Hotel California gave the Pearson Lakes Art Center audience everything good in the way of performance. The audience didn't want the show to end. An encore of three songs rounded out an evening of fabulously-performed tunes that will remain favorites for all time.
The band is the finest Eagles tribute band in the country. Hotel California was founded with the intent to fill the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982. Five outstanding musicians perform in the band.
Dicky-Lee can expertly play every instrument on that stage except possibly the drums. His guitar skills are wonderful. Wade was great to hear. His ability to switch from vocals to keyboards to guitar was smooth.
Scott had a gorgeous voice and played the bass with precision. His bass was the core of the delivery of each song.
Steve's lead guitar was awesome and its was fun to watch him play the double-neck guitar.
Ken and the drums were one moving machine! He choreographed his arm movements to the dance steps of the front stage performers, adding much to the full dimension of the show. He might have been hidden back there but we knew he was at the top of his game.
The men were not only accomplished musicians who played the "tightest" of any band I have ever had the privilege to see, but their vocals were amazing. The harmony and pitch were perfect.
The show opened with "Take It Easy" and got us off to an incredible start to an outstanding evening in the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre. The photos and graphics shown on a large screen behind the performers added interest even though they were totally unnecessary as the show was perfect with or without.
"Tequila Sunrise," "Lyin' Eyes," "Best of My Love" and "Already Gone" were just a few of the many hits the band thrilled us with throughout the night. When Scott hit those high notes on a couple of the songs, the crowd went wild.
"Life In the Fast Lane" was the perfect tune to get us right back in the groove following the intermission. "Take It To the Limit" was adored by the sold-out crowd. They were on their feet singing along to "Heartache Tonight" and remained standing to sing along enthusiastically to the final song. It was, of course, "Hotel California." They returned for an encore that sent us home hoping Hotel California will return to do another show next year.