The show, hosted by the one and only Katie Daryl, is broadcast live from the Roxy on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles every Monday night at 8 p.m. PDT to an audience of approximately 38 million. AXS TV is available on all cable systems except Time-Warner, as well as to DirecTV and Dish Network subscribers.
The Ultimate Stones are an eight/nine piece band that use their own talents and skills (and no backing tracks) to recreate the experience of attending a Rolling Stones concert. All of the members hail from Southern California, and have traveled far and wide to deliver the Stones experience.
Featuring Mick Adams as Mick Jagger, Rick Harchol as Keith Richards, Vince Lupo as drummer Charlie Watts, Bernard Yantz as bassist Bill Wyman, Terry Myers as guitarist Ronnie Wood, Justine Ducloux as Merry Clayton, Bobby Campbell as saxophonist Bobby Keys and Albert Margolis as keyboardist Chuck Leavell, the Ultimate Stones made the packed Roxy house feel just like they were at an intimate Rolling Stones event.
Adams was formerly the lead singer for the 70's pop band Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods, and has toured with Tommy James, The Turtles, the Monkees, The Association, the Lovin' Spoonful, The Buckinghams, Herman's Hermits and the Rascals before joining the Ultimate Stones.
The entire night was a dream. I had not previously been a huge Stones' fan, but I left the show with a new found respect for their music. The concert included 10 classic Stones hits from their catalog of 492 songs.
Not only was Adams spot-on in his portrayal of Jagger, but the entire band exuded the skills and confidence to convince me I was spending intimate time with the Stones. I was especially impressed with Ducloux' portrayal of Merry Clayton, both her backing vocals and her rocking duets with Adams' Jagger.
Next up is The Who Revue, next Monday night, March 18 at the Roxy at 8 p.m. If you can't get tickets, then watch them on AXS TV (ATT&T CH 1106, Charter CH 794, DirecTV CH 340, Dish CH 362 and Verizon CH 569).