Kiwanis Gazebo Concerts at the Mill Pond 2013
The Sound Alternative Band with pre-show performance by Rick and John
July 21, 2013, starting at 7:00 PM (pre-show at 6:30 PM)
The Brighton Mill Pond Gazebo (map)
The Sound Alternative
Born and bred in Detroit’s Musical Heritage of Motown, R&B, and funk, “The Sound Alternative” is an 8-piece horn group that plays the best dance music from the 1940’s through the present. Because of our wide range of musical styles and genres, we will keep your dance floor full with people of all ages.
Our members all sing. This plethora of talent lends a rich diversity of music and a polished, well rehearsed sound. The Sound Alternative is a self-contained group, providing the best in music, sound, lighting and atmosphere for your event. With the aid of our state of the art sound and lighting systems we create an entertainment phenomenon that you and your friends will remember forever.
This isn’t just any band. Our members have performed with Ambrosia, Danny and the Juniors, The Drifters, Fleetwood Mac, Leslie Gore, The Spinners, The Temptations, and the Tokens just to name a few.
Rick and John
In late 2009, Rick & John brought together their musical abilities recreating their favorite sounds of classic rock, pop, and folk. Soon after, they began writing original music that helped in defining their style. They released their debut CD “Bleeding Heart” in 2011 with a wonderful blend of songs from folk to rock. The duo is known area wide for their rich harmonies and ear pleasing appeal. Their expressive sound has thrilled generations of music lovers and keeps them coming back for more.Rick Thompson (acoustic guitar and vocals) demonstrates strong vocal ability, originating from singing blues and rock in his earlier Detroit area band years.
John Bonham (acoustic & electric guitars, and vocals) has many music influences including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton as well as many other guitarists from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The more recent influences come from many artists using the acoustic guitar as accompaniment.
You can hear a sample of their sound at Reverb Nation (http://www.reverbnation.com/rickjohn)
Find the full Mill Pond summer concert schedule is here