Cruise-In entertainment this year includes (clockwise from upper left) Six Gun Romeo

CRUISE-IN: Music a natural add on to car show

Where there’s vintage vehicles and car shows, there’s music.

Cars have had radios almost since they were invented, testament to the close connection between car culture and music.

So the volunteer board that oversees the Langley Good Times Cruise-In makes sure there’s an array of bands.

They are spread out on stages around downtown.

Return gig

Hometown band Six Gun Romeo performed at the Arts Alive Festival in downtown Langley City and brings to Cruise-In music that ranges from high energy rockabilly to catchy rhythm and blues to honky tonk country. Their performing on stage at Fraser Highway and 203rd Street.

“This is our second year playing at the Langley Cruise-In and we feel absolutely grateful to have the opportunity to play at it again,” said musician Mike Moy. “Last year we had a total blast and it was the highlight of our year.”

There’s an intimate connection between car culture and music. That’s helped along when musicians are also fans of horsepower.

“All of our members are car buffs, and whether cruising in your car or listening to our music at a car show, we believe that it fits perfectly with the culture and lifestyle,” Moy said.

He hopes the public will get out and enjoy Cruise-In.

The band’s shows are 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. when Six Gun Romeo will offer its traditional roots of rock and roll style music.

See if the band doesn’t live up to its slogan: “We bust ours to make you wanna shake yours.”

Neil over the years

The tribute band Live Rust is Roger Potter as frontman, Joe Backus on drums and vocals, John Haynes on bass and vocals and guitarist Philip Derksen who also helps on vocals.

They perform around the province and Pacific Northwest in a tribute to Neil Young, and with Young’s four decade-long career, they have a diverse repertoire. For Cruise-In, check them out at the Cascades Casino parking lot.

Their performances are slated for 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.

Smooth as chrome

The Downtown Langley Business Association is sponsoring the entertainment in Douglas Park and picked a smooth jazz group after hearing high praise for the Urban Tribe Trio.

The trio is headed by Heidi McCurdy, a longtime performer and music educator. The music at Cruise-In will be McCurdy’s jazzy pop originals as well as smooth soul and dance/funk pieces.

The band starts at 10 a.m. with shows at noon and 2 p.m.

The King

Elvis loved his cars so it’s a natural to have one of the best tribute performers around come to Cruise-In.

Steve Elliot performs at Elvis Elite, and since 2012 has been the proud owner of an Elvis Presley owned Cadillac Deville which he takes to car shows and performances.

Shows are 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. and take place at 56th Avenue and Fraser Highway.

 

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