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Big Eyed Phish (Dave Matthews Tribute)

November 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Big Eyed Phish is the only regionally touring full 7-piece Dave Matthews Tribute in the country and are based out of Rochester, NY.  In the 8 years they have been performing together, they have grown to become a highly sought-after headlining act for festivals, resorts, casinos, and live music venues.  The band is lead by frontman Brandon Depaul, the founder of the former DMB Tribute: Tripping Billies.  He is backed up by a great band of truly professional musicians and is the only DMB Tribute that can claim to have a full time lead guitar and keyboard player.  This allows them to be the only accurate DMB Tribute in the country able to cover the full spectrum of the DMB catalog throughout the lineup changes seen in the Dave Matthews Band.

Members include:
Brandon DePaul (“Dave”) – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Jimmy Grillo (“Carter”) – Drums
Dan Merkey (“Jeff/LeRoi”) – Sax, Backup Vocals, Cowbell
Shawn Rotolo (“Stefan”) – Bass
Mike Hoeschele (“Boyd”) – Violin, Harmonica, Backup Vocals
Brian Dudiak (“Butch”) – Keyboards
Jon Sheffer (“Tim”) – Lead Guitar
(Kire Najdovski and Collin Jones sub on lead guitar at times)

Big Eyed Phish has continued to be one of the most sought-after DMB tribute acts in the country.  Each show is unique with a blend of mega-hits to dance to as well as some deep tracks for the more dedicated DMB fanbase.  There are over 75 songs in their catalog combining Dave Matthews Band’s original tunes as well as some songs that DMB is known to cover.  The live show is a high-energy driven audio and visual experience intending to immerse the audience in a feeling of seeing and hearing the real band, while enjoying the more intimate nature of tribute band performances.  The band is often hired for headline slots and given top billing as a nationally touring act.

Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm


November 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Upper Room
59 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207 United States


The Upper Room

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