805 Catches Reunion Fever One Last Time

September 27th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg

Step right up, ladies, gentlemen and prog-rock fans…

Post continues below...
Advertisement

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

3 thoughts on “805 Catches Reunion Fever One Last Time”

  1. michael eck says:

    Hey, that’s the same Gretsch Rick Springfield used to play!

  2. Matt Mac Haffie says:

    When not being a gear head Mike Eck enjoys the music of Yes!

  3. Tony Jones says:

    “– but 805 have always had many die-hard Capitol Region fans and will always be part of the history of Albany music.” Spot on, Nippertown!

    805 influenced countless Nippertown musicians during their tenure, present company included. Many local bands transparently emulated them while others did so in a more blatant fashion. Their creative reach was pervasive.

    Good guys (except for Creamo, of course) and a great band …gushing ending in 3-2-1 …

Comments are closed.