Showing posts with label Jeff Salado. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jeff Salado. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Check out Faithfully Featuring Jeff Salado's Tour Dates!

Upcoming Tour Dates for FAITHFULLY Featuring Jeff Salado - free concerts and ticketed events! The only way to catch the amazing vocals, musicianship, and stagecraft of Jeff Salado and his Journey tribute experience is to attend the concerts you see here!

Jul 27 Sierra Vista Mall Clovis, CA | Jul 29 Empress Theatre, Vallejo, CA | Jul 30 Los Gatos Music in the Park | Aug 05 Yuba Sutter Fair Yuba City, CA | Aug 12 Sierra View Music Festival Oakdale, CA | Aug 19 Windmill Cove Stockton, CA | Aug 20 Moore's Riverboat Restaurant, Isleton, CA | Sep 23 Community Center Discovery Bay, CA | Sep 29 Rock Star University, Santa Rosa, CA | Sep 30 Copper Concerts, Town Square Copperopolis, CA

The following FAITHFULLY concerts are ticketed events - get yours now! :)

FAITHFULLY Featuring Jeff Salado is the ONLY Journey tribute band that mirrors the soaring vocals of Steve Perry.

VENUE: Empress Theatre, Vallejo, CA
DATE: 7/29/2017

VENUE: Sierra View Music Festival, Oakdale, CA
DATE: 8/12/2017

VENUE: Windmill Cove, Stockton, CA
DATE: 8/19/2017

VENUE: Moore's Riverboat Restaurant, Isleton, CA
DATE: 8/20/2017

VENUE: Rock Star University's House of Rock, Santa Rosa, CA.
DATE: 9/29/2017

Above ticketed shows presented by Reese Entertainment

Disclaimer: Faithfully is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by the band Journey or any of its members.
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Saturday, April 8, 2017

FAITHFULLY is Hot and SOLD OUT in Washington State!

A SOLD OUT show with a raucous crowd greeted the guys of FAITHFULLY at The Point Casino in Kingston, WA! It was the Spring Break Beach Party and what a great night it was...kicking the season into high gear...and fans got a chance to grab the new FAITHFULLY decals to dress their ride in style.


Saturday, April 22, 2017
Faithfully's Tribute to Classic Journey Kicks Off Redwood City Restaurant Week brought to you by the Downtown Business Group | 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA | 5PM-7PM | FREE SHOW

Friday, May 19 & Saturday, May 20, 2017
Covina Center For Performing Arts, 104 N. Citrus Avenue, Covina CA 91723 | 8 PM

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Coalinga Chamber of Commerce 81st Annual Horned Toad Derby, 265 CA-198, Coalinga, CA 93210-1923 | 8-11 PM

Thursday July 27th, 2017
Rock the Mall, Sierra Vista Mall, 1050 Shaw Ave Clovis, CA 93612 | 6-9 PM

Saturday, August 5, 2017
2017 YUBA-SUTTER FAIR, 442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City, CA 95991

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Copperopolis Town Square, Copperopolis, CA

Twitter: @FaithfullyTrib
Instagram: @faithfullyband (Jeff) @faithfullyband_pam (Panda)

This show booked by Reese Entertainment, 209-585-7447

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Disclaimer: Faithfully is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by the band Journey or any of its members.
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Friday, December 23, 2016

The One, the Only Journey Revisited debuts its rocking 2017 lineup!

Journey Revisited has an incredible lineup for 2017 that will rock your socks off! All-star musicians from the L.A. area jumped at the chance to bring the authentic sound of Journey to the huge fan base that band founder Jeff Salado has built over the last decade with his signature Steve Perry vocals.

"We are coming out strong for 2017 -- new beginnings for Journey Revisited -- we raise the bar for another year as Team JR rocks you," says Jeff Salado. "As the new members of JR get settled in, we will fine-tune what will be the most authentic-sounding and visually appealing Journey tribute ever."

Here's the one, the only Journey Revisited...rocking you in 2017!

Jeff Salado - Lead Vocals - Founder and creator of Journey Revisited, Jeff has the ability to draw people of all walks of life, ages and cultures together through music. With his unique tone and impressive multi-octave range, as well as his incredible stage presence, Jeff makes each show memorable. He is inspired by such artists as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bee Gees, Geoff Tate, Sam Cooke and the Beach Boys, all for their songwriting abilities, but most of all, "The Voice," Steve Perry, for his soulful range, smooth, unique style, tone and delivery.

