Steve Waddington, a TRUE "Multi-Tribute" Entertainer!
STEVE WADDINGTON is widely known and in demand for his spot-on tributes to Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and Dean Martin, but there's so much more...he also sings in the styles of such legendary icons as Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, Donovan, Tommy James, Gordon Lightfoot, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Rivers and many more! And he sounds just like the artists he covers! But, as exacting as his impressions are, the emphasis is always on FUN! Fun for EVERYONE...Steve, the band, the venue and, most importantly, the audience! He is an amazingly talented singer/guitarist with a gift for replicating not only the sound, but the overall "essence" of these iconic entertainers. It's a concert you can dance to, and a show that will keep you coming back for more, because no two shows are ever the same!
Special guest SUSAN RITTER
At most performances Steve is joined onstage by the equally amazing SUSAN RITTER, a phenomenal vocalist & guitarist in her own right who brings the hits of Bonnie Raitt, Imelda May, Amy Winehouse and more to this amazing show! She's "June" to Steve's "Johnny" and sings other duets with him as well.
For "The Feel of Neil", THE Neil Diamond Tribute Show, go to:
For "Cashin' In", THE Johnny Cash Tribute Show, go to:
--Neil Diamond's mother, Rose (98 years young and rocking!)
"You actually HONOR my father and his music! You are a TRUE tribute!"
---Deana Martin (Dean Martin's daughter)
"It blows us away how much you sound like Neil. Amazing!"
--Neil Diamond's horn section @ JAX
"You sound so much like Cash, it's scary!" --Kris Kristofferson
"The absolute BEST!! You sound more like Johnny Cash than J.R. did at times!" (J.R. was Johnny Cash's birth name)
--Johnny Cash's California relatives @ Simi Valley
"The most entertaining band with the best singers I've EVER seen"
--Jill Rockow (Special EFX)
"I've been booking the top talent in So Cal for 40 years at my various venues, and Steve is, without a doubt, one of the finest entertainers I have EVER worked with"
--Tom Monteleone, owner of Barone's
KEYBOARDS /Musical Director: DAVID MOSCOE
DRUMS: GARY GIBBONS, JOHN PALMER, TOM WALSH
BASS: VINCE TIVIDAD, BILL MARKUS, JOHN HATTON, MICK HAHAN
LEAD GUITAR: CRAIG STULL, FINO ROVERATO, CRAIG COPELAND
RHYTHM GUITARS: STEVE WADDINGTON, SUSAN RITTER
Horn Sections and additional backup vocalists are added as needed.
These musicians and entertainers, together as well as individually, have decades of experience in a wide variety of venues and events including: casinos, festivals, hotels, showrooms, corporate events, performing arts centers, theatres, night clubs, lounges, T.V, radio, film, commercials, recording studios, private parties, weddings, and more.
Shows offered as stand alone tributes:
*Johnny Cash Tribute Show: tribute to Johnny Cash 15-90 min
*Neil Diamond Tribute Show: tribute to Neil Diamond 15-90 min
*Dean Martin Tribute: Dino Tribute/Rat Pack era songs 15-90 min
*Steve Waddington & the Retro Rockers: excerpts from all of the
above (except Dino/Rat Pack) and including sub sets such as:
Johnny Rivers A Go-Go: re-creation of Johnny Rivers @ the Whiskey
The Sons of Sun : Carl Perkins, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cash, etc)
and classic Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Eddie Cochran, Bruce
Springsteen, Glen Campbell, Ramones, Romantics, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s,
Susan sings Bonnie Raitt, Imelda May, Grace Slick, 30 min-full night)
*From Rat Pack to Rock & Roll : any/all of the above shows
Or 'mix & match' combos of ANY of the above shows.