While we are familiar with the many Elvis Tribute Artist Festivals throughout the continent, another scene is quickly on the rise that fans are becoming aware of. Legends type Tribute Artist Festivals and contests are popping up all over the country and audiences seem to want to find out who's out there! LLM wanted to know also, so we decided to bring these artists to Montreal and find out first hand! Without a doubt, the show was an instant success!
Jukebox Legends Live was presented to sold out crowds at two separate venues in Montreal March 19th & 20th. The star studded country and rock & roll tribute show included favorites Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn, Alabama, Garth Brooks, Patsy Cline, Connie Francis, Madonna, Elton John & Neil Diamond. Once again, LLM would like to thank all the tribute artists who performed, you were all fantastic! Thanks to LLM's photographers Doug McCready and Patsy Parker, those of you who couldn't make it to the show will get a chance to enjoy some great pics & a brief description of what went on!
Both on stage and off, Rosanna's personality and lifestyle are akin to the Diva she pays tribute to - Patsy Cline! Charming her audience with an outstanding uncanny vocal resemblance to Patsy, Rosanna emulated the character she portrayed by walking through the crowd, joking with them and touching their hearts. Singing all the familiar tunes with a flair, Rosanna endeared herself to the awe struck fans by adding a touch of her warm hearted self to her show and befriending the people off stage! Rosanna also performed a sensational tribute to Connie Francis, bringing back some pretty sweet memories for the already appreciative audience!
A Montreal favorite, Darren's fans keep asking for him to come back and perform! They can't seem to get enough of his energetic tribute to Garth Brooks and have been impressed with his tributes to Tim McGraw & George Strait as well. But the crowd looks forward to Darren's guarantee of everyone having a good time - They know they'll be dancing in the aisles and they know he'll be jumping up on the tables while singing the hits of Garth Brooks! The very vocal audience lets us all know they're happy!
On his first trip to Montreal, James brought the house down with his excellent tribute to Alan Jackson! Fans were blown away with his looks and vocals and showed their appreciation by packing the dance floor. Playing guitar while singing made James' Alan Jackson tribute all the more authentic and he was very well received by the audience! Country fans made so much noise we are sure they'll ask for his return, especially after they saw him double as Dunn in the Brooks and Dunn performance!
He made the trek to Montreal with James to perform as Brooks in the Brooks & Dunn tribute, but he was an explosive vocal power house when it came to his Alabama tribute! An outstanding vocalist in his own right, Garth got the crowd really in the mood singing & playing guitar to some fine "Down Home Country Music" that more than Gramma & Grampa used to play! Of course the dance floor was packed and of course not unlike James, Montreal will want to see him again!
Garth & James
Well Oh Ya folks! Talk about every line dance danced and every song cheered for! James & Garth returned to perform as Brooks & Dunn and the crowd went absolutely wild!! What an authentic and entertaining performance by two incredible tribute artists!
There's talent in these here parts of Montreal folks, that comes in the beautiful package of Shannon as she performs her tribute to Madonna! True to form, Shannon engrossed herself in the character and unleashes the image of Madonna, placing her smack dab in the center of the room! The audience was totally rapt by Shannon's authentic performance, beckoning her to come down off the stage and dance among them. So she did and wow did the fans appreciate it!
Sir Elton John and Neil Diamond! Two acts Montreal loves to see Steve pay tribute to! Steve was scheduled to perform Neil on the Friday night and Elton on the Saturday, but fans couldn't seem to make up their minds on the Saturday, so he ended up portraying both artists! Steve can sure get the crowd going and they love him for it. There is no shortage of hands waving or clapping, nor voices singing along. Steve belts out incredibly authentic vocals both for Neil Diamond and Elton John, he is a delight to see and hear perform. An outstanding show sure to guarantee his return!