Tupelo Honey: A Van Morrison Celebration
Monday, January 22 | 5:00pm | Friends Pavilion
The Tupelo Honey Band is a celebration of the music of legendary Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. Formed in 2014, the band seeks to honor Morrison’s music and legacy by performing his classic and timeless songs with reverence and admiration. Each member of the band is an experienced and professional musician with a deep understanding of Morrison’s works, as well as their own rich musical backgrounds. The Tupelo Honey Band is well-known for their faithful renditions of Van Morrison’s songs, as well as their unique interpretations of his musical style. From “Brown Eyed Girl” to “Moondance”, the band has been consistently praised by fans and critics alike for their ability to capture the essence of Morrison’s music. The band puts on captivating live performances that are sure to entertain audiences of all ages.
ABOUT THE BAND
The man upfront is JR. DeRosa. A veteran of over 3000 live performances as a Singer, Master of Ceremonies, Host and much more. He is pure energy on stage. Singing, joking, and interacting with the other band members. His powerful, 4 octave range is hard to miss.
Bobby Douglas – Keyboards and Musical Director
Bobby is one of the most versatile and respected musicians around. A classically trained keyboardist who can play anything. He leads the band with style and his enormous knowledge of music. Bobby has played and toured with some of the biggest names in music. His talent is well known, and he is sought after for his skill and creativity. Listening to him play is a treat.
Cyriese Lambert – Lead & Backing Vocals
With the voice of an angel, Cyriese is the perfect counter- balance to Jim’s booming vocals. Her range, tone and presence are extraordinary. Cyriese has been a working musician for several years and has performed with some of the best names in the music. Whether she is upfront, doing a duet or on backing vocals, her talent can’t be missed.
“Boots” Anderson – Guitar
“Boots” Anderson has been one of the most sought-after guitarists in the New York Metro Area for years. With a background in everything from Jazz to Pop to Classical, “Boots” can do it all.
Bill Brady – Bass Guitar
Laying down the bass, Bill helps bring many of Van’s song to live. Whether its the haunting sound of “Into the Mystic,” the Jazz of “Moondance” or the straight ahead Rock and Roll of “Gloria” and “Brown Eyed Girl,” Bob makes sure you feel it in your soul.
Ralph Vargas – Drums & Percussion
The motor behind it all, Ralph’s drumming keeps everyone together. His experience & style assures he can provide the time necessary and the flair he’s known for. His electric playing is exciting to watch and impossible not to feel.
Robin Corley – Saxophone & Flute
Robin brings a lyrical style to Tupelo Honey that fits perfectly with the styles of Van Morrison. Listening to his solos in songs like “Moondance,” “Into the Mystic,” “Sweet Thing,” “Crazy Love,” and so much more.
($150 Charitable/$40 ticket)
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