Fourteen years ago, while the band...


September 22, 1991|By Susan Canfora

PICK OF THE WEEK: Fourteen years ago, while the band Target was performing in Rehoboth Beach, someone invited them to Ocean City.

"We came by accident and just fell in love with the place," says Brian Raehm, the group's business manager and bass player. "We've been coming here ever since."

And he thinks their fans are glad they did. "We have people plan their vacations so they can see us," says Mr. Raehm. "We play what can best be described as high-energy contemporary music.

"It's blue-eyed soul. We know when the lights go out and the music goes on, we will please our audience."

Other band members are Vincent Esposito, musical arranger, keyboards and vocals; Maurice Petrello, drums and vocals; and Michelle Raehm, Brian's wife, vocals and percussion.

Based in upstate New York, the band plays in cities including Las Vegas, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. This year, it performed several times at the Ocean Club on 49th Street. Tonight is the group's final night there, but it will be returning next year, Mr. Raehm says.

The band, which was formed 17 years ago, has released two albums. Its third release, featuring Christmas music, will go on sale the week before Christmas. One dollar from every tape or CD sold will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. The Raehms became acquainted with the organization about a year ago when their son, who is now 3, had open heart surgery.

K. T. in OC: Country singer K. T. Oslin will appear at the Convention Center at 8 p.m. Oct. 26. A former Nashville songwriter, she's known for such songs as "80s Ladies," "This Woman" and "Mary and Willie." Call 289-8311.

UPCOMING ENTERTAINMENT: Second Coming, tonight at the Sheraton, 101st Street and Coastal Highway . . . Tiffany, &L tomorrow through Sept. 29, at the Sheraton . . . Street Noise, tonight at the Purple Moose, on the boardwalk between Talbot and Caroline streets . . . Rattle Cats, tonight at the Greene Turtle, 116th Street and Coastal Highway . . . Opposite Directions, Saturday and next Sunday, at the Brass Balls on the boardwalk at 11th Street . . . Kingpins, tomorrow through Oct. 6, at the Ocean Club, 49th Street and the beach.

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