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The Elevators – Cover Band Central “Spotlight Artist of the Week”

In just about every town, every state and most countries in the world, you’ll find cover bands slogging along, playing regular shows for comparatively very little money, sometimes to very few people. But just because a group isn’t always packing rooms doesn’t necessarily diminish its level of talent. In fact, it’s not rare to stumble upon a set of musicians in a local bar or restaurant that will absolutely floor you, and you’ll find yourself asking, “Why don’t more people know about this band?” One of those hidden treasures is a blues/rock cover band from New Jersey known as The…

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The Molly Ringwalds – Cover Band Central “Spotlight Artist of the Week”

There’s something about music from the 80’s when it comes to cover bands. It could be the catchy melodies, the fist-pumping choruses, or perhaps the fact that people born in the 80’s are now in or approaching their 30’s. It’s hard to find a cover band anywhere that doesn’t incorporate some of the now classic tunes like Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” or Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” or many of the other tunes that are among the 50 songs you need to know to play in a classic rock cover band. Club goers and music fans abound will constantly be…

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Mike Massé and Jeff Hall – Cover Band Central “Spotlight Artists of the Week”

You folks in internet land may have seen a surprisingly good video show up recently on your Facebook News Feed of two guys in a pizza joint slaying Toto’s “Africa.” The YouTube video has nearly three million views as of this writing, and is on its way to becoming a viral sensation – and for good reason. The song choice is fantastic, the vocals are spot on, and the intimacy of the video sucks you right in. The two musicians in the clip are Mike Massé on guitar and lead vocals, and Jeff Hall on bass and harmonies. If you…

Garden State Radio – Cover Band Central’s “Spotlight of the Week”

Most cover bands around the country play a gig. There are only a handful that put on a show. It’s the entertainment business after all, and every musician and cover band artist is, by sheer nature of the job, an entertainer. It takes a lot of work to conceive, create and implement an entertaining show. But even beyond work, it takes a strong passion and desire to produce an original performance – one that caters to the younger crowd – and utilizes the available modern technology to aid in pulling it all together. A great example of a cover band…

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Top 10 Reasons Why Your Cover Band Is Not Successful

All around the world, there are tens of thousands of musicians that play covers. The presentations vary considerably including, but not limited to – wedding bands, tribute bands, corporate bands, party bands, top 40 bands, bar bands, acoustic happy hour solo artists, and weekend warriors – and most play on a regular or at least semi-regular basis. Just about all of these musicians play for some compensation, usually monetary. And I’d venture to guess that the majority of them prefer to play with people in the room. In this day and age, there are so many things that a band…

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