Mellow Acoustic Guitars

Welcome to Half Brothers, home of the Jersey Shores' longest running acoustic guitar duo.  For 48 years, Stan & Heshy have been performing throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Combining strong harmonies, crisp guitar work, and easy going manner and style, Half Brothers' popularity continues to go on.

Half Bros specialize in providing quality listening in restaurants and pubs

Half Bros also specialize in performing at wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, and any type of private affair

Half Bros will learn any type of  music/artist that is requested for your affair.


Happy holidays and a joyous New Year everyone!!

Heshy & Stan will see you sometime 

in the summer of 2022...

Artist's covered by the Duo

Basically Classic Rock :


Dan Fogelberg



Jimmy Buffett

Dave Matthews
The Who

Tom Petty

John Denver
Zack Brown


Goo Goo Dolls

Foo Fighters

Bruce Springsteen

Simon & Garfunkle

Blue Oyster Cult

James Taylor

Marshall Tucker

Kenny Chesney

John Mayer

U 2

Pink Floyd

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Van Morrison

The Doors

Eric Clapton

Jack Johnson

David Bowie

Otis Reading

Blind Faith

Grand Funk RR

The Animals

Dion & the Belmonts
Pearl Jam

and many, many more too numerous to mention...

Stan & Heshy

Stan Koba lives with his family on the Jersey shore.  He's been singing and playing guitar since the fifth grade and  moved to New Jersey in 1973 from New England.  He met Heshy at Freehold High School where they both were teachers, started playing music together for fun and at the suggestion of fellow teachers, decided to give playing in local bars a shot.  The rest is history.

Heshy Moses lives with his family also on the Jersey Shore. Originally from Asbury Park, he began singing and playing guitar after he saw the Rolling Stones play Asbury's Convention Hall in 1965. He met Stan at Freehold High School where he taught Psychology and coached varsity girls & boys soccer.  Their love for the music of the 60's & 70's spurred their relationship and it continues to this day and beyond.

The following is a list of venues that halfbrothers have played since 1974 - 2019 and beyond... many of these 

are no longer around and the list may not be complete...

The Happy Pickle, Red Bank

The Ark, Pt. Pleasant Beach

Bum Rogers, Berkeley  Twp.

The Ground  Round, Eatontown & Toms River

Lilly Langtry's, Sayerville

The Lavallette Hotel, Lavallette

The Crabs Claw Inn, Lavallette

The Red Ranch, Brielle

Harpoon Willys, Brielle
The Owl Tree, Harvey Cedars

B. F Packees, Woodbridge

Court Jester, Hightstown, Aberdeen, Freehold

Jenkinson's, Pt. Pleasant Beach

The Yankee Clipper, Sea Girt

The Brielle Yacht Club

Moore's Inn Freehold

Klee's Bar, Seaside Heights

The Draughting Table, Bradley Beach

Magoo's Matawan

Val's Tavern, Rumson

Briody's, Rumson
Off the Hook, Highlands

The Red Lion, Brick

The Varsity Club, Fairhaven

The Plaza Grill, Brick

The Bluffs, Bay Head

Water's Edge, Bayville

The Lighthouse, Waretown

Merry-go-Round, Lawrenceville

Rutgers University

Rider University

Ocean County College

Villanova University

Parker House, Sea Girt

My Fathers Place, Sea Bright

Donovan's Reef, Sea Bright

Rattlesnake Grille, Flemington

Martells, Pt Pleasant Beach

Cranberry Bog, Manahawkin
Fabians, Manahawkin
Chapter House, Howell

Cornerstone Café, Freehold

Good Time Charleys, Kingston

The Porch, Spring Lake Heights
Woodys, Farmingdale

The Boat House, Belmar

Belmar Fishing Club

City Streets, East Windsor

Redheads, Middletown

Dutchman's Brauhaus, Cedar Bonnet Isle
Buckalew's, Beach Haven

Huddy's, Colts Neck

Southwinds Grille, Forked River

Pilot House, Brick

Mantoloking Road Pub, Brick

Pats Tavern, Belmar

Finnegans, Lakewood

Clarksburg Inn, Millstone

The Sand Bar, Brielle

Matisse, Belmar

Connolly Station, Belmar

Forked River House, Forked River

The River Rock, Brick

Shark Fin Inn, Forked River

Applebee's, Manahawkin & Wall

Surf City Hotel, Surf City

Nauvoo Grille Club, Fairhaven

River House, Brielle

Artisans, Toms River

Waypoint 622, Brielle

Laurita Winery, New Egypt

The Cabin, Howell

Jersey Freeze, Freehold

The Lake House Inn, Perkasie, Penna.

B2 Bistro, Pt. Pleasant Beach


"Thanks very much for being such an important and special part of our wedding. We are so happy to be a part of the pieces in your "shoebox"...you guys were the best!"

Jeanne & Kyle  June 1, 2019

"Stan, we want to thank you & Heshy for playing at our wedding. The "Half Bros" were a perfect match for our cocktail hour...not too soft, not too loud, music we all knew, and NO chicken dance!  Also, we wanted to thank you for learning and playing "our song" during the ceremony."

Lorraine & Shawn September 1, 2019



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Email @ starmill1@yahoo.com