JR frontman Jeff Salado featured in Q&A at Examiner.com

Jeff Salado
Lead singer, Journey Revisited.
What a great feature today at Examiner.com! Seth Metoyer did a Q&A with Jeff, "Journey Revisited singer Jeff Salado talks music, touring and playing Monterey" -- here's the intro:
Only a handful of singers can capture the essence and vocal range of original Journey singer Steve Perry. One vocalist that comes to mind is of course the current lead singer of Journey, Arnel Pineda. Another vocalist who lands on the radar rocked the 2014 Monterey County Fair. That singer is Jeff Salado from the Journey tribute band, Journey Revisited (or JR as some fans refer to them). The band recently played the stage at the Monterey Fairgrounds and fans can't seem to get enough of the tribute band. Singer Jeff Salado recently spoke to Examiner about his musical influences, touring, what it's like to play in Monterey and more.
A few of the questions...

What made you want to sing in a Journey tribute band?
I was playing in a variety band in 2003-2005, top 40 stuff, dance party music and we did a handful of Journey songs, and we often had requests to do them but we didn't have a keyboardist. I decided at that time to form a Journey tribute band because of the overwhelming response to my vocals -- they thought I sounded a lot like Steve Perry.

How do you respond to the compliments about how similar your vocals are to Steve Perry?
If anything I'm flattered and honored by the compliments that continue to come in about this; it works out perfectly as this is a tribute to Journey. What better way to honor the Perry legendary vocals than to go out each gig and sing for fans of his voice.

What's the difference between a cover band and a tribute band?
Obviously a cover band only covers the musical aspect of a particular group. The tribute band does note-for-note renditions of the particular artist and goes all the way -- dressing like the members of the original group and performing the shows as the original artists do (or did).

Click over for the entire interview by Seth Metoyer. You can also read these JR in-house features on Jeff here:
* Frontman qualities: Journey Revisited's Jeff Salado's on-stage/off-stage personas
* Behind the scenes - Journey Revisited frontman Jeff Salado on Journey influences, show prep

The Examiner piece also featured this performance of "Faithfully" from a recent gig in Novato, CA:

They are rocking the house at Fulton 55 in Fresno...

The guys arrived late to the gig because of heavy traffic coming from the airport - after all they played Tucson last night and had to get to Fresno, but it took no time for the house to be brought down by Journey Revisited -- we all know that!

(Photos by Reese Entertainment)

Tearing it up at Casino del Sol!

The audience was eating out of the palm of their hands, said lead singer Jeff Salado about the enthusiastic crowd at Casino del Sol in Tucson. He went on to say on his Facebook page:
We tore it up big Time!!!

...We're proud to be real Journey fans' favorite tribute to Journey. We thank you all for your continued support. Journey On!!!
(Photos by Reese Entertainment)

(Photos by Theresa Guerrero)

Setlist for Casino del Sol and Fulton 55 is up!

Just in from frontman Jeff Salado, the setlists for Thursday's and Friday's gigs in Tucson and Fresno...

90 - min 20 songs

Line Of Fire
Separate Ways
Stay Awhile
Just The Same Way
Stone In Love
Keep On Running / Introduce The Band
Faithfully / Keyboard Solo
Who's Crying Now
Oh Sherrie
Girl Can't Help It
Be Good To Yourself
Open Arms / Guitar Solo
La Do Da / Mike's Solo
Where Were You / With Drum Solo
Don't Stop Believing = Extended Version
Wheel In The Sky
Lovin Touchin Squeezin / Into A.W.
Anyway You Want It / Goodnight ! ! !

Journey Revisited's ready to bring down the house at Casino del Sol in Tucson

Anyone headed to (or in) Tucson this Thursday? Casino del Sol is going to be rawked!

Paradiso Bar & Lounge
5655 West Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ 85757 | INFO

Journey Revisited Promo - Fulton 55 gig - 97.5 Fox radio ad

Here's a great radio ad for the band. On December 5 the guys will play Fulton 55 in Fresno, CA.

Transcript of the ad -
"The music of Journey...Fresno's classic rock, 95.7 the Fox welcomes Journey tribute Journey Revisited fresh off of their legendary Rock the Mall performance.

Journey Revisited...live back in Fresno Friday, Dec 5 at the Fulton 55. Doors open at 9:30, 21 and over.

