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Jeff Salado | Tom Austin | Rex Bryans

Jeff Salado - Lead Vocals - California native Jeff Salado is an award-winning vocalist of incredible versatility, currently making a mark in the tribute genre, honoring the work of the San Francisco Bay Area classic melodic rock group Journey. With his unique tone and impressive range -- from baritone to high tenor -- Salado calls upon his gifted abilities with his band, Faithfully Live, to tackle the vocals of one of the landmark voices in rock, Steve Perry, at his peak, night after night in a live setting.

Perry's soulful range, smooth, unique style, tone, and delivery are natural for Salado. "When you're trying to emulate a specific performer, singer, artist you try to do all of their little nuances and their quirks, the way they pronounce words and their intonations. You try to do all that is embodied in the same "character," that person in your performance. And merely having the tone or just singing the note doesn't do it. There are a lot more key features to achieving that true sound and spirit of Perry."

In addition to Steve Perry, Salado's vocal inspirations also include Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, the Bee Gees, Geoff Tate of Queensr├┐che, and the Beach Boys. Jeff has performed in various original and cover bands since 1986; founding the band Off-Kilter in 2005, changing later to "Arrival, a Tribute to Journey." In 2010, the band became known as Journey Revisited, where Salado's guiding vision and commitment to bringing the best of Journey to audiences garnered it successive Modesto Area Music Awards.

Part of the popularity of that band, and his current effort Faithfully Live, is that Salado's craft and commitment is fidelity to the performances that made Journey legendary outside of the studio; he has created arrangements and transitions that others bands do not attempt in the competitive tribute field in order to immerse audiences in a Journey concert experience.

"I think Journey's live shows were more impressive, much better than the studio cuts. Only a handful of the songs that we actually cover are based on the studio versions -- Faithfully and Separate Ways are two. But other songs, like Lights, Too Late, Anyway You Want It, Don't Stop Believing -- those really sound better in live format.

For Salado, it's essential as a tribute artist to go the extra mile not just for fans, but to honor the artist's intent. "It's just taking the time to get it right, I don't like to settle on "that's good enough." A lot of bands just settle. They do the signature stuff and leave all the other details out because it's just too much work. They aren't getting paid any extra for doing it any better, they are just singing the songs; I don't like that, I need to have it right."

Jeff's uncanny ability to mimic the vocal tone and stylings of many recording artists can be heard in his covers of Elton John, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Geoff Tate, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Cocker, Peter Cetera and more. Salado has also been focusing on his original songwriting in the genres of country and rock.  Salado has also performed in concert with Foghat, Pat Travers, Frank Hannon of Tesla, sharing the stage to perform classic hits of the band; he has also performed on the bill with Firehouse.

Salado's electrifying stage presence and ability to connect to fans and his drive to be the best has always guided him, drawing people of all walks of life, ages and cultures together through music. He looks forward to bringing them along on his continuing journey through performance and songwriting.

Read our interview with Jeff about his process of channeling Steve Perry.

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Tom Austin (Guitar)
 - Tom has been active in the music industry for many years. Starting as a teen, he would dedicate himself to learning everything about the art of playing guitar & music in general. After gaining experience in many different bands, he pursued original music in a band called Wizdom. They released a self-titled EP in 1994 and was received with rave reviews. He has also released an all instrumental guitar Christmas album called Christmas Crunch with soaring harmonies of the melodies we have all come to love.

After many shows supporting the original music, Tom has played in several prominent cover bands in the Central California region including Hat-Trick, 51 Aces, Masters of Rock, Radioactive & Night Heat. He has also played with Stealing Nicks, a Stevie Nicks tribute band for several years. He has now taken on the role of Neal Schon in this great tribute to one of the best bands of all time, Journey.

 “I have taken the time & painstaking ‘journey’ to bring the audience the most authentic & accurate performance of one of the greatest live bands that ever toured. Neal always added a few extras in his live leads & that’s what I feel I need to bring to the people to fully recreate the live Journey experience.”

Tom has also worked in the concert industry as a stagehand for the last couple of decades as well so he has seen the inside of the music business from small to large scale productions & has gleaned a priceless amount of knowledge from the experience. He is also an accomplished sound engineer after working with audio & video in many different mediums over the years including multi-track recording. He still writes & records instrumental guitar music to bring a smile & joy to people’s hearts with the universal language of music.

 Tom uses Dean, Ibanez & Gibson guitars, Marshall Amplification, Boss processors, Shure pro wireless, V-Picks guitar picks & GHS strings.

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Rex Bryans (Bass and Vocals)
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Rex has had a passion for music since he was very young, growing up on the Beatles, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and The Byrds. In high school, Rex had an opportunity to audition for the drummer of Sugarloaf (Bob MacVittie). Throughout high school, he played in Bay Area bands, and in the mid 80s he worked in the concert promotion industry. Along the way, Rex made connections with people like Denny Lane of Wings and Joey Malone of Badfinger. 

Rex went on to found Messenger Productions; a concert promotion company based out of Seattle and Sacramento. During the late 90s, he played bass, sang and wrote music for churches in the Sacramento region. During that time, he got to know Elton's John's bandmate Caleb Quaye. He has had rich experiences with a vast array of personalities in the music industry. Rex loves the ageless music of Journey -- it brings back fond memories of happy times that the world needs right now.























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