Jeff has performed in various original and cover bands since 1986. With this new breed of incredible musicians alongside him and sold-out performances under his belt, Jeff and Journey Revisited strive for a high quality, concert-level performance each and every time for the fans -- honoring one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

Read our interview with Jeff about his process of channeling Steve Perry for Journey Revisited.

 Jeff on Facebook.
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Michael Klooster  - Keyboards - Stockton, CA native Mike Klooster is a keyboard player, music composer, and a producer/recording engineer. Fans may know him best for his work on the keys with Smash Mouth, the popular party rock group formed in 1994. Five of the group's songs hit the top 30, including "Walking on the Sun" (No. 2 in 1997) and "All Star" (No. 4 in 1999). And at the movies, you heard Smash Mouth on four soundtracks, including its version of Neil Diamond's "I'm A Believer" in 2001's "Shrek."

In addition, Michael is also an actor and composer, known for Rat Race (2001), Oliver, Stoned. (2014) and Big Morning Buzz Live (2011).

 Michael on Facebook.

Jay Gore - Lead Guitar - Jay Gore first picked up the guitar at the age of 8. Today he is a leading guitarist and in-demand session player in Los Angeles.

For ten years you saw, Jay, performing next to saxophone great, Mindi Abair. Jay has toured the world, sharing the stage, with artists as diverse as Hilary Duff, Lauryn Hill, Michael McDonald, Michael Bolton, Don Felder (The Eagles), Ray Parker Jr., The Pointer Sisters, David Pack, Keb’ Mo, Warren Hill, Paul Brown, Marcus Miller, Christopher Cross, Bill Champlin, Debby Ryan (Disney), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Chris Botti, Sheila E, Michael Lington, Lalah Hathaway, Peter White, Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, Rick Braun, Jeffrey Osborne, Kirk Whalum, Keiko Matsui, Eddie Money, Seal, Glenn Hughes, Boz Scaggs, Edgar Winter.

You can also hear some of the music, Jay, has written and produced for hit TV shows, such as: 90210, Miami Ink, American Dad, E.R., Party of Five and others. Jay, has recorded with the likes of Michael McDonald, Dave Koz, Sly Stone, Anna Vissi (Greek Superstar), Kimberly Caldwell, Constantine Maroulis (American Idol, Rock of Ages), Stephen Bishop, The Veronicas, Jordis Unga (Rock Star INXS), Siedah Garrett, Tyler Hilton, Scott Grimes, Paul Brown, Evan Frankfort, Mark Needham, Tom Fletcher, Greg Ladanyi, Ross Hogarth, Noah Shain, The Matrix, Edgar Winter, Byron Gallimore, Kristine W, Jamie Green, Mike Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, David Paich and Robin DiMaggio.

In September of 2012, Jay released his first CD entitled, Identity. It is available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Fanattac, and Spotify.

 Jay on Facebook.
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Ben White - Bass Playing and recording with locals and legends alike, Ben has established himself as a versatile, reliable, tasteful, and in-demand sideman, bringing both electric and upright chops to the table, and adding his vocal abilities to the mix. Not just a sideman, though, he has also developed a truly unique voice on his instrument, which sets him apart in his improvisation, soloing, and composition.

He's shared stages with such luminaries as Steve Lukather, David Paitch, Rafael Moreira, Bruce Kulick, Ricky Lawson, Mindi Abair, Marc Antoine, Peter White, Karen Briggs, American Idol Finalist Olivia Rox, and Warren Hill, and recorded with Shooter Jennings, Josh Kelley, Jessie Colter, Suge Knight, and Sophie B. Hawkins, among many others.

 Ben on Facebook.

Ron Manaog - Drums Ron started studying drums and piano at the age of 8. He continued his musical education at California State University Northridge, obtaining a Bachelor of Music Degree in Percussion Performance and Studio Music, as well as attending both the Berklee College of Music and the Musician's Institute via scholarship. He is also the recipient of the Buddy Rich Memorial Scholarship Award.

Ron has performed and/or recorded with many artists and groups in almost every genre such as jazz big-band legend Artie Shaw, The Louie Bellson Orchestra, composer Lalo Schifrin, Junior Mance, Robben Ford, The Clare Fischer Big Band, Billy Preston, Thelma Houston, Billy Davis and Marilyn McCoo of the 5th Dimension, Ray Parker Jr., Deniece Williams, saxophonist Ronnie Laws and Melba Moore, as well as Bonnie Raitt, Garth Brooks, Seal, Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers, The Used, Greg Kurstin, David Pack of Ambrosia, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Maia Sharp, Shoshana Bean, Neil Patrick Harris, Debbie Gibson, John Tesh, Fred Travalena, Tony Danza, Lindsay Price, Venice and Jordan Zevon.

