Event

KPAA Presents “The Subcontinentals Reunion”
24
Apr
2015

KPAA Presents “The Subcontinentals Reunion”

  • Location:5014 7th Ave, Kenosha WI 53140
  • Venue:Fusion
  • Length:08:00 pm

Rescheduled Show!!!!

The Subcontinentals are John Sieger on guitar and vocals, Mike Sieger on bass and vocals, Kelli Gonzalez on Vocals and keyboards and John (Ravi) Carr on drums. They have been in great bands like Semi-Twang and The R&B Cadets (The Sieger Brothers), and  Blue In The Face (John Carr).  Kelli is currently out front with her band Kelli and the Soul Mates.They started playing together as members of Big Nick and the Cydecos and found that to be so much fun they created The Subs.

The band concentrates on songs written by John, with Kelli adding a couple gems of her own. They also perform classic soul, country and anything from brill Building pop Tex Mex burners. Dancing has never been seen as a great sin at any of their gigs and having fun is generally the rule of the day. They have a pretty good handle on ballads —Kelli’s version of Dylan’s Just Like A Woman is a good example and when it’s time to stretch out a little, John S. is usually up to the task.
Mike and Ravi are an especially tight rhythm section, Ravi is the son of an accomplished jazz drummer, Jack Carr and fills in on some of his gigs. Mike Sieger everybody’s favorite high harmony singer and has been found once or twice perched above the female lead. The three voices can blend to make something big and beautiful, with John and Kelli alternating lead and Mike taking charge on occasion.

The release of their  debut recording “The Early Years” was met with solid reviews and their song, “The Continental Drift,” won 88nine Radio Milwaukee’s Earwig Of The Year. Off of that same collection, The Continental Drift was picked for NPR’s Car Talk with Click and Clack. Though they haven’t played together in a couple years, they will be testing the waters for a reunion March 28th at Fusion in Kenosha. If you liked them then, think about coming, something tells me a bit of the old magic is about to happen.

Rick Richards

Doors Open at 7:30 tickets are $8:00 at the door or online.