UNA Pressroom

Dave Matthews Tribute Band Gives Una Homecoming Performance Oct. 1

Aug. 18, 2009

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - The Dave Matthews Tribute Band will perform at the University of North Alabama Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 as part of the university's Homecoming festivities. This is a free event. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the GUC Performance Center. Many have gone to the Dave Matthew Tribute Band's live shows with reservations, high expectations and the burning question, "Do these guys sound like the real Dave Matthews Band?" Almost always the answer is, "Yes!" As Rick Grant of Entertaining U in Jacksonville, Fla., wrote, "The Dave Matthews Tribute Band turned out to exceed its billing as a quality improvisational band that uses Dave Matthews' material as themes to improvise. Clearly, this distinguishes them from the other so-called tribute bands. The band is exceptionally tight and produces a solid groove over which the players improvise with hot chops." Hailing from Nashville, Tenn., the Dave Matthews Tribute Band is the only nationally touring tribute to the Dave Matthews Band. This five-piece ensemble strives to pay homage to their famous counterparts by matching the excitement, energy, intensity and intimacy of a DMB live show. "We have so much respect for DMB and what they've been able to accomplish," lead singer Ryan Clifford said. "As fans, we love getting together with others to celebrate and give tribute to DMB and their music." The Dave Matthews Tribute Band has worked hard to bring musical expertise and an energetic stage presence to remake and provide fans with a true DMB experience. "The whole basis of the band is to put on a musical play," Clifford said. "We try to recreate the experience you may get from the real band." For a complete list of UNA Homecoming activities, visit alumni.una.edu. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Melanie Harris, coordinator of programming, at 256-765-4248 or maharris1@una.edu.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/