York-Lancaster Sunday News
|The Pleasure Dotz band members who will be making an appearance
at the Super Sunday event May 25 at the York Airport Park. From
left: Al Loy, Scott Dot and Edy Van.
Group Aims For National Sales
YORK - For more than a hundred years. the York
community has been known for its musical groups and national
magazines that refer to York as Musictown, USA. A new music
group in York, the Pleasure Dotz, could very well earn more
musical recognition for the community and possibly propel the
three musicians who make up the group to International stardom.
Scott Tattar, better known as "Scott Dot," is spokesman for the
Pleasure Dotz. It's a group that provides, according to Tattar,
"urgent music for the modern consumer." Since forming a year
ago, the Pleasure Dotz have "made waves'' in a new type of music
some call "New Wave."
"We're not 'New Wave' musicians," Tatter
says. "If we had to give our music a name we might call it
'punch rock,' music with titles such as 'Change the Channel,'
'TV Dinner,' and 'Breaker Twins,' a favorite Pleasure Dotz
number about test tube babies.
Tattar and other members of the
band, Edy Van and Al Loy (both stage names), met while Tatter
and Van were students at York College. Tattar, originally from
Philadelphia, plays the drums for the group. Van, from
Bethlehem, is an insurance salesman who plays bass and guitar.
Loy, a nurse when not a musician, comes from Harrisburg.
group's future was significantly brightened early last month
when a South Philadelphia recording company cut a "demo" for
them. The group hopes to have a 45 rpm recording in national
circulation by fall of this year. The group's members, who
derive their lyrics from "realistic, contemporary issues,"
expect to move to Philadelphia this summer to be nearer the
music "main line."
They've already played Philadelphia's famous
"Hot Club," and they are scheduled to make a personal appearance
locally on Sunday, May 25 at the Memorial Day Super Sunday event
being held at the York Airport Park, says Tattar.
lovers can hear the Pleasure Dotz do its special brand of "up-and-in rock'n'roll
of the future" during the Super Sunday family