Sandpiper Productions East and Max 103.9 FM proudly present an incredible Double Bill with DR HOOK featuring RAY SAWYER teaming up with The Stampeders at CASINO NEW BRUNSWICK, Saturday, May 25th, 2013. Kicking off the show is Parallels, a Toronto-based synth-pop trio.
Ray Sawyer, the spirited, eye patched lead singer of the group Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, whose soulful and sometimes comic vocals fronted the band’s breakthrough “Cover Of The Rolling Stone” to international superstar status in the early 70’s and 80’s, has been touring the United States, Canada and countries overseas since the break-up of the band in 1984.
Dr. Hook hits include “On The Cover of the Rolling Stone, Sylvia’s Mother, Only Sixteen, Sharing the Night Together, When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman, I Got Stoned and I Missed It, Walk Right In, Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk and Freakin’ at the Freakers Ball!”
Accumulating 60 Gold & Platinum Records worldwide with Dr. Hook, Ray travels the globe with his band. Ray has also had the honor of being inducted into the “Alabama Music Hall Of Fame” in April 2005.www.raysawyer.com
Multiple Juno award winners and Canadian Rock Legends The STAMPEDERS, best known for their 1971 Billboard chart topper, “Sweet City Woman,” went on to have 10, top-ten hits in Canada and 4 in the U.S. Other hits included Carry Me, Devil You, Wild Eyes, Oh My Lady, Minstrel Gypsy, Ramona, New Orleans, Then Came The White Man, Playing In The Band, Keep Me Running Wild and Hit The Road Jack featuring Wolfman Jack. The original Stampeders - Rich Dodson, Kim Berly and Ronnie King – were recently honoured with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) at a gala held at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto. www.stampeders.net
Parallels combine the intense balladry of Kate Bush with the sweetness of Madonna’s true-blue era. Hot off the heals of a 36 date U.S. Tour, they have shared the stage with such giants like Florence + the Machine, the Juan MacLean, Sebastian Tellier, and fellow Canadian comrades Broken Social Scene. Parallels have been likened to the classic pop sentiments of Giorgio Moroder, New Order and Depeche Mode. www.parallels.fm