Tuesday, June 14 from 7-9 p.m. is your chance to experience country and rock 'n' roll the way it used be with The Modern Eldorados at the Gulfside Pavilion for Bands on the Beach. Music fans will hear sounds from George Jones, Patsy Cline and Elvis, as the band channels the nostalgia of the 1950s.
The Modern Eldorados are true embodiment of the roots of American Music. Since their formation in 1996, they have toured extensively through the Southern and Mid-Western states. The Modern Eldorados authentically represent the history of the 1950's and 1960's Honky Tonk Music. Their stage shows have won them thousands of loyal fans not just in the U.S. but in Europe as well. Founded by Mobile based singer/songwriter Gretsch Lyles- the band has been described as "a cultural asset" and a "Mobile, Alabama Treasure". The Modern Eldorados are dedicated to the preservation and proliferation of Rockabilly and Traditional Country music. Country Standard Magazine has described them as "a force to be reckoned with" within the Americana Music scene. The band is currently in the studio recording a new album of original songs written by Lyles and songwriting partner, Chris Reid. The Modern Eldorados performed their first European tour in July of 2011 and are slated to return in January 2012.
Band members include:
Gretsch Lyles- singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist
Monte Tredway- lead guitarist/harmony vocal
Brad Bittinger- bass guitar/harmony vocal
James Marshall- backing guitar
Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to the pavilion area. No pets are allowed and glass is prohibited. Concerts are provided and organized by the Santa Rosa Island Authority.
For more information call the SRIA at (850) 932-2257.