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The Cyclones in Orleans – VIDEO

ORLEANS – Thirty-seven years ago, the Cyclones played their first gig at the Barley Neck Inn. On Friday, we heard a bartender say to another customer, “These guys always pack ’em in.”

Yes, this is a tight band and a whole lot of fun.

And the BNI was a great place.

Unlike the Cyclones, this was our first time in the Barley Neck, which is obviously a great spot for music.

The Cyclones, with Bruce MacLean on guitar, Peter Putnam on drums, Jay Hagenbuckle on bass, and Malcolm Carlisle on keyboards, played mostly covers on this night.

We are big fans of MacLean on guitar. With 37 years of chemistry, he and the other very talented members of this band made every musical interaction seem perfect and effortless.

We even convinced them to dig out an old original that they said they hadn’t played in a long time.

This bouncy song , by Carlisle, is called, “Life Is Too Short.”


– If you like Cape Cod music, here is a story that Cape Cod Wave did on the Cape Cod original music scene. We interviewed 20 musicians, four club owners, and two radio deejays – Cape Cod Music And The Joy Of Being Originally Alive

And here is a link to our growing collection of local music stories and videos –  MUSIC


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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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