Monday, June 17, 2024

Dizzyfish Rocks with "The Best of the 70s"

Dizzyfish - photo by John V

Dizzyfish, a fabulous band led by guitarist/vocalist Eric Herbst, is a longtime fixture on the Connecticut music scene. This terrific group keeps the spirit of rock and roll alive with their show "The Best of the 70s," which is touring the area this summer. The band took the stage at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford this past Saturday, and wowed the crowd with superb performances of memorable tunes such as "The Weight" by The Band, "Lady Madonna," by The Beatles and "Desperado" by The Eagles. This wasn't just a concert, it was a rock and roll party where the audience sang along and danced to every song, including classic hits such as Cat Steven's "Wild World," Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" and Jim Croce's "Bad Bad Leroy Brown."

Dizzyfish - Photo by John V

Herbst is the energetic ringleader of this incredible group, and the entire band clearly enjoys performing these songs. Their enthusiasm for the music shines through in every performance. Angela Clemmons and Sharon Jerry-Collins wowed the crowd with their passionate backing vocals, while The Uptown Horns amped up the soul on tunes like Bruce Springsteen's "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out" and Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind." The talented ensemble also includes the top notch work of Tim Lane on keyboards, John Zanella on bass, Tommy Nagy on drums, and Jon Saxon's incredible saxophone. One of the high points of the night was an extraordinary take on Led Zeppelin's "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You," featuring a towering solo from Saxon. That was just one highlight in a night filled with amazing music, including an outstanding version of Jimi Hendrix's iconic "Little Wing," and a lovely rendition of Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight," which Herbst dedicated to his wife.

Dizzyfish - Photo by John V

Jeff Pitchell and his band performed a high-energy set of blues originals and covers to kick off the night, including a blistering run-through of Stevie Ray Vaughn's "Cold Shot." Pitchell later returned to the stage to join Dizzyfish for an epic version of Lynyrd Skynrd's "Free Bird," which closed out the night. If you're a classic rock fan, and enjoy seeing your favorite songs performed with true heart, real soul and high energy rock and roll power, then check out Dizzyfish and "The Best of the 70s." You can find out more about the band and this phenomenal show by following this link:

Eric Herbst & The Uptown Horns - photo by John V


1 comment:

  1. I was at the show, and this was a Wonderful review!