Tribute bands are nothing new, especially if you’ve visited Las Vegas you know what I mean. Six months ago a Tribute band called Fan Halen caught my attention, which led to meeting and enjoying other tribute bands playing around the Southland of California.
Last night I was treated to a great tribute band called INXS LVE at the New Wave Restaurant in Bellflower. I debated not going as the show didn’t begin till 11pm, but it was well worth the trip as the band rocked and made me feel good as I reminisced of days gone by.
The lead singer of the group, Brett Creswell, danced away while belting out all of our favorite INXS tunes, and even engaged the crowd that could not stand still. This added much excitement to the set as Brett danced with all the lovely ladies on the dance floor.
INXS LVE plays a tight set with everyone in the band right on track, I highly recommend seeing this band in person, and promise you won’t be disappointed in the least.
From the bands Fan Page on Facebook:
Los Angeles, CA - The tribute band phenomenon is obviously here to stay. Today with so much emphasis on pop music of the 1980's spanning all age groups we would like the opportunity to introduce to you one of the hottest tribute bands from Los Angeles CA. – INXS-IVE a tribute to INXS.
INXS-IVE is fronted by Sydney, Australia native Brett Creswell as Michael Hutchence to give the audience an authentic live experience of one of the most popular and successful groups of the 1980's. Assisting Brett with these duties is a combination of experienced musicians who came together through networking and friendship. Guitar player Don E. Sachs, graduate of Musicians Institute is one of the most sought after players in Los Angeles currently involved in multiple tribute and original projects in conjunction with INXS-IVE. Currently Don E. Sachs re-issued CD from his band Shake City is available on Amazon, and I-Tunes. Julie Dolan, not only is one of the busiest keyboard players in Los Angeles with her bands The Undercover Girls and INXS-IVE, she is also a member of SAG and her many credits in film and television can be found on IMDB.com. The solid rhythm section of Edward Concialdi behind the drums and Tris “Duke” Carpenter on bass complete the necessary foundation to re-create an INXS concert.
The success of INXS’s fourteen American top 40 hits INXS-IVE guarantees attendees will rapidly warm up to familiar songs with danceable beats. The band client list will confirm their commitment to their customer's satisfaction with a wide variety of live exposure both to public and private audiences.
In the past three decades INXS had been and remains to this day the leading supplier of first wave rock music with their unique original approach to sound and groove. You would be "hard pressed" to pass on this opportunity to hire INXS-IVE as your entertainment feature.
Brett Creswell - Lead Vocals
Don E. Sachs - Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Julie Dolan - Keyboards, Samples, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Tris “Duke” Carpenter - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Edward Concialdi - Drums, Electronic Drum Samples
Special Appearances By:
Dave Montgomery – Tenor & Alto Sax, Percussion