Concert: Lee Rocker
June 17, 2011
In 1979, Lee Rocker hit the rock ‘n roll scene as upright bass player for the Stray Cats. Lively and entertaining, the group would go on to enjoy success with multiple hits at the height of the music video era, earning 23 gold and platinum records worldwide. Rocker has gone on to attain solo successes, producing recordings independently, while continuing to tour periodically with the other members of the Stray Cats. Thought to be the “greatest upright bassist in rock ‘n roll,” Rocker gives an incredibly entertaining live show, fusing rockabilly with blues and mainstream rock tunes. One can expect to hear such Stray Cats hits as “Stray Cat Strut,” “Sexy and Seventeen” and “Rock This Town,” as well as his own spin on hits made famous by icons such as Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson.
Opening the Show - Elviss Simmons and the Memphis Strutters
An intriguing blend of Elvis Presley and Gene Simmons of KISS fame, this highly entertaining group puts on quite a show. Imagine KISS on Rockabilly, or Elvis tunes with a heavy metal flare. Backed by brass, bass and a female trio of backup singers, this will be one show that you’ll be talking about for a while!
About the Charity
Animal Friends of the Valleys (formerly known as L.E.A.F.) is the Valley’s primary animal shelter, serving Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake and Menifee. For years they operated out of a small, rudimentary facility, but now AFV is in a beautiful new state-of-the-art facility in Wildomar. The shelter relies heavily on monetary contributions to cover operating expenses, as well as donations of animal food, blankets, towels and other staples. The non-profit group “is dedicated to promoting humane care of animals through education and a humane, proactive animal services program. We are committed to preventing the suffering of animals and to ending pet overpopulation.”
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