Rockin' Docs for Diabetes Cure

Rockin' Docs for Diabetes Cure

Rockin' Docs for Diabetes Cure, the annual benefit concert/fundraising event to benefit JDRF, will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA and is open to fans of all ages. JDRF is the world's leading funder of research to help find a cure for and reduce complications associated with type 1 diabetes (T1D). This year's emcee is Dan Reed, the on-air host of the XPN Afternoon Show. Four outstanding bands have volunteered to perform, each containing doctors from the Philadelphia are, who pledged their time for this worthy cause:

Sounds of Society - Phil Saglembeni, a lifetime fan of the band “Chicago”, re-created the Sounds Of Society, a Chicago Tribute Band in 2010. Back in 1978, Phil was a member of a group of musicians in his hometown of Willingboro, NJ. This group of the top talented musicians in each of their musical categories from the Willingboro Jazz band had put together a sound that was a replica of the group, Chicago. The band was together for a brief 6 months and disbanded as members of the group went on to college. At that time, Phil had a vision to some day bring back that style and type band, this vision became a reality in January 2010. As the first meeting commenced at Phil's home in Hamilton, NJ, the members present were realizing that they were going to be part of something big. They started rehearsals in mid-summer 2010 and after only three rehearsals performed their first live show for a video demo shoot in August 2010. The response to that show was amazing as the crowd gave a standing ovation. They knew that they were on to something very special and continued to work to become the best they could be. The band has grown by leaps and strides and is currently referred to as the Premier Chicago Tribute band in the Delaware Valley area. Some are saying that they are the best on the East Coast and we tend to agree. They are committed and excited to bring you the best sounds possible and make you feel like they've taken you back to yesteryear. For the love of the band "Chicago", they bring you "The Sounds Of Society" a Tribute to the music of Chicago!!

Runnin’ Late - Runnin' Late is a Delaware based classic rock band with influences from both jazz and blues. Around the core of bass, drums, and guitar, we feature keyboards and saxophone, enabling us to cover territory often untouched by traditional guitar-based rock bands. We mix covers with originals - with a debut CD released in 2014. Runnin' Late was a finalist in the 2014 WMGK Rock MD competition held at the Keswick Theatre. If you're into groups like Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Chicago, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bruce Springsteen, Supertramp, Joe Cocker, Dave Matthews, and more, come check us out. You won't be disappointed!

The band consists of:
Dr. George Zlupko (lead vocals) - Christiana Care Health Systems
Elliott Lord (electric guitar)
Steve Breske (drums)
Mark Samworth (bass)
Kevin Brace (saxophone)
Scott Leonhard (keyboards)

Shadow Merchant - Based in the Philadelphia area and formed in 2007,Shadow Merchant is a hard rocking, talented, original progressive rock band drawing from influences including Rush, Kansas, Yes and Dream Theater. Shadow Merchant performed at the Keswick Theatre in 2012 and 2013 as a finalist band in the WMGK Rock MD competition both years. The band made its Rockin’ Docs debut at the 2013 event at World Café Live. Shadow Merchant's debut album, The Tunnel was released in May 2014 and is currently available on iTunes and Amazon. Shadow Merchant was founded when two local radiologists, Sean Reiter, MD (guitar) and Paul McGinnis, MD (drums) realized their common musical interests and complementary skills one day at work. Howard Whitman was soon recruited to join the group for lead vocals and bass, later followed by Don Henney, brought in to man the keyboards. Yvonne Blackwell joined the band in 2014.

The band consists of:
Dr. Sean Reiter (Guitar/Vocals) - Section Head of MRI for Diagnostic Imaging, Inc.
Dr. Paul McGinnis (Drums) - Diagnostic Imaging, Inc
Howard Whitman (Bass/Guitar/Lead Vocals)
Don Henney (Keyboards/Vocals)
Yvonne Blackwell (Vocals)
Guest Appearances by:
Dr. Ken Einhorn (Drums) - Pinnacle ENT Associates, Abington Memorial Hospital
Dr. Lisa Davis (Flute) - Eye Associates of Elkins Park
Jeannette Talese (Violin)
John Mahony (Violin)
Kevin Riley (Violin)
Maura Dwyer (Cello)

Rightback - From 1981 through 2001 the members of Rightback performed Motown, R&B, classic rock and jazz for dancing fans at clubs and parties throughout the Philadelphia area. When their drummer, Jeremy Jaffe, MD began to establish his anesthesia and pain management practice at Abington Memorial Hospital, the band (previously called the “Rightboys”) expected they’d be “right back”. Fifteen years later, after stints with Lisa Loeb, The Soul Survivors, Rollin’ & Tumblin’ and EG Kight, the band has gotten Rightback to performing the “dance all night music” that made them a mainstay on the Philly music scene for 20 years. The band consists of:

Dr. Jeremy Jaffe (Drums/Vocals) - United Anesthesia Services, Abington; Southeastern Pennsylvania Pain Management
Dr. Barry Wasserman (Guitar/Vocals) - Pediatric Ophthalmologist, LASIK Surgeon
Paula Breslin Perry, RN (Percussion)
C. J. Clark (Bass/Vocals)
Jim Farrington (Guitar/Vocals)
Tim Hooper (Keyboards/Vocals)
Mike Rainsford (Saxophone)
David Kershner (Trumpet)

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$27.00 - $30.00 + Processing Fees


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