Tupelo Honey: A Van Morrison Celebration

Newberry Opera House

Tupelo Honey is a celebration of the music of Van Morrison. He was one of the earliest inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has written some of the most iconic songs in popular music.

Comprised of some of the finest musicians on the East Coast, each band member is dynamic on his/her own, but as a band they are electric. The man up front is J. DeRosa Ross. A veteran of over 3000 live performances as a singer, master of ceremonies, host, and much more. He’s pure energy on stage. With the voice of an angel, Cyriese Lambert is the perfect counterbalance to Jim’s booming vocals. Her range, tone, and presence are extraordinary. Cyriese has been a working musician for several years and has performed with some of the best names in the music.   

The motor behind it all, Ralph Vargas’ drumming keeps everyone together. His experience & style assures he can provide the time necessary and the flair he’s known for. “Boots” Anderson has been one of the most sought-after guitarists in the New York Metro Area for years. With a background in everything from Jazz to Pop to Classical, “Boots” can do it all. Laying down the bass, Bill Brady helps bring many of Van’s songs to life. Whether it’s the haunting sound of “Into the Mystic,” the Jazz of “Moondance,” or the straight-ahead Rock and Roll of “Gloria” and “Brown Eyed Girl,” Bill makes sure you feel it in your soul. Bobby Douglas is one of the most versatile and respected musicians around, a classically trained keyboardist who can play anything. He leads the band with style and his enormous knowledge of music. Robin Corley on saxophone and flute brings a lyrical style to Tupelo Honey that fits perfectly with the style of Van Morrison. When you watch the musicians in Tupelo Honey, you’re seeing the real thing. No special effects, no backing tracks, no tricks. Just great music, written by a legendary songwriter. And most importantly… a GREAT TIME!


Tier 1 Standard price: $60.00

Tier 2 Standard price: $50.00

Tier 3 Standard price: $45.00

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