Friday July 17th, the Linsmore Tavern is welcoming The Fabulous Knockouts for an incredible night of music! Featuring some of the best of Canada's best musicians, including members of the Carpet Frogs and Burton Cummings Band, you will absolutely love this band as they take you through some of the best songs from the 1950's, 60's and 70's! The show starts at 9:30pm, $5 cover at the door!
The Story of the Fabulous Knockouts
For many, the 1980’s was the ‘me’ decade. For four young men in black jackets and skinny ties it was the ‘we’ decade. The (not yet Fabulous)
Knockouts spent most of that decade criss-crossing Ontario and many points east and west spreading their unique brand of rock and roll. Honing their craft while playing with the likes of Bo Diddley, Del Shannon, Peter Noone and many others, the boys wowed audiences everywhere they went.
Alas, like many good things, this to came to an end. As the years passed, their musical journeys took them in different directions. Although their paths crossed many times, the four never played together again. Until now.
In 2007, they decided to see if that same magic would still be there. It is. As recent gigs have shown, the band can still rock as hard as ever with a sound so tough it cuts the air like a knife. Or, change gears abruptly and play a ballad so sweetly that grown men cry. Still playing a mix of hits and rarities from the mid 50’s to the early 70’s they bring an intense energy mixed with a sense of fun to everything that they do.
The Fabulous Knockouts are:
Ø Michael Zweig: Guitar, Vocals
Ø Jim Nielsen: Bass, Vocals
Ø Terry Martell: Drums, Percussion
Ø Victor D’Arsie: Keyboards, Vocals