Tickets are available online at Fulton55.com or at the Fulton 55 box office located at 875 Divisadero Street, Fresno.
Journey Revisited... Jeff Salado, front man for Journey Revisited holds an uncanny resemblance to the voice of Steve Perry.

Don't miss your chance to experience of Journey live. Tickets are on sale now.

97.5 the Fox welcomes Journey tribute Journey Revisited...close your eyes and you'll swear you're listening to Journey live.

Friday, Dec 5 at the Fulton 55."

Black Oak Casino was rocked hard!

The guys rocked Black Oak Casino with a host of die-hard friends. What a night it was! There are a lot of photos and video to show you, because so many fans within driving distance made their way to this venue to see Jeff, Val, Kevin, Dave and Mike throw down.

For yours truly, it was the first time seeing Journey Revisited live and it was a fantastic all-access experience to bring you backstage pics, as you'll see here. (I traveled 3000 miles from North Carolina to work the gig). What a dream to see them rock it out!

These guys are awesome - lead singer Jeff Salado asked me to introduce the band on stage at Black Oak, altered the setlist to include two of my favorite tunes. It was also wonderful to meet the JR fan family and fellow Team JR members Jennie Yaeger and Tami Baloy. A dream gig, indeed. I did the intro before Escape, one of my requests...

Some other great video:

More below the fold...

Ready to rock Black Oak Casino on Saturday!

Jeff, Val, David, Michael and Kevin will throw down my favorite songs live at Black Oak Casino (and I'm hoping to get get some great vid and pics while there; it's my own first JR concert in person). Journey Revisited is simply the best at the classic Journey sound and the crowd there is not going to know what hit them!

Sat. Nov. 8 - 9PM-11PM. BE THERE!

Willow Creek Lounge
Black Oak Casino
Tuolumne Road North Tuolumne, CA 95379 |
(877) 747-8777
Doors open at 7:30 PM. FREE SHOW 21+

Journey Revisited from Novato, CA: Faithfully / Girl Can't Help It / When You're Alone (It Ain't Easy)

At Scream on the Green Faire in Novato, CA this past weekend (11/25), the guys put on a great show. Thanks to Jennie Yaeger for the fab video...


Girl Can't Help It / When You're Alone (It Ain't Easy)

Journey Revisited gets a Scream on the Green

The rainy weather cleared in Novato, CA and the guys put on a great show at Scream on the Green Faire...

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What classic Journey songs would you add to the 2015 JR setlist?

Lead singer Jeff Salado has pulled together a list songs that he and the band might add to its roster in 2015, but they want your input! Here's your chance to let the guys know which songs would make great additions to Journey Revisited's dynamic live show!

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE POLL (or use the form below)


Are you going to come Scream on the Green with Journey Revisited this weekend?

JR's next gig, Scream on the Green, is in Novato, CA on Saturday Oct. 25th. Location: Main Stage at the City lawn area at Sherman Ave, at Sherman Avenue and the Civic Green & City Hall complex. Presented by Novato Chamber of Commerce. Time: 12:15 - 2:15 pm. Come and rock the house with the guys!

It's off to North Dakota and 4 Bears Casino and Lodge for Journey Revisited!

Last night the guys rocked Deadwood Mountain Grand in South Dakota, today they make the five-and-a-half hour drive to New Town North Dakota to its gig at 4 Bears Casino and Lodge. On its Facebook page it says:

"Are you ready for Journey Revisited tomorrow? They'll be performing at the Double Down Lounge."

Safe travels, guys!

Tonight! South Dakota's Deadwood Mountain Grand Events Center welcomes JR with open arms

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Fan photo by Julie Landis

The guys are on the road again -- they played a gig tonight at The Deadwood Mountain Grand Events Center, Deadwood, SD. Some behind-the-scenes pics from lead singer Jeff Salado...

pspauld's Oct 17 2014 Deadwood Mountain Grand album on Photobucket

Here's the set list:

SETLIST FOR 10/17/2014 Deadwood Mountain Grand

Separate Ways
Stay Awhile
Just the Same Way
Stone in Love
Keep on Running / Introduce the band
Open Arms / Keyboard Solo
Who's Crying Now
Feeling That Way
When You're Alone It Ain't Easy
Too Late
Girl Can't Help It / Solo by Val into
La Do Da / Mike's solo
Where Were You / with Drum solo
Don't Stop Believing = Extended version
Wheel In the Sky
Lovin Touchin Squeezin / into
Anyway You Want It /
Goodnight ! ! !

