- May 24, 2019 - May 25, 2019
9:30 pm - 2:00 am
Joyland’s Memorial Day Weekend Kick Off Party
Featuring the Greg Billings Band
Special non-Country music event, with guest: The Lost Boys
Sponsored by Bradenton Plumbing LLC
The Greg Billings Band is a continuation of a phenomenon that began when popular 80’s Florida band Romeo signed to Epic Records and released its first album after a name change to “Stranger”. Stranger continued to win huge crowds around the southeast with an electrifying stage show and a roster of fun and hook-laden original songs.
Greg Billings and Tom King were original members of Stranger and were there through it all. Greg’s vocal range and ability were equally matched by his magnetic personality and his ability to make everyone in the audience feel like a friend. Always impeccably dressed, Tom King thumped a solid and thunderous foundation of bass guitar and grooved cohesively with guitarist Ronnie Garvin and drummer John Price, augmented for 10 years by keyboardist Randy Holt who brought additional vocals, blues harp, and strong songwriting chops. Ronnie and John have sadly since passed away, leaving Greg and Tom as the remaining original members of the band.
During its 16 year run, Stranger released several independent CDs in addition to the initial Epic release, solidifying their catalog of “Florida Music”, and hits like Swamp Woman, Okeechobee Whiskey, 3D, Hit and Run, Alligator Joe, and Wrong Side of the Tracks continue to be crowd favorites today. In 1990, the band also filmed and recorded a video at Universal Studios Orlando that was released to their eager fans. Titled No Rules, it contained soundstage-shot videos for the songs 3D and Hit and Run and quickly became a popular selling item at the band’s merchandise station.
The Lost Boys are Classic Rock/ Hard Rock Cover Band from the Gulf Coast of Florida. Playing the greatest songs ever recorded by legendary Rock bands.