Thirteen Yards to Victory (13 YTV) is Anthony DiPerri (20, Vocals, Keys), Vinny Prezioso (20, Guitar, Vocals), Thomas Iannello (21, Guitar, Vocals), Ryan Passariello (18, Drums) and Dave Rossi (22, Bass) of Saugus, Mass., and was formed in late 2005....
Thirteen Yards to Victory (13 YTV) is Anthony DiPerri (20, Vocals, Keys), Vinny Prezioso (20, Guitar, Vocals), Thomas Iannello (21, Guitar, Vocals), Ryan Passariello (18, Drums) and Dave Rossi (22, Bass) of Saugus, Mass., and was formed in late 2005. During its brief time on the music scene, the band has performed during the Boston date of the internationally acclaimed Vans Warped Tour in 2007, has covered 29 states via three independent national tours and has recorded under the auspices of acclaimed drummer Kenny Aronoff (Melissa Etheridge, John Fogerty and Smashing Pumpkins).
Most recently, 13 YTV approached music industry powerhouse Ken Lewis (Usher, Kanye West, Fall Out Boy, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z) to produce and mix their latest EP, American Dreamers. Once the major-label, multi-Platinum producer, multiple-Grammy Award winning mix engineer and musician heard the initial tracks and the intent of the EP, he immediately signed on to the project. “I first heard the demos that would become the American Dreamers EP and was blown away by the range of talent in this band. Within one band, it’s rare to find two exceptional singers as well as a musical and songwriting force that I am personally envious of,” said Lewis. “If I had this much realized talent at 20 years old, I'd be famous right now. Hopefully I can play a role in making Thirteen Yards to Victory a household name as well as an instantly recognizable sound escaping from your radio speakers. They've got all the raw talent and passion for music, and every time I push them in the studio, they rise above the occasion and deliver.”
13 YTV band members Vinny Prezioso and Dave Rossi are currently in pre-production for a new, internet-based, interactive talk show to be aired on the CBS Digital Radio Network, AOL Radio and Yahoo Radio.
Through the massive popularity of its MySpace Music page, 13 YTV has amassed over one hundred thousand fans spanning the globe. The phenomenal Internet buzz created has caught the interest of indie and major labels alike.
Boston Post-Gazette, September 11, 2009 by Boston Post-Gazette “Boston-based rockers, Thirteen Yards To Victory (13 YTV), ranging in age from 18-22
years old, announced the many diverse partners supporting their massive community service project and campaign designed to raise revenue for economically crippled arts and music programs in public and private schools nationwide via their American Dreamers EP and I’m an American Dreamer campaign...
Diaz drops by for a workout by The Boston Globe Actress Cameron Diaz, in town shooting a movie with Tom Cruise, dropped by Exhale Spa on Arlington Street to sweat it out in the core fusion sport class. . . . Rumor was rocking for the CD release party of Andover’s own Boys Like Girls. David Ortiz dropped by after the Sox game, as did the Thirteen Yards to Victory, the local lads whose new EP also dropped this week.
Students to help launch Dreamer project – Daily Ga by The Daily Gazette AMSTERDAM
Students to help launch Dreamer project
School chosen to test tour format
BY JESSICA HARDING
Amsterdam High school students will get a break in their school day Wednesday to see a performance by a Boston-based band.
Thirteen Yards to Victory is planning to travel the country in 2010 promoting their I’m an American Dreamer project, which is raising money for art and music education programs....
We Hear: Keith Dorrington, Ron Borges... by The Boston Herald And that local boy bander Thirteen Yards to Victory frontman Anthony DiPerri is dating Dean College student Alexa Flutie, the daughter of pigskin prince Doug Flutie . Alert the Tweeps!
Sound advice: Rockers take to the stage at AHS, wi by The Recorder Jessica Maher Reporter Photo caption: Thirteen Yards to Victory, including singer Anthony DiPerri and Dave Rossi, right, on bass, took to the stage of the Bert DeRose Theater at Amsterdam High School on Wednesday to bring their message of community service. The performances at Amsterdam High School that kicked off a tour for Boston-based band Thirteen Yards to Victory on Wednesday were not exactly...
The Daily Item – Saugus-based Band Dedicates Its P by The Daily Item By Chris Stevens / The Daily Item
SAUGUS – A Saugus-based rock band has decided to use what it does best – music – to generate some much needed revenue for schools across the country.
Each a product of the public school system, the five members of Thirteen Yards to Victory (13 YTV) are aware that students and teachers returning to classrooms over the next couple of weeks will be greeted by layoffs, increased class sizes and the loss of programs such as music and art classes. But the band hopes to change some of that with the release of its latest CD, a little luck and a chance to become a true “American Dreamer.”...
