The Average Dyke Band at the Sausalito Cruising Club

Every once in a while you encounter a band that is dripping with happiness. I don’t mean in a forced smile kind of Hollywood phony thing but people who exude the stuff. That’s the Average Dyke Band. And that goes for their audience too. They are all having so much fun, dancing and prancing and loving each other. A feeling of merriment pervades.

What can be said about this Motown-Rhythm and Blues machine on the stage though? They start rockin’ the house right away, churning through Heat Wave, I Heard it Through The Grapevine, What’d I Say and Chain Of Fools.

The Average Dyke Band and friends

Everyone headed for the dance floor and stayed there for most of the set. These girls can dance too. It looks as if many of these couples have practiced a lot and their moves are graceful and coordinated.

The Average Dyke Band consists of Stephanie Teel on guitar and vocals, Carrie Gerendasy on bass and vocals, Robin Roth on drums, Rosa Koire on saxophone and Sheri Kline on keyboards.

Carrie Gerendasy and Stephanie Teel

They have been together for about six years except for Stephanie Teel, who joined the band last december. According to Ms. Gerendasy, they have been employed “mostly at prides and stuff” plus many private parties.

Stephanie has her own “Stephanie Teel Band” and they regularly appear at the Sausalito Cruising Club and the Sausalito Seahorse. Stephanie often shows up at the Monday night jam sessions and shows the big boys how to handle a guitar. This woman always gets it on.

Rosa Koire

Anyway, after the break, they came back with something like Rockin, Rockin, Rockin, which must be an original song. Nobody knew the title but it had a great sax solo played by Rosa Koire and, of course, the dance floor was full again.

Teel had a great vocal on Runaway, the Del Shannon classic. The organ solo, played by Sheri Kline was magnificent.

Then it was somebody’s birthday and they cranked out the Beatles I Know it’s Your Birthday or whatever the title is. Then they just kept gettin’ down with Motown, funk, soul and some more good old rock n’ roll.

It was a really fun evening here hopefully there will be other chances to hear these folks.

The Average Dyke Band will be back at the Sausalito Cruising Club on April 4 and May 2. They will also play at THE LAST DAY SALOON in Santa Rosa on Friday, April 22. Corner of 5th and Davis
Doors at 8 pm Show at 8:30-12:30.

L-R Carrie Gerendasy, Robin Roth, Stephanie Teel and Rosa Koire Front; Sheri Kline

To learn More about the Average Dyke Band go to

http://www.averagedykeband.com/

To learn more about Stephanie Teel go to

http://www.afm6.org/ArtistProfile_StephanieTeel.htm

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