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Kicking it up with fellow Hokies

“We enjoy upbeat rock ’n roll music that keeps people jumping to the beat,” said Lasik, who plays the drums. “Our song lists cover multiple decades and a wide variety of artists, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Doobie Brothers, The Cure, Tom Petty, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pink Floyd, Cheap Trick, Blink 182, ZZ Top, Guns and Roses, AC/DC, and, of course, my favorites — Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special, whom I saw in Cassell Coliseum as a student.”

The band plays several gigs in the Greater Washington D.C. metro area throughout the year for fans both young and young at heart. “It’s always great fun to perform for friends. Nowhere is that more true than playing at Virginia Tech. What a wonderful time we had kicking it up with our dear Hokie friends,” said Lasik, whose children and several nieces and nephews (also Hokies) were among the guests.

Now a partner at Ernst & Young, Lasik recalls that as a student, he had once joked to one of his professors that he should join a band “in case the accounting thing doesn’t work out.”

The name of his band is often misconstrued as a reference to its members’ hair. It is actually named after the Washington Metrorail’s Silver Line — the bandmates all live in the same Northern Virginia area served by that rail line, Lasik said.