Dark Desert Eagles (Ultimate Eagles Tribute) Feat. Pat Badger & Kevin Figueiredo of Extreme

Dark Desert Eagles (Ultimate Eagles Tribute) Feat. Pat Badger & Kevin Figueiredo of Extreme

Shun Ng & The Shunettes

Sat · March 24, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$20.00 - $40.00

This event is 21 and over

Dark Desert Eagles - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Dark Desert Eagles
DARK DESERT EAGLES - THE ULTIMATE EAGLES TRIBUTE!

The Eagles were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, The Eagles are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 150 million records. The Eagles Greatest Hits album was the best selling album of the 20th century.

Touched by the passing of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, Pat Badger (an original member of the multi-platinum rock act Extreme) set out to form the Dark Desert Eagles band. Badger is an enormous fan of The Eagles’ musicianship, vocal harmonies and timeless repertoire.

Having toured the world with Extreme, and having been a part of a group that sold over 10 million records featuring Top 10 hits like Hole Hearted and the Number 1 Grammy nominated smash hit More Than Words, Pat Badger had a vision for the types of musicians he would need to create the ultimate tribute to The Eagles. Having also attended Berklee College of Music, Badger set out to find the best of the best in the music community. He enlisted fellow Extreme bandmember Kevin Figueiredo, multi-instrumentalist Chris Lester, soaring guitar hero Eric Clemenzi a Berklee graduate, and Tom Appleman, a Berklee College of Music Professor.

Each of the musicians in the Dark Desert Eagles painstakingly re-creates the amazing soaring harmonies and music of The Eagles!

“But just pulling off the music is just part of it.” Badger says, “We really want to bring the audience back in time to the 70s! The image is almost as important as the music and we have really paid attention to detail on the wardrobe, the hairstyles, the guitars… everything that made the Eagles so cool!”

He goes on to say, “We’re not just pretending to be the Eagles, we are the Dark Desert Eagles who are the self proclaimed World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute band from 1977! We have traveled through time to the present day and when the house lights go down, the audience finds themselves in a Twilight Zone episode meets Back To The Future… It’s a blast!”

For fans of The Eagles who long for the LIVE re-creation of some of the greatest hits of a generation, the Dark Desert Eagles are the Ultimate Tribute to The Eagles. Songs such as "Take It Easy”, "Witchy Woman", "Peaceful Easy Feeling". "Desperado", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "One of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", "Take It to the Limit", "Hotel California", and several gems from the Eagles’ members solo careers are masterfully re-created during a live show of the Dark Desert Eagles.

Buckle up and get ready to enjoy a stunning musical tribute to America’s Greatest Rock Band - The Eagles.

THE DARK DESERT EAGLES HAVE LANDED!
Shun Ng & The Shunettes - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Shun Ng & The Shunettes
Shun Ng was born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Singapore. Shun grew up in a non-musical family in Singapore and struggled in the rigid and academic-driven education system. At age 8, Shun was diagnosed with dyslexia and faced challenges with reading, languages and mathematics throughout his educational career and was constantly deemed lazy or a failure by his teachers. He turned to gymnastics and competed nationally at the age of 10. In gymnastics at a young age he was brought up in an environment where endurance and perseverance was a necessity but even more so, he was instilled with the determination of striving towards excellence and perfection. When Shun was 14, a gymnastics teammate brought in a guitar to the gym. Shun left the team in the next few days. For his 14th Christmas his father bought him a guitar and as his passion grew, Shun finally found a language to understand the world – music. While letters and numbers didn’t make much sense, music did.
He began diving deeper into the world of music through The Blues. He meticulously studied the legends of the blues world, honing his guitar skills by trading licks with Blues headliners in the legendary Chicago blues bars, dedicating his entire life to the spirit of the music.

Shun decided to leave the traditional high school system at 16, hoping to pursue an Associates Degree in Music & Audio Technology at Singapore Polytechnic, but scored so far below the school’s academic requirements that he did not even qualify to apply. Furthermore, the school had already selected their cohort of 42 students for that year. Through a letter of recommendation from Singapore’s most renowned composer, Dr. Kelly Tang, the school agreed to audition Shun. After the audition, the admissions committee decided to open a 43rd place for him.
It was during this time that Shun dedicated all his time and energy into discovering his own musical voice. He explored & studied many different genres like Latin, European Classical, Jazz, Funk, Motown & Soul. One day he was challenged by a friend to play all the parts of the famous Michael Jackson song “Billie Jean” simultaneously on the guitar. That challenge sparked an exploration of the endless possibilities of the acoustic guitar and he began pushing the boundaries of techniques and what just one acoustic guitar could produce.
After attaining his associate’s degree in Music & Audio Technology, Shun served his mandatory National Service and went into the Singapore Armed Forces where he spent two years working as an arranger and band guitarist for the combo band. In these two years he began woodshedding and translating the sounds he had in his head to the guitar. As Shun’s style developed, he caught the attention of guitar-making genius Jeffery Yong. Inspired by Shun’s playing, Yong endorsed him as an artist and hand-built him a signature guitar. Although Shun had little industry experience, Yong invited him to perform his guitars at international guitar festivals such as the Montreal Guitar Show, Osaka Guitar Show and the Singapore Guitar Show.

In January 2012, Shun released his debut album “Funky Thumb Stuff” which garnered him national recognition. In that same year, Shun was featured twice in the Asian news network, Channel News Asia and was also invited to perform for the President of Singapore on national television. Later that year, Shun was featured alongside other internationally renowned Jazz artists by Singapore’s own King of Swing, Jeremy Monteiro in the Jazzy Christmas concert series. “Funky Thumb Stuff” also came into the attention of veteran Fingerstyle Guitarist, Tuck Andress of Tuck & Patti, who said he was “dazzled by his technique and captivated by his guitar groove” and went on to describe Shun’s singing as “well beyond his years yet with the innocence of a child.”

Also that year, Shun was accepted to Berklee College of Music and awarded a scholarship from the college. During his first year in Boston, he attracted the attention of Boston Manager, Ralph Jaccodine. Shun performed his first show ever in the United States, sharing the bill with some of Boston’s finest acts one of whom was the legendary Livingston Taylor who said of him “Shun is amazing, his talent rest on a rock-solid work ethic and the results are pure WOW!”
In his second semester, he was selected to be on Berklee’s prestigious Artist Diploma, which is a two-year individualized program of study designed to provide the highest level of training for musicians who have already distinguished themselves through advanced study and/or have established a promising career in music.
Shun is also very passionate about social justice, his began getting involved in social work at the age of 8 when he went to Hyderabad, India for mission work. In 2011 he released a Christmas album with all of the proceeds going towards financially supporting college fees of the members from the Lahu Tribe in Chiang Rai, Thailand. He currently serves as the Director of Music at The Amber Initiative, a non-profit organization that deals with issues of social injustices around the world.
Venue Information:
Greasy Luck Brewpub
791 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740
http://greasyluckbrewery.com/