GERRY & THE DREAMBENDERS
The Northwest’s Only Genuine British Invasion-Era Rock & Roll Tribute Show
Gerry & the Dreambenders dedicate themselves to recreating the music, the look, the excitement and the unbridled joy that was an integral part of any great mid-1960’s rock & roll revue.
That sound caught us all by surprise.
It first came to us in the winter of 1963 -1964.
It traveled from England west to the Americas. Loud, brash, vibrant, youthful, enthusiastic and fresh.
It kicked aside the formulaic music of the legion of Frankys, Bobbys and Tommys that stateside hit factories had been shoving down the throats of the country’s teen market for years.
It came to us courtesy of long-haired English boys wearing suits and packing irreverent chips on their shoulders. It came to us wrapped in exotic names like Beatles, Rolling Stones, Hollies, Kinks, Them and Searchers, and were soon joined by American versions calling themselves Byrds, Turtles, Lovin’ Spoonful and (a decade later) Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
It was the sound that put guitars and drums in the hands and bedrooms of millions of this nation’s teenage boys, and it was the sound that reverberated through the gymnasiums, armories, ballrooms, bomb shelters and grange halls on Friday and Saturday nights across the United States nonstop for the next four or five years.
It was the sound of the world changing…it was the sound of the British Invasion.
Winners of “HEATHERWOOD BATTLE of the BANDS” 3 straight years
“PIONEER DAYS” – Huntington, OR
High Desert Harley-Davidson “KICKSTART YOUR RIDE PARTY” (Annual)
Annual “NAMPA FESTIVAL of the ARTS” – Nampa, ID
Organizers of Annual “TOYS FOR TOTS” at Sapphire Room – Boise, ID
Annual “EMMETT SHOW & SHINE” – Emmett, ID
“APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL” – Payette, ID
“SNAKE RIVER CAR SHOW” – Huntington, OR
“LIVE AFTER FIVE” – Ontario, OR
Annual Food Drive for IDAHO FOOD BANK
Named Honorary Members of Huntington, Oregon Lions Club
“BIG JACK’S ROCKIN’ NEW YEAR’S EVE” – Boise Centre on the Grove
“ROCK & ROLL DEJA VU” – Ontario, OR
1st Annual “ELY AIR RACES” – Ely, NV
Annual “Emmett Cherry Festival” – Emmett, ID
“Ms SENIOR IDAHO PAGEANT”
“DOWNTOWN NAMPA NIGHTS” – Nampa, ID
Huntington (OR) Lions Club 65th Anniversary Celebration
Winners for two consecutive years of "Heatherwood's Spring To Summer Fling 'Battle Of The Bands'" 2011 & 2012
Voted Stereo & Hi-Fi Monthly 'Newcomers of the Year' for 2012 for our recording of "(It Must Be) Lust" b/w "Please, Mr Postman"
Honorary members of the Lions Clubs, Int'l (Oregon Chapter)