The Tribute is a very recent musical outfit founded upon the idea of having a full live band sound and appeal but with fewer musicians. The band uses professional backing tracks to fill the spots of the handful of musicians required to make polished, pro produced music possible and combines said pro tracks with the live musicianship of a singer, guitarist and budget allowing a drummer too. So, essentially, The Tribute is a live music solution to the ever slimming budget demands on event organisers.
Imagine waking up one morning and being like, "Alright, champ. Today's your day. You know how to hold a guitar.
Los Angeles, CA. Recent review: They were on time for set up, absolutely professional, and rocked it the whole time. Each musician….
The band was formed in and there have been several changes to their lineup. Without doing new albums, you just become a karaoke band of yourself. The guys from ZoSo really tried to channel their inner Led Zeppelin by dressing like the band too.
If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then lots of classic rock bands are getting their egos stroked, big-time. Tribute bands — amateur acts who either parody big-name artists or emulate their heroes in carbon-copy fashion — have in recent years been spreading across the rock landscape like manic fruit flies. Chances are, on any given night, you can find a clone of a major band performing in a nearby city.
Jump City is the epitome of Performance. We have more Tribute Shows than any other band in Southern California and the country for that matter. More importantly, we perform them better than other bands claiming to be tributes.
The Johns, the Pauls and the Georges have come and gone through the years, but Rolo Sandoval, beneath his mop-top wig, has kept a steady beat for all of them. Sandoval has played the drums in about a dozen Beatles tribute bands over the last two decades, and now he is in one of the most successful, the Fab Four. And, these days, a surprisingly fashionable gig. The tribute band, an oddball offshoot of celebrity culture that resides somewhere between glitzy Las Vegas revues and amateur karaoke contests, is enjoying a surge of recognition.
We're guessing Dave Grohl has had the finest medical care money can buy since falling off a stage in Sweden and breaking his leg a couple of weeks ago, but if he's looking for a second opinion, he can just ask trauma surgeon Andy Murphy — who also happens to play in a Foo Fighters tribute band. Murphy offered his diagnosis to R ock Soundsaying, "Dave sustained a nasty fracture of the distal fibula, the small bone on the outside of the ankle. X-rays show the fracture was displaced and needed surgical fixation.
When it comes to amateur rock 'n' roll, talent competitions frequently lack talent, battle of the bands often are a war that nobody wins and bar bands are bar bands for a reason. One thing that is often common to all three is the cover song, which when done well is the perfect way to pay homage to your favorite tune by another group. The guitarist isn't half bad on the intro, but when the synths synths on a Metallica song?!