Brockville Arts Centre - February 20th, 8pm
Simcoe Legion - February 23rd, 2pm
Cobourg Victoria Hall - March 8th, 2pm
Zapp! Productions presents...THE STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN EXPERIENCE-Canada’s premier heartfelt tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.
“2 thumbs way up! Musically and visually the real deal. A Must see performance”…John Garbutt, Q107 Radio, Toronto
I do not normally do tribute acts, but Dave is different. He pays so much attention to the music and the tone. It is more about the music than a theatre show, but of course Dave being the professional he is has put together video to accompany his show to make it an evening of quality music with a world class band and an overall memorable experience. You will be blown away by Dave's playing, incredible and he does it with grace and style.
In 1983, the monumental impact of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s debut album launched a thousand musicians and fans into guitar shops and 500,000 people into record stores to buy their copy of Texas Flood . After recording 5 more studio albums and 6 live compilations, Stevie went on to win 6 Grammy awards after being nominated 12 times and selling out countless shows the world over. Though he died more than two decades ago, the guitar legend and his influence can be seen and heard everywhere as it continues to grow.
Few of Stevie’s acolytes likely have the same dedication as Dave Ryan, who has spent the last decade getting the details just right as the front man of the Toronto-based band, The Stevie Ray Vaughan Experience. In addition to Dave’s attention to Stevie’s guitar work, vocal styling, and guitar tone, there are many other visual elements of the show including a video show, look-alike hats from Stevie’s favourite, Texas Hatters, replica guitars/amps, and yes, the man even has the same blue peacock tattooed on centre of the his chest!
With over 30 thousand hours of rehearsal and performance under his belt (no exaggeration), Dave has assembled the perfect players to form Canada’s premier heartfelt tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.