After 53 Years of Music, New Orleans' Longest Running Band, The Nobles Plans Big Farewell Event for Their Final Performance

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The longstanding band, formed in 1959, paved the way for many other bands over the years and is considered by many as one of the most influential local bands of its type in New Orleans music history. The Nobles will perform their final show on June 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM at Rock ‘n’ Bowl, 3000 Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA. The event entitled “The Nobles’ Last Dance” will be a musical celebration of the 53 years of music.

After 53 years performing at countless weddings, fairs, dances, Mardi Gras balls and special events, the New Orleans area based band The Nobles announced their intention to disband in June 2012. The longstanding band, formed in 1959, paved the way for many other bands over the years and is considered by many as one of the most influential local bands of its type in New Orleans music history. Some notable former members include Ronnie Lamarque (Lamarque Ford), Eddie Powers (Gypsy Woman), Bert Cotton (Bonerama), Bill Murray (bandleader for 47 years) and the late Eddie Freche (The Neville Brothers), just to name a few.

In a statement from The Nobles, band leader Maurice Trosclair says, “As we end the era of The Nobles, we walk away with a great sense of satisfaction for all that the band has accomplished. To our family, friends, fans and anyone who ever has enjoyed listening to our music, we send our deepest thanks for your support over the years. The band will honor all of its scheduled performances and will add as many additional shows as possible before our final show in June.” The decision to break up is mutual and amicable as one member will be retiring and everyone else has either found or is seeking new musical opportunities.

The Nobles will perform their final show on June 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM at Rock ‘n’ Bowl, 3000 Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA. The event entitled “The Nobles’ Last Dance” will be a musical celebration of the 53 years of music. The night’s festivities will include a mock jazz funeral, a DVD presentation and a special dance performance by one of New Orleans’ newest traditions, “The 610 Stompers” who will help send off one of the oldest traditions in style. While band members have come and gone over the years, The Nobles band has endured. Live performance artist Frenchy will be there to capture The Nobles’ final nine musician lineup in oil on canvass. The members of “the last band” of The Nobles are (in alphabetical order) Steve Bacharach (lead vocal & keyboard), Don de la Houssaye (sax), Barklay Emmons (lead vocal), Ray Genovese (lead vocal), Randy Hebert (lead vocal & guitar), Allan Linker Jr. (drums), Bobby Ohler (lead vocal & trumpet), Maurice Trosclair (trombone & keyboard) and Mike Wibel (bass).    

For more information please contact Maurice Trosclair.

The Nobles LLC
53 Echezeaux Dr.
Kenner LA 70065
Cell: 504-628-1277
Fax: 504-467-1039
Email: Maurice(at)thenoblesband(dot)com

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