BAND DETAIL: Dennis Quaid & The Sharks
Dennis Quaid and The Sharks have been performing in front of thousands
of people receiving rave reviews. He is not just another actor turned
rock star, he is a rock star.
Dennis Quaid is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. He performs many
original plus classic hits such as "Spill the Wine", "Gloria", and many
The band's origins can be traced to one night when Quaid went to see
actor Harry Dean Stanton and his longtime band (appropriately named the
Harry Dean Stanton Band) perform at an L.A. club.
Quaid was invited to join the band onstage. At first reluctant because
of his decade long layoff from music, Quaid finally did perform with the
band and was successful enough that James, also a member of Stanton's
band, approached Quaid about starting a group of their own.
James quickly began recruiting others for the band and it wasn't long
before Dennis Quaid & the Sharks, which specializes in "rock 'n' roll
and country-soul," was performing at L.A. clubs.
The band even throws in a Jerry Lee Lewis song or two in the mix, such
as "Great Balls of Fire," which Quaid has firsthand experience
performing, having played "The Killer" in a 1989 biopic.
Quaid said the shows are as much fun for those in attendance as they are
for the band. "(The audiences) have a blast, which is all we want," he
said. "I make a complete and utter fool of myself. I think that's the
only way to have fun (onstage), instead of trying to pretend to be cool
and all the rest of that stuff."