Rock & Roll Gala, Sarasota Yacht Club

Rock and Roll Gala

On Saturday, March 1, 2014, the Sarasota Yacht Club will be presenting the 2nd Annual Rock and Roll Gala.  Proceeds will benefit the SYC Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program for Marine Science, Marine Engineering or Seamanship.  Scheduled to appear at this year’s event are Dave “Bucket” Colwell, Larry Crane, Rick Derringer and the band Stormbringer.

The Foundation has no members, no paid staff and collects no dues or assessments. The Foundation is simply a group of interested and willing volunteers, mostly members of the Sarasota Yacht Club, who donate their time and energy to support this worthwhile mission.

In the first two years they raised over $150,000 for local charities by organizing events that are always – Open to the Public. Beginning in 2012 we changed focus to exclusively offering Scholarships for the Study of Marine Science at the Graduate and Post Graduate levels as well as Seamanship Studies. Additionally we offer Stipends providing opportunities for local youth to attend the SYC Summer Camps.  They have made new friends, helped many in need, and had fun along the way!

About The Artists Performing:

Dave "Bucket" ColwellDave “Bucket Colwell- Dave is a British Guitarist who played with Bad Company, as well as the group Samson, and  ASAP.  Other groups he played with are The Eastenders, Angel Street, and recorded with Humble Pie on “Back on Track” in 2001, touring with them until the band broke up in 2001.

Colwell starting recording his first solo album called “Guitars, Beers & Tears” in 2008.  When it was released in 2010, it met with some great acclaim and featured these associates of Dave’s- Steve Conte of the New York Dolls, Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden, Robert Hart of the James Gang, Edwin McCain, Bekka Bramlett, Danny Bowes of Thunder, and Spike from the Quireboys.

Colwell is credited with writing the song “Reach Out”, performed by Iron Maiden and used as a b-side on “The Wasted Years” single.  Colwell is also credited with seven of the ten tracks featured on Humble Pie’s “Back on Track” album released in 2002.

Larry CraneLarry CraneThe heartland of the U.S. gave birth to many talented writers and musicians, one of them being Larry Crane.  He is an American songwriter and musician and played alongside of John Mellencamp from 1976 to 1991 as a guitarist, and contributed the arrangements and production of the music that had become “heartland rock.”  He was Mellencamp’s guitarist and is known for his contribution to such singles as “Hurts so Good,”  “Pink Houses,” “Small Town,” “Cherry Bomb,” “R.O. C. K in the U;.S.A.,” and “Jackie Brown.”  

Crane was growing restless so he left to start a solo career. During his thirty-plus year career, he has also toured and recorded with several influential musicians, including John Prine, Steve Earle, Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash, Carl Perkins, James McMurtry, Mitch Ryder, Lou Reed, and John Fogerty.  He has also collaborated with legendary producer Bob Johnston.

Rick DerringerRick Derringer  Reaching fame in the 1960’s, Rick was a member of the McCoys band, who had a very popular single named “Hang on Sloopy” that rose to the #1 position on the Billboard charts.  Changing his style from blues to a kind of “Blues Rock”, Rick again came up with a number one single called “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo.”  He liked to team up with various artists and worked extensively with Steely Dan and the Winter Brothers, Johnny and Edgar.

Rick can be heard collaborating on the albums of many other musicians.  He opened for the Rolling Stones on their American Tour in 1966.  In the studio Rick collaborated on the instrumental single “Frankenstein” with the Winter Brothers; and recorded with Steely Dan playing the electric slide guitar on “Chain Lightening.”

Other artists who he influenced and with whom he recorded and appeared on tour are Led Zeppelin, Todd Rundgren, Joe Walsh, Alice Cooper and Phil Keaggy. Rick Derringer was touring with Ringo Starr’s 11th All-Starr Band in summer 2010 and 2011, a band that included old friend and partner, Edgar Winter. Rick’s current trio consists of longtime bassist-vocalist Charlie Torres and drummer-vocalist-global tour manager Kenn Moutenot of

Stormbringer–  One of the top rated bands in the state of Florida is Stormbringer, and they’ve enjoyed that title for twenty- two years.  Stormbringer has played corporate events, clubs, concerts and more, with their own style of concert rock and original tunes.  Stormbringer has four CD’s that were recorded since 1990 and has been involved in a slew of other recording projects, including two projects with the group Kansas.  Some prestigious guests on their albums include Gloria Estefan, Phil Keaggy, Irene Cara and Reginald Roundtree from Channel 10 news, and Robby Steinhardt.
For two years, Stormbringer was part of the Charlie Daniels Angels Benefit Concert Series in Clearwater, Fla.  The band performed on stage with Jon Anderson and Alan White of Yes, Mark Famer of Grand Funk Railroad, and the legendary blues artist Bonnie Bramlett.Stormbringer Band
Stormbringer did a drum clinic at Full Sail School of Recording Arts in Orlando as Alan White’s Band, playing Yes songs as well as songs from John Lennon and George Harrison.
Stormbringer and its members have opened for many well-known acts such as Yes, Grand Funk Railroad, Mister Mister, Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, .38 Special, Journey, and U-2.  

$175.00 All INCLUSIVE Dinner and Drinks.  Open to Everyone!  For Reservations call 941 365-4191

2 Great Auctions!……Signed Guitar by the Performers and Acton Quest Trip

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