Rock ‘n’ roll comes to Cavendish

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Marco Polo Land presents The Gran­dad­dys of Rock ‘N’ Roll Vol. II on July 18, 8-10 p.m., in The Gal­ley Res­tau­rant

Ad­mis­sion is avail­able at Marco Polo land of­fice or at the door, sub­ject to avail­abil­ity.

Peo­ple are in­vited to en­joy an evening filled with mem­o­rable dance tunes and di­verse vo­cals and har­monies.

The band mem­bers have been play­ing rock ‘n’ roll for over 50 years on and off the Is­land in dif­fer­ent groups but re­cently formed their own group, The Gran­dad­dys of Rock and Roll.

The mu­si­cians are proud to say their ages range from 67 to 74 and that they are still in­volved in mu­sic that they love. Grooup mem­bers in­clude Jimi Platts, lead guitar and vo­cals, Heartz God­kin, bass and vo­cals, Niall MacKay (the P.E.I. grand­daddy of rock ‘n’ roll), drums and vo­cals, Doug MacEwen, key­board, and Gary Cud­more.

“I pro­ceeded to pull them to­gether for the mem­o­ries and love of mu­sic and it’s worked out just great,” says Platts, who played for Johnny Pay Check, Faron Young, Dave Dudely and Jeanne Shep­pard, to name a few.

“I once again as­sem­bled the mem­bers this spring to my stu­dio called Sleepy Hal­low Stu­dio, where we recorded and I pro­duced the sec­ond vol­ume of the Gran­dad­dys’ two CDs, Vol-1 and Vol-2.

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