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Music Sessions at RoCA: Finn and the Sharks
June 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$20
Join Rockland Center for the Arts for a concert with the high energy of Finn and the Sharks on Saturday, June 18 at 7:30pm.
Originally based out of Nyack, Finn & The Sharks held court at The Office on Main Street where their regularly sold out shows were a weekend ritual for area rockers. Playing up and down the East coast, they were a constant presence in the NYC underground scene at CBGB’s, The Peppermint Lounge, The Lonestar Cafe, The Bottom Line and Max’s Kansas City. As one of the first bands in the Punk/New Wave era to launch into the Rockabilly revival, Finn and the Sharks distinguished themselves from their peers in the way they broadened their approach to include strong original songwriting with influences ranging from early Rock’n’Roll to Blues, Soul, Country, New Orleans style R’n’B, Doo Wop and Swing.
The band and each of the band members have played, recorded and written with numerous luminaries of America’s musical culture including B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Carl Perkins, The Belmonts, Luther Allison, Wayne Kramer, Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn, Bob Dylan, Vassar Clements, Pete Seeger, Lenny Kaye, Ben E. King, Chuck Berry and many more too numerous to mention.
The band members are: James “the Finn” Finnen (lead vocals, standup bass, guitar and baritone sax), Billy Roues (lead guitar, mandolin and vocals), Steven “Muddy” Roues (stand up bass, acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals), Ed “The Hammerhead” Steinberg (drums and vocals), and Kenny Margolis (piano, organ, accordion and vocals).
With 3 recent albums of both new and previously unreleased material recorded in their early years, the reunited Finn and the Sharks have returned to the stage with a vengeance. Their live shows are legendary for being high energy, heart pumping and roof shaking affairs leaving audiences breathless yet begging for more. They still rock as hard today, not to be missed!
Tickets: $20 ($25 at the door)
Masks & Proof of Vaccination required
Rockland Center for the Arts is located at 27 S Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994.
Sponsors and supporters of Music Sessions @ RoCA include: M&T Bank, Rockland Tourism, Kantrowitz, Goldhamer and Graifman, P.C., and Rockland Music.
RoCA gratefully acknowledges support for its programs from The Rea Charitable Trust, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation, M&T Bank, The M&T Charitable Foundation, Rockland Community College: the Culinary Arts Center, The Dorothy Gillespie Foundation, Peter & Rebecca Lang, Walter Cain & Paulo Ribeiro, Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman P.C., The Pearl Family Foundation, Luxury Kitchen and Bath, Golden Artist Colors, Inc., QuietEvents, the Estate of Joan Konner, Lighting Services Inc., Sarah and Stephen Thomas, the Mark and Jessie Milano Foundation, Zaklin Family Charitable Fund, The County of Rockland, Simona and Jerome Chazen, Art Services Group, RoCA members, donors and business members.
RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Funding is also made possible by the County of Rockland.