Classic rock tribute band Spike and the Impalers return to Edmonds Saturday

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Dudley Taft from Spike and the Impalers.

Local classic rock tribute band Spike and the Impalers make their triumphant return to Edmonds for a great night of classic rock at Edmonds Center for the Arts this Saturday at 8 p.m.  Tickets are available online at www.ec4arts.org or by phone at 425-275-9595. Ticket prices are $40 and $30.

Formed five years ago by radio host Bob Rivers and his co-host Spike O’Neill, this classic-rock tribute band continues to make friends and fans as they tour the Puget Sound region. The band features  O’Neill on lead vocals, Rivers on keyboards, Dudley Taft (of Seattle bands Sweetwater and Second Coming) on guitar, and drummer Jeff Kathan and bassist Lynn Sorensen of The Paul Rogers Band.

Spike and the Impalers has built its reputation by giving the people what they want – straight ahead classic rock. “Young stud” guitarist Aaron Balsley, who won a Spike and the Impalers talent search, brings his own flash to the stage, along with the guitar wizardry of Amy Stolzenbach, a founding member of the all-girl AC/DC tribute band Hell’s Belles. Special guest performers include former show member and current Q13 morning show co-anchor Kaci Aichison on vocals and recent American Idol contestant Danelle Hayes.

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