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Lake House to host AC/DC band with a dash of classic rock and Sinatra

The AC/DC tribute band Thunderstruck will perform Saturday at the Spring Hill Community Association’s Lake House.

Thunderstruck

The AC/DC tribute band Thunderstruck will perform Saturday at the Spring Hill Community Association’s Lake House.

SPRING HILL — How's this for a unique concert lineup?

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Take a local AC/DC cover group, pair it with a Spring Hill classic rock band, and add a Frank Sinatra tribute singer and that's what you have for the Spring Hill Community Association's fourth installment of its Lake House Concert Series.

The eclectic music mix is a necessity to build a bigger audience, said community association president Eddie Lawrence.

"We're willing to try everything we can to get people to come and see what we have to offer," Lawrence said. "Once we get them here, the hope is that they'll want to come back again and again."

The community association has sponsored occasional concerts on its outdoor Palmwood Stage for five years to raise money for improvements to the nearly 40-year-old facility and for the association's annual Angels on High holiday exhibit.

Through the years, the venue has presented every genre of music, from country to big band to classic rock. Though crowds have generally been strong, Lawrence said he thought it might be time to expand the musical horizon a bit.

"We've never had a hard rock band here before," he said. "We're hoping it will draw in some people who maybe haven't been here before."

Thunderstruck, the Spring Hill AC/DC tribute band, has been around for about seven years, guitarist Mark Hoffman said. Under the leadership of lead singer Ray Lavelle, the group, which performs mostly at local clubs and outdoor festivals, has been on hiatus for a while, which is why they have dubbed Saturday's show "Live at Last."

"It's going to be fun," Hoffman said. "We've got a couple of new members that we're anxious to show off."

Hoffman said a typical show consists of 15 to 20 AC/DC hits, including classics like Highway to Hell, Back in Black, You Shook Me All Night Long and Dirty Deeds Done Cheap.

Interestingly, the concert, which opens with a set by Spring Hill classic rock/blues/swing band Without Smith, will also feature a brief interlude by Hoffman's friend Pete Rostel, who is known throughout the area as "Tampa Bay's Frank Sinatra."

Although far from the musical vein of the other acts, Hoffman said that Rostel, who performs in a tuxedo, will add a certain flair to the evening.

"I think it's great when you can offer something interesting for everyone," Hoffman said.

Logan Neill can be reached at (352) 848-1435 or lneill@tampabay.com.

.IF YOU GO

It might get loud

The Spring Hill Community Association will present "Live at Last," featuring AC/DC tribute band Thunderstruck, plus guests Without Smith and Pete Rostel, starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. Lawn chairs welcome. No coolers. Food and beverages sold. Admission is $10. Parking is $1. For information, call (352) 666-4746.

Lake House to host AC/DC band with a dash of classic rock and Sinatra 09/27/12 [Last modified: Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:46pm]
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