Newly formed in the last year, The Bay Rats have been playing throughout Hampton Roads entertaining audiences with their fun brand of “Groovy Rock and Roll”. Consisting of Singer, Guitarist Patrick Kilduff, Guitarist John Cain, Bassist Gerald “The Pink Panther” Bartley, and Drummer Eric Van De Wal, these well seasoned musicians have a knack for selecting and delivering cover songs that please audiences of every age and musical taste. By playing a wide variety of decades spanning Rock, Pop, and Surf, with some cool Country thrown in for good measure, The Bay Rats will attract new customers and keep all your customers in their seats, or on the dance floor, longer, which makes every venue happy. Member Bio – Patrick Kilduff – Guitar / Vocals Patrick Kilduff is a pure rock and roll vocalist. He grew up in Maryland and has been playing and singing since 1975. Perhaps the most versatile vocalist from Maryland still living and performing. He played the entire east coast circuit for many years. His history is well documented, from playing and singing with artist such as Michael Howard from the band Firefall, George Thurgood and the Delaware Destroyers, He also played with the artist of ”Public Affection” in the late 80’s (now known as the band “LIVE”). Currently he lives in Virginia Beach and has performed with Heather Edward, Yogi, and Runnin Shine, and was the original founder of Trickwire with Dan “Hot wire” Henry Throughout his musical career he has opened and played with Aerosmith, George Thorogood, Todd Rundgran, Grand Funk, Rick Derringer, Ry Cooder, and Edgar Winter Now as the front vocalist for the Bay Rats. It’s time to think about the project ahead. As a guitarist, vocalist, and song writer he has found the perfect combination of artist. The Bay Rats were assembled by 4 distinct creative and phenomenal artists. The musicianship along with Patrick’s vocal style and creativity has made The Bay Rat’s the band to see. Member Bio – Gerald “Pink Panther” Bartley – Bass /Vocals Originally from Queens New York, moved to Virginia in 1972. Self taught bass/guitar player playing in multiple bands and music style. While living in Richmond, Va. I have played blues in the "R. J. Marshall Band", R&B with "The Classics" band that was an opening act for recording artist Ray Goodman and Brown better know as "The Moments". I later put together a popular variety band "Chord-On-Groove". Now retired and living in the tidewater area and newest member of "The Bay Rats" bringing a variety of great listening and dance music to suite all types of people. Member Bio – John Cain – Guitar Originally from Lockport IL., John began playing guitar in 1979 and with bands in 1987. John loves Power Pop and 80’s Rock and played in local bands such as Department 7, Fish Tank Divers, Brand-O, Costal Motion, The Dents, and Powerdaze before co-creating The Bay Rats. Member Bio – Eric Van De Wal – Drums / Vocals Originally from Northern NJ, Eric’s experience playing in bands is as wide as his musical tastes. Eric started playing out live with NJ’s Rockin’ Blues Band “Burning Mojo” in the late 1980’s. He then played with The Jersey Shore Surf Rock band “The Sting Rays” through the 1990’s then on with the New York based rockers “Blabbermouth” to end the decade before founding the New York metro area’s “The Unsaleables” in 2000. A move to Charlotte NC in 2013 found Eric playing with the all original and recording artists “The Koyotes”. The next move to Hampton Roads found Eric playing with the local cover band “Powerdaze” before forming “The Bay Rats” with John Cain and Patrick Kilduff, also from Powerdaze.
The Bay Rats at Elation Brewing @
Saturday, December 16, 2023
5104 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508
6:30PM - 10:00PM
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