Wanted DOA and The Great Escape
February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm$25 - $35
Two Nationally Touring Tribute Bands!!
Wanted DOA is an Authentic Bon Jovi Show!
The sentiment of Bon Jovi’s music hits home and no matter the age group, their music is iconic and recognizable to masses. As one of history’s most successful music acts with over 130 million RIAA certified sales and countless awards, it’s no wonder there are countless acts looking to pay tribute to this legendary group. However, there is only one who truly captures the authenticity of what Bon Jovi’s music is all about and what their fans demand; Wanted DOA.
This is the part that we are supposed to tell you how great we are, and state all the awesome things we have done individually in the past. Well it’s not about us, it is about Bon Jovi! As musicians, we have had varying degrees of success in our careers but the one thing we have in common, and the one thing that makes this tribute act work, is that we love and connect with the music. The group first formed in 2015 with the goal of capturing both the studio and live aspects of the songs and to really hone in on the essence of Bon Jovi. First and foremost it is all about the music. So that means working the vocal harmonies, guitar and keyboard sounds, and most importantly the lead vocals. To be a good Bon Jovi tribute you need to sound as much like Jon as possible! A pretty tough feat….
Next…The live show! Our goal is to put on a performance reminiscent of the rock shows from days long gone. Sound, lights and to engage the crowd, getting them on their feet while screaming for one more. Yes, our lead singer looks a little like Jon, and our guitarist (in a cowboy hat) could pass for Ritchie… But we are not trying look like the band, so you will not see us in wigs, trying to imitate the 80’s era group. For us it is a celebration of the music, while at the same time, trying to deliver an authentic experience to all the other fans of Bon Jovi.
The Great Escape is the Ultimate Journey Experience!
Formed in early 2008 The Great Escape performs the timeless music of Journey with precision, high energy and genuine passion each and every time they hit the stage. The band has a rapidly growing following, adding more and more loyal fans each time they perform and they just love their fans!
Whether performing in a large-scale venue, private function, or a sports bar, the Great Escape aim to leave their audience energized, entertained and eagerly anticipating their next show.
In 2009 and once again in 2013, the band was honored to be called to the stage during the Limelight Magazine Awards Show to receive an acknowledgment for being voted New England’s Best Tribute Band! The Great Escape has been honored to share the stage with prominent artists such as the Village People, Lesley Gore and New England’s own, Flesh!
Lead vocalist, Jason Paulino, fronts the Great Escape with his powerful vocals and enthusiastic energy. If he looks familiar already, you may have seen him dazzling audiences during multiple performances as a “Star of the Day” and finalist on the New England based television series “Community Auditions”. When singing the songs of Journey, Jason’s vocals are indistinguishable from Steve Perry – it’s an amazing sight to see and hear.
Rich Vigdor is the band’s lead guitarist. Rich will dazzle any audience with his note-for-note renditions of Journey’s familiar guitar riffs and solos.
Peter Ferlisi fills a big role with his keyboard and piano playing, a critical piece in so many Journey songs, as well as adding key vocal harmonies.
The mighty backbone of the band is filled by the rhythmic, agile bass playing of band founder, Bob Wheeler, along with drummer, Tony Clement, who conducts the band with power and precision.
Come experience The Great Escape as they breakout their high-energy musical performance and take you on an incredible Journey!