Bistro 72 takes pride in the community of the East End. The culture creates an atmosphere like no other on Long Island. We invite those around us to come see live entertainment at Bistro 72, because there’s no better way to come together than listening to the expression of music with friends. Share a drink or meal with us and come see the amazing talent of Live Entertainment on the East End. Our performers tell the local story and represent our culture as well as enhance your visitor experience.
Danny Kean is an accomplished singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and actor. Blind from birth, Danny began playing piano at age 2. By 15 he was playing New York City clubs and appearing on recording sessions. In 2003, Danny appeared at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival. In 2005, he won the Apollo amateur night four times in a row. His songs have been covered by Rock and Soul legends Gary “U S” Bonds and Maxine Brown. His latest album simply entitled Danny Kean, released in 2011 has garnered him critical acclaim. In September 2013, Danny became the youngest member to be inducted into the New York Blues Hall Of Fame. In April 2016 Danny became the face of Tourism Quebec “Blind Love” campaign. His next release entitled “Here It Is” is slated for release this fall.
Truck Stop Gypsies are a seasoned, powerful and high-quality rockin’ Blues 4-piece band. Lead vocalist/percussionist Lauren Ware charms with her smooth Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi and Stevie Nicks blend. She takes command and is a show stopper. Husband Chuck Ware shares the spotlight with her on his guitar. He will take you around a switchback of adept playing from Django to Hendrix to Dylan, singing as well. They are joined by The East End Trio’s rhythm section: Doug Morrow on drums and Miranda Gatewood on bass who both put in years backing major players like Blues legend Sam Taylor.
Jeff LeBlanc graduated from Sacred Heart University, earned a history degree and imagined his destiny would likely be as a middle-school teacher. However, LeBlanc’s discovery of songwriting led him down a different path. Since releasing his first EP “Signals” in 2009, he has epitomized success as an independent artist – netting three top twenty albums on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart (2011’s Worth Holding On To, 2013’s My Own Way There and 2015’s Vision), scoring dozens of television placements, achieving both satellite and commercial radio play, selling-out headline shows and touring the country with a wide range of acts such as Gavin DeGraw, Tori Kelly, Chris Stapleton, Colbie Caillat, Brett Dennen, Jamie Cullum, Ingrid Michaelson, Parachute, Chris Isaak and many more.
His acoustic adaptations of covers range from Elvis and The Beatles up to and including top artists of today like The Black Eye Peas, Usher, Mumford & Sons, Adele, Jack Johnson and Eminem. Combined with his original works his creativity and talent always leaves the crowd entertained and often requesting something new enabling him to continuously build his repertoire.
Our performers come from far and wide. We feature Long Island natives as well as performers who come to enjoy the atmosphere of the East End. We have created a community of talent that features legends and rising stars. Our past performers have included Prentiss McNeal, formerly of The Drifters, American Idol finalist Leah Laurenti, Grammy winning artist Lauren Kinhan of New York Voices and Paul Simon’s bassist, Bhakiti Kumalo. Listen to the smooth sounds of blues, jazz, rock, mellow soul and more. It’s sure to please the eardrums. We also like to set up the perfect scene while listening to our live entertainment. Hang out by the bar or dining area while the sound of jazz plays in the background. Or during warm weather, relax by the pool or outdoor fireplace as the performer sets the mood for the perfect day or night. Each year we participate in the Long Island Winterfest, which features over 100 live performances over the East End. Winterfest was created in 2006 to liven the culture of the East End. Hotel Indigo and Bistro 72 participate each year and hold nightly shows. While you’re off at a winery or other venue during the day, we invite you to end your night by seeing one of Winterfest’s amazing performances. We have Live Entertainment on the East End every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Stay tuned for nightly performances on our website. We update it weekly!