PURPLE REIGN : A Tribute to Prince
January 6, 2014 kicked off season three of AXS.TV’s The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands hosted by @KatieDaryl with a salute to Prince by Purple Reign. The first ever tribute band to perform on the David Letterman show, Purple Reign headlines at the Sin City Theater in Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas and holds the crown for “Best Tribute Act” of 2009. A reminder of a time when spandex, glitter, excess and a desire to party like it’s “1999” reigned supreme, this group not only embodies the soul of the era but conjures up one of popular music’s most prolific songwriter, showman and undeniable genius. With classic hits like Raspberry Beret, Little Red Corvette, and Kiss, Jason Tenner brings to life the multi-faceted Prince so convincingly you’d swear it was the man himself. Backed by a band of solid musicians, these guys rocked the roof off the 50 year-old Whisky a-go-go in West Hollywood, California plus as an extra added bonus surprised the crowd with a Morris Day and the Time performance of Jungle Love which was outta this world crazy. If you’re in the Las Vegas area I recommend checking out their show at Planet Hollywood. I know I will.
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BELLA DONNA : A Tribute to Stevie Nicks
Michelle Tyler – Lead Vocals
Bob Weitz – Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Lawrence – Gutar, Vocals
Ken Dayton – Keys
Richard Graham – Keys, Drums
Rick Thibodeau – Bass,Vocals
Steve Giba – Drums
Shari Rhone – Vocals
Will Phillips – Percussion
And then there was week two of The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands hosted by @KatieDaryl with a tribute to the incomparable Stevie Nicks by Bella Donna. Presenting the works of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac for 12 years, Bella Donna are unmatched in their stage performance and execution of great classic hits like Talk to Me, Stand Back, Rhiannon, and Edge of Seventeen. Michelle Tyler, hauntingly, is the personification of Stevie Nicks not only in appearance but in mannerisms and vocals as she blends into one of rocks most captivating performer. The array of musicianship in Bella Donna and their execution of the songs are outstanding in both technical accuracy and enthusiasm. Tribute bands like Bella Donna don’t get the chance to appear on national television. They are hard-working musicians, playing all types of venues, large and small, traveling miles and miles to do their shows. Bella Donna had that brass ring tonight and they knew it and the audience knew it because they set the Whisky a-go-go on fire.
Check out Bella Donna FACEBOOK page and then go see them LIVE.
Monday 8PM PST on AXS.TV “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” 100% LIVE and that means anything can happen. Right?! If you’re in the Los Angeles area and want to join in on the fun, tickets are FREE through Eventbrite. Come on down to the Whisky a-go-go and be a part of the show. You never know who might drop in – Elton John, Bono, David Bowie?
Next Monday – Rhymin’ N Stealin’ – A Tribute to the Beastie Boys! Yo!