Wednesday, August 10, 2016

PalletPalooza Day - Live Music Vinyl Tap

PalletPalooza Day is this Saturday! We have a fun event and awards presentation afternoon planned! Rain or shine - it doesn't matter because we will be indoors!

While you look around at the amazing pallet creations entered into the competition, enjoy some food, craft booths and activities for young and old, you can listen some live music by Vinyl Tap.
Vinyl Tap
How about a little preview?
In early 1994, a group of individuals loosely referred to as “gentlemen” congregated in the basement of a home in the People’s Republic of Portage and began playing what was supposed to be Rock n Roll music. It seemed like every other song was from the Rolling Stones because the lead singer at the time couldn’t sing anything else. The founder, Al, called the group “Al’s Basement Band”. Al was the drummer. Al kept getting promoted at Kellogg’s, leaving the country and coming back and each time he came back, Al’s Basement Band was re-created with essentially the same cast of characters.

In 2000, another group of individuals never referred to as “gentlemen” congregated in a Richland garage and formed “Boy’s Night Out”. After stealing the singer from another band, they played regularly at Bayview Gardens in that first decade until the customer base who liked them went to sleep at 10 p.m.

In the meantime, members of both bands got together periodically and when Al relocated to North Carolina, formed Vinyl Tap. The players are the best from both bands and consist of:

Bob Bauman – lead singer

Jeff Brown – Drums and backup vocals

John Brown – Rhythm guitar/bass and backup vocals

John Dillworth – Keyboards and backup vocals

Brian Maturi – Lead guitar

Tim Morrison – Sound and whatever else he decides to do

Our focus is on 60’s and 70’s rock n roll songs and a number of songs that other cover bands just don’t play. You’ll recognize the song if you’re of a certain generation and even if you’re not, you’ve heard them and sang along with them!
Vote today for your favorite pallet creations! Go to VOTE NOW!