Review: Fleetwood Macked plays classic 'Rumours' album in its entirety
BY MARKOS PAPADATOS JUN 22, 2018 IN MUSIC
Wantagh - Fleetwood Macked, the Fleetwood Mac tribute band, performed the entire "Rumours" album in its entirety at Mucahy's Pub and Concert Hall on Long Island.
Their set included such classics as "Gypsy," as well as "Say You Love Me" and "Over My Head." They immediately broke into the first side of the Rumours album, starting off with "Second Hand News," and the fan-favorite "Dreams," featuring Hillary Epstein's lilting vocals, where the listener could recall Stevie Nicks.Fleetwood Macked continued with "Never Going Back Again," and they picked up the pace with the optimistic "Don't Stop." They also had a great deal of fun on "Go Your Own Way" and the Christine McVie-penned "Songbird."They also introduce the second side of the Rumours album to the Wantagh audience with such classics as "The Chain," "You Make Loving Fun," "I Don't Want to Know," Christine McVie's "Oh Daddy" and the Stevie Nicks-penned "Gold Dust Woman."Of course, they threw in such heavyweight hits as the timeless Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty duet "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," "Rhiannon," as well as "Landslide," which Hillary described as "one of the best songs ever written," and rightfully so.The VerdictOverall, Fleetwood Macked gave yet another solid performance on Long Island, thus proving that they are the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band in New York. This concert was living proof that their legacy album Rumours will stand the test of time, similar to Carole King's Tapestry and Michael Jackson's Thriller. Their show garnered two thumbs up.
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by Markos Papadatos
Review: Fleetwood Macked sensational at Mulcahy's in Wantagh
By Markos Papadatos
Wantagh - Hillary Epstein delivered as Stevie Nicks in Fleetwood Macked at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh on Long Island.
Epstein underwent several outfit changes and went on to perform such smash hits as "Gold Dust Woman" and "Gypsy." The band as a whole shined on "The Chain," "Rhiannon," "Go Your Own Way" and "Don't Stop," where Epstein played tambourine.Another treat was their duet "Leather and Lace," while their version of "Landslide," featuring Epstein's distinct vocals, left many fans in tears. They closed with the spitfire "Edge of Seventeen," with Epstein wearing Nicks' signature white dress. The Mulcahy's crowd was with them every step of the way, and they were able to form a strong connection with their audience and the music.
Aside from Epstein as Stevie Nicks, Sue Rowe portrayed Christine McVie (who was superb on "Over My Head"), Niles Hughes portrayed Mick Fleetwood, Michael Epstein was Lindsey Buckingham and Chris Arrigo played John McVie. Her band members soared on harmony vocals.The VerdictOverall, Fleetwood Macked was superb at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh. Hillary Epstein looked and sounded like Stevie Nicks thanks to her harking and lilting alto voice. They did Fleetwood Mac justice, as they dusted off their classic hits and performed them for their Long Island audience. Fleetwood Macked is worth seeing live whenever they are in town. Their live show garnered 4.5 out of 5 stars.To learn more about Fleetwood Macked and their touring schedule, check out their official homepage.
Sunday, May 22 2016
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The husband-and-wife team of Michael and Hillary Epstein of Smithtown emulate former rock ‘n’ roll power couple Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in their Fleetwood Mac tribute, Fleetwood Macked, which comes to The Paramount June 3.
“We are the Lindsey and Stevie that actually stayed together,” says Hillary, 48, of their 20-year marriage and musical partnership. “Stevie Nicks has always been an idol of mine. When I was a little girl, I’d twirl around in front of my mirror to ‘Gypsy.’ It’s a dream to be able to pay tribute to her and have people enjoy it.”
Originally the couple was the nucleus of a ’90s alternative punk band, the Basals. When that died down, Chris Antos of Live Wire, an AC/DC tribute band, made a suggestion.
“Chris said, ‘You guys look like Lindsey and Stevie. Why aren’t you doing a Fleetwood Mac tribute?’ ” says Hillary. “I have a naturally husky voice with a raspy quality. I studied her vocal inflection and pronunciation a lot. I had to take on a West Coast accent and dye my hair blond.”
With Fleetwood Mac reunited and actively touring in recent years, what makes people come see Fleetwood Macked?
“Sometimes when you love a band, you can’t get enough of them,” says Hillary. “We have people who just saw Fleetwood Mac come to our show because they get a kick out of seeing how well we can perform the material.”
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Fleetwood Macked, the most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute band on the East Coast, will be the featured artist in the A Night of Music rock concertat 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts. This is the sixth annual benefit concert held in memory of Keith Leboand Jim DeSantie. Net proceeds from the concert will benefit The Lebo-DeSantie Center for Liver & Pancreatic Disease at St. Vincent’sMedical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. Attendees also will enjoy performances by The Christopher Robin Band and The Alpaca Gnomes. Special guest artists who will be sitting in throughout the evening include Denise Daniels Biagi, Murray The Wheel, andSamantha Dorsi.
One of rock’s most successful hit making machines comes to life with this visually and sonically uncanny tribute performance. Fleetwood Macked brings favorite songs like “Don’t Stop,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Rhiannnon,” and “Landslide” to the stage with performances that bring audiences to their feet every time. The members of Fleetwood Macked transform themselves into Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood with amazing precision and exciting performances that keep audiences returning again and again.
Fairfield Daily Voice
Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band Performs At Fairfield Concert
by Ken Davis 11/17/2015
Tribute band Fleetwood Macked will be the featured artists at A Night of Music rock concert Nov. 21.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fleetwood Macked, the most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute band on the East Coast, will be the featured artist in the "A Night of Music" rock concert Saturday, Nov. 21 at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts.
The Christopher Robin Band and The Alpaca Gnomes also are set to perform at the concert.
Net proceeds from the concert will benefit The Lebo-DeSantie Center for Liver and Pancreatic Disease at St. Vincent's Medical Center.
Doors open at 6 p.m, and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for the concert or $50 for the concert plus a pre-show reception featuring appetizers from around the world. VIP tickets, which include the concert, pre-show reception and artist meet-and-greet after the performance, are $100. Purchase tickets online .
The concert is a St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound event. The SWIM is a charitable not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization operated by the St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation of Bridgeport. Since 1987, it has helped individuals and families struggling through the difficult changes that cancer brings with it.
It serves approximately 30,000 people annually by providing more than 45 programs, including cancer education, screening, prevention and support programs at low- or no-cost for the uninsured and underinsured. In addition, it helps individual cancer patients, on a case-by-case basis, with specific financial assistance, paying for wigs and prostheses, medication assistance, free transportation to treatments and appointments, day-care scholarships, support groups and more.
For more information, contact the St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation at (203) 576-5451 or visitwww.SwimAcrossTheSound.org .
Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts is at 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield.