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A ’50s kind of new year with Rebel Angels at the Slice

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 The Slice rocked in the new year ’50s style, Dec. 31 with Rebel Angels. Frontman Ben Lamb was dressed to the nines in a tuxedo as the band played everyones’ ’50s favourites, which had most of the room shopping their ’50s moves.


Gary Drayton does his best Jerry Lee lewis impersonation with the Rebel Angels  for New Year's Eve at the Slice. Photo by Richard Amery

 I arrived at the tail end of  a set of ’50s style pop including “Unchained Melody,” before Gary Drayton to the helm to rock things up a notch on keyboards, channelling the spirit of Jerry Lee Lewis  on a rousing rendition of “Great Balls of Fire,” which ended their set as they took a brief break before the countdown.


Their set leading up to  the new Years’ countdown was solid gold ’50s rock, beginning with Real  Wild Child.”


 The band (Ben Lamb lead vocals ; Keith Lamb guitar/vocals ; Rod Cahoon/bass vocals ; Mitch Rasmussen drums  and Gary Drayton) followed it up with  Elvis Presley’s“Jailhouse Rock,” plus Little Richards‘ Tutti Fruiti.


 The Everly Brothers’ “Bird Dog” and Buddy Holly’s “Rock Around With Ollie Vee”  stood out before letting Drayton loose again on “Rock Around the Clock.”


 Bassist Rod Cahoon  crooned  some doo wop “ I Dream of You.” They stayed in the vein for “Last Kiss,” made famous again by Pearl Jam.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 January 2023 19:09 )  
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