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First Sunday Band

The First Sunday Band has traditionally performed once a month -- on the first Sunday of each month, as the name would suggest. This has been an exclusive feature at the Bridgeport Ribhouse in Bridgeport, PA. Four or five of us take turns singing lead on two or three sets of rock music. We like to challenge ourselves to see what all we can do. In the months after Prince died, the First Sunday Band indulged my fantasy of singing "Purple Rain" as a totally cathartic thing for myself. We also enjoy when visiting musicians we know stop by to jam with us. When Michael Allman stopped by, he fronted a mini-set of Allman Brothers Band material.

By far, our most frequent guests are members of the touring band Get the Led Out. Whenever we get Paul Hammond on guitar and Paul Sinclair on vocals, we play a full set of Led Zeppelin and classic Aerosmith favorites. Our June 2016 set, part of which was broadcast live on Facebook, included Zep's "Thank you," "Custard Pie" and "Bring It On Home." After these, Sinclair talked about Aerosmith before he went on to covering "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion." Here's video of how we typically play "Kashmir" together.

Some First Sunday Band archival footage:
Some other Paul Sinclair cameos at the Bridgeport Ribhouse:
Me getting to play on the road with Get the Led Out: