|Energy Rush thought 'Synergy Rush' might be too hip!|
Mallet Keyboard Specialist
Pierre Schaeffer -Inventor of: Musique Concrete
Edgard Varese -
Energy Rush, a classic example of good drumming in the 80's by Vince Schaefer.
ER under the management of Contemporary Artists, was
high energy dance, playing music from the Billboard Hot-100 list, as well
as originals. Working six nights a week at some of the hottest clubs, ER
considered to be the most versatile band on tour in Southern Florida and
‘the Keys’ at the time, were held over for thirteen weeks at the Pier
House in Key West to guarantee availability and participation in the week
Fantasy-Fest celebration. Though the group lasted only a
year, because of other commitments, they built a repertoire of over 400 tunes including 20 regularly played
originals. Vince Schaefer is pictured playing bass, though actually the drummer!
Dennis Star was musical director, vocals and bass player, Rob Tuner on guitar and vocals, Cindy Cali singing, Jay Harris on keyboard and vocals, and Victor London sang and drummed (Casio CZ-1 sampling drum machine) and mixed sound. Everyone sang lead on something, and new tunes were cranked out constantly. We could play just about any tune requested, and we specialized in making people dance and drink. Parliament, Prince, the Time, Jesse Johnson, Janet or Michael Jackson, Levert, Sheila E., and Sly and the Family Stone, as well as the Billboard magazine Hot-100 list made up the repertoire of this high energy group. Becky Lewis was one of our best friends from Key West, and was gracious enough to let us stay at her home during hurricane: Floyd!
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