Graciously Departed formed in 2014 from a group of musicians who wanted to put together a Grateful Dead Tribute act for a music festival. The initial plan worked out so well that they booked more shows and kept performing, and uniting a regional community of deadheads. The group is currently is comprised of Erica Hegland (Keyboard and Vocals), James Werner (Guitar and Vocals), Aaron Walker (Drums), Kidd Deckard (Drums), Chris Lee( (Lead Guitar) Seamus Lavignette (Bass).
American English is simply the best Beatle tribute story of our time. At the inception of the band, they were voted “number one” by thousands of Beatle fans as winners of sound a like contests at Beatlefest® for three consecutive years. They have also won Illinois Entertainer of the Year and have been voted "Best Tribute Band" three of the last four years by their fans in the Chicagoland area. Their demand here and abroad, coupled with their spectacular fan base, has anchored them into a professional setting, and launched them into larger venues and theatres worldwide.
Chicago area Rolling Stones Fans unanimously picked Hot Rocks as the 'best Stones tribute' to perform for a special UK hosted event!-
-Bobby Keys, Sax Player for The Rolling Stones performed with Hot Rocks just before the Stones 50th Tour
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.