North Tonawanda's Rockin' on the River presents
Klear, Wanted by the FBI
Ward Rd. at River Rd.
North Tonawanda, NY, 14120
Doors 4:00 PM / Show 5:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
The adjectives 'prolific' and 'eclectic' frequently pop up in Rik's profiles, after five decades in the biz. Following over a dozen platinum albums from his Triumph years, he produced 19 more as a non-platinum indie, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to folk to classical. International notoriety earned him entry into three Canadian Halls of Fame, a star on the Walk of Fame in his hometown of Mississauga, and he picked up a few 'Best Guitarist' awards in various style categories from different organizations along the way.
Author of a GUITAR PLAYER magazine column for over a dozen years, the resulting compilation instruction book, "For The Love of Guitar", recently landed at #4 in Shawn Persinger's review of "The 50 Greatest Guitar Books".
As a music educator, Mr. E. remains humbly proud of his long-standing inclusion on the heavily-respected Humber College faculty, where he's taught Songwriting, Music Business and Directed Studies. And he's also been Artistic Director of the Songstudio Songwriting Workshop every summer for the past 11 years.
Delivering what Vanity Fair declares to be "Blistering, bold, guitar driven rock", Klear burst onto the scene with their debut, 7500 Miles, which gave the band an unexpected hit with "All On Me". Soon after, songs like "Same Old Song", "Middle" and "Mr. Cracker" all found their way to radio. In addition, "Comeback" was used in FXs hit show, The Shield, "Mr.Cracker" was featured in The Ultimate Fighting Championship, "Beautiful End" was featured in the Miramax film, "The Station Agent", and the music video for "Down" received airplay on RAGE TV in Australia.
Then came reviews and features in Vanity Fair, Billboard Magazine and Hit Parader. These successes afforded Klear the opportunity to share the stage with acts such as Journey, Kid Rock, Staind, Chuck Berry, Govt Mule, Goo Goo Dolls and many, many more. The band soon signed with Good Charamel Records and released "Makin Noise", which included singles "Picture", "Makin Noise" and "Bridge Song".
That success continued into the members solo careers and included collaborations with Staind, Collective Soul & Kelly Clarkson, US headlining Tours and international AFE/USO tours supporting US Troops stationed abroad. In early 2011, singer/songwriter Fred Shafer reunited with guitarist Bruce Wojick, bassist Leo McDonald, drummer Denny Pelczynski and keyboardist Dan Delano to embark on the next chapter of their career, which includes NEW MUSIC!
Its sure to be...Loud and Klear!
Wanted by the FBI
Wanted by the FBI is a Rockin’ Blues band based in Lockport, New York. The three members of the current line-up have been playing together extensively for the past 25 years and were all members of the award winning (1988 Best Classic Rock
Band) Buffalo based band Kixx, which played throughout Western New York and Pennsylvania during the late 80's and early 90's.
From 1986 till 1992, Kixx gained popularity performing extensively until their drummer moved to Virginia to pursue a career in Engineering. Shortly after, the remaining members needed a break and the group disbanded. For several years ,
Phil and Brian experimented with various types of music and played in other bands until Phil established Wanted By The FBI in 2001. The band consisted of Phil and 3 new musicians and the band performed at small clubs and local events for several
years in the Buffalo area. The band underwent multiple personnel changes over the years until 2007 when founding members of Kixx , Phil, Brian and Joe reunited and
Wanted By The FBI was reborn as a trio. With two CDs released in 2007 and one DVD in 2008, their music is now played in 127 different countries. In 2008, their song, It Takes a War, off their CD by the same name, was #2 on Indie radio for the entire year. The band has recently performed at shows such as Evolution with The Outlaws, Molson Concert Series with Kenny Wayne Shepherd the Tralf Music Hall with blues legends Guitar Shorty and Walter Trout. The band is scheduled to open for Rik Emmett on July 30 and Savoy Brown on August 28. Additional information and the schedule can be found at www.fbibluesrock.com
Limited chair space available.
Special needs area available.
No Refunds or Exchanges.
Paid event parking available at the venue first come, first serve. Additional parking is available throughout the area.
No Tailgating, No Grilling, No outside alcoholic beverages allowed. Children 2 and under admitted free, children over 2 must have a ticket. All young children must have proper ear protection.
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