The band that lived up to the hype!
-By Shaun Flannery
Whenever someone refers us to a tribute act that we should look into, we always get a little excited, but the truth is…most tribute acts we’ve seen fall into the “don’t quit your day-job” category! Why is this? It’s a much more daunting task than it may seem on the surface to be an amazing tribute act. There is a big distinction between a “cover” band that plays a variety of songs from different artists and a “tribute” band that plays only the songs of one artist or group. The tribute needs to capture the essence of the band they’re paying homage to. Anything less and it’s a big disservice to all involved. Most importantly, there is a quality in a great tribute act that an audience will respond to. The experience has to be engaging and authentic, or the band will lose the audience’s attention in the first few minutes of the show.
Masters of Puppets is an example of what all great tribute acts should aspire to be. From the musicianship to the mannerisms to the spot on renditions of Metallica songs, they capture the essence of a true Metallica concert. These guys approach the show with a professionalism rivaled by any major touring act, and this was evident in the crowd’s reaction to every single song they played at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas on April 8th, 2016. All the hits like “Unforgiven” “Enter Sandman,” “Sad But True,” and “Nothing Else Matters” were there as well as fan favorites “Seek and Destroy,” “One,” and “Master of Puppets.” The show is presented in concert style complete with multimedia segue-ways to drive the tribute over the top. It truly is a spectacle worth seeing in person. Formed 10 years ago, the band has the proud distinction of claiming their place as the “Worlds Best Tribute to Metallica,” having been the most requested tribute act on Bob Hope’s USO tour for U.S. servicemen and women world wide. And what better band to pay tribute to than Metallica…a band that has sold over 110 Million albums worldwide, has released nine studio albums, four live albums, five extended plays, 26 music videos, and 37 singles. The band has won eight Grammy Awards and five of its albums have consecutively debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Masters of Puppets provides a way for Metallica fans to get their fix when Metallica tours as little as they have over the past few years. They give the opportunity for fans in secondary markets to experience the show when they can’t go to see the real thing.
We at Frequency Entertainment are extremely excited to represent such a great band in the market, and can’t wait to bring them to a venue near you!