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The British invade again — as a retrospective — when Paisley Craze takes the stage. The five-piece cover band will throw the ultimate ‘60s party in concert at the Venice Community Center on November 4, 2017. Covering British and also American bands from the 1960s, Paisley Craze revives the decade’s worth of song as audiences relive the golden era of music. They perform everything from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Animals to the Beach Boys, the Monkees and the Young Rascals, as well as psychedelic rock of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane and Motown greats like Diana Ross and the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
Donna Lamoureaux fronts the band, performing lead vocals and flute. Since relocating to Sarasota, she has been contracted to sing Jazz at the Ritz Carlton, as well as with numerous music groups that focus on all eras of music. With an extraordinary vocal range, power and clarity, she is able to sing many different musical styles. Also on vocals and band leader, bassist Marty Bednar’s specialty is NOT specializing in any one style. Instead, he considers himself a player able to fill the bill in almost any bass playing scenario. Also from Sarasota, Bednar has played literally thousands of gigs from corporate events, county club and yacht club events to private parties, fairs, festivals and community events.
Dave Mankes plays multiple instruments — keyboards, guitar and vocals —and brings his own unique energy to the stage. Originally from New York, Mankes relocated to Florida in 1980. Since then he’s played in multiple groups and ben a sought-after side musician, due to his ability to blend in with any style of music. Keeping everyone in the groove, Rich McDonald plays the drums. He has been a mainstay in the Florida music scene, performing jazz, big band, rock and pop for a variety of concerts and corporate events.
Rounding out the group is Bob Deilman on guitar and vocals. Born in Cleveland, Dielman has been a full time professional guitarist since 1970. With a fiery approach to playing, he has played concerts across the country and around the globe, performing on USO tours. Dielman fits perfectly for Paisley Craze, with his love of ‘60s rock and blues infused chops, extending the band’s catalog to include songs by Cream, the Kinks and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Paisley Craze is performing at the Venice Community Center in Venice, Fla. on November 4, 2017. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.
General admission: $21, Reserved seats: $27