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DO YOU LIKE TO PARTY? DO YOU LIKE TO DANCE? DO YOU LIKE TO HAVE JUST, PLAIN OLD FUN? THEN COME OUT AND PARTY WITH THE “OpenBar Band”.
WE ARE THE MOST FAN FRIENDLY, PARTY LOVING BAND AROUND. YOU BE THE JUDGE, COME OUT AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.
We all believe in what we play, playing classic rock songs ,new rock & roll hits of today, we also mix in some rocking country tunes. You can dance to our first song , right to our last song. And we’re never afraid of your song suggestions. We’ll try anything Once.
OpenBar’s creation was in the summer of “2003”. Byron and Steve Peltier decided to start their own band (Steve and Byron previously played together). The wheels were turning, and we were looking. Billy Anderson auditioned for lead vocals and was the perfect fit. After many auditions looking for an exciting and talented guitar player, Mike Edgerly was found. After much deliberation and a long road trip, our name “Open Bar Band” was founded. (Thanks Steve) October 18, 2003 was the date of our first gig held at the Wooden Nickel in Lewis, NY. After many, many great shows May 21st 2004 was Mike’s last show with us, our first change of the band. Gordie Barrett joined OBB as our new guitarist. Gordie brings much energy and excitement and a fresh guitar sound. On September 23rd Rodney “Hot Rod” MacNeil made his debut as the new lead singer for OBB. Hot Rod brings a different style of leadership and showmanship to OBB.
Steve has retired as bassist of OBB. You will be missed. Taking over the duties of keeping the bass beat. Bill Wicks.
Steve Barmash has taken over the bass for OBB. Steve brings a heavy bass backbeat along with vocals. See more about Steve in our bio section.
Billy is BACK!! After taking a year off and trying other avenues, Billy has returned as the Lead Singer for OBB!!!
END OF AN ERA !!!!
Billy's last show with OBB was Friday night at the American Legion in Schuylerville. It was the perfect send off, the place was crazy.
We thank everyone that came out to wish Billy the perfect send off. The love was felt and the well over two hundred people jamming the legion got what they came for. See the photo section for lots of gresat photos courtesy of Gary Andrus. Billy shared the lead vocals with our new lead vocalist, Melissa Murphy. Thats right, we have added a high powered, simply amazing talented lead female vocalist. The upcoming months will have many, many ,many new songs added to our list, but don't worry, we still will be doing alot of your favorites you've come to love.
Yes, its an End To An Era but time to start a new one!!!!