Showing posts with label Michael Gonzales. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michael Gonzales. Show all posts

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:

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 1, 2014

Journey Revisited's travelogue and selfies on the way to Tulalip

This was the last stop of a four gig back-to-back tour leg, and the band was energized about playing Tulalip (it was a packed house -- again, as usual)! The interesting part of the trip was watching the guys document it, so we're bringing some of the fun to you.

Bassist Michael Gonzales gave us a view of the flight to Seattle from Oakland...

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And lead singer Jeff Salado gave us a near blow by blow visual trip to the 5-Star Resort and Casino at Tulalip...first, our guys on the way to ground transportation (L-R, Val, Michael, Kevin, and Dave).

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Our boys were styling, picked up by the casino in a Lincoln Navigator. (Peace, Dave!)

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From Seattle to Tulalip is about an hour, according to Jeff....arrival!

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Jeff: "I love this place!"

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Well, can you blame him?

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Selfie alert...click to enlarge.



About 4 hours later they had a soundcheck:

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And drummer Dave Hawkes alerted folks to the kit he was going to play on that evening ("Get to play a Ludwig champagne sparkle kit tonight!"):

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And then they went on to play the place filled to capacity!

UPDATE: From new JR fan Peggy Lopez, vid of the guys doing Don't Stop Believin' via Facebook:





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.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Journey Revisited hits Black Oak Casino and Mammoth Rocks!

It was a weekend trip of rocking for the guys, and fortunately we've got some great shots of the band performing Journey classics before enthusiastic crowds in Tuolumne City and Mammoth Lakes, CA.

UPDATE:

Video of "Girl Can't Help It from the Black Oak Casino gig, up on Fandalism!



Video of JR doing "Open Arms" at Mammoth Lakes, now up on Fandalism...



All photos below by Jennie Yaeger.

Friday night they played at the Black Oak Casino...





And Saturday they rocked at altitude -- The 6th Annual Mammoth Rocks Rocks - A Taste of the Sierra, at the Village at Mammoth.









Next up for the guys:

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Thursday, August 28, 6:00 PM (PDT)
Rock the Mall Summer Concerts
Community Park, Sierra Vista Mall
1050 Shaw Ave, Clovis, California 93612

Friday, August 1, 2014

Journey Revisited fan profile: Jim Branch shares his concert photos -- and why he's a big JR fan

JR fans are die hard supporters of the classic Journey sound, and one of the big reasons we're able to share great images from many of the concerts is because of Jim Branch. He's been able to grab excellent, candid shots of the band from various gigs and has graciously given us permission to use them on the site.

We asked Jim about his first JR experience and to tell us why he's a big booster of the unique talent, passion and fan-focused energy of the band.

Lead singer Jeff Salado with buddies Dylan and Jim.
I was living in San Carlos and in the town of Redwood City which is the next town over; they have Friday night concerts during the summer called Music on The Square.

About five years ago, JR played a show there and they rocked the place. I was an instant fan and it was on. Since then I have been to several of their shows and have become friends with the guys.

They have been back to Redwood several times and even played in San Carlos at a concert in the park. It was the biggest showing of fans in several years they have been doing it. JR tore it up that night and I had never seen as many people there before -- it was a packed house.

I have driven as far as Fresno, Copperopolis, Monterey, Salinas, and other cities to see them play. I will make the drive because they are a great group of guys and are well worth it.

Jeff, Val, Michael, Kevin and David -- thank you for bringing us such awesome music and an amazing tribute to one of the greatest Bay Area bands of all time Journey. You are the best tribute to Journey ever and I am so grateful for your friendships.

I also need to mention that because of this band, I have made some most amazing friends from all over the world because of their popularity. I have not met many of them personally, but the experience of friendship is priceless and you all know who you are. I love you guys.

Thank You, JR RAWKS !!!!!!
No, thank you, Jim!

Here's a slideshow of just a tiny fraction of the photographs that Jim has taken over the years. We'll add to the slideshow over time for you!



UPDATE (9/3/2014): Here are more albums from Jim --

24th Annual Music in the Park - San Carlos Concert Series



Aug 30, 2014 Monterey County Fair



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.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy birthday to JR bassist Michael "Gonzo" Gonzales!

It's time to blow out festive candles again. Lead vocalist Jeff Salado celebrated last Friday and now JR bassist Michael "Gonzo" Gonzales celebrates his birthday today!

His Facebook page is jumping with plenty of greetings as well.

Enjoy, Mike - here's a hot number for you...



And here are some of the rocking birthday greetings Gonzo has received today: