Louie Speer aka Benny Jet, not to be confused with Elton John’s 1974 hit “Bennie and the Jets,” will perform at Do Hickey’s in Downtown Wyandotte this Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Since 1999, Do Hickey’s has evolved into one of the more popular venues in Downtown Wyandotte, offering such Irish dishes as Emerald Chicken, Shepard’s Pie, homemade Do Hickey chips and its award-winning potato soup.
And since Wyandotte’s population is traditionally Polish, the pub also offers pierogies supplied by local vendors.
The pub’s old-town Irish feel is complemented by its St. Patty’s Day banners and vintage Guinness posters that adorn the walls.
In addition to its delicious food, the bar also offers a full range of craft beers and liquor.
But owner Paul Hickey is not interested in giving this event any more attention than it deserves. “We’re inviting everyone out this Saturday to check old-time rock ‘n roller Louie Speer of Benny and the Jets,” Hickey said.
“He’s a great musician and storyteller. He’s got more stories than a drunken Irishman,” he said.
Over the years, Speer has played with many celebrity musicians from Bob Seger to Bo Diddley to Humble Pie, and was once invited to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Speer, who easily resembles the Gibbons brothers of ZZ Top with his long gray bread, will be performing at Do Hickey’s every Saturday until his fingers get tired.
Having recorded three albums in the 1970’s, the band has evolved over the decades but still remains true to its classic rock ‘n roll roots, with songs like Johnny B Goode, Oldest Rolling Stones Fan and Last Kiss.
Sean Z & Britni will also be Do Hickey regulars playing their blues infused pop-rock on third Fridays starting Feb. 21.
Do Hickey’s bar and grill will be celebrating its 15-year anniversary this October.