The Next Best Thing

The Next Best ThingIt’s finally here, the first (of two) books I have been working on about tribute bands! In this book we will take a look into the phenomenon that is the rise of the tribute band. These dedicated musicians reintroduce generations to great artists of the past who have long left this world to the broken bands of yesteryear and even touring musicians of today. We will explore the bands rise, the musicians that play in them and their dedicated fans.

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Author David McCarter is a musician, writer and an award-winning photographer. Not only does he do photography for bands presented in this book but also many other artists in Southern California and national artists that include the well-known bands Queensrÿche, and Buckcherry!

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Wayward Sons – The Funniest Tribute Band Out There!

The Wayward Sons is the funnies tribute band I know. The say that they claim to be a tribute band of 1982. With goofy wigs, spandex and fake accents, I wish they were a band from the 80s! Even the band member names are funny (HUGH JASS, MOE LATO, ISAAC WHITE, LOU BIDO and DABNEY TELLUM). They sing pop songs from Journey, Queen, Bon Jovi, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Boston, Van Halen and more.

But don’t bring your kids to this show… they change lyrics like “Are you old enough? Will you be ready when I call you bluff? Is my timing right? Did you save your love for me tonight?” from Foreigner to “Are you old enough? Do you even have hair on your muff? Is my timing right? Did you shave your vagina for me tonight?“. Now if that isn’t funny then I don’t know what is!

I’m proud to say that most of the pictures on their website are mine. Check it out. Here are some recent pictures of the band: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmccarter/tags/wspala2014

TheNextBestThingCoverThis review and pics are from my new book titled: The Next Best Thing