The Igniters, a rock/R'n'B band with deep roots in the Pittsburgh music scene, will perform a special "Varsity House Reunion Show" on November 7 at the Syria Shrine in Cheswick, PA.
The band, formed in the mid-1960s and reunited in 2010, will be joined on stage by several former members to deliver a wide range of material, including songs they performed for packed houses as regular headliners at Oakmont's famous Varsity House. The club was once the most popular underage venue in Pittsburgh and served as a springboard for many local groups. The Igniters will also play songs from their current repertoire of original compositions and classic blues, R'n'B, rock and soul numbers.
The original Igniters are considered a music incubator, spawning dozens of now-legendary Pittsburgh artists. Today's lineup includes the band's founder Bubs McKeg on guitar, Frank Czuri on lead vocals and percussion, Bob Breide on guitar, Paul Martello on drums and vocals, Fred Delu on keyboards, and Ray Falcsik on bass and vocals. All of these artists have either formed or performed with renowned Pittsburgh acts like The Jaggerz, Diamond Reo, The Silencers, Pure Gold, Sweet Lightnin', Magpie, Borrowed Thyme, and Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners.
Special guests Shot O' Soul will open the Varsity House Reunion Show. A cash bar will be open, and food will be available for purchase.