David Perrico has been one of the city’s busiest and most accomplished trumpet players and music directors in Las Vegas for many years. He has found a new groove with his Pop Strings ensemble at Caesars Palace’s Cleopatra’s Barge, and on Friday night is heading up the “Eighth Annual Toys for Tots Benefit” at Orleans Showroom.
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Former “Jersey Boys” cast member Travis Cloer is sharpening his solo career after the show’s closing in September. His annual “Christmas at My Place” holiday production is set for 8 p.m. Friday night at The Space, the project of Mark Shunock, which is the first ticketed performance ever in the new venue. Cloer has a highly regarded band led by ex “Jersey Boys” music director Keith and guest vocalist Niki Scalera in the performance.
The Tenors of Rock, a quintet of hard-driving British vocalists, open their production at Harrah’s on Dec. 28. The show features a live band backing dancers and advanced stage effects and is loaded with classic rock hits by such artists as Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Queen, Guns N’ Roses, the Rolling Stones and more. Get to know Gareth Richards, Dai Richards, Jonathan Williams, Tommy Sherlock and Jimmy Denning.
A member of the original Las Vegas cast of “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s, Marc D. Donovan has expertly portrayed Sun Records founder and rock ‘n’ roll legend Sam Phillips for nearly four years. The show is closing Dec. 4, the 60th anniversary of the night Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash convened at Sun Records to sing and swap stories with Phillips. Donovan’s next project is a holiday show Dec. 18 at Westgate Las Vegas, titled “Christmas Crooner,” joined by the Smokin’ Joe Escriba Big Band and guest singers Graham Fenton, late of “Jersey Boys”; Justing Shandor, who plays Elvis in “MDQ”; and Las Vegas jazz great Michelle Johnson. Donovan also talks of the emotional rollercoaster he and his wife, Jennifer, have experienced in attempting to adopt a child in Las Vegas.
Jerry Lopez of Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns has been perofming in Las Vegas for more tha 40 years. HIs powerhouse band has been off for several months, but returns Monday night to the Lounge at the Palms. He talks of the return to that venue, long a home of the band, and how Santa Fe actually got its name.