NORTHERN VERMONT'S FAVORITE ROCK BANDThe ALLARD BROTHERS have entertained at Vermont dances, concerts, parties and charity shows for over 30 years. In 1964, four St Albans natives followed the tide of the early British rock bands and formed the "Shiadas" (water lovers all, they named themselves after a sailboat). With electric guitars, bass, and drums, the Shiadas played the hits of the day.
That first group included Mike Allard, lead vocals & bass guitar, Bill Lacrosse, lead guitar and vocals, Joe Greenia, Gary Coons, and Alan Vincellette. In 1966, Mike united with new drummer, his brother Steve Allard, drums and lead vocalist, and formed Past Present & Future. Bill rejoined the group after a hitch in the army. In 1978, they changed the name to the Allard Bros Band. Swanton native Bill Lunna brought multiple keyboards when he joined in 1982 to complete the list.
Mike wrote, and the ALLARD BROTHERS released "Magical High" a 45 rpm single in 1983. And the Band is still playing hits!
Many of the AAC profiles first appeared in the County Courier, the St Albans Messenger, and online in ArtBits on this site, in the Arts and Entertainment section of VermontNOW magazine, and on Themestream.com
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