The original lineup of TALAS — consisting of legendary bassist Billy Sheehan, guitarist Dave Constantino and drummer Paul Varga – will reunite for a one-off performance this Saturday, July 28 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, New York. The show is part of the 2012 Hard Rock “Rocks Old Falls Street, USA Summer Outdoor Music Series”, which will feature a total of six shows starting July 7 and running each Saturday evening through August 11.
The free concerts are supported with help from the city of Niagara Falls and private sponsors. Local radio stations 97 Rock and 103.3 The Edge will serve as broadcast partners for this year’s series.
Kings of the Buffalo bar circuit, TALAS slogged it out through the ’70s and ’80s, hoping for the breakthrough that never quite came. When David Lee Roth left VAN HALEN, Sheehan immediately joined Roth‘s band, putting an effective end to TALAS.
Sheehan, Constantino and Varga were the first musicians to be inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame, and Constantino and Varga have remained active in the Western New York music scene. Sheehan is based in California, where he performs with a variety of ensembles, including MR. BIG.