Pulaski, NY, May 15, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- For co-founder Jock Bartley, Firefall has not only represented an opportunity to make quality music over the course of more than 40 years, but also represents a personal, heartfelt commitment to maintaining the tradition and craftsmanship of a contemporary musical genre that he and his peers helped create and shape. For the past twenty years, Jock Bartley (Lead Guitar/Vocals) along with band members Steven Weinmeister (vocals, guitar), Sandy Ficca (drums), Bil Hopkins (vocals, bass) and Chris Ball (sax, flute and keyboards), have committed to this shared passion carrying Firefall through three decades of distinctive music.
In 1973, when Florida-born Rick Roberts and his new Colorado based band needed a name, an image that had long stuck in his mind - a woodpile stacked at the edge of a high cliff in Yosemite National Park, then set ablaze and pushed off the cliff as nature lovers from all over watched in awe - provided the necessary inspiration and the group was christened Firefall.
From 1976 through the early 1980s, the Boulder, Colorado-based rock band saturated the national radio waves and toured the world over, selling millions of records and earning two platinum and three gold albums for their efforts. They shared stages with chart leading bands of the day - Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, The Band, Lynard Skynard, Marshall Tucker Band, Chicago, The Beach Boys, Loggins & Messina, America, Bob Seger, Heart and many many others. The band dazzled audiences with their exuberant and rocking performances - this was no ‘light rock’ band.
Firefall is a group of exceptional musicians and singers, with a repertoire of radio recognizable songs few bands can match. Their many hits - “You Are The Woman,” “Just Remember I Love You,” “Strange Way,” “Cinderella,” “Mexico,” “Livin Aint Livin,” “So Long,” “Goodbye, I Love You,” “Sweet and Sour” and others - are faithfully recreated with a freshness rare in live performances of such classics.
Firefall is one of the few surviving bands of their genre, remaining true to its founding vision and roots despite personnel changes over its more than forty-year history. The band transcends and embraces many industry labels - rock, soft rock, country rock, easy listening, unplugged, Americana and contemporary country.
See Firefall live Saturday June 7th at the newly renovated historical Kallet Theater in Pulaski, NY. Tickets are available at KalletTheater.com or by calling (315)298-0007
4842 N Jefferson Street
Pulaski, NY 13142
(315)298-0007 - KalletTheater.com