Since Michael Stanley’s passing, we have been treated to a handful of remembrance and appreciation shows but coming this October we are going to be treated to a couple of shows that will take a bit of a different approach to honoring the music of the NEO music legend.
Founding MSB members Jonah Koslen, Tommy Dobeck, and, Daniel Pecciho will perform songs and tell stories about MSB’s first three albums YOU BREAK IT…YOU BOUGHT IT, LADIES CHOICE, and STAGE PASS. There will be two shows – Friday, Oct. 21st, and Saturday, Oct. 22nd – the Friday night show is just about sold out – and that is why the second show on Saturday was added.
The shows will be taking place at The Kent Stage – here is the info they have posted on their site:
JONAH KOSLEN * TOMMY DOBECK * DANIEL PECCHIO
Jonah Koslen, Tommy Dobeck, and Daniel Pecchio have been making music together since they met as founding members of the Michael Stanley Band. Each has made their mark, coming from the talent-rich Northeast Ohio, both nationally and internationally. Their musical careers crisscross through the decades as longtime friends and fellow bandmates. They have often contributed to each other’s music endeavors, never failing to please their longtime fans. For the first time ever, they are joining together to share songs and stories from those iconic first three MSB albums!
Beachwood native and current California resident Jonah Koslen has been active in the national music scene as a composer, a producer, and a performer, since 1973. As the original member of The Michael Stanley Band, Jonah wrote and recorded some of MSB”s most loved songs, “Waste a Little Time On Me”, “Strike Up The Band”, “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Mind” and “Ladies Choice”. Jonah contributed lead guitar, lead and background vocals, and arrangements to the first three MSB albums, “You Break It…You Bought It”, “Ladies Choice”, “Stagepass”, and numerous compilations.
After MSB Jonah formed Breathless, and its two nationally released albums included the classic tracks “Takin’ It Back” and “Walk Right In”. In the 1980s, Jonah formed Jonah Koslen and the Heroes, recording two albums, “Aces” and “Orange”. In the early 90s, Jonah reunited with Michael Stanley to help write and produce the Ghost Poets CD. Jonah has been regularly appearing live for over 50 years and has been a featured headliner in all of the recent Michael Stanley Celebration shows, paying homage to his lifelong friend. Jonah’s recordings with MSB, Breathless, solo works and compilations are available at JonahKoslenMerch.com.
A lifelong Cleveland area resident, Tommy Dobeck’s signature drumming style has been prominent in the Northeast Ohio music scene for over 6 decades, beginning in 1972 with the very popular local band Circus and its regional hit “Stop, Wait, And Listen”, which was released nationally on Metromedia Records. Having the unique distinction of being Michael Stanley’s primary studio and concert drummer since 1974,
Daniel Pecchio has been creating and playing music for seven decades. Born in Youngstown Ohio, Daniel’s big break came with Glass Harp in 1969. The trio recorded their first three albums for Decca records, releasing four more albums including, Live at Carnegie Hall, throughout the following decades.
In 1974, Daniel joined Jonah Koslen and Michael Stanley as founding members of the Michael Stanley Band, recording the band’s first four albums. Daniel took a detour in 1980, leaving MSB to become a race car driver and later, race car constructor until returning to the music scene in the mid 1980’s.
Daniel has lived in Chagrin Falls for the past 47 years and plans on moving to Nashville, where he will join his son Ted, a Grammy nominated musician, and his family.
Daniel plans to continue making music into his eighth decade and beyond, including working with his mates in Glass Harp and MSB.
If you want to pick up tickets – I would advise you so so soon – CLICK HERE and grab them while you can. This link is for the Saturday show – as of the time of this posting there were a few seats left for the Friday show – you can CLICK HERE to see if any are still available.