About the Music: Band Bios

FRIDAY, 8:30 -10:00PM & 10:20PM – 11:00PM (FIREWORKS AT 10:00PM!)
Take a handful of your favorite 80’s songs, a splash of some retro fashion, a pinch of panache and an eye-popping video spectacle in the background and what do you get? The Mega 80’s, of course! Since their emergence onto the Detroit music scene, the Mega 80’s have taken southeast Michigan by storm. Now veterans of the 80’s cultural milieu, they are still rocking as hard as ever. The proof is in the pudding! They’ve since been bestowed with awards such as: the Real Detroit’s “Best of…” Best Live Production/Cover Band in 2002, and have won this category every year through 2013! Hour Detroit’s best local band, 2009. The Knot: Best of Weddings 2010 pick and one of WDIV’s “4 The Best” top 5 bands. This also includes playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills and being highlighted on Mitch Albom and Fox 2 News.

Lead vocalist for the Mega 80’s, Carey Denha, has been the vocalist of Going Public, a Michigan State band he played in when he attended the university in the 90’s. Carey has now embarked upon managing other high-end production bands like the Mega 80’s in his new venture, Tangerine Moon Productions. So far, Tangerine Moon Productions has brought into the musical fold three other great shows, The Hype Syndicate (top 40’s tribute band), Boogie Dynomite (a multimedia disco tribute) and The Square Pegz (the female fronted counterpart to the Mega 80’s). Tangerine Moon Productions will also be bringing other high end Las Vegas type acts to Detroit as well.

With all of the continued improvements to the show, from dancers to enhanced video media (even personalized birthday/bachelorette messages), the Mega 80’s and Tangerine Moon Productions will continue to fill concert halls and add to your experience. From the banks of the Red Cedar at Michigan State University to House of Blues, fans agree that the Mega 80’s put on a show like no one else!

SATURDAY, 9:00PM – 11:00PM
Bright, colorful, vibrant… those are some of the first things that come to mind when you think of flamingos. But they are also steady, firm, and well-balanced; which is exactly the combo you get with the Killer Flamingos. After 17 years together, they are established as one of the premiere cover bands in the Midwest. Their reputation for excellence and professionalism precedes them, whether the Flamingos are playing a corporate event for Allstate Insurance, keeping the dance floor hopping at an upscale wedding, or entertaining throngs of people at an annual festival like Arts, Beats and Eats.

It is a standard carefully crafted by five talented musicians who have been together in their current incarnation for over 10 and a half years. The Killer Flamingos consist of Todd Best, Michelle Carrallavah, Darren Drake, David Gondoly, and Tim Webber. Darren Drake (keyboards) has been there since the start and remains the only member of the original band still playing with the group. He has been a musician since youth, starting out on trumpet before braces forced him to gravitate toward a Casio keyboard. By high school Drake had his own band, well -known at talent shows and area venues.

That considerable versatility, combined with off-the-chart levels of crowd interaction has kept the Flamingos at the top of fan voted lists like Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Best Band” and WDIV’s Click On Detroit’s “Best Local Band” for numerous years since 2008. They recently received the Metro Times 2017 “Best Cover Band” distinction.

Making a full-time living in the music industry is no easy task, but these five performers continue to be relevant. This is no weekend bar band, the Killer Flamingos is made up of seasoned professional and their dedication is evident at every show. There aren’t a lot of jobs out there where one can get applauded every 3-4 minutes, but there aren’t a lot of bands out there who leave it all on the stage like the Killer Flamingos.

SUNDAY, 4:30PM – 6:00PM
If you are looking for an Ultimate Rock Tribute, you found it! Members of the group have been entertaining crowds of all ages for over 25 years and as The Rock Show they are one of the Midwest’s top touring Rock Tribute bands. The band’s artists – Tommy K. on keyboards/lead vocals, Michael Hawkes on guitar/vocals, Levi Goodwin on bass guitar and Chris Bartnikowski on drums/vocals, each incredible musicians. Together they make magic by recreating some of your favorite songs so close to the originals, you will be surprised to look up and see that its not the real thing or they may look like it. A few of the artists the group replicates are: AC/DC, Elvis Presley, Guns n’ Roses, Journey, Motley Crue, The Rolling Stones, Rush, Styx, REO Speedwagon and many more!

