The Rumours Ring True….When long time Rooney collaborators Taylor Locke and Ned Brower left a Fab Four Beatles tribute concert in Agoura Hills several years ago, they were moved. Brower explains, “The attention to musical and visual detail was so nuanced, it felt like performance art set against a backdrop of our favorite music.”
Locke adds, “We often discussed what band we could replicate in a similar fashion and when we befriended a young, female musician who just happened to sing andplay keys (and be the daughter of Eagles member Joe Walsh), the Rumours concept was born. We parted ways with Lucy Walsh soon after, but with a stroke of good luck, her roommate Jesika Miller turned out to be a dead ringer for Stevie. We then continued our search for our McVies, who we soon found in photographer/filmmaker Rebecca Fishman, and longtime Ben Lee collaborator and former tour mate, Nic Johns.”
After playing on their own records and tours for so many years, Locke and Brower found themselves stuck in musical ruts. Locke explains, “It has been very inspiring to have these out of body musical moments. Rock band history is my only hobby outside of playing, and Rumours has allowed me to go to great lengths dissecting the original band. Books, interviews, and endless live clips have been studied in our pursuit of sonic and visual accuracy. Everything down to accurate stage beverages are portrayed in the show which covers the band from ’75 – ’79. We plan to add a second 80′s act next year.”
“While we try to stick to the classic album arrangements as much as possible, portraying the young Fleetwood Mac allows, and often requires us to stretch outside the confines of the song. As we have discovered, they rarely played a song the exact same way twice and we sometimes modify arrangements in the same way they did,” says Brower.
While other Fleetwood Mac tributes exist, The Rumours Tribute Show excels in the fact that the members are age appropriate and fully committed to the concept. “People find it humorous in its seriousness,” states Brower. “I think that’s just how we are as people…serious about a good time.”
With Rumours, the audience will experience one of the world’s most beloved bands in their prime all over again.
Julia Juice- Juice (Julia Lucafo) is an infectious artist with an edgy touch that performs with conviction and raw emotion that will captivate your soul. She exudes a vintage charm both musically and in person that her audience is drawn to.Juice drew the attention of the La crowd, quickly becoming the house band at the famous Rainbow Room in March, 2011 The music is a flavorful blend of folk/pop/rock with melodic hooks and catchy lyrics, blending humor and fun with heartfelt emotion. Her vocals and songwriting have a unique and distinct style filled with passion that brings magic to the story. She delivers her songs with a genuine honesty that speaks and connects with her audience.
Juice was born and raised in the South Suburbs of Chicago. Her father, Phil a member of the 70″s band Heartsfield (Columbia/Mercury) was a guitarist and songwriter, and by the age of 13, she was following in his footsteps as a prolific songwriter and performer. There are no limits to her scope of ideas; she wraps them into masterful lyrics with candid honesty. She has opened for the renowned band Kansas at a benefit in the Midwest and David Ragsdale (strings/guitarist) shared the stage with Juice accompanying him on her song “Count to Ten.” She has also opened for Michelle Branch, Jesse Colter, Sophie B. Hawkins and Michelle Shocked. She has been a featured artist on Xrock Radio, 103.9 “Women Who Rock. “Other radio performances include KWSS 106.7 featuring her song “Vampire”, RadioPhoenix.org and Az Music Cafe. Juice was selected to play the Malibu Music Awards honoring Glen Campbell in September, 2012 and received an award. In February 2010 Juice performed at The House of Blues in Hollywood Ca. for “Harmonies for Haiti” benefit concert. In 2007 Juice won a spot performing for a panel of industry judges at Stubbs Barbeque in Austin, Texas. Other winning performances include, Tucson Folk Festival which featured headliner Chris Hillman, Phoenix film festival and Cave Creek film and Arts Festival. Juice has played clubs in Chicago, Indiana, Phoenix and California. Juice has been a semi-finalist in the “Uk Songwriting Contest” three times.
“There have been very few unsigned artists that I have fallen in love with over the years I’ve been in the business. I saw Juice perform in Hollywood at The House of Blues and she is one of them. Her unique sound and look drew me right in. You’ll remember where you were the first time you heard her. She is one to watch out for.”-Shelly Yakus (John Lennon, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Dire Straits)
“Juice provides you with that feel good chorus time and time again. Fun music that makes you want to kick back, have a beer, and wave your arm along in time with. A great voice that lures you in with her sweetness then when she lets loose with a surprising growl, makes you stand up.