They are talking JR up in the Rapid City Journal:
They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Journey tribute band in the business,” said Deadwood Mountain Grand Entertainment/Sales & Marketing Director Susan Kightlinger. “Our guests readily rock out to cover bands and just keep asking for more. Journey Revisited delivers on that request.

Armed with the trademark soulfulness and range of Perry’s vocals, Journey Revisited – Reliving the Glory Days of Journey, combines the amazing vocal talents and dynamic instrumentals that separate this band from all other cover/tribute bands.

Founded by Jeff Salado in 2005, this Tribute to Journey takes the audience on a rhythmic ride to an era when rock dominated the radio airwaves. With Salado as Steve Perry and a dedication to providing the best sounding Journey Tribute Show for each and every venue they play and audience they rock, the Journey classics keep coming all night long."

Show Starts: 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices: $20, $15
Tickets On Sale:

For hotel reservations and ticket arrangements, call 877-907-GRAND. Call 605-559-0386 or visit deadwoodmountaingrand.com.

Saturday the guys drive to North Dakota to play
4 Bears Casino and Lodge. We'll bring you pics and vid from the venues...

Journey Revisited is:

Jeff Salado, Lead Vocals
Val Popovic, Lead Guitar & vocals;
Kevin Jachetta, Keyboards, Keytar, Guitar, & vocals;
Michael Gonzales, Bass & vocals;
Dave Hawkes, Drums/Percussion.

Journey Revisited on Facebook
JR Nation - Facebook fan page
* Twitter: @JRNYrevisited

New gig date: Novato's Scream on the Green - October 25!

JR rocks another night at Harrah's Reno for Street Vibrations!

Here's some big news! @JRNYrevisited is playing a second night in Reno at Harrah's! The scheduled band dropped out and our guys rocked another crowd! Dave and Kevin had prior commitments, but Hal Eichsteadt (keyboards) and Don Stephenson (skins) came in to save the day!

The skies opened up for a downpour at the beginning of the second set...in the chilly weather (57 F). The band was under the tent onstage, but it was pretty rough going for the crowd that showed up to party. But many stayed (and it came back to full crowd), including a couple that requested a repeat of Faithfully for their 5th anniversary...("Faithfully to Tracy. & Shannon"). Sweet.

And the slideshow...

On the road - Celebrating Street Vibrations - Harrah's Plaza Reno

How great is JR? Jeff learned that a group of fans who attended Rock the Mall at the Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis, CA back in August - they drove 7 hours to see the band tonight in Reno! Awesome!

The guys go through a sound check. Here are photos as they come in (courtesy of Reese Entertainment) ...

A slideshow:

(Earlier in the day...11 AM PDT)

The guys just hit the road toward Reno, about 3.5 hours from home base. It's a rainy day on the trip according to guitarist Val Popovic and lead singer Jeff Salado (he shot this pic), who are driving there now.

They will play in the plaza in front of Harrahs.

Journey Revisited
Thurs. Sept 25, 7-9 PM

Harrah's Plaza Reno
219 North Center Street
Reno, NV 89501

The weather looks clear in Reno!

And Jeff just sent over tonight's set list...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Separate Ways
Stay Awhile
It Ain't Always Easy
Just The Same Way
Send Her My Love
Open Arms ------------ Extended KEY SOLO into next song

Who's Crying Now
Feeling That Way


Girl Can't Help It
Too Late
Stone In Love
Keep On Running
Oh Sherrie
La Do Da --------- BASS SOLO

Photos from the gig to come!

Ask The Lonely
Where Were You -------------- Extended DRUM SOLO

Don't Stop Believing ---------- Extended Version

Wheel In The Sky
Lovin Touchin Squeezin
Anyway You Want It

Can't wait to bring you photos from the gig!

Mark your calendars - JR hits Reno on Thursday, September 25 - Harrah's Street Vibrations

If you're in or near Reno, Nevada this week, stop by Harrah's Casino and catch Journey Revisited! Click through to our Facebook event page and join us!

Journey Revisited
Thurs. Sept 25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Harrah's Plaza Reno
219 North Center Street
Reno, NV 89501

JR welcomes Pam Spaulding into the Journey Revisited family with "Open Arms"

Today Journey Revisited front man Jeff Salado told JR fans on Facebook about my official role here...he's too kind.

