Songs from the Stonewall Jukebox
HPAC LIVE Presents
Songs From the Stonewall Jukebox
Join us as we celebrate the soundtrack that would have been playing on the Stonewall jukebox in that groundbreaking summer of 1969. Join David Driver & The Riot Squad and be prepared to sing along (or dance!) to the songs of Cilla Black, Petula Clark, The Flirtations, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Leslie Gore, The Shangri-La’s, Sly & the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, and many more.
David Driver & The Riot Squad
Viva De Concini, David Driver, Carson Moody, Eleonore Oppenheim and RaShonda Reeves.
With special guest appearances by Castrata, Darius De Haas, Ellia Garland, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Maggie Moore, and Lenny Zenith.
DAVID DRIVER is an American singer, performer, songwriter, and video artist. A staple on the downtown New York City music scene, he first achieved prominence in the mid-1990s, with his band MEOW, his role in Roy Nathanson’s Fire at Keaton’s Bar and Grill, and a stint as the understudy for the roles of Roger and Mark in the original Broadway cast of RENT. The Village Voice’s Rob Tannebaum credited Driver with creating “an oblique Downtown twist on saloon singing, devoid of melodrama, like Jerry Vale dreaming of Chet Baker.” The Advocate’s Andrew Velez wrote that Driver’s voice “is as bracing as a double Bourbon.”
Driver recently starred in the world premiere of Heidi Rodewald and Donna DiNovelli’s The Good Swimmer at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2018 Next Wave Festival. The piece, based entirely on texts found in American Red Cross Lifesaving and Water Safety Manuals, will premiere in Los Angeles in early 2021. Songs From The Stonewall Jukebox, his tribute to the Stonewall uprising featuring music that was on the bar’s actual jukebox during those events, premiered at NYC’s Symphony Space in June of this 2019. With composer Dana Lyn, he is developing Oh Starsky, a solo show based on his childhood obsession with television detective David Starsky (of Starsky&Hutch) and its impact on his evolution as a young gay man.
He’s worked with Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Heidi Rodewald, Stew, Richard Butler, and Roy Nathanson & The Jazz Passengers, as well as the Off-Broadway rock opera People Are Wrong! He’s been featured on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and The Late Show with David Letterman, and has been the voice of brands including Dunkin’ Donuts, Bridgestone Tires, and USA Network. Recorded work includes Meow Goalie For The Other Team, Roy Nathanson Fire at Keaton’s Bar & Grill, Driver Quartet Night Time, Phillips&Driver Togetherness, and LuxRd.-Get Your Fucking Hope Back.