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Review: The 90’s Band plays Mulcahy’s for Memorial Day weekend show (Includes first-hand account)

They shared the stage with the ultimate Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers tribute band Refugee.

The 90’s Band kicked off their set on a rocking note with Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy,” and it was followed by No Doubt’s “Just a Girl.” “How are you doing tonight Mulcahy’s,” front-woman Bianca shouted. “You guys want to sing? I can’t hear you,” she added. Aside from Phil on lead vocals and guitar, and Bianca on co-lead vocals, the band is made up of Bobby on bass and Luke on drums.

Front-man Phil and Bianca’s vocals blended well together on Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life,” and they picked up the pace with Green Day’s “Basket Case.” Bianca threw some Spice Girls in the mix with the fan-favorite recording “Wannabe,” while Phil showed us his inner “All Star” by covering the classic Smash Mouth tune.

Bianca had fun on “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain, and of course no 90’s show is complete without Blink-182’s “What My Age Again?” and “All the Small Things.” Bianca delivered on “Spiderwebs,” and on the Alanis songs “Ironic” and “Hand in My Pocket.”

Speaking of Alanis, Bianca displayed some angst on “You Oughta Know.” Phil encouraged the crowd to sing along to Oasis’ “Wonderwall,” whose lyrics were pure poetry.

An added bonus was hearing The 90’s Band perform the Friends theme song “I’ll Be There For You,” which was co-written by multi-faceted entertainer Allee Willis, who will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame next month in New York. Besides, how could one ever resist the hand clap in the beginning of the song.

Earlier this year, The 90’s Band were nominated for “Best Cover Band on Long Island” in the Best of Long Island competition.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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