'On Call' on duty at Sounds of Summer Concert Series

By Corey AmEnde - Staff Writer
East Hartford - posted Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
Greg Zigmont, a former East Hartford police officer, is part of the music duo 'On Call.' Photos by Corey AmEnde.
Greg Zigmont, a former East Hartford police officer, is part of the music duo 'On Call.' Photos by Corey AmEnde.

Video might have killed the radio star, but the rain on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 1, wasn't enough to dampen the spirits of the musical duo 'On Call.' The group, comprised of Tony Piacenta and Greg Zigmont, moved their show indoors from the Alumni Town Green to the Cultural Center as part of the Sounds of Summer weekly concert series.

Piacenta, a current officer with the East Hartford Police Department, and his partner, Greg Zigmont, a former officer with the EHPD, entertained the crowd with a diverse catalogue of music ranging from the Beatles to Bob Dylan and Coldplay. “We have a very diverse sound that it can be somewhat acoustic rock, sometimes it can be pop, sometimes it can be really rock,” said Piacenta.

The soothing arrangements on their songs made for a very full sound for just a duo, especially considering the fact that they weren't using any backing tracks.

“People hear us and then they say, it's only you two guys,” remarked Zigmont.  “And they're really surprised at what kind of a big sound that we put out for two people.”

The duo has been playing together for the past 15 years. They formed after a chance meeting at a karaoke party that Piacenta and Zigmont attended.

For more information about the duo, check out www.oncallband.net. They are scheduled to play at the Bidwell Tavern in Coventry on Saturday, Aug. 10, starting at 8:30 p.m.

The 17th annual Sounds of Summer concert series continues on Thursday, Aug. 8, with a performance by country music group Silverado. The band will take the stage at Alumni Town Green at 6 p.m.

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