Ron is a member of the Alternative Rock group "SVB", who made their television debut on "Marie" (Marie Osmond's show on The Hallmark Channel). His other television appearances include "That 70's Show" and "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno (performing with Garth Brooks).

 Ron on Facebook.

Journey Revisited is available for media engagements:
Contact: Jeff Salado

Monday, December 19, 2016

Kicking off the New Year with the NEW Journey Revisited 2017

Re-introducing your favorite, most authentic tribute to the music of Journey -- JOURNEY REVISITED 2017!

- Jeff Salado - Lead Vocals
- Jay Gore - Guitar and Vocals
- Michael Klooster - Keys and Vocals
- Ronnie Manaog - Drums
- Ben White - Bass and Vocals


Catch Journey Revisited on tour:

And follow JR on...
Twitter: @JRNYrevisited
Instagram: @journey_revisited_pam | @journey_revisited

Friday, November 13, 2015

The frontman's journey - Jeff Salado recreates the Perry experience for Journey Revisited

By Pam Spaulding ("Panda", JR Team Captain)
(Originally published 12/11/2014, updated 11/13/2015)

The stellar timeless songwriting, musicianship, harmonies and tenor-based vocals of Journey are easily recognizable, embedded in cultural references, and are celebrated by millions. Many are enamored of not only the hits, but the deep cuts and varied textures and genres that the band dared to dip into over the decades -- blues, R&B, rock, and pop. It’s no surprise that among those who grew up with the iconic music are now musicians and vocalists inspired to pay tribute to Journey by performing the work live -- including the members of Journey Revisited.

Journey Revisited's lead singer Jeff Salado asked me what I thought about seeing the band for the first time live -- when I came out to California in November 2014.

With experience as a journalist, photographer, and videographer, I decided to give him feedback/insight that he was unlikely receive from the average concert-goer. What was surprising is that once he read it, he asked me to recast what was a private email into an article because he wanted to share with you all what it's like to perform through my lens as a writer, a fan and good friend.

Prior to that November Black Oak Casino performance, I had only seen Jeff onstage via video. where it's clear that he has great stage presence and stagecraft -- he interacts with fans, and connects them to the music of Journey. I did, however, have the good fortune to spend time with him prior to the concert, hanging out in his environment -- seeing the offstage Jeff Salado.

Most fans never get to interact with that Jeff - the goofy, funny, nerdy, lovable guy who's also capable of conversations of great intellectual depth and thoughtfulness. A dude who loves talking Journey from the perspective of a singer (of course), muscle cars of all brands and styles, boxing, history, science and classic TV. Jeff possesses a noggin full of useless trivia like myself that makes conversations incredibly interesting. That guy isn't on stage.

The joy in live performance is imperfection, the choices of the artist ensures that each performance is uniquely owned and delivered to the audience is a key goal. Audiences continue to seek out the golden tones, the rich warmth and raw emotive draw that Steve Perry evoked during his tenure with Journey. The tribute bands yearn to satisfy that thirst for melodic sound that moves fans of Journey’s classic album oriented rock.

The challenge for Jeff Salado, a huge Perry and Journey fan, is to keep that level of quality, fidelity and emotion pouring forth each gig to connect with the music and channel that energy to ardent fans of the aural benchmark set by Steve Perry.

So my presence at Black Oak as a working professional (to capture photos and video) allowed me unique access to observe passively on multiple levels. After the show, I had a lot to say about that experience, but not in detail, or with a critical eye. So here's my perspective on the Journey Revisited lead singer...what you see and experience is more than meets the eye.

The Professional Jeff

This is the serious guy you see at the venue working on sound check, trying out an ear monitor, or the green room discussing band plans for the year. He's quite relaxed but carries a level of command of the room that telegraphs business. After all, this is a job for all of them. They are all conscious of wanting to be at their best to please the audiences that eagerly await hearing classic Journey.

It's also reflected in the photos in the Green Room. You'll notice that the other guys are relaxed, focusing on their own warm up routines, but Jeff's presence set the tone for the evening, loose but mindful of the task at hand, for instance, inquiring about adding songs to the roster for the next year, and how the band can accomplish learning them by tour time.

There were a couple of unusual circumstances that night -- I was introducing the band on stage, and they were celebrating guitarist Val Popovic's birthday. So Jeff and Val were holding court in discussions, considering whether to sing a version of "Lights" based on the studio recording or a live version.

