This was an “unplugged performance” featuring Patt Connolly on vocals, Bob Lowden on Guitar and Gerry Cannizzaro on a scaled down drum kit. The club was just off Hollywood Blvd. on the corner of Selma and Cosmo.
Parousia’s ninth gig in California was in Hollywood for a party-minded crowd of mainly Hollywood locals. The Gaslight was an cool-smoky intimate club. Once known exclusively as a dive for bar-flies, club promoters took over management and started booking local bands. Now, it was a dark seedy tavern that featured live music and that was definitely a little better.
To land this Hollywood gig, Parousia was in the right place at the right time and through Robert’s connections we secured a date at this classic Hollywood venue, which the feel was more like a neighborhood pub than a Hollywood showcase but it was just as important.
Capitol Records, A&M Records, Bug Music and Chrysalis were just around the corner and the Gaslight was frequently trolled by music industry professionals. You never knew who was watching, or listening…