The Rock Show provides an all-ages musical voyage; an ultimate tribute event, which sounds, looks, feels and smells just like the real deal. Raucous, rebellious, pure entertainment and very satisfying! For the top hits of the past to the present…reach your desired demographics. The Rock Show: the Ultimate Tribute Rock n’ Roll Band!

FRIDAY, 4:00PM – 5:30PM
Theoretical emerged from a desire to bring the energy of rock and stylistic elements of jazz together in a way that appeals to a wide range of musical tastes. While there’s no mistaking Theoretical is a rock band, the playlist includes great music from several genres including 60’s and 70’s rock, blues, jazz, country, pop, and more.

The group consists of talented musicians with years of experience both on stage and in the studio. Whether performing in small club settings or large outdoor events, Theoretical’s blend of crowd-pleasing cover tunes and slick original material is always a hit!

FRIDAY, 6:00 – 7:30PM
Trilogy was established in 1988, performing at small clubs and private events. The group was started by three friends who had an affection for oldies, classic rock and Motown music. The band has gone through a lot of changes since the early days, performing for Presidential candidates, high end weddings and corporate events yet they have managed to keep their core or “soul” alive in their replications of dance-able music. The band, now a six piece, performs variety dance music for all generations. For more information about Trilogy please visit www.trilogydetroit.com or like us on www.facebook.com/TrilogyVarietyBand

SATURDAY, 2:00 – 4:00PM
The Sarah Sherrard Band is a high-energy, Classic Rock band known state-wide for providing music that gets everyone dancing.

SATURDAY, 4:30PM – 6:00PM
The Spectrum Project promises a wide selection of classic and modern tunes that you love to sing and dance to and performing a variety of music that everyone knows. The band members are veterans in the entertainment business. They have a wide variety of experience, having played nightclubs, weddings, private events, and festivals. TSP takes you through a tour of 60s, 70s, and hairband 80s, rock and pop music to keep you dancing and singing along. TSP then takes to todays music for the “in crowd” so no one is left out of the fun. Bundle all that with the stage and light show, you’ll be sure to have a good time.

SATURDAY, 6:30PM – 8:00PM
The Cadillac are one of Metro Detroit’s finest classic rock and classic groups. They have performed at festivals and fairs for over 35 years and were house band at several local bars and entertainment venues. Their vocals are outstanding and their variety of music they play keep fans screaming for more.

SUNDAY, 12:30PM – 1:30PM
The Roosters are a 5-piece Classic Rock cover band from the Detroit Metro area. Our music is Rock and Roll covers, primarily from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Some older icons are included as are a few newer tunes. Their tunes all have a history of airplay, which makes them recognizable by a wide audience and most are danceable. They’ve been together for about two years and look forward to playing music for people as long as they can.

SUNDAY, 2:00 – 4:00PM
Atomic Radio is Metro Detroit’s premier cover band. They features members hailing from the area’s top local bands, coming together to form the ultimate super group! Atomic Radio performs the latest chart smashing hits of today and yesterday’s Pop, Rock, and Hip Hop!

Jimmy is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from the Metro Detroit area. He’s played in a variety of clubs throughout the Detroit area. His specialty includes 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and current cover songs, while throwing in an original tune here and there.

Bob and Carl have been exciting audiences for over 30 years. Their outstanding vocals and musicianship bring forward awesome classic rock, country, and oldies too. They have played all around Michigan for fairs, festivals and corporate events. If you love classic rock, country, Jimmy Buffett music, and the Barenaked Ladies, you’ll love Bob & Carl!