This Charming Band: a tribute to The Smiths

This Charming Band: a tribute to The Smiths / Morrissey

San Francisco based This Charming Band have been performing the music of The Smiths and Morrissey for 11 years. Along wth performing sold out shows up and down the West Coast, TCB has performed at the annual Smiths/Morrissey Convention held in Hollywood the past 2 years.

Strangelove: The Depeche Mode Experience | Tribute Band

Freddie Morales as “Devotional Dave”– lead vocals, visuals, lighting design
Brent Meyer as “Counterfeit Martin”– music director, keyboards, vocals, guitar, melodica, sequencing, percussion
Julian Shah-Tayler as “Oscar Wilder” - keyboards, sequencing, percussion, backing vocals
James Evans as “ InTheFletch” - keyboards, percussion, backing vocals

Truly evocative of a Depeche Mode arena/stadium stage show; the scale of STRANGELOVE’s theatrical stage production is unparalleled, save for the real article. Multiple projection visual programs assault the concertgoer’s senses and further the illusion that they’re witnessing an actual Depeche Mode concert.

Los Angeles based STRANGELOVE delivers a career spanning, pitch perfect “best of” concert that transports the listener through time and touches on several key points in Depeche Mode’s illustrious career. Songs from throughout the Depeche canon are lovingly recreated; from favorites on DM’s debut Speak and Spell to the newest fare from Mode’s latest- 2013’s Delta Machine. No detail of STRANGELOVE’s presentation has been overlooked. The visual presentation and in-show costume changes reflect different eras of Depeche Mode’s three decade long story.

These men have a reverence and devotion to Depeche Mode and their body of work that has driven them to recreate every possible detail and bring the “Music To The Masses” in a concert setting that often feels more like a shared communal glorious fan club celebration of yesteryear, and a reliving of youth. Accuracy and authenticity is a hallmark of the group, with the band employing as many authentic vintage synthesizers and archaic samplers as possible.

With over 120 million records sold and a rabid international fan base, Depeche Mode’s career shows no signs of slowing down. Their enormous fan base encompasses all ages and crosses every demographic. STRANGELOVE brings a fun and staggeringly authentic Depeche Mode experience to concertgoers wherever they perform.

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