1995 - 2000

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Here's Dan Molloy in 1999
at Camelback Resort in Poconos, PA.


Strange Brew / The Early Years...


Back in the 1990's... You would've found us playing at Cafe' Accapella on Main Street in Hackensack... or at Henley's in New Milford (two of our favorite haunts - both, long gone). Or maybe you caught us at Rock N' Roll Cafe on Bleeker St. in NYC... or at the Capital Theater in Port Chester, NY... or at Camelback in the Poconos.

Wherever we were, we put on a great show and we had a blast doing it... and one of our favorite parts of the night was going to the diner after a gig.
(Those poor waitresses...)

Over a 6 year period, we had the great pleasure of performing with some very talented muscians: Lead guitarists... Barry Rose, Sam Flores, Chris Kelly and Rob Melosh... On bass, we had Kendall Bruce and later on, Dave Grego. We had Dennis Palmer on drums, after he came off a long run with the Door's cover band, Crystal Ship.

And then there were the "Dan Jams"....

We'd have about 25-30 people over at our place, with a full band set up... and guys like Vince Martell, from 'The Vanilla Fudge' would come over and jam with us.  It was magical...

A few old photos are below... Have fun reminiscing. And be sure to check out our new show. It's bigger and better than ever!


Peace out... And we hope to see you soon!

Dan Molloy





Here's a great poster that Dennis Palmer created

From the top down, left to right: 

Kendall Bruce, Dan Molloy, Dennis Palmer,
Barry Rose, Chris Kelly and Doreen Molloy





Steppin' Out Magazine did a couple of articles on us...
Here's one of them, published in 1997.




The OLD videos below from 1995
are from Chris Kelly's
YouTube page.

We had just formed Strange Brew
a few months earlier...

And on this day,
we were doing a rehearsal in a warehouse.
The audio and video are not the best quality,
but they were taken with a hand-held video camera
in 1995.

Thanks for saving these videos, Chris!


Chris Kelly, guitar  -:-  Sam Flores, guitar
Kendall Bruce, bass  -:-  Dennis Palmer, drums


-:-  Strange Brew in 1995  -:-
"White Room"


-:-  Strange Brew in 1995  -:-
"I'm The Only One"




Dan and Doreen at Cafe' Acapella


Dennis, Dan and Ken






Dan and Doreen at Club Bene'



Here's an old poster of us
performing with Vince Martell of
'The Vanilla Fudge'

And with Lou Albero,
Mick Jagger's stunt double



Here we are on stage at Columbus Circle in NYC
for Universal Harmony Day in 1997








 Bleeker St., New York City

Closter, New Jersey 


Westchester, New York  


   Hackensack, New Jersey 



 New Milford, New Jersey


          Wayne, New Jersey


Orangeburg, New York



S. Belmar, New Jersey         

Sussex County, NJ     
  Port Chester, New York

   Fort Lee, New Jersey

Sayreville, New Jersey


Paramus, New Jersey    

Hackensack, New Jersey  

  Hawthorne, New Jersey




      Garwood, New Jersey


 Hoboken, New Jersey



Butler, New Jersey         

      White Plains, New York  


 Bergenfield, New Jersey

        Sea Bright, New Jersey       


Rutherford, New Jersey


Poconos, Pennsylvania      


47th & 8th Ave., NYC   



  Hopatcong, New Jersey

Sea Bright, New Jersey

South Amboy, New Jersey

Port Chester, New York  


Nanuet, New York      



   Hoboken, New Jersey

 Fort Lee, New Jersey

      Nyack, New York

Mahwah, New Jersey    


Bergenfield, New Jersey  



Rt. 23 North, New Jersey



After coming back from a loooong hiatus,

here are a few old clips from 2019 below...


Running on Faith





I Shot the Sheriff




Someday After A While











A very Strange Brew indeed!

  Fun Times...





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Contact Us:


Dan Molloy  -:-  vocals
Doreen Molloy  -:-

 Mike Smith  -:-  lead guitar
Mario Giampaglia  -:-
 lead guitar

Ray "Rainman" Portante  -:-  drums
Sean Francois  -:-  bass guitar
Ron Hagen  -:-  keyboards