Bennie and the Jets: Premier Elton John Tribute

Date: 
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 7:30pm

Relive the hits, the costumes, the extravagance, and the excitement of Elton John’s music through Greg Ransom's production of Bennie & The Jets: The Premier Elton John Tribute. With amazingly similar vocals and showmanship, Ransom and his band transport you back to the concert halls of ‘70s and ‘80s, making you believe that you are attending an Elton John concert.

Greg Ransom began playing the piano at 10 years old.  While in high school, Ransom and his classmates formed a band called The Awakening and performed a mix of styles from rock to blues to gospel-inspired pop songs.

 At age 21, Greg was playing piano in a downtown hotel bar, when the owner of the hotel requested an Elton John song.  Greg played I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues. The owner approached him afterwards and told him his vocals sounded exactly like Elton John’s and that Ransom should consider putting on the hat and oversized glasses and forming a tribute band.  In 1995, Bennie and the Jets formed. The group played only two local gigs in the Springfield area before receiving a call from a nationally known entertainment broker who needed an Elton John band.  Ransom sent him a tape, and since that day, Bennie and the Jets have toured internationally.

Event Sponsor: eMap

Location: 
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904
Contact Name/Organization: 
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
Contact Email Address: 
upjarts@gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
814-269-7200
Cost of Event: 
Premium: $42 / Regular: $37