Dec 7 & 8, 8pm
Classic rock 'n roll hits, classic holiday carols...fused into one amazing, eye-popping, high-energy and family-friendly Classic Rock Christmas show. The holiday rock extravaganza known as 'December People' (www.classicrockchristmas.com) returns! DP's passion, a close second to the music, is feeding the hungry. Donations will benefit the local holiday food drive at Open Heart Kitchen, which helps to feed the hungry in the Tri-Valley. Preferred suggested donation this year is cash, any amount, due to the dramatic increased need for perishable food purchases!
Says DP founder Robert Berry, "Our main focus beyond the music is supporting local charities... These guys have sold millions of records in the other bands they perform with...but as December People, they get to come together to play traditional holiday songs in Classic Rock style for the benefit of local food banks...December People's goal is to put on a spectacular holiday show and at the same time give back to the local community."
The band: DP guiding light Robert Berry has performed with some of the best musicians of today and of the Classic Rock era, including Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer, Sammy Hagar, Ambrosia. He is currently bass player for the Greg Kihn Band.
Gary Pihl, guitars/vocals for December People, has been a member of the band Boston since 1985. Before Boston, Pihl was guitar for the Sammy Hagar Band where he played on many hit records with Sammy.
Driving DP's pulse is David Lauser, a world renowned drummer with a real love for all kinds of music, and with over 30 years with the Sammy Hagar Band.
The Tubes' keyboardist Dave Medd performs not only on keyboards for DP, but also adds the high lead vocals. Medd has also toured with Quicksilver Messenger Service and Alliance among many others.
Jack Foster, on second guitar for December People, is a world-renowned singer/songwriter, and has three acclaimed solo albums out in Europe and Japan with his Jack Foster Band.