Spectacle Management Presents Leonid & Friends The Chicago Tribute at Plymouth Memorial Hall Saturday, August 3 at 8:00 pm

Spectacle Management Presents
Leonid & Friends 
The Chicago Tribute

at Plymouth Memorial Hall
Saturday, August 3 at 8:00 pm

Tickets on Sale Friday at 10:00 am

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2019    
CONTACT: Andrew Cook, acook@spectaclemanagement.net  

 

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Plymouth, MA – Spectacle Management is proud to present Leonid & Friends, Russia’s greatest Chicago tribute band, Saturday August 3 at 8:00 pm at Plymouth Memorial Hall.

 

In just three short years, Moscow-based Leonid & Friends have blown the minds of legions of fans with their uncanny ability to capture the spirit, musicality and fire of American supergroup Chicago. Leonid Vorobyev’s goal was a studio project in dedication to Chicago under the motto “musicians for musicians.” Their first video went viral, but they really gained traction when Chicago itself published the video on their official website. This incredible 11-piece tribute band has over 200,000+ followers across social media and has had an astonishing 30 million+ video views… before ever touring outside of Russia! The future is only looking up for Leonid & Friends.

 

Tickets for Leonid & Friends at Plymouth Memorial Hall on Saturday, August 3 at 8:00 pm are $29-$49 and go on sale Friday at 10:00 am at  www.memorialhall.com or by calling 1 (800) 657- 8774.


LEONID & FRIENDS
In just three short years, Leonid & Friends has blown the minds of legions of fans with their uncanny ability to capture the spirit, musicality, and fire of American supergroup Chicago.

And what is even more stunning is that Leonid & Friends hasn’t seen Chicago perform live, yet replicates the band’s complex arrangements amazingly note for note.

"Chicago has never been in Russia and none of us have attended their concerts," said Leonid Vorobyev, a multi-instrumentalist who is the band’s leader. "We have only audio records and videos (to help us learn Chicago songs)."

 

Vorobyev wasn’t always a fan of horn bands, and as a teenager gravitated to the hard driving guitar-based sounds of the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Deep Purple, and Grand Funk Railroad.

"In the early 1970s in the USSR, electric guitars, amplifiers and drums were rare to find so at school we were playing self-made instruments," Vorobyev explained. "We were allowed to rehearse in the same room with a horns band. Those musicians almost always were drunk and quite often tried to play with us our rock songs. It was nightmare and I hated them all!"

But that all changed when Vorobyev heard Chicago. He became an instant fan. "I loved so much the brilliant mixture of rock guitars, drums, and jazz horns with bright vocal harmonies," he said.

In 2014, Vorobyev decided to indulge his love for the band by gathering a few fellow musicians in a studio to record a video of them playing his favorite Chicago tune, “Brand New Love Affair.”

No charts or scores of the song existed so Vorobyev transcribed the tune by ear. The result was a YouTube video that quickly went viral. Since then Leonid & Friends has recorded videos of other Chicago hits including “Make Me Smile,” “25 or 6 to 4,” and “Saturday In The Park.”

The process of getting each tune just right is a painstaking labor of love. In addition to scoring and arranging, Vorobyev oversees mixing and mastering of each song. However, he credits his highly skilled bandmates for making each tune sing. "All of my musician friends are highly professional," he said.

With several successful Moscow concerts under their belt, Leonid & Friends are focused on bringing their heartfelt Chicago tribute to the U.S.

"We have enormous amount of requests from U.S. fans,” he said. “There is also a dream of many Russia musicians to perform for a real American audience. We are excited to meet our many American friends."

 

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Leonid & Friends at Plymouth Memorial Hall on Saturday, August 3 at 8:00 pm are $29-$49 and go on sale Friday at 10:00 am at  www.memorialhall.com or by calling 1 (800) 657- 8774.

 

 

PLYMOUTH MEMORIAL HALL
This 1,300-seat venue was erected in 1924 and dedicated in 1926 to Plymouth residents who had served their country. Formerly the site of the Hedge House, Plymouth Memorial Hall has seen many events in its many decades of operation, from big name acts such as Twisted Sister, Lifehouse, Bob Dylan, and Cage Titans, to smaller events such as dance competitions, wrestling events, and tribute bands. The Hall has been used for weddings and receptions, in addition to local high school graduations and the Police Academy graduation. The Plymouth Philharmonic calls Memorial Hall home for their shows throughout the year. In 2004, Memorial Hall underwent a $7M renovation to restore the space, as well as to add a few upgrades. www.memorialhall.com

 


SPECTACLE MANAGEMENT
Spectacle Management is a full-service booking, marketing and promotion company with offices in Boston and Lexington. For more information, please contact Pete Lally,  plally@specmgt.com and 617-531-1257.  www.spectacleshows.com

 

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Bailey Cabrera