Desperados – Eagles Tribute – Strand Theatre – Photos, Review

Written by on March 8, 2024

Desperados – Eagles tribute band – Maiden voyage, like no other at the Strand Theatre in Hudson Falls, NY on Friday, March 1, 2024. Photography by Stephanie J Bartik.

The debut performance of DESPERADOS-Eagle Tribute band at The Strand Theater in Hudson Falls, NY was nothing short of spectacular. From the moment the first note echoed through the venue, it was evident that this was more than just a regular gig – it was a celebration of timeless music and remarkable talent.

The overwhelming turnout, which required extra seating to accommodate the overflow of fans, spoke volumes about the anticipation and excitement surrounding this debut. With a “peanut gallery” of eager fans lining the wings of the stage, it was clear that DESPERADOS had already amassed a dedicated following before even stepping into the spotlight.

What truly set DESPERADOS apart was the collective talent of its members: Scott Bentley, Johnny Clifford, Mark Caruso, Steve Hymowech, and Ernie LaRouche. Each member, already a lead singer in their own right with other bands, brought their own unique flair to the stage. There was no sense of competition for the spotlight; instead, they seamlessly complemented each other, creating a harmonious and magical atmosphere throughout the performance.

The opening of the show was a stroke of genius, capturing the audience’s attention from the get-go. An a cappella rendition of the first verse of “Seven Bridges Road,” a beloved Eagles classic, set the tone for the evening:

“There are stars in the southern sky Southward as you go There is moonlight and moss in the trees Down the seven bridges road”

The mesmerizing sound, expertly crafted by Jonathan Newell, served as a testament to the band’s dedication to authenticity and quality. It was evident that every detail had been meticulously planned and executed, resulting in a performance that was both captivating and unforgettable.

The overwhelming success of their debut was further solidified by the immediate scheduling of another show on June 29, 2024. For fans who missed out on the first performance, this is undoubtedly a second chance not to be missed. I highly recommend securing tickets early, as this is sure to be another sell-out event.

For anyone who appreciates the timeless sound of The Eagles, DESPERADOS is a must-see production. Their ability to pay homage to the iconic band while infusing their own unique energy and style is nothing short of remarkable. Follow them on Facebook to stay updated on future performances and events – trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this incredible musical experience.

In conclusion, DESPERADOS-Eagle Tribute band’s debut performance at The Strand Theater was a resounding success and a testament to the power of exceptional talent and genuine passion for music. Whether you’re a die-hard Eagles fan or simply love great music, this is one show that should not be missed.




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