Presto, The Rush Tribute Band (1994)

August 22, 2009
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Band: Presto
Circa: 1994
Style: Rush Tribute Band
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario

Members: (L-R)
Andy Vangaelen – Guitar
Ron McLaughlin – Bass, Keyboards, Vocal
Barry Coleman – Drums

Notes: The legendary Aberdeen hotel in Chatham is where this went down in true rock and roll fashion. I was in a band with drummer Barry’s brother in 1990, and I enjoyed going to hang out at his house. In the basement was where his drums were set up. Barry would come down and play the drums by himself for an hour as we watched him work his magic. Allot of talent in this band and it was always a good time to see them play live at the Ab.

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  1. this was the orginal version of presto I later played with presto with kevin tetrault on the drums and myself(Darrin esch) on rythm guitar, andy(lead) and ron(bass/keys/vocals .we still played alot of the rush greats but mixed up with some other covers .I had a great time playing in this band.The abby rocked

  2. Ron was THEE best geddy impersonator I have ever jammed with…or cleaned carpets with ha ha look me up ron …we should talk re new band

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