Formed in 1965, The Left Banke were the originators of “baroque rock”, which fused exquisitely crafted, melodic pop songs and vocal harmonies with classical influences, harpsichords and string quartets. In 1966 The Left Banke scored a worldwide hit with “Walk Away Renee” which featured the band’s classical stylings and reached #2 on the Cashbox chart, #5 on the Billboard chart, and went to #1 in Canada. The Left Banke’s work ranks with the greatest American music of the 1960s, and remains beloved by discerning pop connoisseurs around the world.
The band will include founding member guitarist/vocalist Tom Finn and original drummer/vocalist George Cameron, along with longtime associate Charly Cazalet on bass, lead vocalist Mike Fornatale, keyboardist Mickey Finn, guitarist Paul Alves, and drummer Rick Reil, also a member of New Jersey neo psychedelic rock band The Grip Weeds. The group will be augmented by a string section and will feature over twenty songs including selections from all 3 studio albums, singles and more.
The current lineup, which includes original members Tom Finn and George Cameron, is as follows:
Tom Finn - vocals and acoustic guitar
George Cameron - vocals and percussion
Charly Cazalet - bass guitar
Mike Fornatale - lead vocals
Mickey Finn - keyboards
Paul Alves - guitar
Rick Reil - drums and vocals
We understand the line-up has been expanded to 11 people with strings for this exclusive Left Banke performance!!
See The Left Banke perform Walk Away Renee on YouTube from their recent reunion show.