Billy Sullivan
Nov
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Billy Sullivan

Billy became a professional musician at the young age of 13 years old. He's been a veteran of the Cleveland and Buffalo night club scene since 1975. Over the years, you might remember seeing Billy playing in bands like "Duce", "The Paul Pope Band", "Club Wow", "Moonlight Drive", "Beau Coup", and the duo "Spina & Sullivan". In 1986 Billy not only had his own band, but started a long and sucessful working relationship with Gary Lewis & the Playboys. He's toured all over the world and shared the concert stage with the likes of Gary Lewis, Mark Lindsay, Mitch Ryder, Dickey Betts, Peter Frampton, Mark Farner, Ian Hunter, Eric Carmen, Sam Moore, Lou Christie, Lesley Gore, Billy J Kramer,Peter Noone, Joey Molland, Tommy Roe, Bryan Hyland, Jimmy Zero and the list goes on. He's appeared on national television shows such as TNN's "Nashville Now" to 11 appearances on the 'Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. Through out all those years, Billy has been on countless recordings and jingles {IX Indoor Amusement Park} being the most recorded guitarist in Cleveland's history! Billy being the “multi-instrumentalist" not only plays guitar and sings but also is an accomplished drummer and percussionist, bassist and plays alittle keyboards as well! His own releases included the 1986 single release "Never Again {Without You}" reaching #13 on the local charts and has recieved national airplay. His most recent CD release "All-American Popster" has sold copies as far away as Japan to Spain and France as well as the US. Billy had the distinct honor to be hand picked personally by Eric Carmen to participate in "An Evening with Eric Carmen" his first solo show in many years at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in March 2000 and the “Raspberries” Reunion Show in November 2004! After completing the 2005, 2007 Raspberries Reunion tours and also 23 years of touring with Gary Lewis & the Playboys as their drummer & guitarist, Billy continues to play dates with his single act at his hometown in Cleveland and soon to be new home base in Chicago, IL as well as performing and touring as a full time member of the Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone. 

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Ray Flanagan
Apr
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Ray Flanagan

In a climate of singers, songwriters, and guitar players, Ray Flanagan is an artist. Balancing a soul of thoughtfulness and gut intuition, he weaves together images of love, justice, and depth perception. Or the absence of these things. From valley lows to the top of the world, Flanagan's songs show a range and a commitment to the history of craft that is, daily, being muddled by illusionists and proprietors of strict aesthetics, void of weight and meaning. His music is reflective of his own observations off of the world, set in, around, or completely outside of his own life. A firm believer in the philosophy of his friend and teacher Roger Hoover's New Song Movement, Ray Flanagan is cause for a next, uncharted step ahead in the narrative of American music.

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