Tribute To: Journey
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ORANGE & LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA 92807
Like Journey, ESCAPE features five of California’s top rock musicians. A voice like Steve Perry’s is certainly a rare thing, but singer extraordinaire David Alcantar not only has the voice, but the look to match what once was Journey’s tuxedo-clad frontman Steve Perry.
For over the past 30 yrs, Dave has been a featured musical talent, performing all over Southern California & Las Vegas, Nevada. David Alcantar has made a living in the music business, as one of Southern California’s top live and session singers and songwriters. Dave's voice can be heard along with his great trumpet and keyboard performances in high end establishments, in and around Orange County where a diversity of fans enjoy everything from Blues to Swing, R&B to Jazz, Standards to Ballads to good old Rock n' Roll.
For audiences who enjoy more than one Tribute, Dave Alcantar Music & Productions also produces a Rock n' Roll Legend's Tribute Show which includes Tribute guests such as Rod Stewart, Carlos Santana, Elton John, Paul Mc Cartney, Bret Michaels and of course Dave's Tribute to Steve Perry of Journey.
Musical director STU SIMONE, who is Escape's keyboardist/guitarist & harmony singer for Escape, brings his experience from multi-platinum rock band Poison. Stu played to audiences averaging 10,000 a night, totaling some half a million people on Poison's 1999 and 2000 headlining world tours, and his playing and harmonizing can be heard on Poison's latest CD, "Power To the People."
Other great vocalists that Stu has worked with include the current singers of Foreigner (Kelly Hansen), Toto (Bobby Kimball), and Survivor (Robin McAuley), not to mention recent Journey frontman Jeff Scott Soto. Other credits include work with Heaven & Earth, Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds, Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon guitarist), Robin McAuley Group, LA Rocks, Rings Of Saturn, Torie Tyson, and Magic; sessions for movies and TV; and frontman and lead vocalist of 80's Hairband Tribute, Hair Guitar and original band KEYTAR.
ESCAPE lead guitarist/vocalist JAY GORE has established himself as one of LA's top guitarists; His Studio City house band includes members of Toto and (ex-Deep Purple singer/bassist) Glenn Hughes. When he's not playing with Escape, Jay tours with Lauryn Hill (The Fugees), sexy female sax sensation Mindy Abair and teen singer/actress Hillary Duff ("Lizzy MaGuire" on TV). Besides recent appearances with rock vocalist extraordinaire Glenn Hughes (formerly of Deep Purple), Jay has played with Sly Stone, Boz Scaggs, Edgar Winter, Seal, and several members of Toto. Jay's wide variety of experience comes in handy, enabling him to reproduce the full spectrum of Neil Schon's long and distinguished guitar career, from the searing wah-wah attack of early Journey, through the smooth jazz and blues inflections of late Journey.
Drummer GARY PONDER is one of the busiest drummers in town, with credits including Gary Wright and Maureen McCormick and recent session s with Bunny Brunell and Tony MacAlpine; he is endorsed by top drum maker Drum Workshop, among others. Like Journey's Steve Smith once did, Gary brings incredible technique and a mastery of jazz fusion to the pop & rock party.
Our newest member MARVIN SPERLING has been recording and performing for over 40 years. Being in a band with Keith Emerson (ELP) and recording with Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Kelly Hanson (Foreigner), and Heaven and Earth, branched out as a Producer/Recording Engineer, has now formed his own bands to perform with as well.
Altogether, these five California rockers faithfully capture the look and sound of Journey like no one else. With a decade of shows across the US behind them, ESCAPE is earning a reputation as the Premiere Journey Tribute in the world!
MORE INFO ABOUT DAVID CAN BE FOUND ON: www.DaveAlcantarMusic.com