In the Pocket




David Uosikkinen, drummer from the Philadelphia based pop band, The Hooters, assembled this all-star line-up, resurrecting some of the forgotten classics of the past, while raising money for the Settlement Music School.  Fellow Hooters Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian, are joined by Tommy Conwell, Jeffrey Gaines, Cliff Hillis, Graham Alexander and others to jam on stage to the songs from such artists as the Dovells, Youth Camp and the Nazz.  These veteran musicians are giving their city’s music the respect that it rightfully deserves, while putting on an energized jam not to be missed. Visit In the Pocket online »


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  • Aedan Hurley

    Wow! This show was superb! Talk about high energy. These guys really rocked the house. Some of Philly’s best here all on one stage. Mega Kudos to Dave Uosikkinen for his noble efforts in putting In The Pocket together and to benefit the Settlement School. I think the On Canvas team totally nailed this show. The interviews were really excellent. Getting the inputs from so many of the artists (and Pierre Robert too) truly helped weave a diverse and colorful tapestry of Philly’s legendary rock and roll music scene. The positive inputs from the fans at the end was a nice touch and added even more validation to the whole production. Never a dull moment in the whole show. The only downer was Eric Bazilian’s awkward sax improv but he totally made up for it on guitar.
    WELL DONE!
    Aedan

  • http://whyy.org/oncanvas Lisa Gray

    Aedan, Thanks for your great comments about In The Pocket! Never has so many Philly legends been on the stage for such a good cause. They continue to release songs one at a time for download to help Settlement Music School. As far as Eric’s sax improv, it really validates the “keeping it loose” vibe that Rob and David spoke about. They just have a great time. It is very high energy, and how could it not be with some of the Hooters on stage? Thanks again for watching On Canvas. Lisa Gray/Associate Producer/On Canvas

  • Aedan Hurley

    Good point, Lisa. I would like to clarify that I mean no disrespect to Eric as he is an extremely talented musician. I agree that the “keeping it loose” mantra adds a great level of excitement as you never know what is going to happen and everyone is having fun, performers and audience.

  • http://whyy.org/oncanvas Lisa Gray

    Aedan, You are right, sometimes the best moments are derived out of spontaneity. Thanks again for your support of On Canvas. Lisa Gray/Associate Producer/On Canvas




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