Revelation Pays Tribute to One of the Biggest Rock Bands of the 70s and 80s
They were one of the biggest rock bands in the 1970s and
1980s, and a group of talented musicians continues to honor their music. Revelation - A
Tribute to Journey takes the stage at Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City on
Founded in 2005, Revelation has performed at venues and festivals throughout the Midwest. Kansas City native, Louisiana State grad and lead singer Danny Wayman does an almost perfect imitation of the vocal style of former Journey front man Steve Perry. However, Wayman is not the only one in the band who can sing. David Williams, in addition to his work on lead guitar, also lends his excellent voice to the songs of Journey. Nate Holt is one of the busier members of Revelation as he takes on the responsibilities of keyboardist and rhythm guitarist, as well as vocals. When Danny Wayman decides to take a break singing, taking over for him is bassist John Anderson. Colin Hinkley is the only member of Revelation that does not sing; as he is too busy delivering a performance pounding the drums.
Revelation has not only performed at some of the biggest casinos in the Midwest, they have also taken the stage before thousands of fans at the Boogie of Indiana and Kansas Bike Festivals and the Rock and Roll Dream Concert. One of Revelation's biggest performances came in 2011 when they opened for The Little River Band at Sturgis.
The band Revelation pays tribute to, Journey, was formed in 1973 in San Francisco. A year after thdeir formation, they were signed by Columbia Records. The rest, as they say, is history. Journey's first three albums, "Journey," "Look into the Future" and "Next" were all chart toppers. In 1977, the band made one of their biggest changes in history as they hired Steve Perry to take over on lead vocals. Perry's debut album, "Infinity," went Platinum.
Journey's success grew in the 1980s. Their first release of the decade, "Escape," became their first number one album and went platinum eight times. It also featured some of Journey's most iconic songs, including "Who's Cryin' Now," "Open Arms" and "Don't Stop Believin'." More Top 20 hits followed throughout the 80s, including "Girl Can't Help It" and "Separate Ways." Perry left the band in 1998, but Journey has continued to put out albums and tour the world with its revamped line-up, which now includes Arnel Pineda as their lead singer. Original lead guitarist Neal Schon and original bassist Ross Valory are still with the band.
This is rock tradition that Revelation - Journey Tribute Band pays homage to in all their performances.