“THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE CONCERT” CONCEIVED, DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY JAMES BAKER FOR WEST ONE ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED (c) 2012.
What can I say about this band? Only that I count myself extremely lucky and privileged to work with such a wonderful group of people. Every member is a pleasure and a joy to work with as their sheer talent is matched only by their ambition, hard work and determination to make the show the best it can possibly be.
The Beginning… I don't think any of us were aware of the sheer scale and magnitude of the task ahead when we began our first pre-show rehearsals. The enormity of the task in creating a show that would be true to Michael Jackson was overwhelming at times, trying to capture the essence and magic of a performer who has sold out countless venues in multiple world tours time and time again. We wanted to make a show that true fans of Michael Jackson would want to see and be proud of. We wanted to capture the magic.
There isn't a performing artist alive who hasn't been influenced in some way by Michael Jackson. To play the iconic songs he created to a live audience is an absolute privilege but we also felt the weight of expectation; our own drive to continue and uphold his legacy, to make sure we would make him proud.
Despite some pre-tour nerves it became apparent from the very first second we walked on stage that we had something special. A unique togetherness as a band, united in our love and appreciation of Michael Jackson. Our enthusiasm for the show coupled with the raw talent we assembled was infectious and the reaction from the crowd was incredible. To this day our fans and followers give us the strength and love to carry on improving and making sure that we always put on a show that just gets better and better.
We hope you have a wonderful evening as we try and capture the magic of Michael Jackson live. Once again, we thank you for your support and in the words of Michael himself, it's all for the love.