If you're a youth of the 60s or 70s, this is a show you won't want to miss! Join Temple Gray for their "Tribute to the 60s & 70s," at the Struthers Library Theatre, Warren, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. Local music artists ohn Bowler, Paula Roney, Mike Roney and Brad Bogart are Temple Gray. They will astound you with their tight harmonies and detail to each song's melody and lyrics. You will be transported back to those youthful, carefree days of listening to hits like the Beatles' "Ticket to Ride," Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson," Crosby, Stills & Nash's "Love the One You're With," James Taylor's "Fire & Rain" & more! Come share this experience, Temple Gray's first time appearance on stage at the historic Struthers Library Theatre!
Temple Gray's members bring a wide variety of talent and experience to their performance. Paula Roney, lead singer, has been singing since high school and has performed in many Warren Players Club and Library Theatre Summer Playhouse productions, weddings & events. John Bowler, a traditional guitarist and piano player since his teens, has performed publicly often since his first coffee house gig in 1968. John opened for John Ford Coley (of 1970s Grammy nominee fame, England Dan & John Ford Coley duo) at the Struthers Library Theatre and performed at the Warren Library Association's fundraisers to name a few. Brad Bogart, a self taught guitarist from age 16 honed his craft through his military years in Viet Nam where he participated in a Battalion talent show with a couple of musical brothers in his outfit then formed a band in 1968 there. Brad continued his self-made musical education throughout his college years through his college roommate who owned a Les Paul guitar and was an excellent musician. Around 1975, Mike Roney and Brad Bogart met in Warren, jammed together a bit, then by the early 80s they added three more musicians and formed "Massauga." This band played Rock n' Roll in the area for a couple years then broke up in 1983. Then in 1985, Mike and Brad hooked up with two other guys at which time Paula joined the band. Mike married Paula who became Paula Roney and performing music took a backseat to life. After almost an 18 year break from music, Mike and Brad had occasion to jam again and both enjoyed it so much they decided to get back into music for fun. Paula joined them. In the spring of 2003, John mentioned to Brad that he was playing at a local coffee house, so Brad and Mike went to listen. They thought John's finger-picking and flat-picking style would fit in well with what they were doing and invited him to join them as a "fun thing to do" on the weekends. John was the extra "kick" they needed. Brad says John is not only an excellent guitar and keyboard player, but his knowledge of harmonies has taken their music to another level. This group grew to what the Warren Community knows as Temple Gray. They have performed for Music in the Park and other social occasions in the community. If you haven't caught any of their past performances, you won't want to miss Temple Gray's maiden voyage on stage at the Struthers Library Theatre!
There will be a short opening act called the "Dream Girls" fronted by Amber Cooke of Warren. She and two other ladies will sing a few 60s songs like Etta James' "At Last," Aretha Franklin's "RESPECT" and more!
Join us at the historic and lovely Struthers Library Theatre, Warren, for a return to the 60s & 70s! Give a gift of music to yourself, your friends or your family! All seats are reserved and tickets will be available at the door and are on sale in Warren with cash or check at Warren United News, 330 PA. Ave. W.; Virg-Ann Flower Shop, 240 PA. Ave. W., the Library Theatre Office, 302 W. 3rd Ave., KC's Emporium, 108 W. Third St., Jamestown, NY, or charge tickets at 489-3110.