Queen's Theatre to host trio of tribute acts
PUBLISHED: 15:00 23 May 2015
Iconic sounds are set to bring a theatre to life as tribute acts prepare to pay homage to their idols.
Queen’s Theatre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, will play host to three acts over three dates with Genesis tribute band Los Endos taking to the stage on Sunday, May 31.
The group is hoping to amaze audiences with its show-stopping light show and eclectic set filled with a mix of the rock band’s hits and obscure offerings too.
“It’s more than just progressive rock,” said Los Endos lead singer Jack Lipinski.
“These guys created a master class in classic rock music.
“What you realise is you’re listening to a band that is the same band each time but the leap from album to album is unbelievable. It was like seeing a different band every time and we all got hooked as young guys.”
The 52-year-old from Guildford, Surrey, fell in love with Genesis’ music as a teenager and says being in a tribute band is all about “doing it properly”.
Jack said: “The most pleasing aspect of it is when people come to these shows expecting a certain thing and we present what these people grew up with in the 1970s – it’s really important that it’s accurate and true to the original recordings.
“We have to work hard to get it right.”
He added: “With Genesis it’s such a lot of work because their songs are different every time. Their music is really hard to describe – it really is a mixture of sounds.”
Los Endos, which first got together in 2003, champions Genesis’ hidden hits.
“We’re not just playing just the big hits because this really was an album band and there’s a lot of stuff that people don’t get to hear – there’s always a couple of surprises in there,” said Jack, who joined Los Endos two years ago.
“It’s a whole spectacle so it’s a great experience and it’s great fun doing it which is really important. Some people stand there like robots when they perform but we’re fun people.
“It’s important to have a connection with the audience and it really does create an emotional response.”
Jack, who’s Genesis counterpart is Phil Collins, is relishing the chance of performing at the theatre.
He said: “I’m really looking forward to it, it’s my first time at Queen’s and what we do is something that’s better to hear in a theatre.
“There’s plenty of noise and you’ll definitely have fun.”
The singer, who also plays drums, said the show will provide a “good night out” and a chance to relive a “by-gone age”.
Performing on Monday, June 1, is Steemy Dan – a Steely Dan tribute act.
The band’s bassist and vocalist Bob Cushing spoke of his love for the American jazz rock band.
The 54-year-old from Norfolk said: “I’ve just always loved their music – it’s quite unique.
“It’s everything from jazz to rock to blues to reggae and funk, I never get tired of it.
“We do it for the love of it and the comments we get is that we have the energy of the original band.”
Showing on Saturday, May 30, is The Music of Bennett and Bublé at 2.30pm – tickets cost £12.50
The Los Endos show kicks off at 7.30pm – tickets cost £14.50, £16 or £18.
Steemy Dan take the stage at 7.30pm and tickets are £15, £17.50 or £19.50.
To book call 017 0844 3333 or visit queens-theatre.co.uk