Rock'n Blues Concert Series © 2013
Get your summer on with the Rock'n Blues Concert Series
June 10 with Player and your host, Diane & The Deductibles
PLAYER was formed in 1977 by UK native Peter Beckett who came to the U.S. after playing for years in The popular English band, Paladin. The band was born at a chance meeting between Peter and J.C. Crowley when they met at a classic Hollywood White Party and were the only two dressed in jeans and t-shirts. Ronn Moss joined next, bringing in his high school bandmate John Friesen. From there the band honed their style of soft pop rock, with mellow keyboards and layered harmonies.
To get noticed, they did it the rock 'n roll brick and mortar way – they played LA clubs and bars, went around to producers' offices to play live, lugging their own gear. The band's theory was that "a demo tape can be thrown on a shelf and forgotten, where as a live band wouldn't fit."
This focus served them well and before long they were signed by legend Robert Stigwood of RSO Records. Their first gig was opening for Gino Vanelli; next they went out with Boz Scaggs and it was during this tour that 'Baby Come Back' charted number one on Billboard and internationally for 35 weeks.
They continued to tour arenas in the classic Bill Graham-promoter style, with everyone from Eric Clapton on his Slow Hand Tour, to Heart, Little River Band and Kenny Loggins. Album three, ROOM WITH A VIEW yielded Top 40 hit "It's For You" on Neil Bogart's legendary Casablanca Records (KISS, Donna Summer, Village People, Cher,Parliament featuring George Clinton) They also worked on their own projects, each of them having successful careers in everything from film/TV scoring, producing, music software to soap opera stardom (Ronn Moss, Bold & The Beautiful)
1995 was the first time Peter and Ronn performed again as PLAYER, connecting originally to work on Ronn's solo record; instead they put out PLAYER'S fifth LP, LOST IN REALITY which earned them a nomination for Best Independent Album Production at the LA Music Awards. The chemistry remained and since then PLAYER continues to record and tour the US and internationally. We are stoked to share a stage with this historic, enduring band.
PLAYER LINEUP - 2017
Peter Beckett ( Guitar- Vocals),
Ronn Moss (Bass-Vocals)
Buster Akrey ( Keyboards-Vocals),
Rob Math (Guitar-Vocals)
Burleigh Drummond (Drums)
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Gold Seats $29 - Rows K-O
Platinum Seats $37 - Rows F-J
VIP Seats $75 - Rows B-E
(includes- Priority Seating, VIP Rockstar Lounge Access, soft beverages & hors d'oeuvres.)
After Party/Meet'n Greet included in the
price of your ticket.
Free parking - All Tickets at Will Call day
of the event
Doors open at 5:45pm
Show starts at 7:00pm
Meet'n Greet at 10:15pm