BRAVO rock benefit at Our Lady of Perpetual Help is music to the ears

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Good cheer was the order of the evening for these jolly fans.
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The Electrix band members Andy Earl (left) and Ray Kayris jam on stage.
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Percussion heaven is what Mike Nicita of The Electrix drums up for the crowd.
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Lindsey Korman (left) and Meri Lubell flank Gary Kroman, who designed posters for the show.

Rock on, life savers!

New York’s largest volunteer rescue unit to serve a single community received a financial boost — and a musical one at that — when the Raccoon Lodge presented a benefit concert last Friday for the BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance Service.

Three bands headlined and packed the house at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which is on 60th Street and Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, where music lovers clapped, toe-tapped and danced in the aisles as the showmen took to the stage to belt out original and classic jams — think the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead.

Featured bands included New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun, including a guest appearance by The Electrix.

The show was a life-saving injection for the cash-strapped organization, which serves Bay Ridge, and a much-appreciated gesture, said BRAVO’s financial veep Nick Nikolopoulos.

“We didn’t seek them out, they did it voluntarily.”

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