Rock Lobster

November 17, 2018
The Forum
Chandler, Arizona

Rock Lobster. Photo by Toby Karlquist - torenka.com
Rock Lobster. Photo by Toby Karlquist – torenka.com

We have been following Arizona’s own Rock Lobster for years and in our opinion they are hands down the best 80’s cover band in Arizona! They have mastered a catalog of hits from Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” to The Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star” to Cyndi Lauper’s “Girl’s Just Want to Have Fun” and a litany of other classics.

Jessica Jackson Colby - Rock Lobster.  Photo by Toby Karlquist
Jessica Jackson Colby – Rock Lobster. Photo by Toby Karlquist

Rock Lobster consists of Jessica Jackson Colby (vocals, keyboards, violin) Dallan Baumgarten (vocals, lead guitar), John Colby (vocals, bass), and Gary Sanchez (vocals, drums). Each of these musicians could hold their own as a soloist but together are a tight band with a sound that can only be honed from years of performing.

John Colby - Rock Lobster. Photo by Toby Karlquist
John Colby – Rock Lobster. Photo by Toby Karlquist

The crowds at Rock Lobster’s show waste no time jumping to their feet and spend the night dancing and singing along with the band. The concerts are always high energy and the band banters with the crowd nicely and makes sure everyone has a great time.

Dallan Baumgarten - Rock Lobster.  Photo By Toby Karlquist
Dallan Baumgarten – Rock Lobster. Photo By Toby Karlquist

I encourage you to watch their Facebook page for their schedule and make it a point to go see them. You will have a great time and it’s always good to support our local artists!

Gary Sanchez - Rock Lobster. Photo by Toby Karlquist - torenka .com
Gary Sanchez – Rock Lobster. Photo by Toby Karlquist – torenka .com
Toby

Author: Toby

Toby is a professional photographer and fan of all things music. He and his bride Renae own Torenka Photography in Mesa, Arizona. (www.torenka.com) When not photographing and writing about concerts and bands Toby and Renae provide custom Fine Art photography services to musicians and automobile owners. They also travel the world photographing landscapes; are constantly searching for the “perfect” Bloody Mary; dislike robo callers; are ruled by two cats; don’t miss the snow and are just plain ‘ol nice folks. Quote from Toby: "As a writer, I'm a pretty good photographer!"

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