More than 100 fans headed to Cheshire Park Thursday - many with picnic baskets in tow - to enjoy the performance of The Cover Story band.
The event was the fourth in the Entertainment Under the Stars summer series sponsored by
The Cover Story made their debut performance in town four years ago at . Several of the band members, however, have performed together since 1980 when they played in a band named Toys. Guitarist L.J., said he and Kevin are from Bristol and have played music together since 1972.
The band featured two bass players Thursday, which band members called the “battle of the basses.” Rick, who played on the first set, said it was his first performance with the group. The band's long-time bass player Wolf, played bass guitar and electric upright bass during the second set.
The members all studied music at college; Kevin and L.J. attended University of Hartford and drummer Diamond Jim Tansle studied music at University of Bridgeport, where he received a Masters in Education. Their new bass player, Rick, attended Berkeley College of Music for two years before joining the Armed Forces School of Music in Little Creek, Virginia.
In a band with four vocalists sharing melodies, vocalists Beth and Dawn created energetic vibes at Cheshire Park. They sang on such songs as Soul Man by the Blues Brothers. Other songs on their set list included I Gotta Feelin', by the Black Eyed Peas, and Love Shack, by the B-52's.
Two more free events remain at Cheshire Park for the Entertainment Under the Stars series. Eight to the Bar is slated for a rescheduled Friday night performance on August 12, at 7 p.m., and a Family Movie Night is scheduled for the following Thursday evening, on August 18.