MELBOURNE FL: Actor Gary Sinise brought his 13-member Lt. Dan Band to the King Center in Melbourne on Friday to entertain service members from Patrick Air Force Base. Before the 7:30 PM show, Colonel Walter Jackim recapped the past several weeks: “We had air rescue crews helping people in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. We launched and landed the SpaceX Orbital Test Vehicle Mission. We dealt with Hurricane Irma’s affects in Florida, and we’ve been monitoring the nuclear detonations in North Korea. The saying is “Work Hard, Play Harder” and I can think of no one better to help us play harder than Gary Sinise”.
Sinise, playing Bass Guitar then launched into a 2-hour show for a sold-out crowd at the King Center. While the show focused on rock and roll, the band slipped in the 1940’s Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy and some country songs. Sinise explained: “It is a fun show. It is a variety show. It is a big band, so we can play a wide variety of tunes.”
Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band perform for the 45th Space Wing. Photo credit: Bill Jelen / We Report Space
The show was sponsored by the USO. Sinise and his ...