Wednesday, December 17, 2014

JR frontman Jeff Salado featured in Q&A at Examiner.com

Jeff Salado
Lead singer, Journey Revisited.
What a great feature today at Examiner.com! Seth Metoyer did a Q&A with Jeff, "Journey Revisited singer Jeff Salado talks music, touring and playing Monterey" -- here's the intro:
Only a handful of singers can capture the essence and vocal range of original Journey singer Steve Perry. One vocalist that comes to mind is of course the current lead singer of Journey, Arnel Pineda. Another vocalist who lands on the radar rocked the 2014 Monterey County Fair. That singer is Jeff Salado from the Journey tribute band, Journey Revisited (or JR as some fans refer to them). The band recently played the stage at the Monterey Fairgrounds and fans can't seem to get enough of the tribute band. Singer Jeff Salado recently spoke to Examiner about his musical influences, touring, what it's like to play in Monterey and more.
A few of the questions...

What made you want to sing in a Journey tribute band?
I was playing in a variety band in 2003-2005, top 40 stuff, dance party music and we did a handful of Journey songs, and we often had requests to do them but we didn't have a keyboardist. I decided at that time to form a Journey tribute band because of the overwhelming response to my vocals -- they thought I sounded a lot like Steve Perry.

How do you respond to the compliments about how similar your vocals are to Steve Perry?
If anything I'm flattered and honored by the compliments that continue to come in about this; it works out perfectly as this is a tribute to Journey. What better way to honor the Perry legendary vocals than to go out each gig and sing for fans of his voice.

What's the difference between a cover band and a tribute band?
Obviously a cover band only covers the musical aspect of a particular group. The tribute band does note-for-note renditions of the particular artist and goes all the way -- dressing like the members of the original group and performing the shows as the original artists do (or did).

Click over for the entire interview by Seth Metoyer. You can also read these JR in-house features on Jeff here:
* Frontman qualities: Journey Revisited's Jeff Salado's on-stage/off-stage personas
* Behind the scenes - Journey Revisited frontman Jeff Salado on Journey influences, show prep

The Examiner piece also featured this performance of "Faithfully" from a recent gig in Novato, CA:


Friday, December 5, 2014

They are rocking the house at Fulton 55 in Fresno...

The guys arrived late to the gig because of heavy traffic coming from the airport - after all they played Tucson last night and had to get to Fresno, but it took no time for the house to be brought down by Journey Revisited -- we all know that!

(Photos by Reese Entertainment)











Tearing it up at Casino del Sol!



The audience was eating out of the palm of their hands, said lead singer Jeff Salado about the enthusiastic crowd at Casino del Sol in Tucson. He went on to say on his Facebook page:
We tore it up big Time!!!

...We're proud to be real Journey fans' favorite tribute to Journey. We thank you all for your continued support. Journey On!!!
(Photos by Reese Entertainment)










(Photos by Theresa Guerrero)










Thursday, December 4, 2014

Setlist for Casino del Sol and Fulton 55 is up!

Just in from frontman Jeff Salado, the setlists for Thursday's and Friday's gigs in Tucson and Fresno...




90 - min 20 songs

Escape
Line Of Fire
Separate Ways
Lights
Stay Awhile
Just The Same Way
Stone In Love
Keep On Running / Introduce The Band
Faithfully / Keyboard Solo
Who's Crying Now
Oh Sherrie
Girl Can't Help It
Be Good To Yourself
Open Arms / Guitar Solo
La Do Da / Mike's Solo
Where Were You / With Drum Solo
Don't Stop Believing = Extended Version
Wheel In The Sky
Lovin Touchin Squeezin / Into A.W.
Anyway You Want It / Goodnight ! ! !

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Journey Revisited's ready to bring down the house at Casino del Sol in Tucson

Anyone headed to (or in) Tucson this Thursday? Casino del Sol is going to be rawked!

Paradiso Bar & Lounge
 
5655 West Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ 85757 | INFO