We are a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band who take great pride in playing this great music! We are a 5-piece group who strive to play the songs exactly like Tom and the band did and still does. There are other Tom Petty tributes out there that are decent but they don't stick to the style and sound that TP and the Heartbreakers have. Even though his songs are great and stand up on their own no matter what style they are played, we are true to TP & H's vision of how they should sound. We are purists.... we deliver TP & H's like they should be! We do have a website. All we need now is the exposure to prove ourselves live and pass on this great music!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 90 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
If they close their eyes they just might think that they are at a Tom Petty concert as we play the songs exactly as he did. I dress as Tom Petty did, with the same haircut and look. We take great pride to reproduce all of the harmonies that TP & H performed live and on their albums. We tell stories of how certain songs came to be or something interesting about who was involved in the making of an album or track. We know 60 of the songs he did....most of them his...a couple from his Traveling Wilbury days...and a few covers he did. So, if someone wants to hear a particular song he did...even if it is not one of his more well known ones, there is a decent chance that we will know it. From his Mudcrutch days to present, we cover different phases of his career and music. We ARE the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers music experience!
We are a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band who can entertain at clubs, parties, festivals or fairs, and bars. Our group was formed in early 2009 by Jim Wilson, Rod Wolanin, and Joe Morales. We added drummer Paul Kompier in the fall of 2009. We had searched for a lead guitar player, and found a couple that just didn't work out. That process took several months. In the fall of 2010 we found our lead guitar player Mike Kearns. In February of 2011, we then had booked our first gig at a local outdoor music festival to be held in August of 2011.
I should go back a little in time. In April of 2010, our bass player Rod Wolanin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He fought on and continued with the band. Sadly, he passed away on March 10 of 2011. He was not only a band mate for many years, but a childhood lifelong friend. At that point, there was uncertainty as to whether we would continue this project. At Rod's wake, we reconnected with another old band mate who so happened to be looking for a project. And hence, we acquired Elvis Manson to play the bass guitar.
So, we did ended up playing our gig at the festival with much success and have played some very fun gigs since. Tom Petty's music has a very wide appeal as we have found out first hand.
Jim Wilson(lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Mike Kearns(backup vocals/lead guitar), and Elvis Manson(backup vocals/bass guitar) have played in another band with each other for years. Joe Morales(backup vocals/keyboard) and Paul Kompier(drums) also have much professional experience.
So, this band was a vision and dream that wasn't easy to carry out but we have overcome some hard obstacles and some painful loss. We are all perfectionists who never give up our desire to produce a great product.
An event planner who hires us can expect a hardworking band who strives for perfection in our performance. We will keep the audience engaged not only with some great music, but some interesting stories about how a particular song or album came to be. We love to play....we don't even like to take breaks between sets because the more songs we can play, the better. We are dedicated to building a fine reputation and memorable performances!
SHADOW OF DOUBT PLAYLIST
A Woman in Love (It’s not me) Listen to Her Heart
About to Give Out Louisiana Rain
American Girl One Story Town
Anything That’s Rock N Roll Rebels
Century City Rockin Around With You
Change of Heart Runnin Down a Dream
Crawling Back to You Saving Grace
Depending on You Shadow of a Doubt
Don’t Bring Me Down So You Wanna be a Rock /Roll Star
Don’t Come Around Here No More Something in the Air
Don’t Do Me Like That Southern Accents
End of the Line (Wilburys) Square One
Even the Losers Stories We Could Tell
Fooled Again Strangered in the Night
Free Fallin Swingin
Girl on LSD The Damage You’ve Done
Golden Rose The Last DJ
Handle With Care (Wilburys) The Waiting
Here Comes My Girl The Wild One Forever
I Don’t Wanna Fight Think About Me
I Need to Know Too Much Ain’t Enough
I Won’t Back Down Walls
I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better Wilbury Twist (Wilburys)
Into the Great Wide Open Yer So Bad
It Ain’t Nothin to me You Don’t Know How It Feels
Jammin Me You Got Lucky
Kings Road You Wreck Me
Last Dance With MaryJane You’re Gonna Get It
Learning to Fly
Letting you Go
Listen to her Heart
One Story Town
Rockin Around with You
Runnin Down a Dream
Shadow of a Doubt
So You Wanna be a Rock and Roll Star
Something in the Air
Stories We Could Tell
Strangered in the Night
The Damage You've Done
The Last DJ
The Wild One Forever
Think About Me
Too Much Aint Enough
Wilbury Twist(The Wilburys)
Yer So Bad
You Don't Know How It Feels
You Got Lucky
You Wreck Me
You're Gonna Get it
|Jim Wilson||Lead singer/rhythm guitarist|
|Joe Morales||Backup vocals/keyboardist|
|Mike Kearns||Lead guitarist/backup vocals|
|Elvis Manson||bass player/backup vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers of course. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, ELO, ZZ Top, Bob Dylan, the Eagles, to name a few.
We require a covered stage for events held outdoors in the event of rain. An area that can comfortably accomodate 5 performers preferably a raised stage.
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