AXS TV’s Presents “Beatlemania” World’s Greatest Tribute Bands
by Sal Gomez
January 30, 2014 • 401 views
In the late 1970′s the Broadway stage show Beatlemania ran with the promotional tag line “Not the Beatles but an incredible simulation”. Several years later “tribute” bands began to emerge playing state fairs and local carnivals. Today these acts are more popular than ever. AXS TV’s Worlds Greatest Tribute Bands television show, now in it’s 3rd season has capitalized on this idea with the idea of why not feature tribute bands that portray some of the most iconic pop/rock legends of the last 50 years and showcase them on a weekly show? The January 13, 2014 show featured “Bella Donna – A tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac and it was a real winner. Singer Michelle Tyler conveyed the essence, the ethereal magnetism and vocal presence of the great Stevie Nicks. Backed by a tight, strong but very lose 6 piece band and two wonderful background singers Bella Donna covered a handful of popular Nick/Mac songs beginning with “Stand Back” through “Rhianon” and ending with “Edge of 17″ plus a rousing encore cover of Led Zepplin’s “Rock N’ Roll”. This season the production moved from the historic Roxy Theater on the Sunset Strip to the Legendary Whiskey A Go-Go. Tickets for every show are always free but have to be obtained online through AXS TV. Hosted by Katie Daryl the show airs LIVE every Monday night at 8:00pm. This is a must see!