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Waterfront Concert: Rockin’ Ron & the New Society Band
August 4 @ 6:00 pm
Rockin’ Ron & the New Society Band Cunningham began entertaining friends and family at a young age with his unique guitar style and vocal abilities. With a voice suitable for a wide range of musical styles, Ron’s bands have long been in demand by all types of venues from weddings, private parties, fairs, concerts, dances and nightclubs. Blue Destiny, one of Maine’s most popular bands of the 60’s, featured Ron on lead vocals and guitar. This is where Ron acquired his love for the “oldies”, which, of course, weren’t oldies at the time! Throughout the 60’s and 70’s, Ron performed with various local bands and musicians, but it wasn’t until the mid 70’s that a nightclub owner dubbed the group “The New Society Band” because of its revolving cast of musicians! The name has stayed the same since then, and Ron has continued to surround himself with some of the best backup musicians around. The New Society Band has always featured full three-part harmony vocals and a wide variety of song material. With surf, doo-wop and rockabilly at the heart of his repertoire, Ron also sprinkles in some classic country favorites as well as a few of the current Top 10 country dance tunes. Keeping up with the resurgence of swing dancing, the band is also popular for its swing medleys and sock-hop themes! The New Society Band currently consists of Ron Cunningham on lead guitar & vocals, Steve Sinclair on drums & tenor vocals, and Brice Sinclair, originally from Moncton,N.B. on keyboards and vocals. If you are looking for true entertainment by one of the best vocal dance bands in New England.