Hot August Night: A Tribute to Neil Diamond in Poway
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Get in the Christmas spirit with an enchanting concert of favorite faith-inspired carols. Accompanied by two pianos, beloved performers from the Broadway Theater and Moonlight Amphitheatre will capture the joy and majesty of the season on songs like "Away in a Manger," "Silent Night," "Carol of the Bells," "Joy to the World" and many more. In a time of year often overshadowed by distractions, this magical 90-minute celebration is sure to warm the heart. Learn More
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Right preformer, wrong venue. It was like watching and listening to a high school production of a Neil Diamond concert. Glad we only paid half price, some folks in the row in front of us left at the intermission, saddly they missed the best part of the show. It took Dean about four or more songs to find his voice, however when he did, he managed to nail most of the classics. He needs more stage area and room to move, he also should add three female background singers and better sound, more orchestra, less twang. This was not the direct fault of the band, they were talented and did the best they could with the venue they had. He needs to be at Harrrah's Rincon or Viejas. Not for Poway in what equated to a high school auditorium. Only the last 45 minutes to an hour of the show met my expectations. It was just ok!
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- "Dean Colley is the best Neil Diamond impersonator in the world." --Las Vegas Sun Review
<p>Sequined shirts, and a Las Vegas style band dazzle you with sights and sounds of an actual Neil Diamond concert.
Dean was born and raised in the Los Angeles area of Southern California; he attended the University of Southern California as a pre-med student in the late 1970's and early 1980's, while working as an Emergency Room Technician. However, Dean's true passion was writing, singing and performing. And so the story goes.
Dean Colley sang and played guitar in a variety of rock & roll bands for 20+ years. The "Hot August Night!" concept, and the incentive to move in a new direction, were the product of two catalysts: First, a litany of comments on Dean's resemblance to Neil Diamond, including a strong baritone like Diamond: Secondly, a piece of advice from a concert promoter who had watched Dean develop as an artist for several years. "You should do a Neil Diamond tribute!"
Dean assembled an initial 30 plus song set of Diamond classics, auditioned band members, and then plunged headfirst into rehearsals. Hot August Night! Introduced itself to the general public in 1998, during a self-produced concert at the Ontario Convention Center, Ontario California. 500 people witnessed the first 2 hour show Dean ever performed, which was recorded, mixed, and used as a promotional CD.
Hot August Night! A Tribute to Neil Diamond starring Dean Colley has since performed in Las Vegas, Reno, and Laughlin Nevada, Oregon, and through out Southern California at local fairs, clubs, casinos, concerts in the park, and fundraisers.</p>