It was a frenzied event ... with The Nacho Men playing and rockin’ all over the stage ... while people of all ages, shaking their hips and waving their arms crowded the dance floor. It was Longmont’s annual Rhythym on the River event and The Nacho Men opened to a big welcome from the crowd when they appeared on a warm Friday night in July.

Versatility describes The Nacho Men. They perform Jazz & Swing standards from the 40’s and 50’s and Rock from the 60’s, 70's and 80's, plus Doo Wop, Ballads, Motown and Soul, Disco and Classic Rock. The audience catches the spirit when The Nacho Men step onto the stage in their bright red sequined jackets and plunge into their performance with exuberance and high energy.

Their repertoire includes 40’s hits, such as Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon, Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable, and Louie Prima’s Jump, Jive and Wail. They bring back rock favorites from 50’s and 60’s, such as Bobby Darin’s, Splish Splash, Elvis’, Jail House Rock; Bill Haley & the Comets’ Rock Around The Clock, and Jerry Lee Lewi’s, Great Balls of Fire. Then they get it on with Big Joe Turner’s, Shake, Rattle and Roll and Manfred Mann’s, Do Wah Diddy - to rouse the crowd. They turn on the Doo Wop with tunes like Danny & the Juniors' At The Hop and Elvis’ Treat Me Nice. Occasionally, they round out their musical menu with a Ballad, such as Roy Orbison’s Cryin and The Platters Only You. And they don’t forget Motown and Soulful tunes like James Brown’s I Feel Good  and Wilson Pickett’s Mustang Sally. Classic Rock gets its share too, with songs like Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline and the Rolling Stones’ Brown Sugar. Then they pick up the beat with Surfing music like Surfin' USA made famous by The Beach Boys. One of their favorites is Richie Valens’ La Bamba with its hot Latin beat.

Thomas LeRoux on drums is the leader of the band; Erik Singer, known as Dickey Dee, does vocals and plays trumpet; Lulu LeRoux sings vocals and plays guitar; Pat “Motown” Murphy is on guitar; Rockin Roy is on sax; Sparky Thunderbolt plays sax and sings vocals; John Andrew blows trumpet and plays keyboard, along with vocals; Frankie Diamond plays guitar; and John Andrew backs up the band on keyboard and drums.

Formed in 1980, The Nacho Men are known for their humorous acts done in outrageous costumes, when they imitate superstar performers like Sonny and Cher and Buddy Holly. With their wacky antics, vocal harmonies, a rocking back beat, solid rhythm and sizzling hot sax, trumpet, drums, guitar and keyboard, the band has become one of Colorado's favorite musical performance groups.

They have taken their music from coast to coast in the U.S. and to Europe. They have played Las Vegas casinos, on luxury cruise ships, at Mile High Stadium in Denver and have opened for The Doobie Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheater. They have also opened for groups like The Temptations, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, and many others.
They have appeared in radio and TV commercials, raised money for charities and community organizations, recorded two CD's and are now signed with Columbia Records.

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