Photos: Erin O'Mara
(excerpt from Wikipedia) "The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. With five number-one singles and six number-one albums, six Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s in North America. Founding members Glenn Frey (guitars, vocals), Don Henley (drums, vocals), Bernie Leadon (guitars, vocals), and Randy Meisner (bass guitar, vocals)... "
EPIC EAGLES - The Definitive Eagles Tribute.
Privileged to perform the timeless music of the Eagles & Don Henley (solo), performing for huge outdoor and arena audiences, and sharing bills with some of rock’s legends!
Featuring the voice of Dean Young - Lead Vocals covering Henley - Drums|Guitar|Percussion ; Dean held this position for almost 2 decades with the Canadian tribute ‘Hotel California’ - 2003-2018
Performing alongside the incredible vocalist | multi-instrumentalist Mike Alonzo, Lead Vocals covering Glenn Frey|Joe Walsh|Timothy B Schmit|Randy Meisner - Guitars | Bass | Keys, with the amazing Jeff Salem on Drums | Percussion, Dan Bohemier Bass | Keys | Backing Vocals and Frank Koren Guitar | Backing Vocals
Providing a masterful presentation of Eagles classic hits and Don Henley favourites with its rock n’ roll game-changing song catalogue, Epic Eagles has earned its place among the top drawing tribute acts in North America and is widely regarded as the finest Eagles tribute show in production today.
Perfecting the music while sharing incredible lead vocal similarity, audiences are treated to a high energy show with the legacy sound of the Eagles and Don Henley.
Featuring greatest hits like Hotel California, One of These Nights, Life in the Fast Lane, Desperado, Dirty Laundry, New Kid in Town, Take it Easy, The Boys of Summer along with some deep cuts for the die-hard Eagles & Henley fans.
Journey with Epic Eagles through all Eagles’ signature sounds, from country rock to hard rocking tunes highlighting their extraordinary catalogue, with lush vocal harmonies and exceptional musical accuracy.
“You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave….”
Dean Young LEAD VOCALS (COVERING DON HENLEY) GUITAR|DRUMS|PERCUSSION
Dean Young is a recording Artist, Musician and Songwriter from Niagara Region in southern Ontario. (2021 International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist – ‘That Guitar’, 2018 Independent Country Music Awards Nominee, 2017 Niagara Music Awards Multi-Category Nominee, to name a few), who has enjoyed success on commercial radio worldwide with various accolades from the industry on the release of his original album ‘Makin’ A Life’ with top singles: Tennessee Honey, Carnival Ride, Get Your Country On, Last Man Standing and Before You Walk Away. Makin' A Life is a culmination of Dean’s life, values, morals, and struggles. Encouraging people to stick with it, not give up and to work things out; whether in love, work or life in general. To embrace and be thankful for all the good things in life.
His latest singles include: Dirty, Alibis – a tribute to the life of his friend Adam Wallington, and That Guitar – a tribute to the life of his Dad, Bazil Young.
Dean’s music is heard worldwide via commercial and online outlets. Over the past 30 years Dean has developed his musical craft and collaborations and continues to write/compose his own original music while performing throughout North America etc., with Epic Eagles Inc., tribute to the Eagles & Don Henley.
Most iconic bands are defined by their 'voice'. With the Eagles, Don Henley is half of that voice. As the definitive tribute to the Eagles, 'Epic Eagles' is blessed with the voice of Dean Young, a dead-ringer for Don Henley.
Dean was the lead singer|drummer of Canada's tribute 'Hotel California' for almost 2 decades, propelling that band to new heights of popularity during his tenure. Sharing bills around the world with the likes of REO Speedwagon, Gretchen Wilson, .38 Special, Collective Soul, Smitherenes, Train, Jewel, The Bellamy Brothers, Jim Cuddy, & Styx, to name a few.
Forming 'Epic Eagles' – The Definitive Eagles Tribute was a natural step for Dean when that relationship ended. Having amassed a huge following in his previous band, Dean now continues the legacy of paying the highest tribute to the Eagles with Epic Eagles and an all-star lineup performing those timeless Eagles classics and Don Henley favourites for fans across the nation & abroad.
Jeff salem - Drums|Percussion
Jeff Salem is an internationally recognized drummer based in Toronto, Canada, who has performed in over 70 countries. His professional career started in his late teens performing and recording with well known rock bands such as Fist (A&M), Sword (Aquarius), Saints & Sinners (Savage/BMG), Lee Aaron (Attic), Randy Bachman, Robben Ford, Coop-De-Ville, Kalan Porter (Canadian Idol Winner 2004), and many other artists. Jeff has also performed on many cruise ships as a player in the orchestra as well as a band leader. Jeff is known to be a versatile drummer, performing and reading all styles of music. Jeff had the opportunity to perform on a millennium cruise to Antarctica working with various artists including The Chieftains, Diana Krall, Natalie McMaster, Art Garfunkle and with the actor Dan Ackroyd. He has also performed with the following smooth jazz artists Paul Brown, Jessy J, Rob Tardik, Eddie Bullen, Jack Prybylski and Carson Freeman.
The founding member of the group Enviro Drum, Jeff is also the owner of his own teaching school 'JS Music Studio' & a Hot Sauce Company 'Salem's Lott Scary Hot Sauces' (as seen on Dragon’s Den).
He has recorded on over 50 CD’s plus several jingles, songs for movies plus many tracks for winners of Canadian Idol, and is the author of two publications through Hudson Music titled “Messin' Wid Da Bull” and “A Rhythmic Twist”. He is also a freelance writer for Modern Drummer and Canadian Musician magazines.
Jeff is actively involved with music education in many school boards performing percussion workshops and clinics to students of all grades. He has become a public motivational speaker, motivating students to learn a musical instrument. His program is titled "Music is my Passion" He has delivered this performance to hundreds of schools.