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ONE OF THE BEST TRIBUTES TO THE 80’S MUSIC ICON PAT BENATAR, CRIMES OF PASSION STIRRED THE SOULS OF ALL IN ATTENDANCE THIS PAST SUNDAY NIGHT INSIDE THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN ANAHEIM. FEATURING SANDRA JAMES – LEAD VOCALS (AKA: PAT BENATAR),  THE BAND IS SPOT-ON PLAYING A SET THAT RAINS DOWN ALL THOSE CLASSIC BENATAR TRACKS OF SELECTED HITS AND DEEP CUTS. THEY DO NOT DISAPPOINT…FOLLOW THEM ON FACEBOOK        

 

 

                                            SAL GOMEZ – CALIFORNIA ROCK NEWS

Crimes of Passion -Benatar Tribute on AXS TV

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THE “CRIMES OF PASSION” STAGE SHOW IS SO REALISTIC IT WILL OVERWHELM YOUR SENSES.
ROCK LEGENDS PAT BENATAR & NEIL “SPYDER” GIRALDO, ARE THE POWERHOUSE BEHIND ONE OF THE LARGEST ARSENALS OF ROCK HITS.
NOW, “CRIMES OF PASSION” FAITHFULLY RECREATES AN ELECTRIFYING LIVE CONCERT BY FOUR-TIME GRAMMY WINNING ROCK SIREN PAT BENATAR, WHO RULED THE RECORD CHARTS IN THE ’80S WITH A STRING OF MEMORABLE HIT SONGS.
THIS UNCANNY FULL-BAND PERFORMANCE NAILS BENATAR’S SIGNATURE SOUND ON ANTHEMS LIKE “HEARTBREAKER“, “HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT“, “FIRE AND ICE“, “LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD“, “WE BELONG“, “TREAT ME RIGHT“, HELL IS FOR CHILDREN“,”PROMISES IN THE DARK “, “WE LIVE FOR LOVE” AND MORE…
… ASTONISHING AUDIENCES WITH HIT AFTER HIT FROM PAT’S FIRST ALBUM IN 1979,”IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT”, TO HER 1988 RELEASE,”WIDE AWAKE IN DREAMLAND”.

Michael Angelo Vattima

Drummer

I was born just outside Philadelphia in Stratford, NJ. I grew up in Washington Township NJ.  All I ever wanted to do was play drums. Everything I did in and out of school was music.  Some of my early influences were: Rush, YES, Motown, Genesis, and Phil Collins.  Later on, I really got into Hip-Hop and R&B. I love playing “in the pocket” you can play as many notes as you like but the pocket is where it’s at!  Just ask Ricky Lawson! Now don’t get me wrong, chops and technique are equally important.  Anyone that can utilize both of these tools musically would prove to be proficient in his or her craft! That said….I love the pocket.  So in 1990, I set out to play with everyone I could.  Along the way, I found myself in many inspirational situations and some not so inspiring.  I have learned from all!  I have played a few high-profile gigs like: Anita Sarawak in Malaysia, RCA recording artist Kristine W, Sparxx, Lorenzo Antonio, and Sunny Turner to name a few.  The past few years have been spent close to home working with a variety of talent as well as cutting tracks in my house studio.

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Denny Mishler

The Guitarist

Mishler grew up in the small town of McGill, NV. After more than 3 years of performing the local bar scene in Ely, NV (beginning at age 15), he recorded his first solo album, 2000’s Last Rain, while barely out of high school. His music subsequently received worldwide airplay, and the title track climbed to #3 on the Instrumental Rock charts.

Mishler continued to perform live with various bands all over Northern Nevada, winning awards and accolades for his guitar playing. 

In late 2001, Mishler’s album caught the ear of the New York based band, Badwater. After accepting the offer to become their full-time guitarist, he relocated to the East coast. They recorded a full length LP (Rage & Ruin, 2002) and performed throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Mishler decided to leave the project and head to Las Vegas to pursue other opportunities in music.

 
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Sandra James

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Darrell Craig Harris

The Bassist

Darrell Craig Harris is a globally published Getty Images Contributor and a Sports Illustrated Raider Maven photographer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Darrell’s Images have been seen in major publications worldwide, including recently being featured in the LA Times, USA Today, Travel Nevada, Travel Channel, Magic Radio UK, and BBC digital!

Darrell's music career started in his early teen years growing up in Los Angeles playing local venues, he quickly started working with several internationally known artists. The list includes Billy Preston, Frankie Avalon, Gary Puckett, Cirque Du Soleil, Queen's Rock Symphony, and many others!

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