ABSOLUTE ADELE TRIBUTE: In The Absolute Adele Tribute, Jennifer Cella delivers a stunningly accurate portrayal of the British songstress and pop icon, an artist she deeply admires. As a long time fan, the seeds for this project started taking root many years ago upon the release of Adele’s debut album, “19”. From minute one, Jennifer fell in love with Adele’s unique style and voice, and spent hours immersed in the work of this rising star. As an accomplished singer who had already had success of her own with the world renowned Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jennifer recognized and admired the many various vocal techniques Adele has in her vocal toolbox, giving each lyric its own color and texture. She appreciated all the nuances and tones of Adele’s amazing instrument and became an adoring fan of her work. The Absolute Adele Tribute is not just a concert. It is theatre, and Jennifer plays the role of Adele. Jennifer relies on her years of acting and theatre training to accurately portray the singer. She not only sings her songs but talks to the audience, explains the origins and backstories to the songs, just as Adele interacts with her audiences at her concerts. Jennifer is excited to make the music of Adele accessible to audiences all over the country with the Absolute Adele Tribute.
From Special Guest Alex Tsarsi: I grew up in Syosset, NY and picked up the guitar for the first time at the age of 12. I am now a proud guitarist, singer song writer, and pianist. I quickly fell in love with playing instruments, and quickly connected the dots to the rock music Ive been listening to since I was born courtesy of my parents. It was easy to put it all together and I’ve never looked back. I later got wind of Randy Rhoads, the guitarist for Ozzy on Blizzard of Oz and Diary of a Madman — his first two studio albums. I’m still inspired by him to this day. Through high school, I played talent shows and a few gigs with my guitar teacher, and through this time I also took up songwriting and haven’t stopped a day since. I also started playing piano and bass during this time and then graduated and attended berklee college of music in Boston. I later attended the Belmont university in Nashville and have played at both of those location while at school. Now, I can’t wait to keep sharing my music with the world and see what’s next!
The Old Roslyn address 19 Bryant Avenue resonates with musical legend and history. Originally a country-western bar owned by Jay Lenihan, the place was bought by partners Michael “Eppy” Epstein and his cousin Richie Hersh in 1971. After teaming up with local radio station WLIR-FM, My Father’s Place—affectionately known as MFP—quickly became a hotbed for concerts and concert broadcasts. MFP presented Billy Joel’s first show after the release of his debut solo LP Cold Spring Harbor and Bruce Springsteen’s first show out of New Jersey, along with seminal radio concerts (including a classic by Lowell George and Little Feat in 1974). The venue kept live performance vital when the rest of Long Island—and perhaps the country—was discoing the night away. Besides reggae, punk music found a place to grow. Unlike most other clubs that highlighted one genre or one particular era of music, the variety of My Father's Place was possibly its most important trait. The club debuted in America most of reggae's biggest stars, helping to make the genre mainstream. Along with CBGB and Max's Kansas City, My Father's Place was a nurturing ground for young punk and new wave acts like The Runaways, The Ramones, Blondie, The Police, and Talking Heads. Country, bluegrass, and blues artists like Charlie Daniels, Linda Ronstadt, and Stevie Ray Vaughan performed early in their careers, while artists like James Brown, B.B. King, Johnny Winter and Bo Diddley played in the twilight of theirs.. My Father’s Place closed on May 3, 1987, with a blowout performance by the funk rock band Tower of Power, and an era came to an end. Today, the club lives on in the works of the many artists—now legends—who first performed on its stage and in the memories of those fortunate to have been a part of it all.