, wood fired pizza oven, exposed roof beams, oversized tables for comfort, ice buckets built into the tables and lots more. Since  Its BYOB they are attached to River Spirits, also owned by them so you have discount beer, wine and liquor at your disposal. Look for Soundbyte to be performing themed shows which include; "Broadway from A to Z", "Motown Classics", "Oldies but Goodies" "Love  is in the Air", "Classic Rock"..... and more.  We look forward to seeing you at the Main Street Taverna Family Restaurant! 

Mamma Victoria's

 160 Franklin Avenue, Nutley, NJ 07110  Ph: 973.662.0242
website:  www.mammavittoria.com

 Open to the public every Friday night
with a 4 course Italian dinner for $23.95pp!  Please Call For Details
Mamma Vittoria offers fine dining every Friday evening, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.   Please refer to our Friday Night Dinner Menu for details. Please contact us or call us for reservations.  

Street Fairs

Look for updates on Street Fair Bookings from JC Promotions

Patsy's

 344 BERGEN BLVD,  FAIVIEW NJ 07022   201-943-0627 

 SOUNDBYTE has the pleasure of performing for PATSY'S RESTAURANT,  fine Italian food . Come on out for an evening of music from all era's. Great food, music and fun !   See you there !  

Private Parties

Let SOUNDBYTE host your next party!

 We sing the songs of every era.

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