On Saturday, April 15, Rogers was packed for Wine With Sue bass player John Fabry’s last show with the band.
After 20 years and 556 shows with Wine With Sue, Fabry decided now was the time to move on toward retirement. Fabry had been playing with the band since June 14, 2003, when he took over as bass player at The Rugby Clubhouse Sevens tournament after party.
Rogers was standing room only as Rockaway turned out for Fabry’s sendoff. The band rocked out all night, including with a special performance by Fabry’s daughter, Alannah, and he was presented with a cake to celebrate his retirement.
Despite the bittersweet loss of their bass player, Wine With Sue, now approaching their 29th year as a band, will forge ahead and keep the music going.