Keith Marr happily jumped at the chance to be part of Langley Good Times Cruise-In when friend and fellow performer Steve Elliot approached him.
When the entertainers fell through that were supposed to perform at the bandshell in Douglas Park during Saturday's Cruise-In, director Lori Watts turned to Elliot for ideas.
Not only had Elliot been providing entertainment on the main stage for years, but he's also been an integral part of the stage and sound setup. He recommended these guys, and that was good enough for Watts.
Well, it's a dream gig, said Marr, who's lead guitarist and vocalist for The Lounge Hounds.
It's fair to say he has a fondness for "old cars, hot rods, and stuff," and has been to Cruise-In in past.
But being asked to perform there - alongside his band mates drummer Tyson Finley and bass player Evan Duncan - mimics his utopian world.
He currently has a project car, a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am he's restoring to resemble KITT, the car from the Knight Rider television series and movies.
While The Lounge Hounds have only been playing together for the past two years, Marr said they bring together a nostalgic rock 'n' roll sound (better known as rockabilly) that is earning them a distinct following - especially with people who share his affinity for anything 1950s and '60s.
While he's hoping to make music his full-time gig, he said he'll have to be content - at least for now - to perform two or three nights a week in between his "real" job of fire and flood restoration.
This introduction to the car show scene, however, could open up the door to a new series of venues for the band, he said. Time will tell.
The Lounge Hounds will be performing on the Douglas Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., amid the Cruise-In's Concours D'Elegance.