'56

BRET KAISER - VOCALS

TOM MEIN - GUITAR

JEFF GARTEN - DRUMS

AUSTIN CASE - UPRIGHT BASS


Then: ’56 …… 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 --- all in 1956.

Now: ’56 ….. four 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, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins and even Elvis were going to be playin’ this Saturday night downtown at the civic auditorium in your town?

’56 brings 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 “Fever” or “Love Me”, 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 Tom’s Gretsch Falcon on tunes like “Sleepwalk” and “Honey Don’t” are reminiscent of Carl Perkins/Brian Setzer/Duane Eddy while Austins’ wing-tipped acrobatics on the stand-up bass have to be seen to be believed! And with Jeff laying down the beat on the drums – wait ‘til you see both of them simultaneously duel it out on “Mystery Train” – unbelievable!

So, put your glad-rags on and grab your best gal or guy – ’56 is Rock & Roll that's here to stay and they’re gonna blow the roof off the joint!

 

 

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

'56 - The Ultimate Tributes

Mesa Amphitheater, 263 North Center Street , Mesa, AZ 85201

MESA AMPHITHEATRE

Presents Ultimate Tributes Mesa, Arizona

Due to unforeseen circumstances the ultimate tributes show has been moved to May 17th.

Tickets purchased for the March 8th date will be honored on the new date. Thank you for your understanding.

Sunday, May 17th 2020 at 12:30pm Doors open 11:00 AM

(480) 644-2560 mesaamp@mesaaz.gov

Jul17

'56 - Rockin Iron Oaks at Sun Lakes

Oakwood Country Club IronOaks, 24218 S. Oakwood Blvd, Sun Lakes, AZ

https://www.purplepass.com/#u41226/Ironoaks.html

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