Guitarist, Vocalist, David Rodé and Singer, Keyboardist, Pete George have been mainstays of the Atlanta,GA based band Topper for over twenty-five years. David’s signature screaming blues oriented guitar solos and Pete’s world class five octave range vocals have always been focal points of Topper’s legendary sound.
The two veteran musicians have been song writing partners since the beginning of their long collaboration in 1986. Pete and David can also present an acoustic duo, featuring their original compositions, Blues, Roots, Pop, Rock and Country material. The duo doesn’t rely on backing tracks, sequencing or any type of ‘canned’ accompaniment. David uses two acoustic guitars (6 & 12 string) and a Roland virtual guitar and synthesizer set up, giving him the ability to call up strings, banjos, fiddles and ambient background sounds. Pete plays keyboards, giving ‘Voices’ a full, intimate sound canvas. Their tight, two part vocal harmonies are the direct result of singing together in Topper, always a vocally, harmonic group, for so many years!
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The Voice of ‘Voices’ is Pete George. His ability to nail the singing styles of vocalists from Steve Perry of Journey to the young Rod Stewart is phenomenal. Called “The Man of 1000 Voices”, he sounds like these Rock titans in their glory. Indeed, the show relies on faithful renditions of these classics, and not cheesy wig and makeup-fueled mimicry.
The band looks like rockers because they are, not because they are costumed and coiffed. And the sound is real, with no gimmicks, sequencing or prerecorded production. The musicians are members of Topper, a veteran band with over 20 years experience touring and recording. The show includes original material from their CD compilation “Only For the Money/Deluxe Edition”, that fits in seamlessly with the covers in the show. These guys are a band very much like the groups featured in the show. Topper, a working band with a large US and European fan base, has collaborated to present “Voices Of Rock”.
The promo DVD is recorded live in real time, with no overdubbing or studio enhancement. Shot in a single take at Kerrigan’s, one of the Southeast’s premiere live venues, it is a true reflection of the excitement of the show. What you see in the promo is what you get: the raw thrill of real Rock, performed live with passion by pros who care.