- a style of rock music popular, especially in the 1970s and early 80's, characterized by classical influences and the use of keyboard instruments with lengthy compositions.
Masters of PROG presents the music of two of the biggest influencers of progressive music, Rush and Genesis, as performed by two of the nation’s top tribute bands, Arlington, Virginia based Sun Dogs and Charlotte, North Carolina based ABACAB. Their spellbinding two plus hour show will transport you back to a time when progressive music dominated the airwaves and filled stadiums throughout the world.
In the wake of Rush's final tour, Sun Dogs formed with the goal of reproducing the sounds of rock's finest Canadian trio. Mark Schenker of multi-platinum selling recording and touring artist KIX takes on many roles, including bass, lead vocals, keyboards and bass pedals. Andy Rabin handles the guitars and bass pedals, and even chimes in with some backing vocals. On drums and all things that can be hit with a drum stick, from drum triggers to a MalletKAT, is Vince Tricarico. “The biggest challenge for the band, aside from the complexity of the music itself, is creating all that sound with only three people.” Vince says, “But that's a big part of what makes it fun for us and for our fans.” Vince has big shoes to fill and does so with confidence and a massive drum kit. “Sometimes I think the drum kit is the fourth member of the band,” adds Andy. The band plays songs from every era of Rush's career.
The repertoire of ABACAB spans the entire career of Genesis from 1970 to 1991, from their pioneering Progressive 70s era through their Stadium packing hit songs of the 80s and 90s, even touching on Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel solo careers… Formed in July 2015, ABACAB came together with a common goal, pay loving tribute to one of the most iconic bands of the 20th century, and bring their music back to the stage where it belongs. ABACAB is comprised of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Pete Lents, bassist/rhythm guitarist Cliff Stankiewicz, keyboardist Patrick Raymaker, lead guitarist James Nelson and drummer Matthew Hedrick. We came together with a common goal...Pay loving tribute to one of the most iconic bands of the 20th century, and bring their music back to the stage where it belongs.
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