The Guess Who, the band that became Canada’s first international rock music superstars, began in 1962 in Winnipeg as Chad Allen & The Reflections. Including members Randy Bachman (guitar), Jim Kale (bass) and Garry Peterson (drums), Chad Allen and the Reflections had become Chad Allen and the Expressions by the time they recorded a cover of “Shakin’ All Over”, released by Quality Records in 1965. The song was a #1 single in Canada and reached #22 in America. Burton Cummings joined the group that same year, replacing the keyboard player and sharing lead vocals.
Although membership in the group has changed through the years, they have remained musically consistent behind the strengths of original members Jim Kale (bass and vocals) and Garry Peterson (drums and vocals); and backed by Derek Sharp (vocals and guitars), and Leonard Shaw (keyboards, flute, sax and vocals) and Will Evankovich (guitars and vocals). As they perform hit after hit in concert, it is easy to see and hear why The Guess Who remain one of today’s most sought after touring attractions.
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Mr. Nice Guy - Mr. Nice Guy is South Florida's premier classic rock group. The band formed in 2002 features 3 dynamic lead vocalists, and the tightest rhythm section in Florida according to Jimi Robinette of Main Event talent. This seven piece band covers anything from Aerosmith to Zeppelin, Beatles to Yes, Cocker to Stevie Wonder...and does so with high energy and precision. Several of the band members have performed in bands with artists such as KC and the Sunshine Band, Clarence Clemons , Tony Stevens of Foghat, and The Village People. Mr Nice Guy recently opened up shows with ZZ Top and The Outlaws.
Blackstar - Blackstar is a multifaceted, Miami-based cover band that has been around in many different forms since 1989. Blackstar is highly versatile and capable of playing a wide variety of songs but is focused on mainly playing songs that people love but don't usually get to hear. In 2007, a three-piece horn section, "The Schmokin' Section," was added along with a whole new dimension enabling Blackstar to effectively execute songs that few cover bands can play. Currently, Blackstar is comprised of six permanent members: Don Hyink, founding member and band leader (lead vocals/lead guitar), Karl Ellins (bass/keys/background vocals, groovemaster), Bruce Turkel (trumpet/harmonica/vocals/hype man), Allen Lynch (drums), Carlos Avila (trombone/musical director), Oscar Dudamel (Alto and Tenor sax/flute/clarinet), and the newest member and Grammy-award winning musician Paul Hoyle (piano, bass, vocals). Blackstar also features multiple guest artists and friends of the band that frequently join in on the fun.
The Long Run - The Long Run is an Eagles Tribute band that has been regarded as one of the finest in the world and is authorized by the Eagles Management to perform its tribute show for audiences worldwide. The Long Run was formed in 1999 in Los Angeles by a group of well rounded professional musicians with a love of harmony and deep respect for the Eagles band.