Just in case you’ve not been here before I’ll give you a little back story. Each week we feature an artist, band, venue, event or generally other cool and interesting item each and every Sunday, in what we like to call our Sunday Spotlight. When we feature a musician or a band, they become a part of our project, of our One Unified family. They become an addition to our weekly entertainment calendar. Basically, they get lots of groovy One Unified love.
Last week, we decided to forgo our usual spotlight and instead conduct a poll to see if any of our readers had suggestions for upcoming Spotlights. We’re still conducting the poll and collecting results. If you’d like to take it, you can do so here.
Meanwhile, we were able to talk to another local band, AM Radio, who was originally slated as last week’s featured artist. Sure we could’ve waited another week or two to share but when we’ve got music on our minds, well, we have a hard time containing it. So, this Wednesday, we’re shining the spotlight on…
Who are the members of AM Radio?
The members of AM Radio are:
Kevin Burk, Vocals & Percussion
Su Teears, Vocals
Jimmy Cavanaugh, Drums
Steve Sauer, Keyboard
Bernie Carville, Bass
Joe Triglia, Guitar & Vocal
With Guest Guitarist: Danny Eyer
How did you guys (and girl) meet?
We all came together through music, playing in various versions of bands. Kevin & Su wanted to do a project that would include both of them, so that they could spend more time together doing what they love.
That is similar to how this project got its start!
Obviously the band’s name comes from the genre of music you guys play. So I have to ask the obvious question, why AM Radio music?
“We were on a road trip one day to New England and just listening to the all those songs from the late ’60s and early ’70s (which is what we grew up listening to) that are two and a half minutes long that everybody likes. Sometimes you’re ashamed to admit you like them, but you do. We cover all that stuff, from the Carpenters to Deep Purple and everything in between. It’s a great project that we’re really proud of and the band has been really well received.”
What were your musical influences growing up?
We’ve been influenced by every genre of music. From great horn bands like Chicago, to singer song writers such as Harry Nilsson and every band in between. We’re all big fans of The Beatles, of course!
What can people expect if they come out to see one of your shows?
We all dress in attire fitting the era of music we cover. It’s like a costume party every time we play. Even the audience will dress up in their Hippie garb or best Mod outfit. Our repertoire spans the musical generations from a time when radio was king, sending you on a musical sojourn with one great song after another. Selections include remarkable renditions of “Spirit In The Sky,” “Right Place Wrong Time,” “To Sir With Love,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Brand New Key,” “Day After Day,” “California Dreamin’,” and “White Rabbit.”
If someone is reading this and can’t wait to come out and see you, where can they do that?
AM Radio plays the first Tuesday of every month from 6-10
(May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6)
and every 3rd Sunday, even months through the year from 6-10
(April 17, June 19, August 21, October 16, December 18) at
The Bridgeport Ribhouse
1049 Ford St, Bridgeport, PA 19405
1049 Ford St, Bridgeport, PA 19405
You can follow on Facebook a check out the webpage for additional bookings and upcoming gigs.