As a sophomore in high school at the age of 15, “Annie” skipped school with a friend and drove to a Manchester music store and with money saved for his class ring, purchased his first set of drums.
Determined to form his own band and teach himself how to play with no lessons, he convinced a few of his guitar playing classmates to join him. Rehearsing after school while listening to 45rpm records & performing at school dances, soon established the group to be known as “Annie and The Orphans”.
The group advanced to playing street dances, college fraternity parties, Battle of the Bands competitions, anywhere where people loved to hear the music of the British Invasion of the 60’s.
Over the years they have appeared at a variety of venues such as Gillette Stadium, Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center, Trump’s Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, Stark & Veteran’s Parks in Manchester, the Hampton Beach Seashell stage, Flyin’ Monkey Theater and on the M/S Mount Washington cruise ship. They have also performed at the Sandwich Fair, the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction, VT, the Ossipee Mountain Fair in Hiram, ME and at many town gazebo summer concerts throughout the Sate of NH.
For over five decades, the band still continues to amaze fans with its unique blend of musical talent and showmanship, which includes their patriotic gesture of handing out US flags while singing God Bless America with its audience.
Their performance promises to get your toes tapping and up on the dance floor. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to “Rock & Roll with Anatole”!