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Hudson’s Jagger Pallay rocks the house and the football field

Look for Jagger Pallay on a Friday night in the fall and you’ll find him riffing on a defense as the quarterback for Hudson’s football team.

On Saturday night, he continues to shred, but in a much different way.

You’ll find his golden locks cutting him off on stage as the bassist for the Pallay Boys.

If he doesn’t wield his ax in Van Halen, it’s Motley Crue.

If it’s not Crue, it’s the Ramones or maybe Foreigner.

Heck, it could be Cheap Trick, Prince, Kenny Loggins or Beastie Boys.

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Either way, he’s moving somewhere.

“My father [Damon] did the same thing we do when he was in a band growing up,” Jagger said. “He obviously quit when he got us, but he kept playing guitar and singing and stuff like that. And he always tried to make us do it. At one point my brother Colt gave in and he was kind of doing country, and then they both wanted me to play, so they kind of forced me to, so I started playing.

How it started, how it goes

Dad’s band was Love Tribe.

The Pallay Boys play a ton of rock songs from the 1970s and 80s, but also have a four-song EP of original songs ready for release.

The first song The Pallay Boys played was “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi.

Fast forward a year and a half later and it’s a quarterback reunion of Hudson on stage.

Jagger – no, he’s not named Mick – is on backing vocals and bass. His brother is the vocalist and lead guitarist.

Jackson Parker is on keyboard and also assists with backup vocals.

The only outlier is drummer Alex Manson, who is part of the band as a senior at North Royalton.

By the way, Colt is also the quarterbacks coach at Hudson. Parker is the special teams coach.

“I think it’s so cool,” Explorers coach Jeff Gough said. “You don’t see that much anymore with brothers and friends sticking together. They’ve all been there. I think Jagger doesn’t want to disappoint these guys. “When he’s on the pitch, I’m sure it’s the same as when they’re playing. Most kids hang out with their friends. His friends are two guys, they have a band together and they play together.

They just played a concert at Paninis in Twinsburg last weekend and they will be back on October 22 and November 12.

They will be at Chuggers in Streetsboro on November 23 and have previously played The Basement in Northfield and Twinsburg and Longos in Mentor.

They performed on ESPN 850 for Tony Rizzo and ripped him off at Euclid Tavern.

“Honestly, it’s a lot of work learning the songs, but once you get on stage and start playing, you forget about all the stress of school and football and all that,” Jagger said. . “It’s amazing to get away and play the music you love and stuff and make other people happy and dance and stuff.”

Jagger Pallay is a baller with a bass

It’s a spotlight that Jagger loves and correlates with the football field.

As a bass player, he is the backbone of all the songs the band plays. As a quarterback, he is the leader.

Without him, the group cannot continue playing and neither can the football team.

“If you look at him as a bassist and as a quarterback, there’s a lot of similarities,” Hudson wide receiver Jack Jenkins said. “You have to learn songs and you have to learn plays. If I don’t know where I’m supposed to go, he’ll tell me.

While Hudson arrives at Wadsworth on Friday undefeated, Jagger and his 67% completion percentage and six total touchdowns rock the Explorers as much as the Pallay Boys rock.

“It’s easier for him to be up front when there’s pressure,” Gough said. “You know, I really never see him getting nervous, he just wants to do his best at all times, which is pretty unique for a 17 or 18-year-old kid. “When you come in and Friday night, you try to manage the game and getting the right reads. Saturday night you sit down and play with your band in front of a crowd. It’s a wild scenario.”

Contact Brad Bournival at [email protected]gannett.com and follow him on Twitter at @bbournival.

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