In the coming weeks, we will also be announcing who will be joining the band for these shows. As you all know, we lost Kenny back in July of 2017. The last two summers have presented us all with a unique set of challenges. We have had to process not only the deep personal loss of a dear friend but also, the opportunity to play our music. Music that defined each of our lives and our paths. And as we have learned over the past year, music that has also had a deep impact on the lives of many of you as well.
Over the last 15 months, we have received so much positive support from everyone, offering their condolences, sharing their memories with us and sending along their best wishes. The vast majority of you have also expressed, along with your deep respect for Kenny, that you want to hear the songs again, to keep that legacy and those memories alive.
We agree with you… You have always been honest and loyal to this band and all its members.
Please understand that this transition will be as challenging for us as anyone. We hope that you will come out and share some memories with us and perhaps make some new ones to hold on to as well.
We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year, to share with you the music that defined our lives and celebrate the legacy that those songs created.
Our very best to each and every one of you.
Love and respect always,
Daryl, Spider & Jeff
NICK GILDER AND SWEENEY TODD
Sweeney Todd was Nick’s first group and earned their rock wings playing in every conceivable venue in the seventies, Nick and Jim were the founding members.
These days, Nick and the band are being seen at Festivals, Casino showrooms, etc. It’s the result of #1 songs says Nick in response, it still gets us all rocking!, classics like, Hot Child in the City and Roxy Roller these are multi-platinum and Juno winning songs, we also perform another song I wrote that also went to #1 The Warrior, Nick continues to recieve airplay awards for his songs. SHES A STAR IN HER OWN RIGHT reached the #4 spot. and more top 40 success with You Really Rock Me, The momentum created by the success of Roxy, continued with the top 10 hit HERE COMES THE NIGHT , the song RATED X did well for Gilder but it was Pat Benatar who got it climbing up the charts, as did the Mega #1 hit he wrote for Patti Smythe THE WARRIOR,
Songs like Footsteps are often featured in movies like, Youngblood the Rob Lowe movie, Barb wire with Pamela Anderson, Play to win, The Wraith, My science project, Hot child in the city, The Runaways, starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, Going the Distance starring Drew Barrymore, and hit TV shows like the recent Cover Me Canada , That 70’s show, Ed, Sex and the City, Nip Tuck, Regis and Kelly, The Today Show, Must See TV, many NEWS shows, David Letterman,Conan O’Brian many other daytime and late night talk shows etc.
Throughout his illustrious career, Nick Gilder has written and recorded many Top 20 hits internationally having recent success with a song he penned, WHEN THE LIGHTS GO DOWN, remixed by Armand Van Helden, who scored wtih Justin Timberlakes, Get Sexy Back, in Britain, Europe, and Australia.
The years have seen Nick work with some of the world’s most famous Producers including the Beatles George Martin and Mike Chapman, Pete Coleman of Blondie, Pat Benatar etc. fame. Writing hits for some of the business’ top performers, including Bette Midler, Patty Smyth & Scandal, Pat Benatar and Joe Cocker. The variety of artists who have covered his songs testify to his diverse influences, totalling over 20 million copies sold worldwide. Cds available itunes etc.
It’s a powerhouse performance, which includes past hits, great new material and some faves. Nick together with Dave Groves on Guitar, Mark Kenny on Bass, Frank Baker on Drums, and Michael Russell on keyboards, produce a live show that really rocks!, It’s a touring year again this year, with possible Australia dates as well as writing and recording for new CD projects.
Having toured with The Cars, Cheap Trick, Peter Gabriel, Foreigner, Styx, Journey, New York Dolls, The Babies, even hall of famers like Chuck Berry, to name a few.
Nick and the ‘Sweeneys’ have already had a busy tour schedule this year of Festivals etc. Nick and the Sweeneys are touring in 2012!
To purchase tickets go to www.ticketmaster.ca; or call 1-855-985-5000 or at River Cree Casino Box Office.