“I AM, HE SAID” – A Celebration of Neil Diamond-Starring Matt Vee
A Celebration of Neil Diamond - Starring Matt Vee, nephew of 60's Pop-Star Bobby Vee - With songs like Cracklin’ Rosie, Song Sung Blue, America, Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show and Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond sold over 130 million records worldwide, and produced hits spanning five decades.
We are saying what HE said,” laughs Matt Vee referring to the one and only Neil Diamond. Matt along with cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee, both founders of The Killer Vees and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, celebrate the music from a timeless catalog. As a Brill Building songwriter in the mid-60s, Neil Diamond penned songs recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Deep Purple and of course, the Monkee’s classic, “I’m A Believer.”
“This is not a tribute show,” says Tommy Vee. “This is a celebration of an amazing music icon, one we all love and respect. We have recruited an incredible group of singers and players and have gone back to the original records,” he explains, “It is all about the vocals and Matt nails it! It’s a Rockin’ show!”
Joining the Killer Vees band are Tommy’s son Bennett Vee on guitar, Matt’s wife Julie Velline on vocals, veteran Minnesota musicians Mark Levandowski, Dennis Kennedy and Dr. Frank Plachecki, as well as a very special surprise for the finale!
Members Of The Killer Vees have recorded or performed with: Bobby Vee, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Tim Rice, Ronnie Wood, Mick Taylor, Roy Orbison, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fabian, The Shirelles, The Chiffons, Brian Hyland, Johnny Tillotson, Nelson, Peter Noone, Bill Medley, The Johnny Holm Band, and MANY others.
- Matt Vee - Lead Vocal and guitar
- Jeff Vee - Drums
- Tommy Vee - Bass
- Bennett Vee - Guitar
- Julie Velline - Vocals
- Mark Levandowski - Keyboards and vocals
- Frank Plachecki - keyboards and vocals
- Dennis Kennedy - percussion
- Production: John Sawatzke-Wright Sound & Lighting