CHAMPAIGN — A founding member of the original Finchley Boys will return to this area to present his "Boxing Day Rock 'n' Roll Show" at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St.
Jim Cole also was in the local band the Subliminators in the 1990s. Now living and playing music in New Orleans, he will be in town for the holidays and has assembled a band that includes former Finchley Boys band members and musical collaborators from the '60s, '90s and the 2000s.
The musicians who will perform Wednesday from Cole's '90s band, the Subliminators, are Jack Brighton, Josh Quirk and Jesse Brown, currently with the bands the Painkillers, the Brat Pack and the Surreal Deal.
Andon Davis, lead guitarist for Heartsfield and Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, and the other half of a duo with Cole in Chicago from 2001-07, will be in the show, too. Also joining Cole on stage will be fellow Finchley Boys: lead guitarist Mark Warwick, drummer Mike Powers and lead guitarist Garrett Oostdyk.
Guest vocalists also will join in throughout the night. Among them are Sandra Eades, Geoff Poor, Jammin' Jimmy Bean and Keith Harden.
Cole, a vocalist and guitarist, graduated in 1967 from Urbana High School.
The cover for the Boxing Day show is $5.