“Jake and the Mountain Men” win first place at the 2018 Battle of the Firehouse Bands

The 2018 Battle of the Firehouse Bands was held last weekend as a fundraiser to kick off the 4th annual New York City Memorial Stair Climb event which will be held on July 1, 2018 at WTC3. Nine bands with FDNY members competed for a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize and to help raise awareness for the Ray Pfeifer Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting sick World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers.

Each band had a 10-minute spot to perform. Jake and the Mountain Men drew the opening spot and played a medley of their songs.

After their win, Jake and the Mountain Men performed 5 encores – Steely Dan’s “Peg”, Tommy Tutone’s “867-5309/Jenny”, Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl”, “Laid” by James, and  “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears For Fears.

The band unanimously agreed to donate their winnings back to the Ray Pfeifer Foundation.

The other competing bands were After Burn, the Archibald Gander Band, the Aged, Kevin’s Band, Metal Slug, the Russo Brothers, and the Slippery Chickens.

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