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.
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:
There are bands who play some of these songs, but few bands in the entire country who are solely dedicated to presenting this beloved music in an authentic way...and fewer still who accomplish that with a group of professional musicians and vocalists like those in YACHT ROCK.
In response to the growing popularity of the musical genre which had come to be known as yacht rock, a plan and song list were put together prior to a search for musicians and vocalists who could passionately and accurately re-create this music. First, the vocals were critical! These songs, in order to deliver them accurately, needed 4-part harmonies which meant that all members of the band needed to be able to sing together in harmony. Im addition, the band needed several keyboards, saxophone, flute, a rock-steady drummer and a versatile guitarist who, unlike so many guitarists, was capable beyond question, but secure enough musically to be involved in a project that did not necessarily feature guitar playing. And thus, in 2018, Yacht Rock Band was formed.
Sample Set List
Brandy - Looking Glass
Baby Come Back - Player
Right Down The Line - Gerry Rafferty
Say That You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac
Hooked On A Feeling - BJ Thomas
Thunder Island - Jay Ferguson
I Can't Go For That - Hall & Oates
Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs
How Long - Ace
Steal Away - Robbie Dupree
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
You Are The Woman - Firefall
Diamond Girl - Seals & Croft
Poor Pitiful Me - Linda Ronstadt
Africa - Toto
Late In The Evening - Paul Simon
Dancing in the Moonlight - King Harvest
Reminiscing - Little River Band
Considered one of the most authentic Beatles tribute show in Florida, The BEATLEMANIAX-USA perform the Beatles classic songs from their “touring years”, 1962-1966 and recreate 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 their audience a wide variety of 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 feel of the original recording. The level of authenticity is unparalleled when it comes the arsenal of instruments and backline used to recreate the feel of the 1960s Beatles show. Rare-to-find guitars and amplifiers are featured in the show, as used by the Beatles live and in the studio.
If you’re looking for the experience, electricity, potency and force from the prime days of rock and roll, look no further. Airwaves to Heaven has captured the live atmosphere of the late 60s and early 70s hard rock and funk scenes with authentic sounds, extended jams, and medleys including works ranging from Hendrix to J.S. Bach to Herbie Hancock, and so much more.
Along with our variety sets, Airwaves To Heaven has become one of the premier Led Zeppelin Tributes in South Florida, bringing an authentic rendition of their music to venues, parties, and festivals from Melbourne to Miami.
Hailing from West Palm Beach, Airwaves to Heaven is made up of lead singer Amber Taylor from Fort Lauderdale, guitarist and keyboardist Ryan Monaghan. Rhythm section is made up of our own personal John Bonham by the name of Tim Scolaro, and Michael November holding down John Paul Jones’ bass lines.