Performing the best of Neil Young’s acoustic and electric songs!
Forever Young takes you back, gets you singing and dancing!
Puts those Neil Young songs in your head to linger long after the show!
“The talent of AWARD WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITERS and an AWARD WINNING BAND channeling the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and the instrumentation of Neil Young’s bands: Crazy Horse, Buffalo Springfield, the Stray Gators and the International Harvesters; performing their interpretations of Neil Young’s classic hits and rare gems.”
The built in recognition and appeal of Neil Young’s songs bring in large audiences from all areas and all age groups!
“Forever Young combines superb musicianship, great arrangements and a well chosen set list of hits and rarities in finely saluting one of rock’s legends. They are also a lot of fun”~ Patrick Norton, President, Narrows Center for the Arts; Fall River, MA
“Forever Young isn’t your average cover band or tribute band…the group consists of Rhode Island’s most prolific and best-known songwriters” ~ Rick Massimo, The Providence Journal
“I just saw Neil at PPAC. I must say the 2 set, 3 1/2 hour Forever Young show, at the Met, was “better than the real thing”. More than enough hits/standards for the casual folks and plenty of deeper stuff for the ardent fans, like me.”~Bob Evon Host of “Too Hot Classic Zone” on WBLQ & Music Writer for Get Magazine
ABOUT THE BAND:
The Forever Young Band was originally conceived after Mark Cutler, John Fuzek and Dan Lilley performed the Neil Young classic “Powderfinger” as a group set closer for a RI Songwriters Association show at Stone Soup Coffeehouse in Pawtucket, RI (March 2006) Forever Young is a group of performers that pay tribute to the SONGS of Neil Young. No one in the band tries to imitate Neil Young. In addition to Cutler, Fuzek, and Lilley, Forever Young original members also include Becky Chace and Pete Vendettuoli. John Amitrano and Phil Hicks were added to the band in December of 2007 to give the show a “Crazy Horse” kind of feel. Original drummer, Phil Hicks passed away in Jan 2010. Leo Dumas was added to the line-up a few months later. Amy Bedard joined the band in April 2011 to add vocals, violin, guitar, and keyboard. All of the musicians performing in Forever Young are staples of the Rhode Island music scene and veterans of many national and regional tours. In addition, they are all fans and have been influenced by the music of Neil Young. Drawing on the 40+ year career of Neil Young; the show highlights many of Young’s popular songs and a few of the more obscure numbers. The show is presented with the full seven-piece band doing both the acoustic and electric songs that Neil Young is famous for. The show is reminiscent of the “Four Way Street” live album recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and of Neil Young with his many backup bands.
Forever Young is:
* John Amitrano – acoustic & electric bass, vocals
* Amy Bedard – violin, vocals, guitar, keyboard
* Mark Cutler – electric & acoustic guitars, vocals, mandolin
* Leo Dumas – drums, percussion, and vocals
* John Fuzek – 6 &12 string acoustic guitars, vocals, keyboard, 6-string banjo
* Dan Lilley – electric & acoustic guitars, vocals, harmonica
* Pete Vendettuoli – electric & acoustic guitars, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, vocals
A Tribute to the Music of Neil Young
2008 Motif Music Award Winners for Best Cover/Tribute Band
2009 Motif Award Nominees
2010 Motif Music Award Winners for Best Cover/Tribute Band
2011 Motif Music Award Winners for Best Cover/Tribute Band
2012 Motif Music Award Winners for Best Cover/Tribute Band
2013 Motif Music Award Winners for Best Cover/Tribute Band
2014 Limelight Music Awards Winners for Best Cover/Tribute Band
Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $22.00 at the door…