The Eddie Bruce Experience
The Eddie Bruce Experience is a Philadelphia Institution. Performing for thousands of wonderful parties and galas for over 35 years this wonderful ensemble has pleased audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Over this time period, Eddie Bruce and his Experience have performed at almost every major Gala in the area including The World Premiere opening of the Kimmel Center, the renowned Academy Ball as well as the Rittenhouse Ball on the Square. This versatile ensemble is able to move from musical genre to genre with ease from the society two-beat to the most contemporary Top 40 with great authenticity. A concert artist as well, Eddie made his debut with the Philly Pops this past October.
Eddie Bruce is a natural performer – he always has been! A passionate fan of jazz standards, especially the music of Tony Bennett, it’s no surprise that he has become one of the nation’s foremost interpreters of Bennett’s music. His shows include songs written by such legendary composers and lyricists as Sammy Cahn and Johnny Mercer and in addition to the music sung by Bennett, he sings the music made popular by Anthony Newley, Sammy Davis, Jr, Frank Sinatra and many others. What makes Eddie’s performances stand out is his engaging style. Ask Michael Feinstein who said after a recent Feinstein’s performance in New York, “Eddie Bruce has a wonderful voice. And, his stage presence, tone and breath control are just as good.”
Singing and performing all his life, Eddie began in the media as a child-star in Philadelphia, going on to become one of the region’s most popular bandleaders and masters of ceremonies. Never one to shy away from the media, Eddie was a radio talk- show host for many years on WWDB-FM and the original host of “Dancin’ on Air,” a popular TV show in the 80’s. He was seen repeatedly this past year hosting the reunion shows of “Dancin’ on Air” on Channel 17, WPHL-TV.
A man with a strong commitment to supporting the community, Eddie was proud to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Variety – the Children’s Charity for his extraordinary work with children who have disabilities. For four years he produced, hosted and performed in The Kids with Heart Talent Show, making the kids the real stars of the event. In 2012, he produced and starred in another fundraising event – A Tribute to Tony Bennett in Words & Music, a Literary Music Event with Bennett biographer David Evanier and WRTI’s jazz icon Bob Perkins. Benefitting the Center for Literacy, it took place at Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre and surpassed all their fundraising goals. Other charities he has volunteered to support are The Eagles Fly For Leukemia, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Golden Slipper, The Breast Health Institute and The Chef Aid Gala for Manna among many others.