Step right up, ladies, gentlemen and prog-rock fans…
For the last time anywhere, the classic line-up of the veteran Syracuse progressive-rock kingpins 805 – the ’82 RCA Records quartet consisting of guitarist-vocalist Dave Porter, bassist Greg “Creamo” Liss, keyboardist Ed Vivenzio and drummer Frank Briggs – will perform a set as part of their induction into the Syracuse Area Music Association Hall of Fame.
As Dave Porter observed, “It’s called the SAMMYS, like the Grammys but a bit smaller.”
Yes, I know it’s in Syracuse – the Salt City, not Nippertown – but 805 have always had many die-hard Capitol Region fans and will always be part of the history of Albany music.
The awards ceremony will be held at the Convention Center at the Oncenter in Syracuse at 7pm on Friday, November 11 (yes, that would be 11/11/11). Tix are on sale now for $15; seating is limited.
It is almost certainly the last time the band will perform together.
Story by Matt Mac Haffie