Our version of this classic trio gives you a guitar tone that is thick and swampy, sung in a lowdown growl so husky it could be pulled by a dog sled.
Bass playing that possesses a tone that includes both a fat low end and a pinging high end which negates any potential need for a keyboardist or second guitarist. ZZ Top is all about loud and big, this band rocks out all the hits including…..
“Pincushion” – from the 1994 album Antenna.
“Been Waitin’ For the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago” and “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers” – from the incredible Tres Hombres.
“Legs” and Gimme All Your Lovin” from the 1983 album Eliminator: “Tush” and “Heard it on the X” from album number four, Fandango. And much much more.
Seasoned veterans of the live stage were selected for this project due to their unique fit for THIS music. As touring musicians, they have played with or backed up names such as Kansas, The Rippingtons, The Ramones, Poco, Rick Derringer, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Nestor Torres, The Fifth Dimension, Paul Morris from Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
They all share a deep respect for the Philly, Blue Eyed Soul and Motown roots that were a part of the Hall and Oates signature stylings and the amazing synergy they developed that made the Hall and Oates music so special in the live concert setting. H2O treats this musical project and our performances live for audiences exactly the same way.
The Lead Vocalist, Jason Ames: multiple hits and charting releases throughout Europe and was a fixture with Rock acts on the West Coast and Seattle playing with the likes of Ann Wilson – Heart, Geoff Tate – Queensryche and Roger Fisher – Heart.
The Beatlemaniax-USA performs The Beatles classic songs from their “touring years”, 1962-1966 and recreates songs from the “studio years” 1967-1970 which were never performed in concert by The Beatles themselves. The arrangements have been kept as close to the original recordings as possible and all members are featured during the show. They perform the hits as well as the beloved songs that should have been hits, thus giving audiences a wide variety of The Beatles classics.
The music is performed live with no aid of pre-recorded tracks, except in select numbers, where sound-effect tracks are added to retain the authenticity of the original recording. They can perform a total of up to 2 hours with up to 3 costume changes (currently using any two from “the Cavern” 1962/63, “Ed Sullivan 1964” show outfits and NY “Shea Stadium 1965” concert outfits, and “Hippy Day Out” or “Abbey Road” 1968-69 later period outfits). We also have an optional “5th Beatle-maniac” as “George Martin/Billy Preston” on piano/keyboards.
GDR is an extremely versatile band with multiple vocalists and set lists that include some of the greatest songs ever recorded along with a mix of songs seldom covered by other bands.
The band is also made up of some of the most experienced South Florida based musicians from other popular local cover and tribute bands.
Some of the bands covered include: