(Greatest Hits Live band members, Mike Kohuch (left), Pete Palazzolo, Charlie Lambrick, and Jim Bonventre, present a check to Transition to Betterness, the funds raised during the Greatest Hits Live 10 Year Anniversary benefit concert that was held at The Capitol Theatre in Windsor, Ontario, on October 6, 2018. Photo above by Zishan Ali, Event and Marketing Coordinator / Transition to Betterness.)
For a decade, electrifying local band, Greatest Hits Live have mastered the art of reproducing the greatest rock music of our time to its highest level and the proof could be seen live at the Capitol Theatre in Windsor on Saturday, October 6, 2018, during what was dubbed, The Greatest Hits Live 10 Year Anniversary Concert. Not only did the band rock, they also raised funds for local charity.
The benefit concert, presented by Liuna 625, was in support of Transition to Betterness (T2B) and the Capitol Theatre Benefit Fund. Recently the band presented a check for $3,480 to T2B (Eyes On Windsor wasn’t able to find out the amount raised for the Capitol Theatre Benefit Fund at the time of publishing this article). In addition to funds raised through generous donations by sponsors, Greatest Hits Live 10 Year Anniversary Concert t-shirts, donated by Jeff Doan of D&R Apparel, were sold at the concert with 100% of sales going towards Transition To Betterness.
Greatest Hits Live incredible tribute shows, including the Best of Styx and Journey, Best of Canadian Rock, Best of 70s Rock, Best of 80s Rock, and The Ultimate Classic Rock Show, are renowned!
Band members include Pete Palazzolo (lead vocals, guitar, and keyboards), Jim Bonventre (drums and percussion), Paul Beresford (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, and percussion), Michael Kohuch (vocals and bass), Charlie Lambrick (lead vocals, guitar, and keyboards), and Cliff McPherson (vocals, keyboards, and percussion).
The band was joined by a 15 piece orchestra conducted by the incredible Mike Karloff. Mike is one of the city’s most in-demand musicians, performing jazz, pop, classical, rock, Broadway and other styles here, in Detroit and further afield. For his most recent project Mike composed the score for a new Canadian musical comedy entitled Raise the Stakes written by Toronto actor Taylor Lavigne. The show recently held it’s world premier right here in Windsor at the Olde Walkerville Theatre this past October.
Band member, Michael Kohuch told Eyes On Windsor, this concert was one of the highlights of his musical career. Mike was amazed and thrilled to perform on stage with a full orchestra. During practice the night before the show Mike says, he couldn’t stop facing the orchestra and watching them as everyone performed. Of course during the actual concert he had to face the audience.
The audience comprised of the band’s family, friends, and fans were thrilled. During the concert Pete Palazzolo dedicated one of the songs to his daughter, talented pop singer/songwriter Christie Palazzolo. Christie has recently changed her performing name to Christie Palace and made the move to Toronto to pursue her music career there.
Christie and the entire audience gave a standing ovation to Greatest Hits Live following the show.
The band has been booked for several private functions now through the holiday season, says Mike Kohuch, and public shows will be announced in the future.
For more information about the band visit the Greatest Hits Live Facebook Group.
For more information about Transition to Betterness visit https://www.t2b.ca
For more information about The Capitol Theatre visit http://www.capitoltheatrewindsor.ca