The Official Blues Brothers Revue comes to Santa Rosa

Produced by Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi, and musical director Paul Shaffer, live concert show paying homage to the Blues Brothers plays Santa Rosa on Tuesday, November 5.

Santa Rosa, CA (October 7, 2013) – The Blues Brothers are what can only be described as the stuff of musical, comedic and cinematic legend. They have become an inextricable thread woven into the fabric of our culture and the images of Jake and Elwood are universally and instantaneously recognizable worldwide. In true Blues Brothers spirit, THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE will be coming to over 30 cities this fall including SANTA ROSA on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 at  WELLS FARGO CENTER FOR THE ARTS.

THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE is a live concert show that combines the comedy and hit songs from the original 1980 hit film as well as the five iconic albums released by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood, THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE and their eight-piece intercontinental rhythm & blues revue band pay homage to the humor, music and mayhem of the Blues Brothers and to Chicago’s rich musical history of blues, gospel and soul music.

In 1998, Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty (a.k.a. Jake & Elwood) began touring with the award winning Las Vegas show ‘Legends in Concert’. Starting in Toronto they headed south playing to packed casinos and show rooms from Atlantic City to Biloxi, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Seattle, Myrtle Beach, and Daytona Beach.

During one of the ‘Legends in Concert’ tours, film producer Paul Jay of the Arts & Entertainment network approached them after the show with an idea. The concept was to follow the dynamic pair to Las Vegas with camera and crew and shoot a docudrama about the highs and lows of living in a 21st century boomtown. The result was the A&E film “Lost in Las Vegas” which aired across North America to critical acclaim.

The A&E film caught the attention of Judy Belushi Pisano and Victor Pisano who asked Wayne and Kieron to drive to Chicago and audition for the stage musical, ‘The Official Brothers Revival’.  “We learned that day how hard it is to do what John and Dan did,” says Judy Belushi Pisano.  “Nobody had the whole package until Kieron and Wayne arrived.” The musical picks up the Jake and Elwood story where the original cult classic ends.

Produced by Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi and original Blues Brothers musical director Paul Shaffer, THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE features all the Blues Brothers classics such as “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Rawhide” and “Gimme Some Lovin’” among many others. Fun for all-ages, the show has been hailed by the Chicago Sun-Times for its “infectious and unbridled energy…[that] blows the roof off” (Jeff Johnson).

Interviews, review tickets and photo passes are available.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets for THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE, are $45 and $35 and are available now online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by calling 707.546.3600, or in person at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts box office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa).