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Sonny Knight & the Lakers

Posted on December 9, 2015 in Upcoming Shows

Date:
Friday, Dec 18, 2015
Time:
7:00pm
Cost:
$25

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Fri, December 18, 2015 7pm, 9pm
Sat, December 19, 2015 7pm, 9pm
The Dakota Jazz Club

Minneapolis’s once best kept secret didn’t have a chance. Considering that it’s the rising grassroots grown soul powered local sensation Sonny Knight & Lakers. This explosive expressive spot on 8 piece groove savvy coalition has simultaneously & swiftly elicited major praise (from far & near), deservingly sought much attention, enjoyed sizable positive word of mouth & delivered searing hot energized & energizing downright funky live shows.

Something you’ll notice right away at a steamy Sonny Knight & the Lakers show is their obvious insistence on audience participation & directly engaging especially to fill the dance floor. This translates into increased motion & excitement by activating captive fans to listen, dance & otherwise fully experience this wondrous music in the vibrant live setting.

Sonny’s smooth charm & convincing charisma as the frontman & band leader are essential elements for the band’s continued success & rise. He recorded first at age 17 in the mid sixties before serving in the military & then driving trucks for many years. Eventually; Sonny (now in his 60s) realized that the music still within him had to come out. After a shining return to the stage for a reunion of sorts, it wasn’t long before, with the help of friend & now band mate Eric Foss, Sonny Knight & the Lakers were up & running with a driving thriving passion rarely seen in today’s music realm. From party inciting songs to hard hitting soul ballads, this band beams brilliantly appealing to music lovers of all ages.

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Last year the band released a soul brimming masterpiece album “I’m Still Here” on (their founding brainchild Eric Foss’s) Secret Stash Records that has resonated wonderfully with both new & existing fans as well as the media & music press. This year, Sonny & the boys have built on that success releasing a mesmerizing great double live LP entitled “Do It Live”. On top of that, the band has been busy touring relentlessly hitting the US & Europe as often as possible with a promising eye on expanding even more into the world. May their presence & building buzz grow.

These shows are the 2nd Annual Holiday residency for SK&TL at this intimately sized hotspot the Dakota. Truly a magnificent romantic destination offering world class music & delicious outstanding food. This will be one of those holiday weekends where celebrating folks won’t just be content to just sit through a show & instead will be inspired to their feet & other body parts ready to move & groove. It must to be stated that I too am a big fan, who incidentally loves to dance.

These fantastically awaited lively festive shows hit at 7pm & 9pm on both Fri. December 18, & Sat, December 19, 2015. Dancing has been proven to be good for you. Come share the joy.

~Timothy Paul Smith :: timmy@chateaulafreak.com

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