Showing posts with label Dave Hawkes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dave Hawkes. Show all posts

Thursday, September 25, 2014

On the road - Celebrating Street Vibrations - Harrah's Plaza Reno

How great is JR? Jeff learned that a group of fans who attended Rock the Mall at the Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis, CA back in August - they drove 7 hours to see the band tonight in Reno! Awesome!

The guys go through a sound check. Here are photos as they come in (courtesy of Reese Entertainment) ...





A slideshow:





(Earlier in the day...11 AM PDT)

The guys just hit the road toward Reno, about 3.5 hours from home base. It's a rainy day on the trip according to guitarist Val Popovic and lead singer Jeff Salado (he shot this pic), who are driving there now.

They will play in the plaza in front of Harrahs.

Journey Revisited
Thurs. Sept 25, 7-9 PM

Harrah's Plaza Reno
219 North Center Street
Reno, NV 89501
800-223-7277

The weather looks clear in Reno!


And Jeff just sent over tonight's set list...


SETLIST FOR JOURNEY REVISITED
STREET VIBRATIONS
HARRAH'S PLAZA RENO
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Escape
Separate Ways
Lights
Stay Awhile
It Ain't Always Easy
Just The Same Way
Send Her My Love
Open Arms ------------ Extended KEY SOLO into next song

Who's Crying Now
Feeling That Way
Anytime
Faithfully

INTRODUCE THE GROUP

Girl Can't Help It
Too Late
Stone In Love
Keep On Running
Oh Sherrie
La Do Da --------- BASS SOLO

Photos from the gig to come!

Ask The Lonely
Where Were You -------------- Extended DRUM SOLO

Don't Stop Believing ---------- Extended Version

Wheel In The Sky
Lovin Touchin Squeezin
Anyway You Want It

Can't wait to bring you photos from the gig!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

If you didn't catch JR at Copperopolis, here's a taste of the classic Journey magic

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Rocking the crowd at Copperopolis (Photo: Jim Branch)

Journey Revisited took the stage at Copperopolis, California in its Town Square, and the band drew the largest crowd of its three appearances there.

Lead singer Jeff Salado:
"It was another smashing show for the third year in a row. And it's one of the very few shows that we played where the crowd really rocked our world. I personally would like to thank each and every one of them for their support!
We've got some photos and video from the throwdown...



Mike "Gonzo" Gonzales rawks the bass on this solo...



And David Hawkes, whose interview we just ran about his Journey influences and meeting Steve Smith, shows his own mad skills on the skins...



How about guitarist Val Popovic making the axe sing on the epic Who's Crying Now solo! Hot!



And here are a few photos from the show; there is a slideshow with many more photos, contributed by Jennie Yaeger, Jim Branch. Reese Entertainment, and Rachel Garcia Popovic.






Monday, September 8, 2014

Journey Revisited gets slamming review for "blowing the roof off" again at the Monterey County Fair!

We already know that the guys can blow the roof of venues; the classic sound of Journey is a hit with audiences wherever Journey Revisited plays. But there's nothing like a review like this one, in the Examiner/AXS.com by Seth Metoyer, that makes it clear the band stands head and shoulders above not only tributes, but gives the band it honors a run for the money!
On Saturday night, a large crowd gathered to watch the very impressive Journey tribute band “Journey Revisited”. I’d first seen this band live back in 2013 at the Monterey County Fair. They blew the roof off, which is still off as a matter of fact. The current lineup for Journey Revisited consists of Jeff Salado ( Lead Vocals), Val Popovic (Lead Guitar & vocals) Kevin Jachetta (Keyboards) Keytar (Guitar, & vocals) Michael Gonzales (Bass & vocals) and Dave Hawkes (Drums/Percussion). 
The first thing I noticed about Journey Revisited was how similar singer Jeff Salado moves and sings like original Journey vocalist, Steve Perry. Salado hits all the right notes and has a great stage presence. He’s interactive with the crowd and takes many photos of the crowd and selfies from the stage. I’ve been a fan of the original Journey band for years and it’s almost eerie how similar Journey Revisited is to the original act. The tribute band performed many top Journey hits including "Don't Stop Believin'", "Open Arms", and my favorite Journey song "Wheel in The Sky". 
In recent history, the original Journey band replaced Perry with the amazing vocalist Arnel Pineda. I tell you what though; check out Jeff Salado sometime if you haven’t already. He gives Pineda a run for his money, and I personally think Salado’s vocal style is even closer to Perry’s than Pineda’s is – and that’s saying something. Find Journey Revisited on their official Facebook page here.
The band is stoked. A reaction from frontman Jeff Salado:
Wow. That's just great, we are all grateful and amazed how people accept what we do. It's our pleasure.
JR at Montgomery Village. Photo by Jessica Ruggiero.