LIVE AT NITE LLC - RICH ENGEL OWNER

BY THE LATE 1980'S AND EARLY 1990'S, RICH ENGEL ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS A RECORD AND CONCERT PRODUCER.WITH RELEASES ON CBS, ATLANTIC, SHANACHIE, AND DMP, AS WELL AS SAUNDRA RECORDS GERMANY.

FOR TRIVIA FANS THE FIRST RELEASE ON CBS WAS A SINGLE "CALL ME UP" ( 1975 ) WITH THE MAXIMILIAN REVIEW, LED BY DRUMMER OF SPRINGSTEEN FAME, MAX WEINBERG. (YES HIS REAL FIRST NAME IS MAXIMILIAN.) ENGEL FOUND AN AD IN THE VILLAGE VOICE LOOKING FOR A DRUMMER. "I REMEMBER IT WELL," SAYS ENGEL. "IT SAID 'NO BERNARD PURDIES.' "I THINK BRUCE MEANT DON'T PLAY "BUSY". FUNNY, HE TOOK LESSONS FROM BERNARD".  

ENGEL PARTNERED WITH ATLANTIC RECORDS ARTIST THE LATE HERBIE MANN IN 1986 ESTABLISHING THE " COOL CRUISE " WITH SPONSOR WBGO FOR ONE YEAR. THE PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED ON FRIENDLY TERMS, AND ENGEL CONTINUED WITH THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED NEW YORK RADIO STATION CD101.9, ORIGINALLY OWNED BY TRIBUNE BROADCASTING. NOW COPIED BY MANY, THE " COOL " CRUISE WAS THE FIRST TWO HOUR LIVE MUSIC CRUISE, WHICH SAILED FROM THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT IN MANHATTAN. RICH ENGEL CONTINUED AS PARTNER WITH THE SEAPORT LINE, AND LATER THE CIRCLE LINE AS  PRODUCER OF THE " COOL CRUISE " FOR TEN YEARS. BY THIS TIME THE NAME OF THE EVENT EVOLVED INTO WHAT IS NOW THE SMOOTH CRUISE. DURING THAT TIME ENGEL AND HIS COMPANY LIVE AT NITE WERE WORKING WITH MOST OF THE NYC STATIONS AND EXPANDING THE LIVE MUSIC SPECTRUM TO INCLUDE THE ROCK BOAT WITH WNEW, COUNTRY CRUISIN WITH COUNTRY 103FM. THE FOLK BOAT, AND EVEN THE JOKE BOAT. THE EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF LIVE SOUND MAKES A LIVE AT NITE PRODUCTION SOMETHING MORE THAN JUST AMPS AND SPEAKERS. EQUIPMENT IS CONSTANTLY MAINTAINED, OUR ENGINEERS ARE TOP NOTCH. WE ARE NON UNION, AND OUR PRICES ARE MORE THAN COMPETITIVE. LIVE AT NITE IS BASED, AND CONCENTRATES IN THE N.J. AREA. WITH AFFILIATES IN NY AND CONN. WE ARE AVAILABLE FOR ANY EVENT WHERE SOUND REINFORCEMENT IS REQUIRED. 

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