U2nation delivers the sights and sounds of U2 with authentic costumes, identical equipment, and exact sound duplication.
Praise for U2Nation has usually centered on the bands authenticity, derived largely by Saadi’s uncanny ability to emulate Bono’s vocal quality, their dramatic live presentations complete with props and costume changes, spot-on keyboard sequencing, and exacting attention to detail gear-wise.
Their committment to authenticity, duplication, and client flexibility serves as their mantra, and that business approach has garnered the group attention in some the area's largest casinos, theatres, festivals, and corporate events.
We had Brad, Al, Jeff, and Matt at our home yesterday. We threw an epic College themed Frat Party. The party was a kick off party for my sisters upcoming wedding. The crowd went wild for the band. The band had us all sing with them. These guys are very personable and can really jam!
Response from U2Nation:
Thanks for choosing U2Nation! It was a great pleasure to perform for so many wonderful guests. We hope to see you all again :)
What to Expect
An audience member should expect to hear numerous radio familiars (hits,classics, and opportunities for audience participation), as well as some deeper-cuts, and various surprises. Since our song-lists are customizable for the event, the performance sets can easily be changed to suit the show / venue specific needs.
As always, we seek to deliver a complete U2 experience. Quite often cell phones come out as audience members are taking pictures with the band, or to call friends to report that they calling from an actual U2 concert.
Our objective is to give each attendee the opportunity to take in the closest possible sounds, and versions second only to the actual U2.
Comprised of seasoned musicians and experienced stage performers with hundreds of shows logged to date, U2Nation strives to deliver absolute authenticity for each of it's performances.
Grauer (bass) plays vintage and late model Fender Precision and Jazz basses and his go-to amp is of the original three Ashdown AVO/ABM used by Adam Clayton during U2’s Sept. 26, 2006 performance at the New Orleans Superdome broadcast on Monday Night Football. Dooley (Guitar, Keys, Backing Vocals), has a boutique collection of rare, and out or production guitar effects that are identical matches to U2, as well as custom built guitars and modified VOX amps. Pizzi (Drums) has custom built drums matched to U2 exact stage sets. Saddi (Bono- Vocals) has performed in numerous tribute shows due to his versatility on the stage, and his exact resemblance to Bono's vocal sound.
U2Nation works closely with each of it's clients to meet the needed demands of the "perfect show". An event can come together
relatively easily, or may be several months in the making. U2Nation's objective is to create a show based on the client's exacting needs, and to deliver an audience captivating event.
U2Nation can create a custom event to fit any specific need to matter the size or location. Let us know your ideal needs, and we will work together to accomodate accordingly.
"One of the Country's Top U2 Tributes" - The Atlantic City Press
Additional Booking Notes
1) Riders are available upon request (venue, indoor / outdoor specific)
2) U2Nation can provide full lights and sound as needed, or can partner with most sound and lighting engineers to utilize existing, or contracted backline equipment.
Past Booked Events
|August 26, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:30pm||Festival|
|May 20, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||House Party|
Set-List are inter-changable and consist of live and/or studio cuts from U2's (14) to date album releases.
Looking for something specific....just let us know, and we can put it together.
|Al Saadi||Lead Vocals|
|Brad Grauer||Bass Guitar|
|Matt Dooley||Guitar / Keys|
Influences & Inspiration
Specific to Venue - generally just power source