I often say that I wish I had grown up in the 70s and 80s simply for the music that was produced in these eras. I can’t express how profoundly I enjoy classic rock, and it pains me that music that is even relatively comparable to that of the past likely will not be produced ever again.
You can imagine my delight, therefore, when my mom told me she purchased tickets for herself, my dad and myself to see Hotel California: The Original Eagles Tribute in Brantford, Ont. at the Sanderson Centre. We went last Friday evening, and the show was absolutely phenomenal.
Their website, linked above, reads the following:
“For almost three decades now HOTEL CALIFORNIA has been recreating the legendary sound of THE EAGLES, and thrilling audiences all over the world. The band set the bar in 1986, and they’ve remained the industry-leading substitute for The Eagles ever since. Playing to huge outdoor and arena audiences, sharing bills with some of rock’s legends, and going places no tribute band has gone before. A long run by any measure, but it begs the question – what makes HOTEL CALIFORNIA so special? Well, incredible lead vocal similarity, intensely accurate instrumental work, soaring harmonies, and top-flight live performances, just for starters. These are the band’s hallmarks, and the foundation on which their reputation has been built. With over a century of collective professional experience in the band today, they’re still going stronger than ever!”
The musical talent of these four gentlemen, from Toronto, is astounding, and while I doubt any group will be able to completely mimic the sound of the original Eagles, these lads come pretty damn close. Their energy, performance, sound and raw talent are mesmerizing, and if you’re an Eagles fan, I can’t recommend attending a show by this group enough.
Image from https://hotelcalifornia.ca/media-page/