AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Show

Tony Starlight’s AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Show – Party Like a Soft Rock Star!

Tony Starlight makes an evening out of performing songs from the stalwarts of the AM dial in the 1970s. Artists like Elton John, Neil Diamond, Carol King, Jim Croce, Little River Band, Carly Simon, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon, Barry Manilow and Billy Joel. One hit wonders like “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”, “Dancin’ In The Moonlight”, “Welcome Back”, “Seasons In The Sun” and much, much more.

“We are always shocked at how the audience seems to know all the words to every song in our playlist. To hear the crowd sing “give me the beat boys and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your Rock n’ Roll and drift away” is magical. It’s like a big campfire sing-along, K-Tel style!” – Tony Starlight


Why Seventies soft rock?

“The radio was the soundtrack to the 1970s, the era in which I grew up. Not every radio had FM capabilities, especially in cars. The AM dial was played in stores and restaurants and in the Country Squire Station Wagon that I rode in sans seat belts. I absorbed these songs and they are a part of me. A few lines of “Rocket Man” and I’m taken back to a time of polyester, bell bottoms and Evel Kneivel.”

“We are always shocked at how the audience seems to know all the words to every song in our playlist. To hear the crowd sing “even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with you honey” or “give me the beat boys and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your Rock n’ Roll and drift away” is magical. It’s like a big campfire sing-along, K-Tel style!” -Tony Starlight

The musical director and keyboardist for this group is Bo Ayars, who spent 12 years as musical director for Liberace. He has also led bands for Elvis Pressley and Barbra Streisand, so you can see this show has a fine musical pedigree. The band consists of:

Bo Ayars – keyboard and director
Matt Tabor – piano
Dennis Caiazza – bass
Sam Foulger – drums
Barbara Ayars – backup vocals
Nick O’Donnell – electric guitar
Tony Starlight – lead vocals and acoustic guitar

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