A REAL "Multi-Tribute" Entertainment Experience!
Steve Waddington is widely known and in demand for his spot-on tributes to Dean Martin, Neil Diamond and Johnny Cash, as either stand-alone tributes or combined "Multi-Tribute" shows. In some of his shows he also covers, Elvis, Johnny Rivers, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan and more! And he sounds just like the artists he covers! But, as exacting as his musical impressions are, the emphasis is always on FUN! Fun for EVERYONE, the band, the venue and, most importantly, the audience!
He is an amazingly talented singer/guitarist with a gift for replicating not only the look and sound, but the overall "essence" of these iconic entertainers, complete with costume changes! A true veteran of casinos, nightclubs, performing arts centers, festivals, private and corporate parties, sporting venues, he knows how to make each show an event to remember. And it's a show that will keep you coming back for more, because no two shows are ever the same!
At many performances Steve is joined onstage by the equally amazing Miss SUSAN RITTER, a phenomenal vocalist & guitarist in her own right who brings the hits of Bonnie Raitt, Imelda May, and more to the Multi-Tribute show! She's "June" to Steve's "Johnny" and sings other duets with him as well. (See "Susan" in the header for more))
KEYBOARDS/Musical Director David Moscoe has backed hundreds of entertainers over the last four decades. An accomplished musician-accompanist, he covers it all from jazz to pop, rock to standards! In addition to being one of the most highly sought-after keyboardists in Southern California, he was pianist./MD for almost 30 years, for Skip E. Lowe's Weekly Showcase in Beverly Hills, backing every entertainer who appeared. He has countless studio and live performance credits that would over-fill this entire website.
The band is a rotating roster of some of the finest professional and in-demand players on the Southern California scene. Each individual member has a resume that would fill an entire website. Because of the demands of their individual careers, it is necessary to have a "pool" of highly-qualified musicians from which to draw for each show. Each musician has performed countless shows with Steve, so the quality of the show remains consistent.
This is one of the most exciting, energetic, dynamic shows to spring from Southern California in a LONG time!
The show can be presented in multiple formats:
Stand-alone tribute shows:
"The Feel of Neil": Neil Diamond Tribute, full costume, 15-90 min
"Cashin' In": Johnny Cash Tribute Show. full costume, 15-75 min
"DINO": Dean Martin/Rat Pack, Tux, 15-75 min
"Steve Waddington & the Retro-Rockers":
* Plus Susan Ritter sings Bonnie Raitt, Imelda May, Grace Slick, V.V. Brown, Linda Ronstadt, Ann-Margret, Cher and more!
" From Rat Pack to Rock & Roll": excerpts from ALL OF THE ABOVE!
...or any combination of the above shows/tributes!
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