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The Heavy Sixers | Leslie Rich & The Rocket Soul Choir (Rock n Roll) $8
Thursday, June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
In 2016, Steve Dupuis (guitar in The Rakes, The Blue Mollies, Trompe Le Monde, etc…) found himself writing a bunch of songs inspired in equal parts by the insane political environment, personal stories and just plain rock & roll, Steve was left with a whole lotta demos and in need of a band. Steve approached Mark Devaraj (High On Stress, The Red Flags, WRRC Mpls, etc…) to play drums, Emily Dupuis (The Blue Mollies, The Bottlehouse) to play keys and sing back up, Jon Sawyer (The Rakes, Rob Stealcheat, etc…) for bass and Grant Eull (Detroit, Manplanet, Frizzle Fry, etc…) to round up the lineup on guitar. After finding nobody who would be willing to sing, Dupuis decided reluctantly to just do it himself. Now, with a few months of practice and a few songs recorded as a band, TThe Heavy Sixers are ready to bring these songs to the people. Influences can be heard in varying degrees from some classic rock & roll sounds of the 60s and 70s to the college rock of the 80s and 90s.
The Heavy Sixers Official Soundcloud Page
Leslie Rich has been a principle songwriter, singer and guitarist for bands such as Emily Ryder, A Little Of The Ready and the Celtic folk band, Hounds of Finn. He has been the main driving force behind the The Rocket Soul Choir
since 1994. The Rocket Soul Choir have released two albums, Geeklove in 1999 and The Written Lie in 2002 on the Immortal Recordings (Ireland) label, and an EP, Kidder’s Son in 2016. Various recordings and tracks are available from Immortal Recordings (Ireland), Time To Be Proud Records, New Folk Records and Loud Folk Records
Pete Boulger joined in 2015 and has been a key component of the songwriting process ever since. He has been in a multitude of Twin Cities band such as, Church Of Cash, Sawbones, Dander and The Grande Machine. Along with the Rocket Soul Choir, he also performs with Rich Yarges & The Pop Mechanics and Jim Crego in The North Electric.
Atom Robinson took over bass duty in December 2018 and is a multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer who’s recorded, performed, and toured nationally and internationally with roots rock bands, a Prince tribute band, jazz ensembles, pop geniuses, liturgical music ensembles, and a rock and roll choir. As a bandleader, he fronts Doctor Lock, blanc blank, and The Atom Robinson Electric Freak Out Experience.
“A truly authentic and original voice that’s calling out to be heard above all the noise…”
– Simon Husbands KFAI
Leslie Rich & The Rocket Soul Choir Official Website
Make a reservation at AsterCafe.com to reserve your seat for the show.
$10 cover charge will be added to your tab.