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Two Bronx residents are ready to perform at a famous venue for a great cause.

On Tuesday, June 23, Pelham Bay residents Anthony Liccese and Bill Maher will be performing classic rock to help needy children.

The performance, which will take place at the Cutting Room’s new location of 44 E. 32nd Street, is an event presented by A Leg To Stand On, an organization that helps kids around the world who are in need of prosthetics.

All proceeds from this performance will go towards the earthquake victims of Nepal.

Liccese, who has been involved in music recording, writing and producing since the late 1980s, said that he learned a lot from his late friend and music partner John Christopher, also a Pelham Bay resident.

Together, Liccese and Christopher recorded more than 20 songs in the span of a decade.

Shortly after Christopher passed away at age 70 in 2013, Anthony joined the choir at Our Lady of Assumption Church and recorded a song in John’s honor.

He also has his own music production business, The HarmonyGuy Company.

Liccese also said that Maher, also known as Bongo Billy, commands the stage with an electrifying presence as he delivers percussive textures.

Both Liccese and Maher will be performing on stage with the rock band The Cause.

Other performing bands include Titan Durty and Warriors from Mars.

“After attending these events for quite a number of years as a guest, I was thrilled when they asked me to play drums and sing for these events,” said Liccese, who feels great that he found a way that he can positively contribute to such a negative situation.

“I have been performing in and around NYC my entire life and to perform at an event like this is simply amazing,” he said.

“Every strike of the drum and every sung note feels like it is doing some good for the world and that, truly, is the musical higher ground that I have been seeking for a long time.”

Cutting Room’s doors open at 6 p.m. Anthony and Bill will perform with The Cause at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can also be purchased at A Leg To Stand On’s website, altso.org

Reach Reporter Steven Goodstein at (718) 742–3384. E-mail him at sgoodstein@cnglocal.com.
Updated 11:57 am, August 4, 2016
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