Tribute artists bring back old-time rock
Peace Arch News – Sept 3, 2014
What better way to offer a farewell salute to summer 2014 than with an old-school, multiple-bill rock n’ roll show?
That’s what host Michael Roberds and three noted tribute artists are asking with their upcoming show, Summer Night of Rock & Roll, which threatens to shake, rattle and rock South Surrey’s Royal Canadian Legion Crescent Branch 240 (2643 128 St.) to its foundations, come Saturday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.
The evening, co-organized with Surrey’s Gordon Rebel (saluting Roy Orbison) and Eli ‘Tigerman’ Williams (channelling ’68-Vegas-era Elvis), and Burnaby’s Aaron Wong (evoking young Elvis), will bring back the distinctive sounds and performance styles of two of the most legendary and enduring hit-makers of the last 60 years.
Tying it all together in old-time MC style will be Roberds (well known for numerous appearances as actor, comedian and media host, including his long stint as Uncle Fester in The New Addams Family), with partial proceeds from the evening going to the Royal Canadian Theatre Company.
Putting together the show was pretty much a natural, Roberds said, explaining that he has known Rebel for some years, and that the latter was instrumental in bringing onboard Williams and Wong, with whom Rebel has worked frequently on the same bill over the last few years…. Read the article here…