DJ Lady Ryan
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Foreverland is a 14-piece Tribute to one of the most well-known and beloved entertainers in the world: Mr. Michael Jackson. With four lead vocalists, four horns, and a six-piece rhythm section, the band brings songs like "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough," "Beat It," and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" to life, in a way that no other group has done before. Inspired by Michael's legacy, Foreverland takes his music a step further, going far beyond any typical tribute band or MJ act. Rather than be limited by an MJ impersonator and pre-recorded backing tracks, Foreverland's unique approach celebrates the larger-than-life performances, imagination and infectious spirit of this legendary artist. The result is a fabulous and thumping 14-piece show band that pays homage to MJ's undeniable talent and timeless dance music.
Based in San Francisco, this electrifying group was formed in March of 2009 to honor Michael's musical genius and legendary showmanship. The ensemble is best described as a "Remarkable and Rocking Michael Jackson Revue," and they have been packing crowds into some of the Bay Area's hottest clubs, including: a recently sold out show at Bimbo's 365 Club; Slim's; The Regency Ballroom; Red Devil Lounge; Harlows; The Fox Theatre Redwood City; and many more. In late May 2011, Foreverland played to a packed house at New York's Brooklyn Bowl, and was the headlining act at Princeton University's "Reunions 2011" event for 25000 people. Foreverland has also expanded its touring circuit this summer to include Southern California, and Reno's Knitting Factory this fall, with more dates to come.
Michael Jackson lives on forever with Foreverland, elevating his music, inspiration and creativity to innovative new heights. You won't want miss this one-of-a-kind band, guaranteed to keep you on your feet and "thrill you tonight" As the band likes to say, "Let's dance, let's shout. Shake your body down to the ground!"
DJ Lady Ryan
Ever expanding, DJ Lady Ryan’s story is one of renewal. Lady Ryan became enthralled by music at a young age when a dual cassette tape of MJ's "Thriller" and Janet's "Control" albums were gifted to her by her father. She began singing in the choir at church and in school from the ages 7 to 16. She competed city and statewide and it became obvious to all who met her that was born for the stage. Thanks to the guidance of her mentors, Lady Ryan rediscovered her joy in music some years later and stepped into the club scene at the right time and place. Upon her arrival, Lady Ryan connects instantaneously to her audience. Her music rides the crowd's nostalgia effortlessly weaving old songs with the new. Due to her charm and immeasurable talent, she has easily become a Bay Area favorite, DJing and singing at major LGBT events like SF and Oakland Pride since ’07 and many clubs in both cities. Currently, she holds residence at the Lucky Lounge, Oasis, Disco Volante and the RockSteady in Oakland. In San Francisco, she holds residence at the El Rio, the Cafe and the Skylark. Lady Ryan is unique in that she is known for her eclectic taste in tunes and spellbinding voice. From Jazz to House, the flux of distinctive sounds she so graceful sets beside one another make for a brilliant movement within the crowd. Lady Ryan is determined to ignite a fire within the industry and continue to carve her name into its history.