Jukebox Heroes are a Midlands-based, hugely versatile four-piece band paying tribute to classics from the 60's right through to the present day, from Elvis Presley through the Monkees, The Isley Brothers, Santana, The Police, Gerry Rafferty, Bryan Adams, Robbie Williams, Mike & The Mechanics, The Rembrandts, The Mavericks, Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder, R.E.M. & many more!
(note from Classique - a great band - we saw them early 2008 and were extremely impressed. Very versatile and excellent musicians, vocalists and performers)
These consummate professionals have over 60 years' combined stage experience, can play a multitude of instruments & all sing harmonies over slick arrangements in an energetic stage show that is bound to keep the dance floor moving all night long. Totally self-contained with stage lighting & superb sound system.
A Typical Set List
- All I Need Is A Miracle
- My Life
- Another Cup Of Coffee
- Losing My Religion
- Harvest For The World
- This Old Heart Of Mine
- Ain't No Sunshine
- Baker Street
- Pick Up The Pieces
- Let's Dance
- You Can't Hurry Love
- Part-Time Lover
- Addicted To Love
- When You're Gone
- Dance The Night Away
- I'm A Believer
- A Little Less C'sation
- Sex Bomb
- Love Really Hurts
- Build Me Up buttercup
- Long train runnin'
- Boogie nights
- Tears of a clown
- Every Breath
- All My Lovin'
- I'll Be There For You
Some quotes from audience members:
"Sounds better than the original"
"A really full sound - what a great band!"
Jukebox Heroes are :
Stewart Halion - Lead Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Sax
Started in the late 60's playing in local bands. By the early 70's he was fully professional, working the club, college & university circuit supporting the likes of Genesis, Roxy Music, Fleetwood Mac and many more. The 80's saw a change of direction to the club and cabaret scene. Working with various showbands and as a solo performer he toured with, amongst others, The Grumbleweeds, The Searchers and Bob Monkhouse playing at such venues as Birmingham's Night Out, the Lakeside Country Club and many theatres. With the demise of cabaret he returned to club and corporate work until the formation of Jukebox Heroes.
Elias Cameron - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Keyboards, MD
The baby of the band, Elias started working as a professional keyboard player & session vocalist at the tender age of 17, whilst still at music college studying keyboards & recording techniques. Also a trained vocalist, in the early 90s he joined Atlantic Freeway, an original melodic rock outfit with vocalist Ria Keen, and also sang session vocals for the likes of P.J. Proby & Billie Davis, playing at such venues as the Liverpool Empire Theatre & the London Palladium (the culmination of the Roy Castle Tour Of Hope). During all of this Elias has also run his own recording studio & worked as a vocal coach/musical director for many session singers & ensemble performances. A skilled arranger, he has put together full orchestral arrangements for the P.J. Proby Experience, and more recently the rapidly-rising B*Movie Heroes, working alongside the Darkness' producer Simon Effemy, before being approached by his old band-mate Lee Parkes to form the professional outfit Jukebox Heroes.
Luke Halion - Drums & Backing Vocals Vocals
A natural percussionist, Luke cut his first professional teeth on the technical side of things working as a sound engineer at the Old Smithy Studios in Kempsey, Worcestershire for 3 years before going off to study at Drumtech Drum and Percussion School. With his skills honed, he then went on to record an album with the original band Heart's & Minds in the early 90's, followed by another album which was released in Germany in 1994 with original rock band P.A.F., fronted by Phil Bates of ELO II fame. Promotional television work then followed as Luke was headhunted by Sally Ballet who had recorded an album and required a drummer, resulting in a showcase for Central Television. The mid-late 90's saw Luke working as a session player for various bands (including Breach Of The Peace) working regularly in and around London & the Midlands, leading up to the formation of Steel Breeze, a rock-based covers band playing the pub club and functions circuit. A stint in the original outfit Atlantic Freeway alongside fellow bandmate Lee Parkes led to meeting Elias Cameron & the eventual development of Jukebox Heroes.
Lee Parkes - Bass, Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Vocals
Classically trained in guitar from the age of 12, Lee got a taste of performing live a year later in 1981 in the ‘very interesting' Early Music Consort which comprised harpsichords and crumhorns; it was a musical collection of school buddies whose career peaked during a tour in Augsburg, Germany. In the late eighties, Lee's musical tastes changed from the sublime to the ridiculous in Frustration Spankout; a heavy digression paying tribute to iconic bands such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. The early nineties were splattered with numerous gigs with good time pub band Breach of the Peace, covering all manner of rock and pop classics intermingled with some original material. This band eventually gave way to a slick three-piece band called Steel Breeze who, throughout the decade, enjoyed performances as far as The Rock Café in Covent Garden. The mid nineties also saw Lee joining forces with fellow band member Elias Cameron in the very original Atlantic Freeway, along with long-time music compadre Luke Halion. A period of band bereftness in 2001 quickly gave way to an extremely enjoyable stint with Rod Stewart/Faces tribute band Hot Legs fronted by seasoned singer Stan Terry, giving a taste of some of the top venues in Britain. Only an appetite for the ‘perfect band' drew Lee away from this into the current Jukebox Heroes; a super-slick, multi-talented 4-piece band paying tribute to some well-known but rarely mastered classics. Whilst still in their infancy, Jukebox Heroes have already become a formidable band who feed on the ultimate enjoyment of performing live.
Ideal for all manner of parties, weddings & corporate functions, Jukebox Heroes will ensure that your evening goes with a bang!
"A note to say a big thank you for a fantastic night at our annual dinner. Everyone has been very complimentary about the band and insist you come back next year. I don't think the dance floor was empty all night. Your professional approach certainly made my job effortless, thank you again." Adrian Viccars - Entertainment Coordinator Hereford & Worcester Fire Service
"Brian and I just wanted to thank you for asking us to celebrate Jennys birthday with you all. It was a really lovely evening I'm sure you went to a lot of trouble and it was worth it. The band were great, do send me some details!" Bev & Brian
"We would like to thank you for rounding off the perfect day for us. All our guests loved the band and you certainly made it a wedding day to remember. ."Rachel & John