The Wretched Group has announced it will perform one night only in the Fredonia/Dunkirk area this summer on July 7. The theme for this special one-night performance will be "Let's Rock The Lake - One Wretched Night!"
The classic 1960s rock group invites everyone to join them when they "Rock The Lake" on July 7, a Saturday, at the Clarion Hotel Dockside Cafe in Dunkirk. This "One Night of Wretchedness" will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until midnight.
The Wretched Group is an authentic 1960s rock and roll band. The band formed originally in 1965 and consisted of members of the Fredonia High School Class of 1968. The Wretched Group performed regularly between 1965 and 1968 at local teen dances in Chautauqua County at local venues such as Fredonia's Teen Center The Hub, St. Anthony's CYO Youth Center and all area high school dances. The band broke up after high school graduation in 1968 as the members left Fredonia for college.
The Wretched Group reunited for the first time in 1999 to perform at their high school class reunion and has continued to reunite for performances regularly over the past 13 years.
The band has performed locally in the Fredonia and Dunkirk area as well as in Albany, Latham, at the famed Colony Cafe in Woodstock and in Waterbury, Vt.
It is always a special night when these old friends get together to recreate the music of the 1960s.
The current members are literally spread across the United States. Current Wretched Group members, or "wretchies," include Tom Benton of Woodstock on lead guitar and vocals, Hank McKee of Waterbury on lead vocals, Mike McEntarfer of Fredonia on organ and keyboards, Jim Modisher of Boulder, Colo., on bass guitar and vocals, Vince Gaeta of New York City on drums, Mickey Mamp of Fredonia on guitar and vocals, Rob Nichols of Cicero on guitar and vocals, and Ken Colby of Woodstock, Vt., on guitar and vocals.
The Wretched Group plays the classic songs of the 1960s including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Animals, Bob Dylan, and many other classic 1960s bands.
The "Wretchies" would like to encourage all their fans to check out their Wretched Group Facebook Page. They invite everyone to "Like" the page in order to see photos and videos of previous performances.
And, of course, They would like to invite everyone to join them at The Clarion Hotel on July 7 when they "Rock The Lake - One Wretched Night!"