Hutch Tech High School May 19th, 1978

 

A very young Parousia performs at Hutchinson Central Technical High School (Informally known as Hutch Tech), located at 256 South Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, New York 14201.

The lineup for this show included:

-Gerry Cannizzaro – Drums
-Barry Cannizzaro – Guitar Vocals
-Patt Connolly – Flute Vocals
-Bassist Billy Simms first show with Parousia.
-Vocalist Sharon Pierce first performance with Parousia
-Keyboardist Steve Soos’ last show with Parousia.
-John McGovern’s last show with Parousia as a guitarist but would remain as sound engineer in between gigs with Unistage and the local prog rock group Pegasus.

Steve used two keyboards for this show. A classic Vox Jaguar organ, the same keyboard used by Ray Manzarek of the doors and underneath it, a RMI electra-piano, as heard on the song, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite” from the Sgt. pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, 1967

(1) Hutch Tech. Full stage view

Left to right : Steve Soos (Keyboards), Barry Cannizzaro (Guitar), John McGovern (Guitar), Patt Connolly (Lead vocals, flute), Sharon Pierce (Lead vocals), Gerry Cannizzaro (Drums), Billy Simms (Bass guitar)

(2) Steve, Barry, John, Sharon, Gerry, Patt, Billy

Left to right : Steve Soos (Keyboards), Barry Cannizzaro (Guitar), John McGovern (Guitar), Sharon Pierce (Lead vocals), Gerry Cannizzaro (Drums), Patt Connolly (Lead vocals/ flute), Billy Simms (Bass guitar)

(3) Steve Soos & Barry Cannizzaro

Steve Soos and Barry Cannizzaro

(4)KEY~1

Steve Soos and Barry Cannizzaro, John McGovern & Gerry Cannizzaro

(5) Barry, Sharon & John

Barry Cannizzaro, Sharon Pierce, John McGovern & Gerry Cannizzaro

(6) Sharon Pierce, Gerry C. and Patt C

Sharon Pierce, Gerry Cannizzaro, Patt Connolly

(7) John & Sharon

John McGovern and Sharon Pierce

(8) John McGovern & Vocalist Sharon Pierce

John McGovern (guitar and vocals) & Sharon Pierce (vocals)

(9) John McGovern

John McGovern lead guitar

(10) John McGovern and his Gibson ES Hollowbody Electric Guitar

John McGovern and his Gibson ES Hollowbody Electric Guitar

(11) Look out, this Guitarist is serious!

Hey John, be careful where you point that thing…

(12) Patt C

Patt Connolly, lead vocalist and front man

(13) Patt C. Front man

Patt Connolly is transported by the music to another place and time…

(14) Patt C. vocalist and Billy

Patt Connolly, vocalist & Billy (Frank) Simms, bass guitar

(15) Patt Connolly with flute & Moog Sonic-Six Synthesiser

Patt Connolly with flute & Moog Sonic-Six synthesiser

(16) The aluminum foil drum riser!

Gerry Cannizzaro and his brilliant aluminum foil drum riser!

(17) Billy (Frank) Simms on Bass Guitar

Billy (Frank) Simms on badass bass Guitar

(18) Big P.A. system at this show

Parousia’s BIG P.A. system…

 

Hutchinson Central Technical High School 256 South Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY

Hutchinson Central Technical High School 256 South Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY

Parousia's proposal to play at Hutchinson Central Technical High School

Parousia’s proposal to play at Hutchinson Central Technical High School

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