Johnny Counterfit, comedian/singing impressionist, presents a musical show that features voice and singing impressions of some of the most famous singers and actors of yesterday and today, along with voices of politicians of past and present, all packaged in a clean comedy and music style, with a live band. His show features country music, but is not limited there. Some of his impressions include Johnny Cash, George Jones, Earnest Tubb, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Julio Iglesias, plus Presidents Clinton, Bush, Reagan, and Nixon, and also actors George Burns, and Edith & Archie Bunker! His impressions are exact and are not an exaggeration for comedic purposes. For comedy, he adds jokes and humor between songs or during the actor/political portion of the show. Johnny Cash remarked after hearing Counterfit`s impression of the country legend, “He`s the best I`ve ever seen!” Counterfit discovered his God-given talent for voice impressions at the early age of five in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. He realized that he could recreate voices heard on television while watching cartoons. Throughout elementary and high school, the young entertainer would perform voice impressions of singers, actors, and politicians for family members, teachers, and fellow students. At seventeen years of age, Counterfit began to perform professionally with a band at a local night spot called, “The Nashville West,” on “open-mic” Sunday. Over the years, Johnny developed a following of fans, and decided to utilize his talents toward a full-time career in “showbiz.” A life-long dream came true for Johnny in 1994 when he was asked to make his first appearance on the GRAND OLE OPRY. He continues to be a guest on the show as audiences are repeatedly thrilled by the talents of this celebrity. TNN, “THE NASHVILLE NETWORK,” regularly schedules Counterfit for guest shots on various programs throughout the year, and has been on previous programs, such as: COUNTRY`S FAMILY REUNION; MUSIC CITY TONIGHT, with CROOK & CHASE; PRIME TIME COUNTRY; and OPRY BACKSTAGE. His repeated exposure on television has resulted in a vast growth of notoriety worldwide.
Surf`s Up Beach Boys Tribute “Just like the real thing but Younger” … Surf`s up is one of the first true Beach Boys tribute bands in the world. They have been perfecting & recreating the Beach Boys sound for 25 years. Literally, since they were kids. Keeping it in the family – the band consists of 2 brothers Donny & Danny Goldberg, their father Don Goldberg Sr. who founded the group and close cousin Denny Hardwick. Their sibling harmonies capture the authentic blend of the Beach Boys like no other. Not just another “tribute band”, these veterans naturally bring the magical “Sound of Summer” to your event. Surfs Up Has Played: • Jan & Dean Show with living Legend – Dean Torrance • • Disneyland -Anaheim • Disneyland Paris France • Disney`s California Adventure • Long Beach Toyota Grand Prix Headliners for Huntington Beach’s annual 4th of July Show 5 years running.
Bee Gees Gold Tribute Bio John Acosta as Barry Gibb has performed in Bee Gees Tributes all over the world. His portrayal of lead singer Barry Gibb is with a zest for detail, like no other. From the look to the falsetto you will close your eyes and say it’s Barry! John Acosta’s Bee Gees Gold tribute Is the ultimate salute, and experience of seeing the Bee Gees in their prime, LIVE ONCE AGAIN! The frontline consists of the detailed vocal stylings of John Acosta (Barry), Daryl Borges (Robin), and Jeff Celentano (Maurice). There is a sensation that will make you blurt out: Wow… I just seen and heard the Bee Gees! Backed by a live band, the Bee Gees Gold tribute recreates the look and sound of the Bee Gees from the 60`s to the late 70`s, with their unique falsettos that made them legends. Performing such early hits as Massachusetts, I started a Joke, to the later Disco classics, Stayin’ Alive and more.
The Workin’ Men This concert immortalizes two of country music`s true outlaws and friends to the working class. Haggard and Paycheck recorded over 136 albums over 100 charted hits and 40+ number ones. Haggard was a two time Grammy winner including the lifetime achievement award. Paycheck was Grammy nominated for song of the year for ‘Take This Job and Shove It’ as well as a movie of the same name. Johnny Lovett (Merle Haggard) and Ace Crye(Johnny Paycheck) perform the songs that made Haggard and Paycheck famous. You’ll hear hits such as From Muskogee, Workin’ Man Blues, Momma Tried, Take This Job and Shove It, Slide Off Your Satin Sheets, and Don’t Take her She’s All I Got. From Dance Halls to time in Prison Haggard and Paycheck lived the life they wrote about. Re-live the true hard workin’ outlaw country music with Lovett and Crye as Haggard and Paycheck in ‘The Workin’ Men’.
Rock and Soul is a re-creation of two of music’s biggest icons. Garry Moore (Little Richard) and Cookie Watkins (Tina Turner) take you back to the beginnings of the music that shaped America in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and finally the 90’s. Their Looks and sounds are uncanny. This show is total high energy with rock and roll hits such as Tutti Frutti, Good Golly Miss Molly, Proud Mary, along with that touch of soul including songs like Private Dancer, What’s Love Got to Do With It, and Send Me Some Lovin’. Garry and Cookie have toured worldwide with ‘Legends in Concert’ and appeared on multiple television shows including ABC’s show world’s best tribute. Come experience the artistry and raw talent that is Rock and Soul.
