Bergen Performance Arts Center in Englewood, NJ Presents Styx With Special Guest Matt O'Ree
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT
They became known for their popular hit songs "Lady", "Come Sail Away", "Babe", "The Best of Times,” and "Mr. Roboto". Other hits such as "Show Me the Way", "Don't Let It End" and "Renegade" are recognizable as well.
In January 1981, Styx released "Paradise Theatre," a concept album that became their biggest hit, reaching number one on the Billboard pop albums chart and yielding five singles, including the top ten hits "The Best of Times" by DeYoung and "Too Much Time on My Hands" by Shaw.
From 1977 to 1981, Styx released four consecutive albums that have been certified Multi-Platinum, for at least 2 million units sold each, by the RIAA: "The Grand Illusion," "Pieces of Eight," "Cornerstone" and "Paradise Theatre." Styx were the first band to release four consecutive Multi-Platinum albums.
Matt O'Ree has been cranking out the blues-rock since he was an early teen. With all the trappings of a genuine guitar hero, he plays with fire in his fingers and blues in his soul. At age 13, he sunk his roots in the blues - Albert King, Howlin' Wolf, to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. After establishing a good foundation, at age 15, Matt played in various bands, honing his skills through time and pure dedication.