Journey – Resurrection
Resurrection – A Journey Tribute, considered to be ‘The Gold Standard’ by which all Journey tributes are measured, faithfully recreates the experience of a 1980’s Journey concert. This dynamic and compelling band has featured some of Nashville’s hottest musicians, many whom who have performed, written, or recorded with the biggest names in the music industry – including Journey and Steve Perry. Every show is a brilliant reproduction of sights and sounds that captivate and transport audiences to the glorious age of arena rock. Lead singer, Ryan Christopher, delivers the vocal precision, appearance, and stage presence of the legendary Steve Perry. Resurrection – A Journey Tribute continues to garner worldwide attention and acclaim with high profile performances including, Royal Caribbean International cruises, Fraze Pavilion, AT&T Park: Home of the San Francisco Giants, US Cellular Field: Home of the Chicago White Sox, Hard Rock Casino and Hotel. Fans across the country, including Steve Perry and Journey purists, rave that Resurrection – A Journey Tribute is THE Journey experience! Take a look, attend a show near you, and then you decide!
How our “Journey” Began…
Keyboardist, Vic White, first heard “the Voice” of Ryan Christopher while they performed with a popular Nashville-based 80’s act in 2011. “Ryan knew one of the guys in the band, and he had been invited to sit in that night to sing Separate Ways and Lights with us”, explains Vic. “The moment Ryan took the stage, my jaw hit the floor from watching his precise Steve Perry mannerisms and hearing his spot-on rendition of Perry’s voice! Since I grew up a big Journey fan during the ’80’s, that was the most fun I had experienced on stage in quite some time.”
Although the two exchanged contact information that night, Vic and Ryan were active with other bands; therefore, some time passed before destiny caught up with them. In the fall of 2013, Ryan reached out to Vic, expressing frustration with the stagnancy of his current band. “Ryan told me he needed a guitarist and a keyboardist to cover two remaining dates on his calendar and asked for the contact info of a talented guitarist I knew. The whole time Ryan’s talking, I’m thinking, ‘You said you needed a keyboardist, too…dude, what am I? Chopped liver’?” Ryan confessed, “I knew Vic was perfect for the gigs, but I didn’t want to come between him and the band he was currently playing with. I sort of danced around the issue thinking if Vic was interested, he would see the opening.” Fortunately, by the end of the conversation, Vic was invited to help assemble players for the two remaining gigs Ryan had on his books and perhaps resurrect Ryan’s project in the process. Ryan recalls, “That night, while listening to Journey’s latest album, Revelation, Vic and I came up with the name, ‘Journey Resurrection’, which later became ‘Resurrection – A Journey Tribute’.” Over the next 6 months, they put together what Journey fans would consider an all-star roster of musicians for the ultimate Journey tribute.
Setting out to create the most authentic Journey experience anyone has ever witnessed, Vic, Ryan, and the band spent countless hours discussing the look, sound, production, and FEEL needed for this Journey tribute to deliver a live experience that would resonate on the highest level with the most avid Journey fan. Over two rehearsals, the newly assembled musicians learned eight of Journey’s greatest hits for a promotional video shoot. On March 10, 2014, at Gray’s on Main in Franklin, TN, the band struck its first notes in front of a live audience. The response quickly validated the passion Vic and Ryan had poured into the project for half a year and cemented the reality that this was going to be much more than a rehearsal to cover two shows scheduled for Branson Landing that summer. Some hard-core Journey fans, who had been following Ryan’s performances from years prior, traveled from as far away as Arkansas and Missouri to see what the recent Facebook buzz was all about. They were quickly struck with the power of the performance, a few singing along with tears welling in their eyes from the raw emotion of seeing a singer, they long hailed as the closest replica to the voice of Steve Perry, finally putting it all together with a band worthy of his amazing talent. Just one month later, the band sold out legendary Nashville music performance hall, 3rd & Lindsley, for its first full-length performance, and the response from those attending was spectacular. The band has been on a whirlwind journey ever since, growing quickly from a weekend-warrior act into one of the most highly sought after tribute experiences in the country.
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“I had such a wonderful time with the band!! They’re a great group of guys and I was very lucky to work with such a down to earth, fun and easy-going group! They fit right in with our Giants fan base here at AT&T Park and we couldn’t have asked for a better artist to represent the San Francisco Giants.”
– Shannon Cunnan, Promotions and Event Production Coordinator, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco, CA
“Every once in a while, you will come across an amazing lead singer, and I was fortunate enough to do just that! The ‘voice’ that stopped me in my tracks and sent me down a ‘journey’ of re- living my youth and singing along to my favorite Journey hits, belonged to Ryan Christopher. His voice is one that if you were to close your eyes during his performance, you would think you were listening to the amazing Steve Perry live in concert.”
– Tammy Scholten, Entertainment Director Branson Landing, Branson, MO
“We came across Resurrection – A Journey Tribute last year while expanding our roster of tribute acts. They are hands down the best Journey tribute band that we have seen. Every time we send them out they absolutely KILL IT! We are so glad to have them represent us while sailing the high seas.”
– Lauren Cahill, Talent Manager Don Casino Entertainment, Aventura, FL
“The show was outstanding! These guys are so easy to work with and a joy to be around. Those who attended were treated to a true, first-rate rock concert. I can’t tell you how many times I heard, ‘Man, they sound just like Journey!'”
– Shannon Duhon, Managing Director Coleman Theatre, Miami, OK
“They were awesome! Everyone loved them. They sounded good and were just great to work with. I would love to have them come back in 2017! They were super easy to work with.”
– Kim Brazzell, Director Calhoun GEM, Calhoun, GA
“What a great evening we had with ‘Resurrection!’ From the show advance through load-in, sound-check and performance, the band was professional, friendly, easy to work with and well- prepared. Add to that a spectacular show, well-produced and performed, presented to a near- record crowd, and it all adds up to a perfect event!”
– Tim Rowe Springfield Arts Council, Springfield, OH
“The band was very professional and our audience loved it! Here’s a direct quote from a regular patron…'(Resurrection – A Journey Tribute) is now the concert that we are going to base our rating of all our other concerts on.'”
– David Mitchell, General Manager Kent State University at Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, OH
“What a great show, and what a great bunch of folks; so easy-going and pleasant. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the entire experience. My audience loved them!”
– Russell Wicker, Director The Foundation Performing Arts & Conference Center, Spindale, NC
“We had a sublime experience! They were courteous to our staff and crew. They took time to learn their names instead of “hey you.” We sold over 190 tickets in the final week alone, more than any other performance we have had in three years! I have received wonderful reviews about the evening and I will definitely recommend them to other venues as well as look at bringing them back in 2018.”
– Seth Reimer, Director Sumter Opera House, Sumter, SC
“The show was a great hit!! Everyone had a blast!! The guys were awesome to work with we all truly enjoyed them. They were very polite and Professional. We all had a really good time and they are very talented. Everyone left the show just amazed!”
– Judy McClellan, Director McSwain Theater, ADA, OK
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