" By Appointment Only" 1972-1980

first photos April 1972 Charlotte, NC
BAO Promo1
first photos April 1972 Charlotte, NC

Members for the first 4 1/2 years; Bill Gilg, Valerie Taft, Cathy Roberts, Susan, Larry Cohen, Bob Zide, Gary Smith, Jim Nance, Doug Williams, and Skip Leach.
We rehearsed 3 days, in Norfolk, VA, then started our 1st gig in Charlotte, NC, nine months later we were performing in the Penthouse at the Playboy Club in New York City. For a young show band that was quick.

Our road the 1st 4 1/2 years. Some of these cities we worked multiple times and places.

Charlotte, NC
Hyannis, MA
Norwood, MA
Burlington, MA
Situate, MA
Woburn, MA
Randolph, MA
Agawam, MA
Bridgeport, CT
Groton, CT
Baltimore, MD

Bradenton, FL
Ft. Myers, FL
Norfolk, VA
Richmond, VA
Bethlehem, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Reading, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Wilkes-Barre, PA
King of Prussia, PA
Atlantic City, NJ

Jackson, NJ
Totowa, NJ
McAfee, NJ
Cherry Hill, NJ
Montgomery, AL
Mansfield, OH
South Point, OH
Cincinnati, OH
Akron, OH
Cleveland, OH

Warwick, RI
Laconia, NH
Washington, DC
New York, NY
Syracuse, NY
Dunkirk, NY
Bethpage, Long Island, NY
Toronto, ONT
Don Mills, ONT
San Juan, PR

Some history. Click an image to enlarge.

2005 Reunion

I have no record of 1977 or 1978. I left in August of 1976 and  returned in early 1979.

Members 1979 – 1980
Bill Gilg, Gary Smith, Bob Zide, Mike McKnight, Larry Cohen, Valerie Taft, Larry Meade, Scott Johnson

The Florida Band Kona Boat House 1980