2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
Motif Music Award Winners for Best Cover/Tribute Band
2014 Limelight Music Awards Winners
for Best Cover/Tribute Band
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING:
“Forever Young combines superb musicianship, great arrangements and a well chosen set
list of hits and rarities in finely saluting one of rock’s legends.
They are also a lot of fun”
Patrick Norton, President, Narrows Center for the Arts
"How do you judge a tribute band? Perhaps the goal of such an act might be
to make you forget they’re a tribute band.
Their sound should be authentic, mirroring what you’d expect
from the original band or artist. At their January 25th
Greenwich Odeum show, the band re-created many Neil Young
classics quite realistically, even down to Neil’s renown guitar feedback.
Each member of this band contributes. On songs
like “Needle and the Damage Done” and “Like a Hurricane,”
Dan Lilley (guitar and vocals) sings with Neil’s primal intensity.
Violinist and singer Amy Bedard leads of some of Neil’s more mellow tunes,
including the classic “After the Gold Rush.” Pete Vendettuoli on lead guitar painstaking
recreates Neil’s screaming solos, John Fuzek is the multi-talented instrumentalist
who belts it out on “Hey Hey My My,” and bass player Sean Finnerty
sings a sweet version of a really deep cut, “The Losing End.”
Playing to a near-capacity crowd on a stormy night, the band rocked the house.
They play throughout New England including a few RI shows a year. Highly recommended!"
What's Up Rhode Island
"On-stage, the band's love of Neil's music is palpable,
something that is not lost on the audience.
They don't try to "be" Neil, but rather "deliver" Neil, and deliver they do!"
The Greenwich Odeum
“Forever Young isn't your average cover band or tribute band...the group
consists of Rhode Island's most prolific and best known songwriters”
Rick Massimo, The Providence Journal
“What do you get when you put six Neil Young devotees who happen to be established
folk-rock artists together? A supergroup of sorts, who cover tunes from all phases of
Neil Young's long career. Forever Young tore up the stage at their 10th anniversary show
at the Park Theatre in Cranston, RI with fresh takes on NY classics including 'Heart of Gold',
'Old Man', and 'Down by the River' as well as some deep cuts like 'Alabama', and 'Comes a Time'.
Acoustic or electric, Forever Young is a band that reminds us that rock and roll will never die.”
Ken Abrams, Music Critic at GoLocalProv, NoDepression.com
"I just saw Neil at PPAC. I must say the 2 set, 3 1/2 hour Forever Young show,
at the Met, was 'better then the real thing'. More than enough hits/standards for the
casual folks and plenty of deeper stuff for the ardent fans, like me."
Bob Evon, Host of "Too Hot Classic Zone" on WBLQ & Music Writer for Get Magazine
"Forever Young truly captures the spirit of Neil Young and his music.
Our South County audience embraced the show with great enthusiasm packing a full house.
Great show for fans of all ages!"
Courthouse Center for the Arts
"...a fantastically successful and wildly entertaining show ...
“Forever Young” sold out the Courthouse Center for the Arts, and the talent came through with
brilliant interpretations of Neil’s music."
The Providence Phoenix
"Forever Young capture the power and passion of Neil Young's 40+ year
career of music and activism."