Let's talk about live music for a moment, the excitement and anticipation of going to see your favorite bands live on stage with lights and concert sound, performing the hits that made them popular was the thing to do back then and The Hop in City of Industry did a great job of showcasing all the best bands.
I remember going to see Roger & Zapp, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Tierra, Malo and many other great performances.
It was a shame to see it torn down.
When The Hop closed I had an opportunity to purchase the Soundcraft mixing console they owned. It was the heart of it all, a piece of Hop history, I almost felt like someone was passing the torch if you know what I mean.
As a sound engineer over the past decade I've had the pleasure of working with all the groups we've all grown to know and love both national and local. Always committed to showcasing them the way my mentors did before me, on a real stage with concert lights and sound.
With my new "Friday Night Live" promotion, I'm going to provide the best music lights and sound audiences are looking for. Regardless of which band is playing, I want to provide audiences with the best acts, week after week. We'll welcome familiar favorites like Sangria, Soto, Balance, Smooth Touch, Ace & Cold Duck, in addition to the hottest rising stars such as Six Hot Live, The Company Band & Barela.
The goal is to present a consistent level of quality that audiences expect. No matter what week you show up, there will always be a top notch band ready to get you on the dance floor.
It's important to preserve this local scene. So I personally invite you to join us every Friday night at Camacho's for "Friday Night Live," starting February 23, 2007. To view our monthly entertainment schedule, go to my website: http://www.souvenirent.com
Phil Reyes is a pro-audio engineer in the live entertainment industry. His company, Souvenir Entertainment, can be reached at http://www.souvenirent.com