The group joined local favorite Bluelight as part of the Starlight Bowl’s summer concert series.
“Our band tries to create the sound of old Chicago 1970s rock, in particular, a band called the Chicago Transit Authority, who just had the perfect blend of vocals and instrumentals,” Seraphine said.
Since 2006, the band has been touring to share their classic sound nationwide. “This is our first time at the bowl, and it’s just such a great venue,” he said. “It is absolutely beautiful.”
Residents Mike Sherman and Mick Brennan came to see Bluelight, whose band members grew up together playing music in Burbank.
“We are friends of the band, and we just love their sound,” Sherman said. “It will also be cool to see Danny Seraphine because the band Chicago was part of our generation.”
Bluelight band members reunited and decided to start up their old band — one they had started while attending St. Finbar School.
“We all lived in the same neighborhood and went to school together, had a surf band and played at school dances and events,” said Dennis O’Donnell, guitarist and singer-songwriter for the band.
Drummer Michael Hastings, Burbank mayor and city councilman from 1986 to 1993, said he is thrilled to be part of the band once again.
“It is great therapy,” Hastings said. “We love playing at the bowl. It is such a community-oriented facility, and we get to play for our family, friends and neighbors.”
Locals brought picnics and sprawled out on the lawn to take in the music and the city views.
“There’s no other place in Los Angeles like the Starlight Bowl,” Robert Dixon said. “It just has a wonderful vibe. It’s too bad they don’t have more concerts, because I think any band would sign up to play here.”