I'm jazzed to announce that we're officially welcoming Pam Spaulding into the Journey Revisited family to support the band's outreach and operations as JR's fan base continues its incredible growth.

She's been working with us for the last few months as a "web angel" - building the web site, writing and promoting content (band interviews, fan profiles) and assisting with social media, including updates to our official JR Facebook page to interact with you. That's why you've seen her name in many of the posts lately.

Val, Dave, Mike, Kevin and I are excited about Pam officially coming on board to represent JR and "Faithfully" support her enthusiastic work with us 1000% - and we hope you do too with "Open Arms" (wink, wink).

Journey Revisited fans and friends who are coming to our gig on November 8 at Black Oak Casino will have a chance to meet her as she works the event!

Go Team JR!
- Jeff

I'm overjoyed to be part of the effort to help the band grow and for people to see and hear how beautifully they represent the classic Journey sound. Thank you, Jeff and the guys, for having faith in me. --Pam

Who am I? Here's what I did before joining Team JR - and why I'm a believer in this band. 

JR Flashback: When You're Alone (It Ain't Easy)

How about a slamming JR rewind? This was the first JR video that I took in -- "When You're Alone (It Ain't Easy)" from Evolution, 1980 -- and I was hooked! It's a song that I have always loved, but never saw Journey perform it live -- it hasn't been performed in decades. Journey delivered more than arena rock during the Perry era.

Like long-time fans of the music, I was drawn in by Journey Revisited's commitment to bringing the classic Journey sound in concert with incredible fidelity to what was heard live by audiences back in the day. The talent in this band is incredible. It's why I hopped on board the JR train! What good fortune it was to click on that link back in June...thank you Jeff, Val, David, Michael and Kevin for keeping the sound alive - it's winning over a growing number of fans at each gig!

The video was shot at Club Fox, in Redwood City on May 24, 2014 by Jennie Yaeger.

--Pam Spaulding, JR Web Angel

If you didn't catch JR at Copperopolis, here's a taste of the classic Journey magic

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Rocking the crowd at Copperopolis (Photo: Jim Branch)

Journey Revisited took the stage at Copperopolis, California in its Town Square, and the band drew the largest crowd of its three appearances there.

Lead singer Jeff Salado:
"It was another smashing show for the third year in a row. And it's one of the very few shows that we played where the crowd really rocked our world. I personally would like to thank each and every one of them for their support!
We've got some photos and video from the throwdown...

Mike "Gonzo" Gonzales rawks the bass on this solo...

And David Hawkes, whose interview we just ran about his Journey influences and meeting Steve Smith, shows his own mad skills on the skins...

How about guitarist Val Popovic making the axe sing on the epic Who's Crying Now solo! Hot!

And here are a few photos from the show; there is a slideshow with many more photos, contributed by Jennie Yaeger, Jim Branch. Reese Entertainment, and Rachel Garcia Popovic.

What songs do you want JR to add to its set lists? Here's your chance to tell us!

Jeff and the guys want to know what Journey songs to add to their setlists! Tell us here, or join the conversation on the JR Facebook page or Jeff's page...

Jeff: Here's a chance to let JR know what songs you'd like to hear us perform!
We are going to add at least 10 more songs to our total songs to expand our library of classic Journey tunes.

Here's a few you may or may not know, what are your thoughts?

1. Dixie Hwy
2. Mother Father
3. Walks like a lady
4. Suzanne
5. After the Fall
6. Loving you is easy
7. Edge of the blade
8. Rubicon
9. Patiently/ Winds of March medley
10. Chain Reaction
11. Message of Love

Bringing back List:

1.Still They Ride
2. When you love a woman
3. City of the angels

Possible additions? Your thoughts here?

1. Raised on radio
2. When I Think of You
3. Dead or Alive
4. Do You Recall
5. Why Can't This Night Go On Forever
6. Still She Cries, I love this tune
7. Missing you by "Steve Perry"


Journey Revisited gets slamming review for "blowing the roof off" again at the Monterey County Fair!

