Acclaimed veteran rock musician Richie Onori unleashes his new band, Richie Onori’s Blues Messenger, in a headlining show at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, Friday, July 25. 9 p.m. Tickets $6.25 (advance), $11.50 (at the door). Info: (626) 447-9349 or visit http://www.arcadiabluesclub.com/.
Onori, who also drums for legacy muti-platinum act, Sweet, steps out from behind his drum kit and takes front-and-center on guitar and lead vocals for Richie Onori’s Blues Messenger, a band ten years in the making. The group includes guitarist Phil Woodard (Sahara); bassist Marvin Sperling (who previously played with Onori and famed keyboardist Keith Emerson in the group Aliens); keyboardist Stevie Stewart (who also plays in Sweet); drummer Paul Maselli (Dread Zeppelin); and backing vocalist, Aina O’Kane. The live show includes a preview of Richies’ Rock-Theater project In The Name Of Freedom, also the title of his recently-released album.
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