Last Wednesday, Elway’s in Cherry Creek was hosting a U2 tribute band that I had wanted to see for a long time. So our friends squeezed us plus their kids plus another friend into the big honkin’ SUV and drove down to the Cherry Creek Mall. The lead singer doesn’t have Bono’s voice (the full nickname is “Bono Vox,” or “good voice”; no ego there), but he was a good showman.UABRS 4 Elways Aug 2009

Here he’s performing a medley of “Bille Jean” and, I believe, “New Year’s Day.” My husband was impressed by the segues.

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Same song, different band member.

UABRS 3 Elways Aug 2009I think I’ve snuck in a picture of every member of the band now.

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  1. bets August 26, 2009 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I read somewhere that Bono has been called that since he was a little kid.
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  2. Todd Bradley August 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Thanks for reminding me about the segues. Yeah, the band were playing “New Years Day” and then suddenly broke into “Billie Jean” which is in a different tempo with a very different feel. Then they switched back to “New Years Day.” The thing that REALLY impressed me was that the band took no more than a single quarter note to make the transition. It was as close to instantaneous as you’ll hear any live band do.
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  3. Beth August 26, 2009 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Huh, I wonder what the origin of that nickname is. He certainly does have a good voice. The lead singer’s voice here was better in the lower ranges.

  4. Todd Bradley August 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Wikipedia’s entry on Bono explains the origins of the nickname.
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