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Dave Napier, Bill "Chopper" Pelchat, Mike King, Don Bourret, & Gene Ambroson



Upcoming Performances:

  • December 27th -- 8:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
    Wedding Dance, Legion Club, Dakota City NE
  • New Year's Eve -- 8:30 P.M. - 12:30 A.M.
    Bob Roe's Point After, 2320 Transit Ave., Sioux City IA
  • January 23rd -- 7:00 - 11:00 P.M.
    Wrecking Crew Fundraiser, Shrine Temple, 820 Nebraska St., Sioux City, IA
  • February 6th -- 8:30 P.M. - 1:00 A.M.
    Doxx Bar, 1219 - 5th St., Sioux City IA
  • March 27th -- 8:30 P.M. - 1:00 A.M.
    Doxx Bar, 1219 - 5th St., Sioux City IA
  • September 5th -- 9:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
    Central High School All School Reunion, Sioux City Convention Center, 801 - 4th St., Sioux City IA

Recent Performances:

  • November 29th
    R-Bar & Grill, Homer NE
  • November 21st & 22nd
    WinnaVegas Casino Lounge, Sloan IA
  • November 1st
    Oriental Band Fundraiser, Shrine Temple, Sioux City IA
  • October 18th
    R-Bar & Grill, Homer NE
  • Oct 11th
    WinnaVegas Casino, Sloan IA
  • October 5th
    Rock-N-Roll Jam, Skyline Bar & Casino, North Sioux City SD
  • October 4th
    Morningside College Homecoming, Sioux City IA
  • September 27th
    Private Wedding Dance, North Sioux City SD
  • September 20th
    WinnaVegas Casino, Sloan IA
  • September 19th
    WinnaVegas Casino lounge, Sloan IA
  • September 18th
    Boji Bay Fun House Pavillion, Milford IA
  • September 13th
    Singles Dance, South Sioux City Eagles, South Sioux City NE
  • September 6th
    Boys Club Benefit, Jerry Weiner Ranch, Sioux City IA
  • August 31st
    Induction Ceremony & Concert for The Iowa Music Association Hall of Fame, Spirit Lake & Arnolds Park IA
    Presentation of Dan Matousek Lifetime Achievement Award to Don Bourret
  • August 9th
    R-Bar & Grill, Homer, NE
  • July 10th
    Rock the Roof Concert, Roof Garden, Arnolds Park IA
  • July 5th
    Grand Falls Casino, Larchwood, IA
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Based in Sioux City, Iowa, this versatile five-piece group is comprised primarily of members of the Iowa Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. They have more than 200 years total professional playing experience, having toured with most of the stars who made the music of the 50's and 60's famous. Tight harmony and great stage presence make The Velaires the finest nostalgia band in the Siouxland area. Their repertoire is mostly rock, with a little bit of country thrown in.

Also appearing in smaller venues as a three or four-piece group, under the Silver Strings name, are the core members -- Don, Mike, Chopper, and sometimes Gene. You can find both groups appearing in Iowa, Nebraska & South Dakota, and maybe even Minnesota!


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For bookings, call Mike King at 712-490-1662






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