Western Reserve Folk Arts Association

The Outsiders, The Cyrkle, Darren Dowler – Former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders

All Ages
Saturday, February 24
Doors: 6:30pm
The Outsiders
In Cleveland, Ohio, a successful area rhythm and blues band called Tom King and The Starfires was renamed “The Outsiders,” and released “Time Won’t Let Me” on Capitol Records. The record received national radio station airplay.  ”Time Won’t Let Me” climbed to #5 on the Billboard record industry national charts, and the band appeared on entertainment shows like Dick Clark’s “Where The Action Is,” “Hullabaloo,” “Shindig,” as well as live shows across the United States.  Subsequent Outsiders releases, including “Girl In Love,”  ”Respectable,” and “Help Me Girl” also placed high in ratings.  A new release, “I’ve Got A Heart, Too,” is climbing the Cashbox charts.  The Outsiders is fronted by original drummer/vocalist Ricky Biagiola (Baker), accompanied by some of Cleveland’s best musicians, including Rik Storm  (keyboards, guitar, flute, harmonica, vocals), Rob Mitchell (bass, vocals), and Jimmy Aschenbenner (guitar, vocals).

The Cyrkle
 The opened for The Beatles – Their hits include: Red Rubber Ball & Turn Down Day - 
The two original members of The Cyrkle, Don Dannemann and Mike Losekamp, are joined by Pat McLaughlin on lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Dean Kastran on lead vocals and bass guitar; Don White on lead guitar and vocals; and Scott Langley on drums and vocals. The new additions are all veterans onstage, and each brings a unique and individual style to the show that is sure to delight the most diehard music fan.
 
Much to the delight of classic Rock n’ Roll fans, The Cyrkle is poised to emerge on the scene of classic music venues and will bring all their talent to the stage in shows that are sure to breathe new life into old music and renewed interest in songs that have never lost their popularity. 


Darren Dowler
Darren Dowler is best known as a former vocalist for Paul Revere and the Raiders, with Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers, The Lettermen and first guitarist of The Backstreet Boys. He’s the star of current multiple films as well including, “Rock and Roll the Movie” on Tubi TV, “Christmas In Hollywood” on Amazon Prime, the upcoming films “Grace of the Father” (coming soon to Amazon and other streaming platforms) and “Dust” filming summer of 2024. Dowler was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and shares a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  with harmony giants The Lettermen.