About Us

The Hit Men are five brilliant musicians and singers who, throughout the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s, toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music business - huge stars from Frankie Valli and Carly Simon, to Tommy James, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Cheap Trick , Elton John, Paul McCartney, Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart, Blood Sweat & Tears, and many, many more. They are not a tribute act. They are not the former cast of a Broadway musical.They are the actual artists who helped rocket so many songs to the top of the Billboard charts.

They are: keyboardist and group founder Lee Shapiro, lead guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Ryan, bassist/vocalist Jeff Ganz, keyboardist, percussionist & vocalist Russ Velazquez and drummer and vocalist, Steve Murphy. You may not know their names, but you went to their concerts, heard them on the radio, watched them on TV, and bought their records. They have appeared on over eighty five albums, won multiple Gold and Platinum Recording Awards, Emmy nominations, Telly Awards, Clio Awards and more.

Since coming together in November 2010, this incomparable quintet has made their legacy of number one hits come to life like no other group.The reason is simple - The Hit Men are extraordinary players and singers as well as world-class entertainers -- but, most importantly, they were there when these songs were recorded, and they have the backstage, insider stories to prove it.

The Hit Men credentials, showmanship and sheer talent are unmatched by any other group in modern music. They deliver sizzling shows that combine hit after hit after hit with eye-popping videos and reminiscences born from their witnessing and making musical history.

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Lee Shapiro

Lee Shapiro

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Barry Manilow, Bob Gaudio, Paul Schaffer

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Jimmy Ryan

Jimmy Ryan

Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Elton John and Kiki Dee, The Critters

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Jeff Ganz

Jeff Ganz

Cheap Trick, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Roy Buchanan, Lou Reed

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Russ Velazquez

Russ Velazquez

Sting, Carole King, The Ramones, LL Cool J, Luter Vandross, Korn, Paula Abdul, Chicago

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Steve Murphy

Steve Murphy

Elton John, Alan Parsons Project, Felix Cavaliere, Dave Mason, The Turtles

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Tour Dates

Date Venue City Tickets/Info
March 24, 2017 The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Clinton Township, MI
April 1, 2017 Scottsdale Performing Arts Center Scottsdale, AZ
April 6, 2017 Cole Auditorium Hamlet, NC
April 20, 2017 Main Street Crossing Tomball, TX Ticket Info
April 21, 2017 Brauntex Theatre New Braunfels, TX
April 22, 2017 Palace Theatre Corsicana, TX
April 28, 2017 The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts Wilkes-Barre, PA Tickets: (570) 826-1100
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April 29, 2017 Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood, NJ
May 6, 2017 Niswonger PAC Van Wert, OH Ticket Info
May 7, 2017 Arcada Theater St. Charles, IL
May 12, 2017 Three Rivers Casino Florence, OR Ticket Info
May 13, 2017 Three Rivers Casino Florence, OR Ticket Info
June 17, 2017 Martin Lipscomb PAC Highlands, NC
July 20, 2017 The Axelrod PAC Deal, NJ Ticket Info
October 14, 2017 The Mohegan Sun Uncasville, CT
October 20, 2017 The Shea, Wm. Patterson Univ. Wayne, NJ
October 21, 2017 The Strand Lakewood, NJ
November 5, 2017 The Maryland Theatre Hagerstown, MD
February 17, 2018 The Broadway Theater Pitman, NJ
February 20, 2018 Century Village West Palm Beach, FL
February 21, 2018 Century Village Boca Raton, FL
February 22, 2018 Century Village Hollywood, FL
March 2, 2018 The Flagler Auditorium Palm Coast, FL
March 3, 2018 Coral Springs Center Coral Springs, FL
March 5, 2018 Artis PAC Naples, FL
April 28, 2018 The Playhouse on Rodney Square 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE


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The Hit Men "Time Travel"

Contact Us

Booking Management

BiCoastal Productions

talent@BiCoastalProductions.com New York: 212 268 6969

Press/Public Relations

Insights & Ideas Unlimited, Fran Heller

frannieron@aol.com 917 686 3313