GENE WATSON This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. Gene’s very first radio single, the self-penned “If It’s That Easy” was released in 1962 so the entertainer is celebrating his 50 Years in the music business, a “Golden Anniversary” in 2012. Although the song didn’t make any radio charts, it did start the career of the man now known as “The Singer’s Singer.” Gene Watson’s tally of 75 charted titles, 23 top-10 hits and 6 number-one records has led to membership in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Radio listeners are still transfixed whenever classics like “Farewell Party,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” or “Love in the Hot Afternoon” are played. The depth of emotion in his singing, his brilliant phrasing, his jaw-dropping range and the power in the lyrics he chooses are all factors in the awe he inspires in both fans and his musical peers. At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Gene Watson is still making some of the greatest records of his life, receiving such accolades as Album of the Year and even Album of the Decade from journalists around the world. Watson earned the title of 2010 Country Music Legend of the Year, from Citadel Media’s Real Country Radio Network nationwide fan vote. Watson is one of the rare singers who still sings in the same key as he did 30 years ago and his audiences respond with standing ovations night after night when he nails the octave jumping last note on his most requested song, the now country classic “Farewell Party.” As Rodney Crowell so aptly stated, “Just when I think Country Music is a lost art form, something by Gene Watson catches my ear and I can breathe again.” Considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation Watson offers up one of the best traditional country shows in the business. His stunning voice captivates audiences and keeps his fans coming back again and again.
WITH OVER TEN YEARS EXPERIENCE AS THE BLUES Brothers Fairchild’s Blues Brother Tribute deliver an excellent performance and an enjoyable evening by using a good mix of talents & music that keep the audience pleasantly amused for a night of entertainment. The show is performed with a live band. Fairchild’s Blues Brother Tribute is filled with non-stop blues that will thrill and amaze you.
Starting with the grass roots days of Country and Rock-a-Billy to the Man In Black prison concerts, our tribute to Johnny Cash has been a stand-up hit in Branson, Missouri. This is no Broadway musical show, but an authentic recreation of the music and the man that captured the hearts of millions. You will be astounded by the uncanny resemblance that Jackson has to Johnny Cash. You will be even more astounded by his voice. Jackson truly captures the presence of Johnny Cash, not only through Johnny`s music but also his storytelling. From the moment Jackson and the New Tennessee Two Band takes the stage with a traditional Johnny Cash greeting to his exit, with guitar slung over his back, Jackson offers an exceptional portrayal of Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash chose only to work with one band and depended upon them to provide him with the unique sound that would come to be recognized by millions of fans over the world. Luther Perkins provided the unique “boom-chicka-boom” guitar that classifies most of Johnny`s songs, W.S. Holland holds his own place in music history as the first Rock & Roll drummer while Marshall Grant slapped the upright bass. This is all recreated for this tribute and the music of The New Tennessee Two is as important to the sound and successes of Jackson Cash as his own voice.
SouthBound and Company is pleased to present: A Tribute To Lynyrd Skynyrd And Frynds In this high-energy, Southern Rock Review, SouthBound and Company combine the southern vocal stylings of Ronnie Van Zant with the dual guitar-slinging replications of Southern Rock mega-hits such as ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, ‘Ramblin’ Man’ and of course, the immortal ‘Free Bird’. Featuring eight seasoned professionals coming together to fulfill their life-long passion, SouthBound and Company: A Tribute To Lynyrd Skynyrd and Frynds not only duplicate the sounds of Ronnie and the Boys, they also present a visual demonstration of a real-life Southern Rock show from the ’70’s. The combination of a tight back-beat rhythm section, honky-tonk piano, dualing lead and slide guitars and deep south, rhythm and blues lead vocals prove that old adage: The South Will Rise Again!
Born right here in Yuma, AZ, Melody Dunn is one of Yuma’s musical success stories. Yuma first took notice of Melody when she became Miss Yuma County in 1988 but her study of music started much earlier. Her love of music began at the age of 10 when she picked up her first musical instrument and has not stopped playing since. She put together Melody Dunn and Desert Sky in 2000 and began entertaining not only Yuma audiences but fans all across the county with her first tour in 2002. The band was featured on the main stage at Country Thunder USA for three years before she left us for her first tour in Australia. Melody’s first hit, Single Red Rose, was played overseas on radio and Australia’s Country Music Channel (CMT) for over a year. Today she is taking a step back from the big stage and enjoying playing the soft songs she has loved for years. Melody Dunn and Ben Friedman are now the soul behind Adagio. “Adagio” is the musical duo of Melody Dunn and Benjamin Freedman. Our goal is to bring beautiful, intimate, romantic music to your event to captivate your guests and light up your evening. With just piano and vocals, we have a very pure, light sound. Melody is from Yuma and has appeared in both the US and abroad.