Saturday night at the Eagles club in Concord, NH was the site of a fundraising effort for the Diabetes foundation. There were plenty of raffle items donated by area businesses and club members. There were also auction and raffle items donated by the four bands performing Saturday night. The big ticket auction item for this event was a Gibson guitar.
The first band on tap was Diamond Edge who got the night off to a great start. Original music is the forte of this band. Members Tricia and Bruce Dovidio haven’t stopped being part of the local music industry in years and they not only bring music to you through the band, but have also kick started the careers of some younger members of the area music community. When they opened the show on Saturday night they showed why they’ve had such longevity on the music scene by producing great sounds. As people were still coming into the club, they were getting everyone charged up and into the dancing spirit with songs like “6 of me” and “Hopelessly Hot for You.” Another one that went over big was the track they closed out with, “The Beer Song,” which is an incredibly fun song.
The Blues Birds were next up with a brilliant set of Blues adding another dimension to the evening. By the time the band got to the closing song of their set, “Gloria,” they had most of the club singing along.
The Stuck in Time Band, hit the stage next. The Stuck in Time Band is a classic rock band playing music from the 60’s 70’s and 80’s based out of Derry, NH. Stuck in Time knocked out an eclectic mix of music that had everyone singing along and dancing.
During a break in the music some of the raffle items had the tickets picked out of the hat. This was an exciting part of the evening for the first round of raffle winners which included gift cards to ski areas, restaurants, and taverns.
Stuck in Time took the stage once again and before they closed out lead singer Bob Masiello put on the wireless mic and worked the room with a great rendition of the Cheap Trick classic “Surrender.” When Stuck in Time finished up, it was time to do some more raffles.
During this last break raffle items for the remaining items was done. Some of the items in the second round were handmade jewelry, clothing, and gift cards. The lucky winner of the 50/50 drawing was actually on of the band members that had played earlier. After the raffles and 50/50 it was time to get the last band of the night on stage- Dressed for the Occasion.
It was a quick start and stop for DFTO. As soon they kicked off their set, they were requested to break quickly so the announcement of the silent auction item, Gibson guitar, could be announced. With that presentation and announcement that the fundraiser brought in nearly $1,000 for the cause it was time for DFTO to kick it into high gear.
Dressed for the Occasion pumped out their classics which left you with a great feeling that there was plenty of good done at this event. Addison Chase, lead singer had the house lights turned all the way down and the crowd was going a wild, literally, for this impressive act with local roots. After a minor altercation on the dance floor the festivities continued and an epic evening of music, dancing, fun, and support of cause that affects so many across the US and the world finished up.
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