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I Am, He Said: Celebrating the Music of Neil Diamond
February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| $32
Starring Matt Vee
“We are saying what HE said,” laughs Matt Vee, referring to the one and only Neil Diamond. Matt , Jeff and Tommy Vee, nephew and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee respectively, join forces with their family and friends to celebrate the music from the timeless catalog of Neil Diamond. With songs like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” and “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide with music that became the soundtrack to one generation after another with hits spanning five decades. A prolific songwriter, he penned songs recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Deep Purple and, of course, the Monkee’s classic, “I’m A Believer.”
“This is not a typical tribute show,” says Tommy Vee. “This is a celebration of an amazing musical icon, one we all love and respect. We have been fans since we were in grade school and have performed Neil’s tunes over the years in various bands. We have recruited an incredible group of singers and players and have gone back to the original records,” he explains, “it is all about the vocals and Matt absolutely nails it! It’s going to be a rockin’ night!”
Joining Matt will be wife Julie Velline on vocals, veteran Twin Cities musicians Frank Plachecki, Kurt Rodman, Boyd Lee, Dennis Kennedy and Jeff Engholm, as well as a very special surprise for the finale.