|LR: Craig Horder, John Halls, Dario Rossi, John Gilchrist, Trevor Parkinson.|
|LR: John Halls, Eddie Price, Dario Rossi, Trevor Parkinson, John Sampson.|
Veterans of the Newcastle music scene The Cruisers have a killer repertoire of rock 'n' roll hits.
With about 30 years experience in the music biz under their belts The Cruisers are led by Dario Rossi, formerly of 'Baron', whose 'sharp wit and innovative style' make him the perfect frontman.
Other members are
keyboard player Eddie Price, formerly of 'Michael
Scott Group' 'Maya'
Lake City' who has toured
When you're playing three or four sets a night at the local club, bands such as The Cruisers know you have to be versatile. That's how this five-piece band has remained successful.
According to guitarist Trevor Parkinson, most of the crowds stay on the dance floor regardless of age group.
'If you can keep the crowds on the dance floor, then the club is happy,' he said.
'funky' Halls: 'Apollo' 'Marshall
Brothers Band' 'Highway'
and 'Shotgun', on drums.
The band plays a mixture of the 70s, 80s and 90s, and even Top 40.
'If there's a room full of oldies, we'll play our 50s stuff, but when a younger crowd comes along later in the night, we can cater for them,' he said.
Some of their heavier stuff includes 'AC/DC', 'Led Zeppelin' and 'Santana', but they can go back to do songs by Elvis', 'Buddy Holly' and 'The Everly Brothers.
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Somewhere in there. Craig Horder left and
|LR: John Halls, Craig Horder, Dario Rossi, Eddie Price (back), Trevor Parkinson.|
Photographer John Chisholm