The USA is arguably the land where Rock was born, a genre that uniquely encapsulates the sounds of Blues, Gospel, Jazz and Country music. The Great American Classic Rock Show features hits from some of the greatest artists from the late 40s and early 50s – from the raw, high-octane passion of Bruce Springsteen, Suzi Quarto, to the blues-based rock of Fleetwood Mac and The Doobie Brothers. We spoke with the band ahead of their battle with UK Classic Rock Show in March.
Can you give us an idea of what to expect?
Big anthem sing-a-longs and a whole lot of real, honest Rock. In short, our show is loads of fun!
Who’s your biggest US Classic Rock inspiration?
There’s just too many to choose from. If I had to say a few; The Boss, The Eagles, Guns & Roses, Bon Jovi, Creedence and Billy Joel. All different and iconic in their own way.
What are some crowd favourites?
A few that really pop are Devil Gate Drive by Suzi Quatro and Piano Man by Billy Joel, but our number one crowd pleaser has to be Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf. Lead vocalists, Miss T and Dr Jay truly personify the performance and sing their heart out.
How did the band form?
We used to strictly perform as a Meat Loaf tribute but five years ago, we received a request for an Independence Day USA theme. We fell in love with the genre and it really showed on the night- the show was so successful that we had to keep it going!
Who are the band members?
We comprise of Miss T and Dr Jay on lead vocals, Rob Hackwood on keys and vocals and the brilliant Marcus M on drums- it’s a formidable line up!
Watch The Great American Classic Rock Show on our main stage on Friday, 22 March from 5.30pm.