Defibrillators are a Rockin' Blues Band performing original
material geared to help aging Baby Boomers on their way to the Social Security Office. With humor, compassion, great
musicianship and splendid live performances;
"The Defibrillators will jumpstart
your heart and revive your spirit"
They have opened for such national acts
as Leon Russell, The Zombies, &
Soozie Tyrell of Springsteen's
The Defibrillators are Long
Island Songwriters and Musicians: Sonny Meadows,
Sonny Speed, Bob "Pops" Westcott, Bobby " Buddy Boy" Cattrano, Robert "Lang Lang" Langley, Dr.
They all met at the Golden Requiem Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center in 2001. Having tired of shuffleboard and bingo, they began whailing, singing, pounding on
tables, banging pots and pans as Sonny Speed chimed in on the Day Room piano. Soon the whole room was up dancing to their
rockin' sounds. Several residents became so excited that Dr. Max Foreman had to wheel in the portable defibrillator
to revive them so they could get back up dancing again - and in that instant the name of the band was created.
Thanks to the efforts of family members, pawn shops, and the social work staff, the boys were able to acquire several
guitars, amplifiers, and a full drum kit.