The 3rd Saturday evening of the month the Wright hosts an entertainment program that varies from a Frank Sinatra tribute singer to Blues to Blue Grass to 50’s Oldies band to a 40’s Big Band, Country and Folk Singers and more. These free programs that welcome your donations are intended to expose our community to a variety of music genres. Like many of the programs at the Wright snacks, cookies, pop, coffee and water are supplied by the “Friends of The Wright”.
The Dazed & Confused Acoustic Duo returns to the C. Dee Wright Center in Akron, NY Saturday, Feb 15th from 7-9pm.
Burt Royce and Tim Weir may be “Dazed & Confused”, but they are spot on when it comes to performing traditional folk tunes and easy listening Classic Rock favorites. They were recently nominated by Buffalo Nightlife Magazine for 2019 in the Best Duo category.
Burt Royce has been in the music industry for over 40 years, impressing music artists and fans alike with his amazing voice and singing style. He cut his teeth on what was then called the "Ground Round" circuit -yes! At one time there were enough GR's to be playing in the Ground Round Circuit! He has impressed many with his vocal range and his ability to replicate other national acts and performers with relative ease and aplomb. He has played frequently in the Niagara Region and plays keyboard and acoustic guitar, and sings lead and backup vocals.
Tim Weir has been a church musician most of his adult life but wanted the opportunity to play his favorite classic rock songs. So, for the past 6 years he began singing at area open mics and began to build a solid library of songs he could perform at local coffee shops and bars in the area. He learned to collaborate with other musicians and through the network of musicians he found Burt, and the rest is history. He plays guitar, banjo, mandolin and sings lead and backup vocals.
The variety of what songs they can do is seemingly endless. For example, they do songs from The Everly Brothers, Chicago, The Beatles, John Denver , Jimmy Buffet, Bob Seeger, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Marley, The Eagles, Bob Marley, Bee Gees, Billy Joel, Marmalade, Cyrcle, Joe Cocker, Captain Hook, Grand Funk Railroad, Jethro Tull, The Righteous Brothers, Elvis Presley, The Steve Miller Band, Van Morrison, John Cougar Mellencamp, Leadbelly, The Marshal Tucker Band, Lobo and Pure Prairie League; to name a few.
Their success lies in the fact that they play the favorite songs that their audiences like to hear.
The Wright Center asks for donations for events of this nature at the door to defray the cost of its events. For more information, please call Walt Rosonowski at 716-542-4902. For band info: www.dazedandconfusedduo.com