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'Slick Jimmy' Rock 'Castaways' in Bay City

On The Town ~ March 31st, 2012

Bay City Band Scene at a Glance

April 1, 2012       Leave a Comment
By: Diane Szczepanski

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Throw four musically talented guys together, add a little 80's and 90's flavor, mix in a great location and you have the perfect recipe for fun.

'Castaways' on Bay City's, Kawkawlin River was host to this great band and a fun time was had by all.

'Slick Jimmy' is compromised of Matt Palmer on lead vocals/bass, Brian Coonan-vocals/guitar, John Laverty on keys and Kenny Hall on drums/vocals.

From the bands Biography, they state, "Slick Jimmy was put together in 2012 as a good time, party band with 4 experienced musicians from some of the area's biggest bands. Dr Rock, Clay Toys, One Pump Daisy just to name a few. The band has rockin' tunes, harmony vocals, and a party attitude - come on out to a show!"

If you like a variety of some of the best music of the 80's and 90's ranging from Loverboy, Van Halen, Autograph, Santana, Poison and more, then 'Slick Jimmy' is your band.

Next up, they'll be playing at '702 Bar' in Midland on April 13th, 2012.

They can be found on Facebook at: Slick Jimmy Band

For more information on upcoming events at Castaways check out:

From Left, Matt Palmer, Brian Coonan, John Laverty and Kenny Hall

Castaways friendly bartenders, Scott (left) and OJ (right) kept everyone in good 'spirits'.

Chad and AJ Wojciechowski enjoy the band at Castaways.

The line dancers heat up the dance floor!

Just down the road at Mort's Northern Bar, was a band out of Brandt, MI called 'Diamond Drive' fronted by powerful female lead singer, Helen Hendrick.

According to their Bio, "Diamond Drive was formed in January of 2011. (formerly 'The Voodu Dollz')". Rounding out the four piece band is Gary Wright on guitar/vocals, John Dashner-bass/keys/vocals and Bob Weirauch on drums.

For more information find them on Facebook: Diamond Drive or check them out at:

'Diamond Drive' entertains Northern Bar guests.

Joe LaLonde, with friend Angie Risk (center) and Sandy Schaffer at Mort's Northern Bar on State Park Dr. Northern Bar is located just north of the Kawkawlin River in Bay City's Bangor Township.

Local Crowd pleaser, 'The Sinclairs', had 'The Wil-Lew' jumping. Located on Midland Rd. in Bay City, the Wil-lew welcomed the band and packed them in for a rousing good time.

Lead by Dennis Beson on lead vocals, The Sinclairs consist of talented musicians, Jim Beschoner on lead guitar, Jeff Ott-keys, Andy Scott-drums and Jeff Poirier on bass.

You can find this busy band all around the Great Lakes Bay Region. Next up they'll be at the Make a Wish Fundraiser in Midland on Friday, April 13th, 2012 and will be back in Bay City at Castaways on Boyscout Rd., Saturday, April 14th, 2012.

For their full line up of gigs and more info on the band check out: They can also be found on Facebook at: The Sinclairs Band Fan Club

'The Sinclairs' got the crowd going at The Wil-Lew.

It was elbow to elbow on the dance floor!

Mike and Patty Roby, "We're just hanging out here at Wil-Lew, having fun!"

Justin Grew and Myra Franklin were also out enjoying Wil-Lew and The Sinclairs.

Find out where The Sinclairs will be next at

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Diane Szczepanski

Business-woman by day, confessed boot addict by night and 'wanna-be' writer, music lover and proud Mom of an awesome guitar playing, teen son.

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