CPR Rock and Soul Band!

The CPR Band: This year's entertainment!

This year, we had a special treat.  During the traditional social evening event, conference attendees were entertained by one of our own!  That's right, kids: stalwart IAEAPE member Tom Ruggieri brought his band, CPR, to the conference this year, and they rocked the house while we all got to dance the night away listening to some great tunes.

CPR has been packing dance floors in the Washington/Baltimore area for more than 20 years.  With a powerful horn section, strong vocals, and a song list that's sure to get any crowd dancing, CPR always puts on a killer live show with great music.  When people go to a CPR show, they can't help themselves - they simply have a great time!

Here's a sampling from their impressive song list:

25 Miles - EDWIN STARR
Ain't Too Proud to Beg - THE TEMPTATIONS
Am I the Same Girl - SWING OUT SISTER
American Girl - TOM PETTY
Ballad of John and Yoko - THE BEATLES
Beginnings - CHICAGO
Boogie Shoes - KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
Brick House - THE COMMODORES
Brown Eyed Girl - VAN MORRISON
Brown Sugar - THE ROLLING STONES
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - FRANKIE VALLI
Dance to the Music - SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
Folsom Prison Blues - JOHNNY CASH
Gimme Some Lovin' - SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
Glory Days - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Gravity - JOHN MAYER
Hold On!  I'm Comin' - SAM & DAVE
I Want You To Want Me - CHEAP TRICK
I Wish - STEVIE WONDER
It's Your Thing - ISLEY BROTHERS
Just What I Needed - THE CARS
Knock on Wood - EDDIE FLOYD

Land of 1000 Dances - WILSON PICKETT
Leave Your Hat On - JOE COCKER
Let the Good Times Roll - B.B. KING
Let's Stay Together - AL GREEN
Mony Mony - TOMMY JAMES
Mustang Sally - WILSON PICKETT
My Girl - THE TEMPTATIONS
Ooh Baby Baby - SMOKEY ROBINSON
Play That Funky Music - WILD CHERRY
Shotgun - JR. WALKER
Smooth - SANTANA
Stone Free - JIMI HENDRIX
Super Freak - RICK JAMES
Sweet Caroline - NEIL DIAMOND
10th Avenue Freeze Out - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
What I Like About You - THE ROMANTICS
To Love Somebody - THE BEE GEES
Twist and Shout - THE BEATLES
Vehicle - IDES OF MARCH
Walking on Sunshine - KATRINA AND THE WAVES
Wooly Bully - SAM THE SHAM

 

Want to know more about CPR?  Want to become a fan?  Check out their website right here, where you can listen to samples of their songs, watch videos of them live, and even learn more about Mr. Ruggieri and his musical habits, along with the rest of his crew.