Harvey & Amy's Biography
Harvey and Amy have been performing in the New Jersey / Pennsylvania area together as a musical duo since 1998. Using the latest electronic equipment they offer listeners a full band sound to compliment their rich vocals. The live performance of acoustic guitars, mandolin, piano, and MalletKat (an electronic xylophone) is enhanced by sequenced drums, bass, keyboards, strings, brass and a variety of other sounds. Harvey and Amy perform a wide range of music from jazz standards to classic rock, and today's rock, pop and country.
Harvey Minchin received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Trenton State College in 1987. Harvey's major instrument was percussion, and he performed a Senior Honors Recital in the fall of 1986. In addition to percussion instruments, Harvey plays piano, guitar, sings lead and background vocals and writes songs. He also performs locally as a solo act and as a freelance musician with several club and wedding bands. He is also a freelance studio musician and teaches private lessons.
During his tenure at Trenton State College, Harvey performed with the Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Graduate Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Pep Band and many small ensembles. He also performed in the orchestra for several musicals staged by the Drama Department. Since college, he has performed in several Club/Wedding Bands, Community, Concert, Orchestras, Jazz Bands and orchestras for several musicals.
Formerly based in the New Brunswick area, Amy Berridge has performed with a number of Hub City bands and is the former lead vocalist for the now defunct all girl group, Malcontent. Amy has sung with community choruses and theater groups in Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties. After a brief hiatus from pursuing music, she has been actively performing in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area since 1996.
Amy is comfortable singing a wide variety of musical idioms from jazz standards to country music to contemporary pop favorites. Amy has recently learned to play the mandolin and guitar and they've been incorporated into many songs.
Harvey & Amy also lead several local bands - Klunker, Twin Rivers Ramblers and Live Sounds of "MAGIC". Click the band name for information about these great bands and the music they perform.
Some of the past performances of Harvey & Amy:
Most of the recent performances have been with their full bands - click the
band names above for information.
Labor Day Concert '98 & Summer Concert in the Park 1999, 2000 & 2001 at Walter's Park, Phillipsburg, NJ
Numerous banquets and parties at Flynn's on the Hill in Phillipsburg, NJ for a Warren County
Political Party and the Warren County Government Awards Dinners
The Back Stage Restaurant/Club, Washington, NJ
The Ship Inn, Milford, NJ
Cheers Lounge, Comfort Inn, Bethlehem, PA
Lisbon Capri at Mountain Lake, NJ
Tamiment Resort, Bushkill, PA
Riverdance Grill at Shawnee-on-the-Delaware, Shawnee, PA
RiverFest '96, '97 & '98 - for the Riverview Arts Center, Phillipsburg, NJ
Bank Street Annex, Banquet Hall, Easton, PA
Boscov's Department Store, Easton, PA
Earth Day, Warren County, Harmony, NJ - 2001
Bushkill Park, Easton, PA - Summer 2001
Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, Holiday Inn, Phillipsburg, NJ - 1999
Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gathering, Holiday Inn, Clinton, NJ - 1998 & 1999
Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, Phillipsburg Mall, Phillipsburg, NJ - 1999 & 2000
Musique & Art Nouveaux, Phillipsburg Mall, Phillipsburg, NJ - 2001
Warren County Shad Tournament and Outdoor Family Expo 1999 and 2000, Delaware, NJ
Warren County Farmers' Fair, 1999, Harmony, NJ (With their full bands numerous times since then.)
Warren County Tall Cedars Clam Bake, Belvidere, NJ
Saints Philip & James Carnival, 2000, 2001 Phillipsburg, NJ
United We Stand Benefit, Knowlton American Legion, Knowlton Twp., NJ
Benefit Concert for United Way's September 11th Fund - Kutztown, PA
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