Seminole Harley Davidson sponsored a charity event for one of our wounded veterans from the past Iraq War on Sunday March 10, 2019. A charity motorcycle ride concluded at the dealership and the participants were rewarded with a concert by the band Blandini who also donated their gate receipts to this worthy cause.
Blandini is fronted by lead singer and guitarist Jeff Blando (Vince Neil/Slaughter). The other consistent musician in the group is bassist Paul Drennan (Three Forks Road/George Lynch). The first time I saw this band was February 10th at a benefit for Jose Negron who had passed away too young. That show had Will Hunt (Evanescence/Black Label Society) behind the drum kit. Will is currently on tour in Italy so he wasn’t at this past Sunday’s show. In his absence Zoltan Chaney (Vince Neil/Slaughter) was added to this line up. I had never witnessed the prowess of Chaney on drums, his energy was as spectacular and innovative as I have never witnessed. The pure joy of his performance was contagious on stage as Zoltan plays at times perched on top of his kit, also striking the cymbals with his feet. He gives every ounce of energy to his performance. Both Will Hunt and Zoltan Chaney are accomplished drummers and showman and add greatly to this band’s lineup. My dismay at not seeing Will Hunt on drums turned to elation as Zoltan Chaney became every photographer’s dream with his performance. This night had another special guest, George Lynch (Dokken/Lynch Mob) on lead guitar. The show was a majority of covers and Blando eluded to the setlist being just a guide, not the road map to the bands show.
I really enjoyed the show; all aspects of the band were clicking on all cylinders. There was an on-stage chemistry as if this lineup had been playing together for the past twenty years. All fans in attendance enjoyed themselves rocking out to classics from The Who, Led Zeppelin, and yes of course Slaughter and Dokken. Blandini is a powerful cover band with great roots in rock and roll with decades of experience.