Aired each Tuesday from the iconic Whisky A Go Go, The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands wrapped up its forth season with a dazzling finale. Producer and host of the show, the charming Katie Daryl, has been doing a remarkable job in finding the best tribute acts these past four seasons and providing the audience with the finest entertainment. This season, just like its predecessors, the series certainly delivered its share of theatrics and adrenaline rushes. Covering many truly classic acts this time, this season kicked off on September 9 with a tribute to Elvis Presley – a spectacular show that established an extremely high, perhaps hard to follow standard, but the next week’s band, Pyromania, a tribute to Def Leppard, delivered an amazingly realistic show and wowed the audience with a truly memorable performance. For many of those who didn’t get a chance to catch Def Leppard in concert during the summer, this was a must-see show, and it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Fortunate Son, a tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Billy Joel 2 Elton John, a tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John, took the audience back in time with some iconic 60s, 70s, and 80s tunes, while the episode aired on October 7, which featured a tribute to Heart, Dog N’Butterfly proved that the acts are on par with the bands they to which they are “paying tribute”.
Heating up the crowds toward the mid-season, Katie’s next handpicked act Fan Halen, a tribute to Van Halen circa the David Lee Roth era, was a complete house-packer. “Hot For Teacher”, “Jump” and “Panama” stirred some memories for many of Van Halen fans who were at The Whisky on October 14.
The Halloween edition of The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands featured a very popular Los Angeles based tribute to Ozzy Osbourne & Black Sabbath, Ozzmania. With constantly packed local shows, it only seemed natural that these guys finally were on national TV. Another hard to keep up with act, Bostyx, a tribute to legendary Boston and Styx, took the stage on October 28, once again proving the mastery of the musicianship in the tribute bands scene.
The Ten Band that had to fly to Los Angeles from Pittsburgh, PA played a worthy tribute to Pearl Jam. Lynyrd Skynyrd fans had to hear SouthBound and Company’s version of “Free Bird”, and Blonde Day unleashed Blondie’s killer tunes and killer look at The Whisky last week.
And despite the rainy weather hitting Los Angeles on December 3, many of the show’s fans made it back to The Whisky for the season’s final episode featuring Super Diamond, a tribute to Neil Diamond, the set list included Cracklin’ Rosie, Shilo, Solitary Man, Love on the Rocks, Cherry Cherry, I’m a Believer, Play Me, Girl.. You’ll be a Woman Soon, I Am… I Said, Sweet Caroline and finished with Forever in Blue Jeans and Coming to America.
That season concluded the announcement of a renewal for Season 5, so the show will be returning with more bands next year.
Don’t forget to check out YouTellConcert.com for season 4 fan reaction to the show!