September 14, 2006

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They’re here all fall
The Rusty Cadillacs keep on running
By Erica Febre efebre@hippopress.com

The Rusty Cadillacs are booked almost every weekend with shows scheduled into next year.

They play the classics from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones as well as some new stuff like Tesla, Aerosmith and Maroon 5.

“We cover a lot of stuff and get people singing and dancing. That’s our main thing and we’ve been quite successful at it. We’re a classic, modern, dance rock band. A party band if you will, that plays everything from the 60’s to now,” said Sam Seville, bas and vocals with The Rusty Cadillacs.

The members of The Rusty Cadillacs, including Seville, are Joey “P” Fleetwood, lead vocals and guitar; King Eldorado on drums and vocals, and Shawn “Coupe” Deville on lead and rhythm guitar and vocals.

“We use the stage names, different types of Cadillacs, because it fits with the aura of The Rusty Cadillacs. Like Alice Cooper, that’s not his real name but I don’t think anybody really cares what his real name is. Our singer, Joey ‘P’ is awesome. He has a great, great voice. He’s just a great guy and knows how to work the crowd.,” Seville said.

The band is at Slammer’s Billiard in Bedford at least once a month. And they are also regulars at Chen Yang Li in Bow.

“We have a variety crowd, old people or young, it doesn’t matter. That’s another reason why we call ourselves The Rusty Cadillacs, because it’s an all American band name. We can play at an ice cream stand in front of kids and have a ball. At the same time, we can rock out at a venue and blow the roof off the place,” Seville said.

The band’s unofficial fifth member is Bridgett O’Malley, who appears on the bands logo. She’s not real but, according to Seville it’s just as important to have a good logo that people will identify with. The Rusty Cadillacs, aside from stage appearances, also do corporate events, private parties and has a blast playing at campgrounds.


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American Music
The Rusty Cadillacs are online at www.rustycadillacs.com and also myspace.com/rustycadillacs. The next shows are on Friday, Sept. 15 at Slammers, 547 Donald St., Bedford, and Saturday, Sept. 16 at The Yard, 1211 South Mammoth Road, Manchester.
The Rusty Cadillacs MySpace Party will be held at the Steppin’ Out Lounge, 342 Lincoln St., Manchester, on Friday and Saturday, Sept 29 and Sept. 30.

Come to MyPartyCome to MyParty

Welcome to MySpace.com, where any band can tell the world about its goings on.

“I think it’s wicked good for networking. I always post bulletins of when and where I’m playing. MySpace is one of the best places to find out what’s going on with the local bands. Right now I’m updating our event calendar for Spider Bite Radio. It’s just a good way to find out what everyone is up to, in general,” said Greg Skrzysowski of Spider Bite in Manchester, known as DJ PB Kidd when he’s spinning records.

Post a bulletin and all of your friends and fans know where to find the next show, or the location of the after party. Upload a new track and get the audience’s reaction before deciding to put it on the new album. Find a new band mate who fits your style of music. The networking functions on MySpace are limitless.

“The MySpace avenue is a great avenue for local bands and anybody. If I owned a restaurant I would have it on there. Why not – that’s a no-brainer,” said Sam Seville with The Rusty Cadillacs, a classic-to-current rock cover band in Bedford.

Seville stated that he finds many of their audience members get show listing notices through MySpace bulletins. He’s also used the site to set up a party for all the band’s friends.

“We’re just throwing it out there to get people from MySpace together to meet each other and network. It’s all for good. We’re pumping it up on MySpace, through a bulletin. You can tell that it’s already working and people have been meeting and networking,” Seville said.