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“BACK TO AVALON” is Nashville’s premier Heart tribute band. Each talented member is world traveled with an impressive number of years of experience and skill; thus obtaining their title as “monster musicians.” Combined with unceasing stellar performances, this has aided to create a solid foundation for this fabulous tribute to Heart.

“We are just so excited to have launched this passion project and are looking very forward to continuing to captivate and move the crowds with all the 70’s and 80s hits loved by hard-core Heart fans across the nation! Currently, Heart is not touring and we are here to carry the torch so that their music continues to live on,” says Shareen Ann King, who portrays Ann Wilson.

Every show recreates the incredible music of Heart. No Heart fan will be left disappointed once they experience their power-packed, amazing show!

Back To Avalon-ShareenSHAREEN ANN KING – Vocalist, Songwriter. Shareen’s love for Heart started at an early age where she would wear out her sister’s Heart albums singing along with Ann at the top of her lungs in her bedroom of an old, cold farmhouse in upstate, NY. Some of her fondest memories were standing inside the barn silo and performing “Magic Man” just to hear the incredible natural acoustics it provided for such an awesome song. Shareen recalls hearing and singing along to Heart albums being played at her older sister’s birthday party where everyone was dressed so hip in their big collared shirts or angel sleeves and Frye boots. In the 80s, she recalls driving with the windows down in her brother’s hot rod when the smashBack To Avalon-Shareen hit “Alone” came on the radio. She would reach over, crank it up and passionately sing along! With such a strong musical influence that Heart had on Shareen, she went on to perform at school concerts and eventually studio sessions; recording demos and jingles while performing in local bands. Her dream began to take shape when she moved to Music City, USA in 2000. Since then, she has performed as lead vocalist in several bands in Nashville, shared the stage with Hal Ketchum, David Lee Murphy, Ty Herndon, Joanne Cash-Yates and many others. Shareen has recorded numerous demos and whenever performing a song by Heart she would hear many of the same responses as in “I love when you sing any song by Heart; you do it so well!!” Many an encore have been performed by fans shouting for “Barracuda!”

LIZ LAWRENCE – Guitar, Vocals. Greatly skilled and seasoned lead guitarist, Liz Lawrence lives for music. She has been playing professionally for over 16 years, and is known as a strong and dependable touring, local, sub, and session musician. She is also sought out as an in-demand and highly regarded private lessons teacher. Liz plays Martin acoustic guitars and Fender electrics. She is endorsed by D’addario, Sarno Music Solutions, and GFI Musical Products.

AL BABYOK – Keyboards, Vocals. Al has been playing piano since age 4 and guitar since age 10. He began his professional career at age 14, and made the move to Nashville in 2001. Since then he has performed all over the world, to audiences of up to 50,000. Currently, Al is touring as well as recording and teaching music. Artists he’s worked with include Dustin Lynch, The Nelson Brothers, Scotty Emerick, Ken Mellons, John Conlee, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, Lorrie Morgan, Thompson Square, Steel Magnolia, The Imperials, The Stamps, and many others. Note: Al has pulled the “do not remove” tag off his mattress. The case has never gone to trial.

CHRIS REYNOLDS – Guitar, Vocals, Songwriter. A professional guitarist for more than 30 years, Chris has toured the country with various Rock,Top forty and Country acts. A member of A.S.C.A.P., he has recorded over 100 commercial jingles in addition to appearing on four “major” independent records including the 1995 release, “Bugzy” on National Records “Bugzy” had some regional success in the Philadelphia/New York market including a top 5 most requested song “Pizza” on Philly’s WYSP. Chris’ bands have opened for such acts as, Starship, Edgar Winter, Molly Hatchet, Caroline’s Spine, Mr. Reality, The Nixons, Luxx, Grand Funk, The Guess Who, The Warren Brothers, Fan Fair After Hours and Little Texas. In 1998, Chris performed at the Country Music Songwriters Showcase at the Opry Hotel in Nashville TN. That’s when he decided Nashville was the only place to call home. A dynamic performer, Chris proudly boasts that all his guitars go up to eleven. Chris is currently living in Music City U.S.A. and performing with a variety of artists in the Nashville area. Note: Chris likes fancy soaps.

JON PUTNAM – Bass Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin and Cuatro. Jon is a third generation bassist originally from Muscle Shoals, Alabama and son of famed bassist and producer, Norbert Putnam. “Jon Bang” (as he is known to friends and family) has played and toured with various artists and bands including Delbert McClinton, Emily West and Billy Dean. He has also worked in the studio with Jimmy Buffet and Dan Fogelberg. His love of Asian food and culture culminated in a year and a half long stint performing in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea. When not singing, playing bass, mandolin or cuatro, he can be found crushing tennis balls and crashing mountain bikes. Note: Jon uses Whirlpool appliances exclusively.

REB CLARK – Guitar, Vocals, Songwriter. Reb is a veteran of both the stage and studio on the Nashville scene. He is a native of Nashville but has played all over the world on cruise ships and with various touring bands. He has played on many records and demos for countless artists in almost every genre. Whether it’s James Taylor style finger picking or screaming rock guitar, if you want it played “Just like the record,” Reb is your guy. Reb currently lives in Nashville and plays in several local Bands. Note: Reb enjoys his collection of dryer lint.

TIGE BUCCHINO – Drums, Vocals. Tige is originally from San Antonio, TX. He began playing drums at nine years of age and had his first gig at 12 playing country western music. His original band called “Red Carpet Rats” shared the stage with members of Lonestar and Little Texas. Tige has also performed with Mark Chestnut, Tracy Byrd and Hal Hetchum. While on the road for most of the 90s, playing the country circuit, he moved to Nashville in 1998. Tige has also toured with members of Loggins & Messina and has recorded with multi-platinum producers Michael Wagener and Kevin Beamish. Note: Tige likes popsicles.

Management and bookings:
Fred Cannon 917.602.2659
Freddycannonmusic@gmail.com

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