Jeff's ability to stay motivated in adverse conditions is remarkable; that night at Black Oak was an unusual perfect storm to vex a vocalist -- the smoke in the casino was overwhelming due to a group that arrived and proceeded to smoke out the capacity of the air system to clear it out. Cigarette smoke flowed freely into the concert venue space.

It's enough to shake any vocalist - the issue became so problematic that Jeff, during the performance, twice asked me to retrieve lozenges from the dressing room in a valiant attempt to keep his vox from being affected by the smoke. Everyone in the venue was feeling the horrible burn. It is also not surprising how well Jeff pushed past it, making slight vocal changes and choices to accommodate the uncertainty of his ability to deliver certain notes -- a hallmark of a self-aware vocalist. Jeff's had to endure enough uncertainties and frustrations and always forged ahead as the professional that he is. But he has remained humble.

It's rare for an artist to talk about an off-night; it's a vulnerability that many won't admit to. But the reality is that we're only human; and Jeff wanted me to share that it's something he's not ashamed of; we all have days where we come up short for whatever reason. It's no different for entertainers  -- their skills and performance are dependent on tissues that get strained by smoke or hurt by allergies. The show must go on.

And consistency is key to any tribute band. After all, JR has to perform gig after gig to represent the peak of Journey live. Even that stellar band had off nights. Journey Revisited has to replicate landmark sounds such as the 1981 Live in Houston concert that Jeff models some of his Perry vox from. This consistency is why JR won a coveted Modesto Area Music Award for Best Blue Collar/Cover Band in 2015.

David Hawkes (drums), Jeff Salado, and Val Popovic (guitar) picked up the MAMA at the
Modesto Area Music Awards for Best Blue Collar/Cover Band. Oct 20, 2015

The Onstage Jeff

This aspect of Jeff Salado will be familiar to many of you. My first reaction to seeing him onstage in person (after doing the band intro I had to quickly get offstage and get down in the venue to see the rest of Escape) was "WOW." Hearing his voice live with my own ears -- it was literally going from mono to stereo for me, and I was having a hard time concentrating on my photography during that number; I had to keep stopping to look up at Jeff to reconcile what I was hearing with seeing him up there on stage with the guy I just had lunch with, cutting up with friends.

And, as I mentioned above, I saw him on what he considered an off-night because of the smoke affecting his breathing, challenging him when hitting/holding certain notes that he normally does with ease. He also was mindful about some mistakes in timing on certain songs.

These are things the vast majority of people in the audience didn't notice or care about. But the perfectionists of Journey Revisited always want to deliver 110%, Jeff included. For Jeff that means focusing on his stagecraft and appearance as well -- he told me, "it's not only the music, it's how it's being presented and looking our best and feeling our best is doing our best."

For me, imperfections are part of the beauty of live performance though; you're seeing the marvel of the gift of the human voice, a fragile instrument with miraculous ability to produce sounds so rousing, so moving. Not everyone is as blessed with the physical goods to produce the notes that Steve Perry did, but to have the skill of controlling that instrument to project sound with such clarity and power and emotion is one of Jeff Salado's natural gifts that he works hard to hone for the audience.
Photo by Jeff Hall
The band digs deep to deliver no matter what the conditions are.

The Journey catalog is already a high bar to clear instrumentally; and the Bay Area arena rock supergroup’s era that is the most in demand to hear live is the Steve Perry years (1978-1996). Gig after gig, those classic, stratospheric vocals have to be recreated at an almost impossible standard -- one that even Steve Perry couldn’t reproduce consistently live, simply because we’re talking about the human voice.

The difficulty of being a lead singer is that you can't replace pipes like guitar strings and every night, every venue is different environment. The one thing I wish for, as part of the band's support infrastructure, is that I lived closer to see JR live more frequently to enjoy the uniqueness of each performance, the nuances, the choices made (I live in NC).

The "It" Factor

It makes for a more informative piece to discuss this section not in a cheerleader "isn't Jeff cute and he sings great" review. It means so much more to describe how the performances work, and how that the forces align to deliver a special experience for fans, casual and die hards alike.

For me, seeing Jeff the performer up there, the offstage Jeff ceases to exist; this onstage Jeff delivers a huge dose of liquid mojo out there for the audience to drink in. What is it?

