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It was a KOOL night at The Good Life Festival with Huey Lewis and the News and special guests BERLIN!

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Smasher and Huey Lewis backstage – The Good Life Festival at Encanterra

Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America’s great rock & roll bands. As they enter their 35th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever. Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, they continue to thrill audiences worldwide, selling more than 20 million albums in the process. 

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Smasher getting a lesson on how to play a harmonica from Huey Lewis & The News backstage before the The Good Life Festival at Encanterra!

These Grammy Award winners have written and performed such hits as “Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Stuck With You,” “I Want A New Drug,” “If This Is It,” “Hip To Be Square,” “Do You Believe In Love,” and “Workin’ For A Livin.” The group also wrote and performed “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” for the hit film Back To The Future. “The Power of Love,” nominated for an Academy Award, went to #1 on Billboard’s singles chart, and was a smash hit worldwide.

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Photo by Jason Pawlik – 94.5 KOOL FM

There is something extra special about a Huey Lewis & The News live show. They incorporate a variety of musical influences, including R&B and soul, to create a unique sound. Front man Huey Lewis’ unmistakable voice has a rich, textured quality that lends itself well to not just their hits, but also to the variety of other songs featured in the show. One of the highlights of the show is the band’s a cappella rendition of classics like “It’s Alright,” “Little Bitty Pretty One,” and “Sixty Minute Man.”

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Photo by Jason Pawlik – 94.5 KOOL FM

Joining Huey Lewis and The News will be BERLIN, touring in support of their new album, “Animal.” While Animal is BERLIN’s seventh album, a combination of ten compilation albums, EPs and live albums round out an impressive discography that so far has yielded twelve gold and platinum album awards. The band—founded by Terri Nunn, bassist John Crawford, and keyboard player David Diamond—made its initial impression on the music world in 1982, with their seductive single, “Sex (I’m A…),” from the platinum-certified debut EP, Pleasure Victim. BERLIN’s first full length LP, Love Life, hit in 1984 and was certified gold. In 1986, BERLIN topped the charts with the unforgettable, intimate, and strikingly beautiful love song, “Take My Breath Away.” The ballad’s defining role in the Tom Cruise film Top Gun has also helped solidify BERLIN’s everlasting place in American pop-culture. Nunn’s ongoing influence earned her the #11 spot on VH1.com’s “100 Greatest Women in Rock.”

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Photo by Jason Pawlik – 94.5 KOOL FM

And a night with Huey Lewis and the News would not complete without a quick trip ‘Back to the Future’ and rounding out the night feeling like you’ve had your own personal time traveling DeLorean.

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