Jim Neufeld................Bass Vocals/Drums
Jim (J.C.) Carrington...Vocals/Bass Guitar
Rick (SAX) Metz..........Saxes/Vocals
Members and Alumni
(Rocky) Baker ~ Keyboards, Vocals
Jim Carrington ~ Bass, Vocals
David Chapman ~ Drums, Vocals
Rick (Sax) Metz ~ Saxophone
Jim Neufeld ~ Drums, Guitar, Vocals
Ted Neufeld ~ Drums, Guitar, Vocals
Steve Prescott ~ Bass
Jamie Pullar ~ Guitar, Vocals
Gary Smith ~ Guitar, Vocals
Malcom Wenke ~ Bass, Vocals
Corrine Williams ~ Piano, Vocals
band will be playing more gigs over the course of this upcoming year.
Gig info will be posted at the Schedule page
The band has its roots back to 1975. They traveled extensively in the Northwest and Canada (didn't we all?). In '77 while on tour in Hawaii they decided to change the name to "The Rocky Vasalino Show".
This was a full on show band with costume changes for each segment, major lighting, pyrotechnics, skits, tributes, and a comedy section featuring a puppet named "Animal".
The band was originally made up of Ted Neufeld, Jim Neufeld, Bob (Rocky) Baker, Jim Carrington, and Rick Metz. The band lasted with that lineup, give or take a horn section and several female backup singers, until 1984 when the band changed over to The Vasalino Revue. This Lineup Featured Ted Neufeld, Jamie Pullar, Corrine Williams, David Chapman, and Malcom Wenke.
In it's 10 or so years of existence, The Rocky Vasalino Show/Revue, Played throughout the Northwest and Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City, was featured on Canadian Television, and played various regional events.
As a footnote, the story of the Neufeld brothers and their family is worthy of a book on it's own merit. These were amazing young men that overcame incredible family tragedy (losing both parents in a car crash) at a very young age, and yet, kept their younger siblings together, keeping everyone in school, fed, clothed, and housed, as well as running the family farm near Lynden, Washington, and managed to found and manage an extremely successful, lucrative, and much loved Northwest icon - The Rocky Vasalino Show.
Jamie Pullar, March 2003
Just a quick note to update one other piece of information for the band's history. The band was originally made up of Ted Neufeld, Jim Neufeld, Bob (Rocky) Baker, Jim Carrington and Gary Smith. With the addition of sax man Rick Metz in 1982, the seminal version of the group was formed. That is the band seen in the pictures on this page.
FYI, a reunion of that classic lineup of the band is scheduled for a couple of dates this winter in NW WA.
Rick (SAX) Metz, www.rickmetz.com, October 2006