Kick off the spookiest month of the year with The Detectives – 50s and 60s rock n’ soul at The Cellar! Costumes are optional at this Monster Mash, but dancing shoes are MANDATORY.
There are those who say that the old-fashioned night on the town has long since gone extinct – that no one really goes out to dance the night away the way people used to. But for the past thirteen years, to say such a thing in Springfield, Missouri would be flat-out insane. Since the Detectives have been around, crowds have flocked not only to hear this group of ace professional musicians and their energetic take on classic Americana, but to spin, sway, and twist their way through endless joyful nights in the Queen City at any number of venues around town.
The Detectives are masters of what founding member Lynne Cohne calls “first generation rock’n’soul” – classic tunes from the birth of Rock’n’Roll to the heyday of the Motown Sound. With four gifted vocalists, incredible soloists, and a first-class rhythm section, the group can not only pull off the hits of artists like Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, Dion and the Belmonts, Little Richard, and the Supremes, but they can bring to them the energy and flair for showmanship that made rock’n’roll and classic soul great in the first place. Because of this, they’ve earned the adulation of crowds spanning all generations, from children excitedly doing the Twist at festivals to college kids getting re-energized by the music their parents loved growing up to folks who remember hearing these songs on the radio as the new hits of the day. All things considered, not only is a good-old fashioned night on the town not extinct – with the Detectives around, it’s better than ever.
With The Detectives, it’s like your favorite oldies radio station has come to life before your very eyes, and you just can’t cant fight it, but you sure can feel it. With over 130 songs in our repertoire (and new ones coming all the time), we strive to play the best and play them right.