Vox - His pipes are amazing; I could hear that despite the challenges that night at Black Oak. One video, I watched over and over afterwards, was Too Late because his vocals speak to me in that song, and the band is so tight on it. I think many fans find the sweet spots in their favorite Journey songs that Jeff sings that you walk away wanting more. His range, his power, and his strong Perry-like vibrato and tone are what sets him apart from other Journey tribute singers.

He also shares with Perry a gifted fine ear for pitch -- hearing the notes with clarity and able to reproduce accurately on demand. That takes much more work than what average people can accomplish without major effort, but it is second nature to the Journey Revisited vocalist.

 After a gig, Jeff always has singers and vocal coaches come up to ask how he does it. But sometimes it really looks like he isn’t really thinking about it. They have no idea that Jeff has zero formal training, and employs no regular routine to maintain those golden pipes. He’s like a car that never needs an oil change.

"I have NO regimen, I'm pretty much a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants singer."
-- Journey Revisited lead singer Jeff Salado, on whether he has regular routines to maintain his voice

But he knows that to preserve what he has will take more work down the line.

One thing that is quite noticeably different about Jeff in comparison to Steve Perry is his speaking voice. Perry in older interviews has an almost alto, soft voice; Jeff is most definitely a baritone and a harmonious, deep resonant one at that. It's immensely pleasing, though it's not called upon for the Journey catalog. He would make a great DJ...

Emotive ability - He puts himself into the song; Jeff has the ability to "perform" emotion even when he's not feeling it that night. Even though I knew he was having a rough go of it (i.e., the lozenges run), when I would watch him, I felt the songs, I felt the resonance and connection to them. That's a hallmark of a pro.

Physical performance: Jeff gives it all onstage -- often at his own expense in post-gig pain. I know he wishes he could jump off the riser every night, but no one takes the Perryisms and runs with them in spades like he does. He projects a significant bodycon (body confidence) onstage.

JR fans are roused by the music as Jeff performs the classic hits no longer covered by Journey proper in concert. He brings not only the essence of Perry's notable energy to the stage, but Jeff  (and his many female fans aren't hearing any news here) brings a considerable dose of his own mojo that he naturally projects and and overlays on top of it. It's why he has such a tremendous...

 photo Jeffconnect_zps7n9uypkl.gifAudience connection - If you were standing near that stage, which I often was, I was bowled over at how dynamic and powerfully he draws people to him. When he looks directly at people during a song that energy flows to them, and reflects back. It's exciting to experience.

Several times he looked at me as he does to people in the audience all the time. When I saw the images, as I was going through the 800+ shots taken during the show, I could actually recall that energy. It's why audiences come back, and want to come back. He connects as an artist.

Jeff on what he is trying to project:
"I want people to feel special because they are; when they go home after a JR concert, I want them to feel that there was a connection directly with me in the hope that we'll see them at our next concert. We do everything we can to make each show even better."
After a decade of covering public figures and politicians for a nationally read, influential political blog, I can honestly say I've seen few people onstage or out in the political realm with the kind mojo Jeff Salado has.  Jeff has the ability to make everyone else in the room disappear when he looks at you. You feel like you are the center of his universe, with undivided attention, whether it is for a few seconds, or a few minutes of conversation. He makes that person feel special in some way. There's no way to create it or recreate it. This is priceless when interacting with fans after a gig. He gives it all in those moments.

I've had discussions with Jeff -- amusing ones at times -- about this energy and its impact on women. It's there onstage, but it's also there when he's still in stage persona and interacting with people of all persuasions. He obviously knows how to turn on the considerable natural charm, but it's that extra something special that just flows from him that is non-denominational -- many rock stars have it like Steve Perry, Mick Jagger, and Robert Plant. But he projects it earnestly and with approachability.

Many in the audience can feel that energy from an artist, but they just can't quite put a finger on why they are drawn to that person onstage or articulate it, in this case that mojo's coming from a Journey tribute band singer named Jeff Salado. He has "It" and knows how to use it, whether innately or that he's developed it over the years through self-awareness of it.

Since that Black Oak concert, I've worked with the band at gigs at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts (Los Angeles in a theatre venue), Victorville (the San Bernardino County Fair on a huge pro-production outdoor stage), and in San Jose at Rockbar, a 1,000-capacity nightclub with a pro-level lighting/sound environment). They throw it down in every venue and provide huge opportunities to capture dynamic photos, audio and video for fans who don't have the ability to attend.

