BEST FRIENDS GIRL & PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM

08/08/21

Repeats: None

ESSA Bank & Trust Park
200 Palmer Street
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
(570) 420-2808
Region: Pocono Mountains
Hours of operation: Show: | 7pm // Doors: | 5pm
Admission fee: $12.50 to $20

Best Friend’s Girl recreates the timeless hits of The Cars spanning a 35-year career, with over 23 million albums sold and having more than 22 songs on the Billboard top 100. The Cars undoubtedly left their mark in popular culture with notable hits like “Best Friends Girl,” “Shake It Up,” “Magic,” “Let’s Go” and of course, “Moving in Stereo” which gained notoriety from its placement in the movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Best Friends Girl is comprised of lifelong, top-notch, professional musicians whose goal is to keep the music of The Cars alive with every performance! The Cars’ journey began with Ric Ocasek and Benjamin Orr collaborating on several projects in the early 70’s. Ric and Benjamin eventually completed the lineup with Greg Hawkes, Elliot Easton, and David Robinson in Boston in 1976. In the confusion left behind from the death of disco and the angst of punk, they forged a new direction bringing together the synthesizer sound with classic rock and roll roots. It created a unique sound for the time and icon John Lennon became a fan stating, “I think The Cars’ ‘Touch and Go’ is right out of the fifties ‘Oh, oh…‘ A lot of it is fifties stuff. But with eighties styling.” Philadelphia Freedom: A Tribute to Elton John is the ultimate and most realistic Elton John tribute currently touring. Doug Delescavage is Elton John as he was in his 20’s, full of joy and unlimited energy, commanding his top notch band through all the hits of Elton’s career. He owns the stage with his domineering fashion sense rivaling no one but Mr. Captain Fantastic himself. Frontman Delescavage (Elton) is joined onstage by Bernie (Dee) Gavlick and Justin (Nigel) Malinowski. Bernie nails Dee Murray’s stage presence, fashion and bass playing perfectly, providing the driving energy of Elton’s music. Justin is full of passion and resembles Nigel Olsson in both looks and playing, locking in the solid groove behind the show.

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