Back in the Saddle - Back in the mid to late 1970’s Dobilas Steikunas and Rimas Polikaitis were encouraged by LA’s own Mr. Jonas Petronis to organize a dance band, so that Lithuanian functions, weddings, dance festivals, and parties would have its authentic live music. For nearly 10 years, this band, including our additional founding member – John Severino, had the pleasure to entertain a generation of Los Angeles Lithuanian – Americans, combining ethnic Lithuanian and R & B and Rock and Roll melodies and rhythms to ensure that everyone left each event with “happy feet”.
We have gone our separate ways since the mid 80’s, with John and Frederik remaining in the LA area, Dobie having established roots in the greater Seattle area, and Rimas in the greater Hartford CT environs. All four of us have continued with active musical “lives” the past 4 decades, be it as part of bands, duo’s, and solo artists in our respective “territories”. After all these years, we are back to capture the energy, rhythm, and song from the 80’s and bring it for an evening of fun, laughter, and of course: happy feet.