Who's Bad The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Who's Bad The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Natural Wonder- A Tribute to Stevie Wonder

Sat, February 18, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Amos' Southend

Charlotte, NC

$15 Adv $18 DoS - $30 VIP ***Under 21 Subject to $3 Surcharge

This event is all ages

Who's Bad The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
Who's Bad The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
An ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute band needs glitzy jackets, glittery gloves and 80's regalia. It must pay studious attention to the intricate details of every original groove and gravity-defying dance step. It must demonstrate a commitment to the unforgettable musical legacy the King of Pop left us. Beyond replaying MJ's countless hits, an ultimate Michael Jackson tribute band must possess the ability to connect millions of people around the globe with each resurrection of our favorite Michael Jackson songs.

In January of 2004, Who's Bad mesmerized a standing-room only gathering of friends and pop music lovers at a small nightclub in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They have since played over 700 shows in numerous countries and now boast the title, "The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band." Their live performance is a jaw-dropping musical extravaganza that pulls from 3 ½ hours of Michael Jackson's catalogue and spans four decades of Michael Jackson's extraordinary music career.

From ABC to You Rock My World, no song is forgotten in this electrifying revival of Pop Music's Royal Highness. As the longest running MJ tribute band and the only one that predates his passing, Who's Bad has awed Michael Jackson fans at sold-out shows the world over. Who's Bad has packed internationally-acclaimed pavilions numerous times, including The House of Blues in Houston, Dallas, and New Orleans; Washington D.C.'s 930 Club, and the River Rock Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia. Their first tour of China included sold-out stops at Ningbo's Grand Theatre, Wutaishan Stadium in Nanjing, People's Grand Hall in Chongqing, Red Stadium in Chengdu, and Hunan Grand Theatre in Chengsha. Who's Bad also gained the respect and admiration of thousands of MJ fans in the United Kingdom with performances at Royal and Derngate in Northampton, Central Theatre in Chatham, Embassy Theatre in Skegness, The Orchard Theatre in Dartford, The Palace Theater in Manchester and The Pavilion in Glasgow. With sold-out shows from Colorado's Bluebird Theatre to Romania's Sala Palatalui and anticipated tour dates in Central and South America, no corner of the globe is safe from this infectious party production.

Founded in 2004 by saxophonist, composer and arranger Vamsi Tadepalli and spearheaded by some of North Carolina's premiere musicians, Who's Bad has crafted an intricate performance complete with synchronized dance routines, blaring horn section and down-deep rhythms--each delivered with a precision that could only be superseded by the King himself. They've shared the stage with some of pop music's biggest acts including Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, Boys II Men, and The Backstreet Boys. Captivated fans include LIVENATION's Anthony Nicolaidis who calls Who's Bad, "the real deal," and Michael Jackson's longtime friend and manager Frank DiLeo, who, after catching Who's Bad's concert in Nashville, TN said, "The show was great… Michael would have been proud!" Such accolades have earned Who's Bad an invitation to play London's O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show "This Is It" concert series before meeting his untimely demise.

Whether you idolized the Jackson 5, fell in love to Human Nature or memorized all of Thriller's creepy choreography, Who's Bad is authentic, music-driven, must-see entertainment that navigates you back to that special place. As the curtain opens on a Who's Bad performance, even the most skeptical Michael Jackson fan feels the excitement rising, screams at the sight of that unmistakable silhouette, and succumbs to a surefire MJ sing-along. The energy is magnetic, the musicianship is first-class, the dance moves exhilarating. Who's Bad is a homage befitting a King and their high octane execution of MJ hits has exclusively catapulted them to the ranks of ultimate!
Natural Wonder- A Tribute to Stevie Wonder
Natural Wonder- A Tribute to Stevie Wonder
According to the old idiom, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but some subjects worthy of flattery are not so easily imitated, and in the age of the tribute band, many a giant of the American songbook goes without authentic tribute simply because the original article set the bar a little too high.
Such seems to be the case with Stevie Wonder, the genius of composition and unparalleled vocal and instrumental ability who, throughout his career, has had the backing of some of the most formidable musicians in the industry. When one considers the colossal talent that is Stevie Wonder–the limitless voice and boundless multi-instrumental skill–it’s no mystery as to why there is not one full-fledged Stevie Wonder tribute band working in the American tribute market.
Enter Gabriel Bello and Natural Wonder, the Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience.
While Stevie Wonder impersonators dot the landscape, backing tracks in hand, Natural Wonder rolls into town with the full band experience complete with a crack rhythm section, full-fledged horn ensemble, and the formidable Gabriel Bello, a #1 Billboard-ranked vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, channeling the energy and artistry that has made Stevie Wonder an icon across decades and genres. Whether it’s the Motown-era hits like “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and “My Cherie Amour,” the fusion-flavored 70’s platters like “Master Blaster” and “Do I Do,” the genius of Songs in the Key of Life, the signature harmonica solo of “Isn’t She Lovely,” or Stevie’s modern masterpieces like “My Love is on Fire,” Gabriel Bello and the industry veterans who comprise Natural Wonder recreate the look, feel, and sound of a Stevie set with all the musicianship necessary to blow audiences away with a seemingly unending barrage of hit songs that span the Stevie Wonder catalog.
Since its inception in 2012, Natural Wonder has wowed audiences in numerous festivals, private/corporate events (for clients including the American Heart Association, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Southeastern Jewelers Association), and large venues across the country including The House of Blues (Orlando and Myrtle Beach), B.B. Kings (New York City), The Fillmore (Charlotte, NC), The Downtown Cabaret (Bridgeport, CT), and Speaking Rock Casino, (El Paso, TX) to name only a few.
Make no mistake: Natural Wonder is the Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience, an epic endeavor that brings real musicianship, a dynamic stage show, and a deep, studious love of the Stevie Wonder legacy to audiences who know that good, authentic music is “a language we all understand.”
 
 
Venue Information:
Amos' Southend
1423 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC, 28203
http://www.amossouthend.com/