Entertainment: AXS TV’s Triumphant Tribute Show

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by Sal Gomez
May 7, 2014 • 552 views

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After 3 seasons on AXS TV, The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands show broadcast a 90 minute “After-Party” program from the beautiful Club Nokia Theater in Downtown L.A. featuring the very first tribute band to grace their screen, The Beatles Tribute Band “Britain’s Finest.”
Having had the privilege of attending both of these shows, I felt it only fitting to take a moment to find out what the experience is like for the talented musicians and artists selected to appear on this nationally broadcast television show. And what about the show’s fabulous hos, Katie Daryl? I asked for her thoughts on the show and the experience of being not only the on-air host but the producer as well.
Katie Daryl: I’ve now produced 38 episodes of The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands and I might actually be more excited for Season 4 than any other season! The word is spreading about the show; I have bands reaching out to me from all over the world wanting me to review their submissions. And I have fans emailing daily suggesting their favorite bands and expressing their love for The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands. So getting to roll up my sleeves and start the scouting process for Season 4 has me really amped up!

MVN: And what can you tell us about season 4?
Katie Daryl: When it comes to my vision for Season 4, first and foremost I think about our TV audience. Sure this is a really fun free event to go to in LA, but the purpose of The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands is to make awesome LIVE TV. It’s so incredible to work in the LIVE TV format, knowing that anything can happen during our broadcast and our AXS TV viewers across the nation will get to witness that is pretty thrilling. So as I look for my bands to feature, I have to keep in mind what our AXS TV audience likes to watch. AXS TV just broadcasted LIVE from the Coachella, Jazz Fest and StageCoach festivals, so I know our viewers appreciate great music, the like country, they like current, and they love the classics so I guess you could say Season 4 will reflect that this fall!
All of this sounds very interesting and enticing. This would mean there are acts out there probably very curious to know about what the experience is like to actually perform on stage and in the living rooms of households across the country. As I said, having attended a good portion of these shows and getting to know these performers, I was able to reach out to a few of them to get their take on this experience. This is what they had to say:
Mick Adams and The Stones – The Stones Tribute Band
Mick Adams: “I think “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” has done a number of things for the tribute band community. First of all, it’s afforded us an even greater exposure by putting us in homes all over the country. Two, it’s really brought the tribute bands who’ve been exposed to this even closer together creating somewhat of a “tribute fraternity”. We’ve all become very supportive of each other and love the fact that if we’re not playing on a Monday night, that we’re at the AXS shows supporting each other, the artists performing that night as well as Katie Daryl and the show itself. I personally, have appeared on the show twice and now my band, “Mick Adams and The Stones” have recorded on iTunes for AXS TV’s, “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.” I just heard an hour ago that we currently as of this writing hold the #1 slot which makes me feel pretty good! I guess you could say the show’s been really good to me. I feel we all owe a debt of gratitude to Mark Cuban as well as Katie Daryl for putting together such a fabulous concept to showcase all these great bands talents!”
to meet you.
And one other thing…you can now take some of this music home with you because the World’s Greatest Tribute Bands now have 3 volumes of music from selected bands that have putting us in homes all over the country. Two, it’s really brought the tribute bands who’ve been exposed to this even closer together creating somewhat of a “tribute fraternity”. We’ve all become very supportive of each other and love the fact that if we’re not playing on a Monday night, that we’re at the AXS shows supporting each other, the artists performing that night as well as Katie Daryl and the show itself. I personally, have appeared on the show twice and now my band, “Mick Adams and The Stones” have recorded on iTunes for AXS TV’s, “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.” I just heard an hour ago that we currently as of this writing hold the #1 slot which makes me feel pretty good! I guess you could say the show’s been really good to me. I feel we all owe a debt of gratitude to Mark Cuban as well as Katie Daryl for putting together such a fabulous concept to showcase all these great bands talents!”
to meet you.
And one other thing…you can now take some of this music home with you because the World’s Greatest Tribute Bands now have 3 volumes of music from selected bands that have appeared on the show from the last 3 seasons. These tracks are freshly produced recordings and are a fantastic companion piece to the show. And watch out…Vol. 4 season 4 is already in the works. You can purchase your copy of Vol. 1, 2 & 3 on iTunes today. Look for season 4 to premier on AXS TV in the fall.

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