ST. PETERSBURG — More than a tribute band, Yacht Rock Revue captures the harmony, attitude and attire that defined the 1970s and 1980s soft-rock sound.
YRR will perform Thursday, June 27, 8 p.m., at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For information or to purchase tickets, call 727-565-0550 or visit jannuslive.com.
According to the band’s Facebook page, YRR brings the late ’70s and early ’80s back to life with massive sing-along soft rock hits, tight bell-bottom jeans, impeccable musicianship, polyester shirts, glorious vocal harmonies, sunglasses at night and breezy dancing. From Hall & Oates, Kenny Loggins and Michael Jackson to one-hit wonders like “Brandy” and “Baby Come Back,” YRR recreates stadium rock energy.
Yacht Rock Revue has helped define and popularize a genre that was once a fringe guilty pleasure. Founded in 2007, YRR played its first gig as a basement bar band. Little more than a decade later, the band is selling out venues and regularly taking the stage with some of their musical heroes. John Oates, Eddie Money, Little River Band, Pablo Cruise, Gary Wright, Robbie Dupree, Matthew Wilder, Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass, Juice Newton, Ambrosia, Starship, Bobby Kimball of Toto, Player, Jeff Carlisi of .38 Special, Steve Augeri of Journey, Al Stewart, Albert Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult, Rick Derringer, Walter Egan, Bill Champlin of Chicago and Denny Laine of Wings have all played their hits with YRR.
According to Please Rock, Yacht Rock Revue has set sail on music cruises with Train, Weezer, Kid Rock, Kiss, Heart and the Zac Brown Band.