The Ace Cafe, in conjunction with legendary powersports brands Bell Helmets, Kawasaki, Metzeler, AIMExpo, and MOTOTV, have jointly announced that “Stray Cats” bassist Lee Rocker and his band will perform a free concert on Saturday, October 18, just outside of the AIMExpo show floor at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). As the doors close on the third day of AIMExpo 2014 —America’s first combined trade, media and consumer powersports event — Rocker and the band will take the stage at 7 p.m. for what is sure to be an amazing rockabilly performance. All AIMExpo attendees with either an admission ticket or a show badge are welcome to attend the intimate performance.
The ”Stray Cats” were a New York-based rockabilly band that consisted of Rocker on stand up bass, Brian Setzer on guitar and vocals, and “Slim” Jim Phantom on drums. The trio produced a slew of hits from its inception in 1979 and have performed on and off as a group across four decades. Monster hits “Rock This Town”, “Stray Cat Strut”, “(She’s) Sexy +17”, and the smash “Rumble in Brighton” — a nod to the infamous 1964 conflict between the mods and rockers — sat at the top of the U.S. music charts in the early 1980’s. Since the “Stray Cats” broke up in the mid 1980’s, Rocker never stopped and is widely considered to be one of the most influential upright bass players in rock n’ roll history, and has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Continue reading ‘2014 Orlando AIMExpo. Free Rockabilly Concert With “Stray Cats” Bassist Lee Rocker And Band Saturday October 18.’