During the last weekend in October, Bucks County will be playing host to a large number of Pennsbury High School alumni attending a multi-year class reunion on the evening of Oct. 25. Earlier that same day, rock band the Sonic Falcons, made up primarily of Pennsbury class of 1969 graduates, will be making one of their occasional appearances at John and Peter’s in New Hope starting at 1 p.m.
The Sonic Falcons are “a loose confederation of classmates” who have been making music together in various combinations for close to 50 years, include New Hope church musician, choir director and teacher Rick Rosen, Langhorne recording studio owner Barbara Laino Carlin, attorney Bill Hunt and senior client services manager Rod Deck from the Boston area, business consultant Ralph Hershberger from Arizona, and music professor Chris Kelton from Maine. Additional musicians for the John and Peter’s performance include guitarist David Fox from South Jersey, and drummers Paul Prizer (Doylestown) and Pete Taft (Princeton area).
Sonic Falcons performances include music drawn from the 1960s, 1970s, and beyond, including many Beatles, Byrds, Rolling Stones, Motown, and classic rock n’ roll favorites. The band also features songs written by long-time Sonic Falcon leader Jamie Rounds, who recently passed away. “Jamie Sessions, Vol.1,” a CD written by Rounds and recorded by the Falcons earlier this year, will be available for sale at the performance.
“In some form or another, on the east coast or the west coast or somewhere in between, the Sonic Falcons have always managed to get ourselves together for another round when the opportunities have presented themselves”, said Rosen. “This year it seems entirely appropriate to put a serious old-school rock n’ roll blow-out into the mix as well.”
Bonus: no cover charge for this outstanding show.
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