Thirteen Yards to Victory rocks Amsterdam High by Capital News 9 AMSTERDAM, N.Y. -- They're barely out of high school themselves.
But this up and coming rock band certainly has what it takes to make it big. Thirteen Yards to Victory kicked off their American Dreamers tour at Amsterdam High School. The band is criss-crossing the nation -- not only to spread they're music but to give back to the community...
Thirteen Yards to Victory approaching the goal lin by The Boston Globe Most young bands would be satsified to sell a few CDs. Not so Thirteen Yards to Victory, the North Shore pop-rock combo whose inaugural EP comes out Tuesday. (The band, managed by Fred Balboni, is hosting a CD release party tomorrow night at the Hard Rock Cafe.) The collection, called "American Dreamers," is being distributed by TuneCore, and 100% of the profits from the digital download will benefit art and music education programs around the US. The idea, says bassist Dave Rossi, was inspired by the calls to service of President Obama and Ted Kennedy. "It's a hard economy," says Rossi, a graduate of Saugus High. "Music and the arts are usually the first to go when school budgets get cut." The band helped in the studio by producer Ken Lewis, an industry heavyweight whose clients have included Kanye West, Usher, and Mariah Carey. Relative to some of the big-name stars with whom he's worked, Lewis said 13YTV was a pleasure to deal with. "I don't think 'easy to work with' would be correct," said Lewis. "They just worked really hard and did everything I asked of them." Lewis, who likens the band to Blink-182 and Taking Back Sunday, said his work is done. "I'm just the guy that makes sure it sounds good," said Lewis. "It's up to them to get out there play and promote it.
Visiting Band Sponsors Toy Jam Saturday – Daily Ga by The Daily Gazette By Jessica Harding
AMSTERDAM – The Boston-based band Thirteen Yards to Victory is expected to host a toy drive this weekend at the Riverfront Center.
Toy Jam II will kick off in Amsterdam Saturday as the band’s way of thanking the community for allowing them to test their 2010 tour on Amsterdam High School students.
Thirteen Yards to Victory played two shows at Amsterdam High School in October to test their I’m An American Dreamer project, which is a cross country tour that raises money and awareness about music and art education programs in schools.
“The people were so good to us. They were helpful and responsive and gave us great feedback on our social media sites,” band manager Fred Balboni said. “It really helps in putting a show together especially one that you are going to put on the road.”
Now the band wants to give back to the community.
Toy Jam II will essentially be a concert at the Riverfront Center Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring at minimum a $5, unwrapped, new toy, which will be distributed locally to families in need by the Friends of the Sanford Stud Farm.
Given the response after the Amsterdam High School shows, Balboni said they are expecting a large crowd.
The band is expected to be available after the show to hang out with fans, sign autographs and take pictures.
Band member Vinny Prezioso, 20, said he is excited to come back to Amsterdam.
“We were just there a few months ago and it’s going to be cool to come back and do something positive,” he said. “We can’t wait to see everyone this weekend.”
The show is sponsored locally by the Rotary Club of Amsterdam, Catholic Charities and America’s Best Value Inn along with WCSS 1490AM, which will broadcasting the live concert.
Thirteen Yards To Victory on WTKK 96.9 FM by WTKK Anthony DiPerri and Vinny Prezioso talking about the upcoming American Dreamers EP Release show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston on September 13, 2008 and what the American Dreamers Project is all about.
Toy Drive Doesn’t Fall Flat – Recorder – 12.06.09 by The Recorder Mark Robarge
Recorder News Staff
The holiday season is about giving for Kathy Bates.
The Amsterdam woman said she spends the weeks leading up to Christmas looking for ways to help a variety of groups try to make the holiday brighter for needy families. It’s an effort that hits very close to home, she explained.
“People were there to help us when we needed it, so it’s important for us to give back,” she explained. “Every week, we have a new place to donate to.”
On Saturday, Bates and her daughter, Arielle, were among about 75 people who came to the Riverfront Center for Toy Jam II. The event is the brainchild of the Boston-based band 13 Yards to Victory, which performed in October at Amsterdam High School.
The five-man band, whose members range in age from 18 to 22, hosted Toy Jam I last year in its hometown and decided to take it on the road this year. Amsterdam is the first stop on a whirlwind tour that will also hit venues in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
“It’s kids helping kids, that’s what it’s all about,” said guitar player Vinny Prezioso.
The band played a stripped-down, 45-minute set for people who donated a new, unwrapped toy with a minimum value of $5. All the toys collected Saturday will be donated to the Sanford Stud Farm, which will also be accepting donations for its annual toy drive during a holiday celebration at the farm from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 12, 13, 19 and 20.
Patrick Boles, the farm’s caretaker, said all the toys collected are then distributed to needy families in Montgomery County through the county’s Department of Social Services.