The Villages - August 2008 - (Page 2)

Rocky Rollers by Theresa Campbell Photos by Marianne Lobaugh & the Rocky and the Rollers pack the house playing hit songs from the 1950s and ’60s — everything from love ballads to rock ’n’ roll — music Villagers and visitors idolized from yesteryear. Band leader, singer and drummer Gerry “Rocky” Seader and his band — Dave Parker, lead guitar and vocals; Al Layton, keyboard and vocals; Jimmy Miller, bass guitar and vocals; and Bruce Nardi, saxophone — have a repertoire of 250 songs and say there’s no better place to play than right here in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown. “We would rather play here than anywhere,” Rocky said. He wasn’t just being polite. Rocky means what he says. He also notes the band prefers playing in The Villages compared to gigs in Las Vegas, New York and in between. “We love playing here because the people are so nice,” he said. “The people make us feel like we live here, that we belong here, and they love our music. When we played here at New Year’s Eve two years ago, they estimated that there were 24,000 people at the square. That was really cool.” Rocky flashes a wide smile. “This is our home away from home.” AUGUST 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - August 2008

The Villages - August 2008
Villagers Love the Rollers
Teachers Share Gifts
Sports and Recreation
Night Out on The Links
Brain Exercises
Go & Do: Shopping & Dining Guide
Retail Briefs
Entertainment Briefs
Major Events
Dining Out

The Villages - August 2008