The Lustre Kings

Elvis Birthday Bash

The Lustre Kings

David Loy & The Ramrods

Sunday Jan 6 2019

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Beachland Tavern

$10.00 - $12.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Our kitchen will be serving up an Elvis Bday Sandwich: Toasted Peanut Butter, Banana, Bacon, and Honey Sandwich w/ Fries

The King is gone but he’s not forgotten. Elvis Presley would have turned 84 in Jan 2019, but his music remains as timeless as ever. In tribute, The Elvis Birthday Bash Band is once again hitting the road for a string of performances designed to delight every Elvis fan, young and old alike. The all-star combo is anchored by Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings and rounded out by Ian Carlton , Mike Kelley, Mike “Chops” LaConte & Todd Bradley with additional special guests scheduled for select dates. The Lustre Kings are among the nation’s premiere roots rock acts, with fans from coast to coast & a schedule that takes them from coast to coast. Critically-hailed guitarist Deke Dickerson says “Like a fine wine, The Lustre Kings just get better with each passing year.”

The Lustre Kings
The Lustre Kings
The Lustre Kings boast a devoted international fanbase and continue to perform over 150 dates a year, including regular stops at nightspots, festivals and casinos like Tip Top Deluxe, Skinny Dennis and The Continental Club; Viva Las Vegas, Heritage Folk Festival and the Rockin 50s Fest; and the Potawamoti Hotel. Gamsjager, a Gretsch guitars endorsee who has taught for the National Guitar Workshop, has been a guest at prestigious venues ranging from Kennedy Center (Washington DC) to the Montreal Jazz Fest.

Beginning with 1995’s Mark Gamsjager Rocks & The Lustre Kings Roll, the band staked a claim to a modern take on the reverb-driven sounds of early rock, leaning also on touchstones of country, blues and R&B. Other artists, like the famed “Queen of Rock,” Wanda Jackson, hear the authenticity in The Lustre Kings. Perhaps that’s why she hired Gamsjager and the group as her backing unit for many tours. “I have worked with many bands around the world through the years,” Jackson says, “and none are better than Mark Gamsjager and The Lustre Kings. Their fine showmanship and musical ability make them the greatest in my book. They rock!!”
David Loy & The Ramrods
David Loy & The Ramrods
David Loy started his musical career in 1981, doing guest vocals with legendary Cleveland band, The Generators (inspiration for the Joan Jett/Michael J. Fox movie “Light of Day”). David’s first band, The Tomcats (1982), was primarily a rockabilly band performing both originals and covers. When the band’s guitarist left The Tomcats to pursue other opportunities, David took over at guitar and vocals, and the band’s name was changed to David Loy and The Ramrods. By the end of the ‘80’s, David’s song writing began to borrow from influences outside of rockabilly, including ‘60’s soul, R&B, and pop. To reflect these changes, the band’s name was changed to The David Loy Band in the early ‘90’s. During his career, David has toured regionally, as well as nationally, and opened for The Romantics, Joe “King” Carrasco, Blackfoot, Maggie’s Dream, Jason and the Scorchers, and Bill Kirchen. He has performed on local radio and television, and MTV’s “Amuck in America”. In addition to his own projects, David has played guitar on many of Alan Leatherwood’s recordings (Ohio Moon Records).
Getting back to his rockabilly and Americana roots, David brought back The Ramrods with his longtime bass player, Steve Bennett, and veteran Cleveland drummer JD Hades. David Loy and The Ramrods recently opened for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Wanda Jackson.
David Loy and The Ramrods can also be seen backing folk/rockabilly legend, Alan Leatherwood in his live performances. When not playing with The Ramrods, David can be seen backing Cleveland’s own Johnny Fay. David is currently in the studio, working on an album of new rockabilly material with the Ramrods, with an album of ‘60s inspired originals to follow. Regardless of the genre, David has received positive reviews throughout his career.
Venue Information:
Beachland Tavern
15711 Waterloo
Cleveland, OH, 44110