Sedona AZ (March 26, 2015) – Green Light, Sedona’s ever-popular original-rock band, returns to Vino Di Sedona Saturday March 28, 8-11 p.m.
Led by New York City alumni Chicky Brooklyn and Tommy Acosta, along with local-musical luminaries Uncle Marc Wolin, Robin Miller, Eddy Barattini and Mike Leibowitz in the ensemble, this band has become one of Northern Arizona’s most popular original rock ‘n’ roll vocal harmony groups.
Their songs, all original compositions, span the full gamut of human emotions, from loves lost to loves gained and everything in between, each telling a musical story in a way everyone in the audience can relate too and sing and dance along with.
The band’s name very well captures the spirit of the music they write and play.
“Why do people like green lights,” Chicky asks? “Well, a green light tells us we can go; that it’s safe to move forward. A green light tells us we are in the right path; that we can keep on going without interruption. No need to stop or slow down. All systems go. You got the right answer.”
Tommy chips in “We love green lights in our lives because they tell us the path to our dreams is clear. No stop signs. No red lights — just full-steam ahead into the future.”
For Green Light the band, that’s’s what the music they write and perform is all about: a “green light” to play songs that live forever in your heart.
“It an act of courage to go out there and play only original music,” Chicky said. “There are a lot of good bands out there that can really rock cover tunes but very few who play their own stuff and get work. People really like us. People like the tunes. And we like to play.”
Composed mostly of baby boomers, the band is capturing a much younger audience as well.
“I guess it’s because we’re basically a bunch of old guys playing new music,” Tommy said. “The songs remind us of when we were young. They are not songs of the past but songs of the now where we are in our lives. It’s such a trip watching people in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s to 70’s rocking away on the dance floor to our jams. It’s like being on stage at the high-school dance once more all over again. It’s Deja Vu all over again, to borrow a phrase from Yogi. I guess the youth out there pick it up and get swept into the feel along with us. We all become kids again.”
Chicky said the band is really happy to return to Vino Di Sedona.
“Playing there is always a special treat for us,” Chicky said. “We like to look at this place as our “Cavern”, the club in England where the Beatles started.”
Vino Di Sedona is located in West Sedona directly across from the Circle K, 2575 W. SR 89A, (928) 554-4682. Visit VinoDiSedona.com or visit greenlightrocks.com for more.