Doors open at 8pm 21+ **(The venue will be closed from 7pm to 8pm to complete soundcheck and prepare the venue for the show) Doors open at 8pm sharp. Advance hard copy tickets are available in person at Boo Boo Record Store in SLO, Traffic Records in Atascadero. Print at home/mobile/will call tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite.com by clicking: HERE. All tickets are general admission unless otherwise stated. The Siren is a small, intimate club style venue and seating is extremely limited on a first come first served basis after doors open and is dictated by estimated show sales. Food is still served during concerts. We appreciate you supporting live music at the Siren!
THE CARS is easily one of the most popular bands from the late 70’s and early 80’s. Their first album is among the best debut records of all time, spawning chart-topping hits and songs that to this day are still played all over the radio. One could say they were a band ahead of their time, as they helped shape the 80’s “new wave” sound which is hugely popular almost 40 years later as attest to their 2018 induction to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.
In 2001, singer and frontman Darryl Battaglia was looking to put together a band that would appeal to the mass audience who loved the sound and total vibe of the 80’s. After hearing “Just What I Needed” one night on the radio, he was inspired to form Candy-O, the ultimate tribute to the Cars. Since the bands inception, the Candy-O core players have remained, with Darryl as Ric Ocasek, McCrea Adams as Greg Hawkes on keyboard and Brenton Worthy as Benjamin Orr on bass and vocals. 2019 brings in two new members, Bob Duda as David Robinson on drums and John Nevolo as Elliot Easton on guitar.
Covering all of the Cars’ radio hits as well as some popular album cuts, Candy-O captures the terminal cool of the Cars live performance in all aspects, all live, with no vocal sampling whatsoever. The band has consistently amazed and entertained crowds whenever and wherever they hit the stage. So catch a ride to the era that was all about fun, and enjoy the sound and vision of the 80’s created by Candy-O!