The Untouchables & When in Rome II

The Untouchables & When in Rome II

Thu, June 21, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

This is a General Admission ticket and does not guarantee seating. For table upgrades please call 310.372.0035.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
The Untouchables (sometimes known as The UTs) are a soul/mod revival band from the Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California area.

They formed in 1981 as part of the embryonic L.A. mod revival, after being inspired by the ska revival/punk rock band The Boxboys. Since some couldn't play instruments, they either hastily learned, or became vocalists. The original lineup included: Kevin Long (vocals), Chuck Askerneese (vocals), Terry Ellsworth (rhythm guitar), Clyde Grimes (guitar), Rob Lampron (drums), Herman Askerneese (bass) and Jerry Miller (vocals, timbales).

After a shaky start playing at parties, the integrated septet were eventually booked at the O.N. Klub (known as the On to regulars). The band had guaranteed the club that they would pack the venue, and they did not disappoint. In middle of that year, they released their first 7" single, copies of which were snapped up by local mods. The Untouchables originally played covers such as "We Ain't Got Nothing Yet" (Blues Magoos), "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" (Small Faces) and "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (Monkees) in addition to their own songs. Late in 1982, the band began a stint as the house band at the Roxy Theatre. Terry Ellsworth left the band in the summer of 1983, at the height of the California mod revival. Josh Harris was added on keyboards, and Will Donato (who became a successful smooth jazz artist) started on sax.

Their second single, "The General," became a minor local hit, despite poor distribution. The band performed "The General" in the 1984 comedy The Party Animal, and they appeared as a scooter gang in the movie Repo Man. In early 1984, they were signed to Stiff Records. Concerts with The B-52's, Black Uhuru, Bow Wow Wow, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fishbone, No Doubt and X all over California gave the group a disparate following of whites, blacks, mods, punks, surfers and rockabilly fans, with the local performances drawing up to 1,500 people. The band also appeared in the 1984 film Surf II, performing "Dance Beat", and 1987's No Man's Land, performing "What's Gone Wrong".

Vocalist Kevin Long (who had named the band) left in 1984. Guitarist Clyde Grimes took on more vocal leads, and in 1984 the band recorded "Free Yourself", which became very popular, especially in the United Kingdom. The band has gone through many lineup changes since then, and as of 2006, only vocalist Jerry Miller remains from the original lineup.
When In Rome II
When In Rome II
Remember the closing scene from the cult movie Napoleon Dynamite, voted "Best Picture" at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards? As Napoleon finds some sort of resolution in his offbeat own private Idaho, 80s- throwback lifestyle, a haunting synth chord from that electro-decade surges to the soundtracks surface and a classic piano phrase takes us into the end of the credits. The song is When In Rome's "THE PROMISE", the signature tune for the movie and still getting regular airplay across the country 18 years after it hit the Billboard Charts. When In Rome's "THE PROMISE" was also # 1 on the dance chart for seven (7) weeks. Two more hits reached the top 100 as well, "HEAVEN KNOWS" and "CHILDS PLAY". All three hits were released on their debut CD on Virgin Records 1987-88.

When in Rome was an electro-dance trio from England that had a worldwide hit with the Single "THE PROMISE" in 1988. Composed of Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann on vocals, and Michael Floreale on Keyboards and Piano. When in Rome released one self-titled album which sold over 350.000 copies in the US alone. Despite the success of their debut single that reached #10 on the Billboard Top 100 chart, musical differences caused the band to split. Floreale now lives in Dallas, Texas and is an award winning music composer in the TV and Film industry.

In 2006, When in Rome's founding member Michael Floreale was approached by a West Coast agent to reform When in Rome II for a major tour with Devo and the Psychedelic Furs. Michael recruited a great new singer, Los Angeles based John Ceravolo, and the pair instantly bonded to form a powerful songwriting team. The haunting melodies of Floreale's music flows seamlessly with Ceravalo's insightful lyrics and soaring vocals. The band has been performing successfully all over the USA and South America for the last few years and have performed with many other great acts such as A Flock of Seagulls, Bow Wow Wow, The Romantics, The English Beat and many more. The band recently signed a new record deal with Spectra Records with a great new album soon to be released With glowing testimonies from the live shows and an overwhelming response to the new songs such as "LAST TRAIN" and "EVENTIDE", When In Rome remain as popular as ever.
TODAY THE BAND WHEN IN ROME II CONTINUE TO TOUR AND ELECTRIFY AUDIENCES ACROSS THE GLOBE.
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com