Herb Gross & The Invictas
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Herb Gross & The Invictas

Rochester, New York, United States | MAJOR

Rochester, New York, United States | MAJOR
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It played like a scene from "The Blue's Brothers."
In 2005, two members of the Invictas, a 60's rock 'n roll band-Herb Gross and Dave Hickey were having a beer at a bar. At the time, the Invictas had not played a gig since 1980.
The bar band asked them to come up and play a tune., Tehn Gross experienced an epiphany similar to the one Jake Blues had in the movie. - The Villages


The reunion of the 1960's Rochester-based rock band The Invictas has apparently has the ear of NBC's The Today Show.

The norning program plans to videotape the band in performance and rehearsals twice over the next few weeks for a segment to be broadcast in Late September. - Gannett Newspapers


The band's 1984 black Cadillac hearse was parked out back, behind the Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. Ultra-genial NBC correspondent Bob Dotson was parked outside the shadows of the side of the stage, among roadies and family members, a smile on his face.
And here came Herb Gross, 62-year-old lead singer of The Invictas charging down a center aisle of the venue with his cordless microphone, running up onto the stage. - Democrat and Chronicle


Herb Gross was drinking at a Rochester, NY bar with Dave Hickey a couple of years ago when he had a "Blues Brothers moment."
"We have to put the band back together" he told his former drummer.
So he did and the results has been the rebirth of The Invictas, sometimes called America's oldest, most successful garage rock 'n roll band. - St Petersburg Times


Hot music, long hair and hundreds of screaming teen-agers are propelling a cool-headed team of Rochester rock 'n roll performers to the top of the record charts.
The group is "The Invictas," and their record "The Hump" is topping local record sales charts. One record dealer reported that sales one week hit 400, something not even accomplished by the Beatles during the crest of any of their hits. - Rochester D & C


The Invictas are enjoying a second round of fame. Herb Gross never imagined it would happen. Nearly 40 years after Gross and bandmates recorded "The Hump," and 25 years since he had even touched an instrument, there he was, on stage belting out a song.
And the people remembered. - The Daily News


Geriatric rock no longer restricted to the likes of Jagger,Richards.

On a cramped stage in a dim bar;the Invictas get ready to rock. Twanging and tuning are a band of musicians in khakis with white hair;day jobs, grown children and-improbably-plans to keep playing power chords when other people their age are fine tuning gold swings. - USA Today


The Invictas might be America's most successful garage band. The band started in 1961, had a hit song The Hump that rocked to #1 from Buffalo to Miami.
The band was featured when they played at the Beach Boys Show. They had over 5,000 people out of their seats rocking and dancing in the aisles. Herb Gross was out in the bleachers dancing with the crowd. This band really rocks. It was a very exciting and memorable show.

More at: www.theinvictas.com - NBC Television The Today Show


Discography


Newest CD entitled "Let's Rock."

In addition, the band has
3 singles, an album and 3 CD's released on Sahara and Forevermore Music Labels. The band's music sells worldwide on iTunes, CD Baby and other sites.

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This is "Boomer Party Rock" at it's best! ."
During the 60's this band had fan clubs, police escorts and screaming teens at sold out events. They started a year before the arrival of The Beach Boys or The Rolling Stones. Some record stores sold more of The Invictas' hit "The Hump" than Beatles records. The band was known to arrive driving a hot rod hearse and have played with the Beach Boys, The Shirelles, Gene Pitney, Otis Redding, Gary Lewis and The Playboys and others.
Their music includes some of the greatest songs of the 60's thru the 80's and the audience participates singing their own parts. The band plays hits their own originals along with hits by The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles and others.