Vic Moraga and his band blasts off for a free show at Marina City Club
As a teenager, Vic Moraga would hitchhike up and down the California coast with a bedroll, guitar, pencil and paper — always in search of that next song.
He’s still traveling, only now as leader of The Vic Moraga Band.
On Friday, Moraga lays his hat down in Marina del Rey for a no-cover concert of popular jams at Marina City Club.
“Marina City Club features a wonderful dance floor. We mix it up with a variety of popular music: R&B, swing, Latin, country-Western, rock ‘n’ roll, Motown, and ‘80s and ‘90s hits,” Moraga said.
Moraga (lead vocals, guitar) and bandmates Jonathan Pintoff (bass) and Gary Gibbons (drums) are planning a diverse set list likely to include pop hits such as Elvis’ “Suspicious Minds,” Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon,” Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl,” Tom Petty’s “Running Down a Dream” and The Temptations’ “Get Ready.”
There may also be a few spur-of-the-moment surprises, but that’s up to you.
“We love requests,” Moraga said. “Requests are our specialty.”
— Michael Aushenker
The Vic Moraga Band performs from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday at Marina City Club, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. No cover; free parking. (310) 822-0611; vicmoraga.com