2013-10-25 / Top Stories

Solshyne Plays Against Cancer

By Dan Guarino


Rockaway’s Solshyne, playing the boardwalk over the summer. In September, they provided live music for “Light The Night,” an event dedicated to fighting leukemia and lymphoma. Rockaway’s Solshyne, playing the boardwalk over the summer. In September, they provided live music for “Light The Night,” an event dedicated to fighting leukemia and lymphoma. Rockaway’s own Solshyne have played the boardwalk, the Forest Park bandshell, outdoor events, and a benefit for Sandy relief in Glendale in the early days after the storm and recently even a Brooklyn pub called the Three Jolly Pigeons.

On Saturday, October 26th, they’ll be hosting a Halloween party at the Courtside Lounge, 69-08 Myrtle Avenue in Glendale, starting at 9 p.m.

Solshyne combines two guitars, bass, keyboards and drums and is known for its deft musicianship and vocals and unique take on music by The Band, Derek and the Dominos, The Allman Brothers, Neil Young and even Motown.

But the band is most proud of playing against leukemia just last month.

On September 8th of this year, they performed for Light The Night, an event designed to raise money to fight leukemia and lymphoma.

“We played at this benefit,” bass player Dan Klohe said of their special appearance at Holy Family and Saint Thomas Aquinas Church in Brooklyn.

“Alicia Savarese put it all together. Last year, which was the first year she did this, they raised $1200,” he said. “This year the benefit raised $4300. Triple last year’s donation!”

All proceeds went to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, described as the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers.

The fans of the hardworking band can expect to see them often in the coming months.

And they’ll be lending a hand to a good cause here and there, too.

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