LEAD VOCALS (DON HENLEY)/GUITAR/DRUMS/PERCUSSION
Most iconic bands are defined by their 'voice'. With the Eagles, Don Henley was that voice. As a tribute to the Eagles, 'Epic Eagles' is blessed with a dead-ringer for Don Henley in the guise of Dean Young. This is OUR voice.
Dean was most recently, lead singer and drummer of Canada's Original Eagles Tribute Act 'Hotel California' for the last 14 years, propelling the band to new heights of popularity during his tenure in that band. He has shared stages around the world with the likes of REO Speedwagon, Gretchen Wilson, .38 Special, Collective Soul, Train, Jewel, The Bellamy Brothers, JIm Cuddy, & Styx, to name a few.
Today, he has set his sights higher still and has struck out on his own, forming 'Epic Eagles' - Canada's Definitive Eagles Tribute. Having amassed a huge following in his previous band, Dean now continues the legacy of paying the highest tribute to the Eagles with 'Epic Eagles' & a whole new all-star lineup. DY Fans can finally hear his magical voice once again across the nation & abroad performing those timeless Eagles Classics.
Dean is also a prolific & award-winning singer-songwriter (2018 Independent Country Music Awards Nominee, 2017 Niagara Music Awards Multi-Category Nominee, to name a few).
In 2017, he released his debut original country album 'Making a Life'. His music is heard worldwide via commercial radio, SiriusXM , iHeartRadio etc., and is available on Spotify, iTunes, & Google Play etc.
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Jeff Salem is an internationally recognized freelance percussionist based in Toronto, ON, Canada. He has toured, recorded and performed in over 70 countries.
Throughout his career, as an active clinician and educator, Jeff has performed percussion workshops in over 1000 schools since 1994 throughout North America. He is the founding member of the group Enviro Drum and is a member of the Rob Tardik band. Jeff has recorded on over 50 CD’s plus several
jingles, songs for movies plus many tracks for winners of Canadian Idol.
Jeff is the author of two publications through Hudson Music titled “Messin' Wid Da Bull” and “A Rhythmic Twist”. He is also a freelance writer for Modern Drummer and Canadian Musician magazines. Jeff is also the owner of his own teaching school
'JS Music Studio' & a Hot Sauce Company 'Salem's Lott Scary Hot Sauces'.
His professional career started in his late teens performing and recording with well known rock bands such as Fist (A&M), Sword (Aquarius), Saints & Sinners (Savage/BMG), Lee Aaron (Attic), Randy Bachman, Robben Ford, Coop-De-Ville, Kalan Porter (Canadian Idol Winner 2004), and many other artists.
Currently a drummer & founding member of 'Epic Journey' - Canada's Definitive Journey Tribute, Jeff now co-leads 'Epic Eagles.'
MUSICAL DIRECTOR/BASS GUITARS/VOCALS/KEYBOARDS
Peter Tong is a bonafide veteran in the music business, both locally & abroad.
He was a founding member in North America’s first Supertramp Tribute Act ‘Asylum’ from 1989-1993 as the primary Keyboard Player.
Upon disbanding, Peter enrolled in Toronto’s acclaimed ‘Humber College of the Performing Arts’ to further his studies in Jazz Improv, acquiring a Diploma in Solo Performance.
By 1997, he was off on tour around the world leading his own Top 40/R&B/Funk Quintet which stationed him in such diverse places as Seoul Korea, Beijing China, & Dubai UAE, & capped his world-travelling career in 2000 performing with 'Johnny Danger' on the 'Grand Princess' Cruise Ship, travelling from Barcelona to Turkey.
Peter would go on to become an independent Jingle Writer in Toronto for TV & Commercials (some notable clients include City TV, MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic & Global TV), while operating his Production company, 'P.T. Productions Music Services' providing Producing/Engineering/Recording services.
He currently co-leads 'Epic Eagles' as well as performing with 'Epic Journey' - Canada's Definitive Journey Tribute as a founding member & Musical Director on keyboards, rhythm guitar & background vocals.
Mike Alonzo is a multi-instrumentalist & vocalist who can practically play anything. Possessing the rare abilities to sing anything, pick up any instrument and play it at a high level, he is an ideal member to complete the guitar 'orchestra' of 'Epic Eagles'.
Vocally, Mike is equally as capable as he is with instrument in hand.
His love for music goes as far back as he can remember. Mike began experimenting with sound at a very early age. From building crude instruments, to piano lessons at age four, to trying to play every instrument he could get his hands on, his musical prowess is no surprise .
Over the past three decades, Mike has become a sought-after session player & side man to countless projects and live acts. He's had the pleasure of providing music for a multitude of film, television, radio, and live productions.
When Mike is not performing with 'Epic Eagles', he is a busy recording artist/composer/songwriter in his own right.
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Chad Murphy is an in demand gunslinger & vocalist in the Country & Rock Scene in Canada.
Hailing from Eastern Canada, Chad now resides in Toronto but can be found gracing stages all across North America.
'Epic Eagles' is a perfect fit for this Eagles aficionado, who briefly played in his own Eagles Tribute before relocating to Toronto. Chad is our 'Felder/Frey', performing guitar & vocals.
When not performing with 'Epic Eagles', Chad is the Musical Director & Guitarist for Country Artists Meghan Patrick & Kelly Prescott.