BRET KAISER - VOCALS
JIM MARSELLA - DRUMS
LOU SHRIRO - BASS
ERIC BENSON - KEYS
ARCHIE MAXWELL - GUITAR
Then: Bret Kaiser's "The 56tees" …… a year that featured Coup de Villes & drive-in movies, Ed Sullivan and Milton Berle in your living room every week, Mickey Mantle leading the Yankees to the pennant and Grace Kelly leaving Hollywood’s silver screen to become a Princess. Elvis had 4 Top Ten hits that year, alongside Dean Martin and The Platters, and he became a movie star and then The British Invasion of the 60's --- all in the 56tees.
Now: Bret Kaiser's Bret Kaiser's "The 56tees" ….. five amazing musicians, individually accomplished in other genres, come together to ask this question: What if all those legends from Sun Records and the Louisiana Hayride never went to Hollywood, never made TV shows and movies but, were still just playin’? What if Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Gene Vincent, The Beatles, The Stones, The Byrds, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly,The Monkees, Ricky Nelson and even Elvis were going to be playin’ this Saturday night downtown at the civic auditorium in your town?
Bret Kaiser's "The '56tees", bring back to life, one of the purest forms of American Roots music and lays it down with style. From blues-tinged, hip-shakin’ rockers like “Johnny B. Goode” and “Shake, Rattle & Roll” to the sultry, starlight ballads of “Love Me” or “Unchained Melody”, Bret’s silky-smooth, powerful vocals make every female swoon and the fellas want to run out and race with their buddies for pinks! The ethereal twang of a Fender Tele on tunes like, “Sleepwalk” and “Honey Don’t” are reminiscent of Carl Perkins and James Burton. The solid "Mad Lou's" steady playing on the Electric & Upright bass along with "Smiling Jim" laying down the beat on the skins while Eric fills out the powerhouse sound on the Keys – Just wait ‘til you see the boys rockin out to the fun filled tunes of yesteryears "the best of years" – unbelievable!
So, put your glad-rags on and grab your best gal or guy – Bret Kaiser's "The '56Tees" is Rock & Roll that's here to stay and they’re gonna blow the roof off the joint!