Like Perry, Jeff walks a tightrope each gig without a net, no Auto Tune, no lip sync. And the songs are not dropped a half-step, they are performed in the merciless standard E tuning. It's Jeff’s vocal instrument out there, often without support for adequate rest, or experiencing weather conditions at gigs where temperatures may exceed 120 F onstage, as was the case at Kings Fair in Hanford, California in June 2015. And that is the story of so many vocalists at the working tribute band level. And unlike Perry, who as the originator of these songs had the latitude to try alternate interpretations live, tribute singers like Jeff Salado have to pick a live or studio version that is familiar to the audience and try to match it, note-for-note each time.

I told Jeff to read this from time to time to remind himself what sets him apart as a performer and professional from so many others. You'll have to weigh in to share your thoughts about what Jeff brings to a Journey Revisited performance.

And thank you, Jeff, for being so willing to open up and share!


Journey Revisited - Separate Ways - Rockbar Theater - 10/16/2015.
Journey Revisited - Separate Ways - Rockbar Theater - 10/16/2015. Prepare to be wowed!
Posted by Journey Revisited on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Journey Revisited - Lights/Stay Awhile - Covina, CA 3/22/2015
Journey Revisited - Lights/Stay Awhile - Covina, CA 3/22/2015. Vid by Pam Spaulding (Panda) #journeyrevisited
Posted by Journey Revisited on Monday, April 13, 2015

Journey Revisited - Loving You Is Easy - Rockbar Theater - 10/...
Journey Revisited - Loving You Is Easy - Rockbar Theater - 10/16/2015. Prepare to be wowed! Click HD to see in high-def. #journeytributeband #tributeband #rockbar #like4like #instadaily #instagram Rockbar Theater
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Journey Revisited - Just the Same Way - Rockbar Theater - 10/1...
Journey Revisited - Just the Same Way - Rockbar Theater - 10/16/2015.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Journey Revisited to throw it down at the legendary Viper Room on May 15!

Hollywood here they come - Journey Revisited brings its tribute to the Bay Area album-oriented rock band to The Viper Room on May 15, 9PM PDT (tickets here).

In March, the band had a three-night, standing-room-only gig at the Covina Center Of The Performing Arts -- SOLD OUT -- and they are poised to do it again at The Viper Room.

JR gives its audience an uncannily accurate tribute to the "Perry & Rolie" sound and style without pre-recorded backing tracks or digital vocal enhancements.

Journey Revisited delivers that organic live sound and audiences are always leave a concert ready to rock with the band again.

Every gig in 2015 so far as been a SOLD OUT event! And The Viper Room...let's pack the house!

Journey Revisited is:
Jeff Salado, Lead Vocals
Val Popovic, Lead Guitar & vocals;
Kevin Jachetta, Keyboards, Keytar, Guitar, & vocals;
Michael Gonzales, Bass & vocals;
Dave Hawkes, Drums/Percussion.

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General Admission $10.00 21+. 8852 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310-358-1881.

Booked by Reese Entertainment, 209-585-7447

Who's Crying Now (Victorville 2014)

Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' / Any Way You Want It (Victorville 2014)

Just The Same Way" - Journey & Journey Revisited Mashup

Journey Revisited is available for media engagements:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

JR frontman Jeff Salado featured in Q&A at

Jeff Salado
Lead singer, Journey Revisited.
What a great feature today at! 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:

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

The weather looks clear in Reno!

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

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Separate Ways
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


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 21, 2014

JR welcomes Pam Spaulding into the Journey Revisited family with "Open Arms"

Today Journey Revisited front man Jeff Salado told JR fans on Facebook about my official role here...he's too kind.

I'm jazzed to announce that we're officially welcoming Pam Spaulding into the Journey Revisited family to support the band's outreach and operations as JR's fan base continues its incredible growth.

She's been working with us for the last few months as a "web angel" - building the web site, writing and promoting content (band interviews, fan profiles) and assisting with social media, including updates to our official JR Facebook page to interact with you. That's why you've seen her name in many of the posts lately.

Val, Dave, Mike, Kevin and I are excited about Pam officially coming on board to represent JR and "Faithfully" support her enthusiastic work with us 1000% - and we hope you do too with "Open Arms" (wink, wink).

Journey Revisited fans and friends who are coming to our gig on November 8 at Black Oak Casino will have a chance to meet her as she works the event!

Go Team JR!
- Jeff

I'm overjoyed to be part of the effort to help the band grow and for people to see and hear how beautifully they represent the classic Journey sound. Thank you, Jeff and the guys, for having faith in me. --Pam

Who am I? Here's what I did before joining Team JR - and why I'm a believer in this band. 

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.