Jukebox Live! is a nine piece band located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Instruments include five solo voices, keys, bass, 3 guitars and drums.
It all began when Mike, John and Danny were talking about starting a band to feature Danny's ability to sing Roy Orbison songs like Roy himself. They thought "If we could find singers who can cover other iconic artists from the '60s, we could put a show together featuring mini-tributes to some of the greats who shaped modern rock and roll."
Ian overheard one of the conversations, and said "I can sing - you should hear me do Neil Diamond." So Danny knew a guitar picker who knew a female singer and a keyboard player. Enter Justine and Eddy. Justine kills Linda Ronstadt and Patsy Cline, and Eddie turns the keyboard into magic.
Mike said, "I know a classically trained tenor who can also do harmonies." Enter Alex. Turns out Alex has Franki Valli's range, and loves the Jersey Boys. Then Alex said, "I know a great lead guitarist who loves our genre. Enter Garry, adept at any genre (who became our musical director). And Justine said, "I know a singer who would be great for harmonies, who also plays drums and rhythm guitar. Enter Scotty. And Scotty said "I would love to have this band behind me doing Buddy Holly songs." So that was that.
After a year of preparing repertoire, it turns out that among the five singers, other icons were added to the list, including:
- Dion (and the Belmonts)
- Johnny Rivers
- Jay and the Americans
- The cast from "Grease"
- Chubby Checker
- Little Eva
- Elvis what's-his-name
- Everly Brothers
- kd Lang
- Rod Stewart
"Great band, love the older music.... my foot just a tapping when I listened to the tape, can't wait to see them in person" Gisele Beaulieu
"Stunning vocal by Alex - it sends chills" Dale Dunphy
"THANK YOU for a great evening of music!!! You are all very talented...everyone had a blast!!! Heather Bower
"Jukebox Live, you're the best!!!" Norma Lacey
"You were wonderful last night at Dollars for Scholars. We danced until the very last song and had a blast, can't wait to hear you again." Ann Slater Brown
Wow, what a successful benefit dance. We had so many comments on the great 60’s music and wonderful singing and harmonizing of Jukebox Live. The dance floor was always full." Valerie Wilkins