Power pop rock group, The Dives, is returning to the Upstate area by popular demand. The band will perform Friday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. at King Neptune’s Pub and Nightclub in Lake George. There is no cover charge for the event.
Upstate New York music fans will not only have the privilege of seeing The Dives return to the area; concert-goers will also have a chance for a meet-and-greet with the band, where they will be able to take photos and ask for autographs.
The New York-based quartet is led by frontman Evan Stanley (lead guitar/lead vocals), Mike Lefton (lead guitar/lead vocals), Sergio Ortega (bass/vocals), and Jimmy Meier (drums/vocals). All four members have been perfecting their crafts as musicians since an early age. Stanley moved to NYC to attend college at NYU/Tisch’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, where he had aspirations of starting a band. Stanley met Lefton and instantly clicked. With a duo in place, Lefton recruited Meier. Scrambling for a bass player before their first gig, a friend of the band recommended Ortega, and they haven’t looked back.
The Dives have toured nationally and internationally and are currently opening shows for The B-52’s in the U.S. During their live shows, the band plays its own hits like “Anticipation” and “Take it All” alongside danceable pop rock covers from the ’60s and ’70s. Frontman Evan Stanley is the son of rock & roll legend and KISS frontman Paul Stanley but don’t expect to hear any KISS songs at a Dives show. The band has a sound of its own. In 2017, The Dives released their debut EP Everybody’s Talkin’, and are writing material for the follow up. They made their first televised appearance on Fox’s Good Day New York.