As my regular readers know by now, summer is one of my favorite times of the year to enjoy a live show. Is there any better combination than a warm evening and awesome tunes played by a great band?!
I’ve been lucky enough to catch Faultlines at the Paradise Garden Bandstand in Disney California Adventure recently – they’ll be back again this coming Wednesday and you may find TOMASINA performing on Friday! But with the shrinking number of live band venues at the Disneyland Resort, I’m having to seek further afield for my live musical entertainment this season. That’s where I’m grateful for various summer concert series all around the Southland!
Recently I encountered a fantastic Bruno Mars tribute band called Uptown Funk (or UptownFunkUSA per their social media).
Inspired by the style, sound and choreography of a Bruno Mars show, this band was pure fun to watch and a pleasure to listen to, thanks to its wonderful lead singer!
I loved the upbeat energy (and skills!) of the band in combining singing, dancing, musical performance and some terrific rapping by the sax player!
That makes this band what – a quadruple threat onstage? Yeah, I think so!
I certainly wasn’t the only member of the crowd from young to old singing and dancing along with these guys!
If you get the chance to catch this group performing around the country (not just California!) this summer, I highly recommend it. You’ll get talented performers, a cool show, and all that fabulous Bruno Mars music to enjoy! You don’t realize how many amazing hit songs he has until you hear them all together in the course of one night! I mean, at this show you’re likely to hear early hits like “Treasure”, “Grenade” and “Lazy Song”, as well as more recent ones like “That’s What I Like” and “24K Magic” and of course “Uptown Funk”!
The band may throw in another tribute song or two while they’re at it. When I recently saw them that included a great rendition of Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie”.
I hope you’ll get the chance to get your funk on this summer. I’m going to try to catch the guys again Wednesday night when they perform in Buena Park for their Summer Concerts in the Park!
Have you seen Uptown Funk or any other tribute bands performing yet this summer? What is your favorite part of seeing a tribute band in concert?