We already know that the guys can blow the roof of venues; the classic sound of Journey is a hit with audiences wherever Journey Revisited plays. But there's nothing like a review like this one, in the Examiner/AXS.com by Seth Metoyer, that makes it clear the band stands head and shoulders above not only tributes, but gives the band it honors a run for the money!
On Saturday night, a large crowd gathered to watch the very impressive Journey tribute band “Journey Revisited”. I’d first seen this band live back in 2013 at the Monterey County Fair. They blew the roof off, which is still off as a matter of fact. The current lineup for Journey Revisited consists of Jeff Salado ( Lead Vocals), Val Popovic (Lead Guitar & vocals) Kevin Jachetta (Keyboards) Keytar (Guitar, & vocals) Michael Gonzales (Bass & vocals) and Dave Hawkes (Drums/Percussion). 
The first thing I noticed about Journey Revisited was how similar singer Jeff Salado moves and sings like original Journey vocalist, Steve Perry. Salado hits all the right notes and has a great stage presence. He’s interactive with the crowd and takes many photos of the crowd and selfies from the stage. I’ve been a fan of the original Journey band for years and it’s almost eerie how similar Journey Revisited is to the original act. The tribute band performed many top Journey hits including "Don't Stop Believin'", "Open Arms", and my favorite Journey song "Wheel in The Sky". 
In recent history, the original Journey band replaced Perry with the amazing vocalist Arnel Pineda. I tell you what though; check out Jeff Salado sometime if you haven’t already. He gives Pineda a run for his money, and I personally think Salado’s vocal style is even closer to Perry’s than Pineda’s is – and that’s saying something. Find Journey Revisited on their official Facebook page here.
The band is stoked. A reaction from frontman Jeff Salado:
Wow. That's just great, we are all grateful and amazed how people accept what we do. It's our pleasure.
JR at Montgomery Village. Photo by Jessica Ruggiero.

Join the JR party with fans at Copperopolis on Saturday

Journey Revisited gig - next stop, Copperopolis! They are returning to Copperopolis Town Square on Saturday be there or be square! 7PM-9PM PDT.

100 Town Square Road, Copperopolis, CA 95228
More info

JR Rocked Santa Rosa at Concerts At Montgomery Village

"We're stoked!!!!"

That's what frontman Jeff Salado said about today's gig at Montgomery Village's Rockin' Concerts series. This is the first time Journey Revisited has played this Santa Rosa gig.

JR at Montgomery Village. Photo by Jessica Ruggiero.

The crowd got a treat.

And the band was interviewed post-show by KSVY 91.3. We'll have the audio up from it as soon as it's available.

A photo slide show is below; we also have an album up on the band's Facebook page, below the fold.

Be sure to "Like" JR on Facebook, and join JR Nation.

Journey Revisited is:
Jeff Salado, Lead Vocals
Val Popovic, Lead Guitar & vocals;
Kevin Jachetta, Keyboards, Keytar, Guitar, & vocals;
Michael Gonzales, Bass & vocals;
Dave Hawkes, Drums/Percussion.

Photos by Jennie Yaeger, Jessica Ruggiero and Reese Entertainment.

Journey Revisited's travelogue and selfies on the way to Tulalip

This was the last stop of a four gig back-to-back tour leg, and the band was energized about playing Tulalip (it was a packed house -- again, as usual)! The interesting part of the trip was watching the guys document it, so we're bringing some of the fun to you.

Bassist Michael Gonzales gave us a view of the flight to Seattle from Oakland...

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And lead singer Jeff Salado gave us a near blow by blow visual trip to the 5-Star Resort and Casino at Tulalip...first, our guys on the way to ground transportation (L-R, Val, Michael, Kevin, and Dave).

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Our boys were styling, picked up by the casino in a Lincoln Navigator. (Peace, Dave!)

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From Seattle to Tulalip is about an hour, according to Jeff....arrival!

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Jeff: "I love this place!"

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Well, can you blame him?

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Selfie alert...click to enlarge.

About 4 hours later they had a soundcheck:

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And drummer Dave Hawkes alerted folks to the kit he was going to play on that evening ("Get to play a Ludwig champagne sparkle kit tonight!"):

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And then they went on to play the place filled to capacity!

UPDATE: From new JR fan Peggy Lopez, vid of the guys doing Don't Stop Believin' via Facebook:

Journey Revisited is:
Jeff Salado, Lead Vocals
Val Popovic, Lead Guitar & vocals;
Kevin Jachetta, Keyboards, Keytar, Guitar, & vocals;
Michael Gonzales, Bass & vocals;
Dave Hawkes, Drums/Percussion.