December 26, 2020
By Rick Mellerup
The preferred band The Rave-Ons will the moment once again stop Surflight Theatre’s year when it performs two reveals on New Year’s Eve prior to a socially distanced and masked viewers.
The initially will start at 5 p.m. while the second will kick off at 8 p.m. Tickets for both present are $41.50. They may perhaps be bought on the internet at surflight.org or by telephone at 609-492-9477.
The Rave-Ons, previously acknowledged as Todd Meredith and the Rave-Ons, are getting to be Surflight’s edition of Man Lombardo and His Royal Canadians. Not that the two bands share nearly anything in frequent when it comes to musical design and style.
Lombardo and His Royal Canadians performed “sweet” huge-band music, certainly not swing, and have been regarded by lots of jazz artists and critics to be dull to the max. But the band experienced an viewers and bought scores of millions of albums.
The Rave-Ons, on the other hand, enjoy rock ’n’ roll and rockabilly. They’re most effective regarded for their Buddy Holly tribute exhibits, but they are not scared to combine it up. They’ll toss British Invasion hits into their act as nicely as early rock expectations by all types of artists.
So what do the Royal Canadians and the Rave-Ons have in widespread? New Year’s Eve.
Lombardo and his band turned a household name by undertaking New Year’s Eve specials on CBS from 1956 to the mid-1970s. The bandleader grew to become acknowledged as “Mr. New Year’s Eve.”
The Rave-Ons, on the other hand, are turning into a New Year’s Eve custom at Surflight. This will be their 3rd Dec. 31 appearance at the Seashore Haven theater. —R.M.