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The Pacesetters Band

 

 

   
 

The Pacesetters Band

Pines Club, Anchorage Alaska

 

 

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The Pacesetters in 1984

 

The Pacesetters were the house band at the Pines Club in Anchorage and played five nights a week

 

Here the group is performing at a rare event outside the Pines Club; Mayor Tony Knowles Ball

 

Nancy Lee Jourdan was the leader of the band for many years

 

At the Mayors Ball

 

The Pacesetters were named after the clubs owner, Russ Pace

 

Scott at age 22

 

Scott performed with the group for 3 years from 1981 to 1984, doing over 750 shows

 

Long time lead guitar player, Michael Majeras

 

The Pines Club was a country music venue

 

The band performed "live on the radio" nightly. There's nothing like that anywhere today.

 

A mistake on the radio show was a big deal since it was all live and no delay. So the band always did the show sober.

 

The Pines Club was a block long and the largest night club in the state of Alaska

 

Ray Szatmari was the bands keyboard phenom. He hated country music but liked the money

 

Scott on Halloween 1983

 

There was always a party going on backstage.