Heartless - A Tribute to Heart
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Heartless - A Tribute to Heart

Burlington, Vermont, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Burlington, Vermont, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Classic Rock



The best kept secret in music


"Heartless celebrates Ann Wilson through music, community"

When it comes to female rockers, there are a few artists who are immediately recognized whenever they start to sing. One such is Ann Wilson of the group Heart. Her power, control, and passion are palpable in whatever song she chooses to sing — whether it’s an original song or a cover she makes her own with her distinctive stylings. So, when I heard there was a tribute band called Heartless that was coming to the Somerset Abbey in Madison, I figured it would be worthwhile to chat with the lead singer Jasmine White. I reached White at her home in Vermont on a Tuesday morning and asked:
Q: You’re coming up to do a performance at Somerset Abbey. Have you played there before?
White: We have not. This will be a new venue for us. They’ve been really nice so far, so we’re excited to play the show there.

Q: How did you get going on this Heartless project?
White: Well, my lullaby when I was a baby was “Dog & Butterfly” and so I immediately took to the voice of Ann Wilson, and that’s how I learned how to sing —it’s always been a dream of mine to do a tribute for her. Then in my adult life, I dabbled a lot in community theater and various cover bands, but I just was never satisfied with the performance aspect of that. I knew what I wanted to do. So, as I dabbled in different cover bands in my 30s, I finally decided to select those musicians that really spoke to me and the ones that were the best to work with and had the talent to meet the challenge. So we developed {the act} in January of 2016 and we’ve been pretty much going since. We’ve been on the road since 2018, as far as touring around New England.

Q: Well, it sounds like your dream finally came true.
White: It was a no-brainer for me — it was a natural act — and then hand-picking the other seven musicians that are with me is what took a while. The group that we have now is just perfect, they’re phenomenal.

Q: Have you performed in Maine before?
White: We have. We did a Downunder Club in Bangor in 2018, we’ve done mixes a couple of times up in Lewiston, and that’s really it, we haven’t ventured out too, too much. But we’re excited to hit the Somerset Abbey and see the crowd there.

Q: Now, because Heart has an incredible catalog of material out there, how do you go about choosing a set list that doesn’t keep you onstage for three or four hours?
White: (Laughter) Well, our sets are ever-changing but one of the things that I’ll point out is that Heartless isn’t a tribute to Heart, we’re a tribute to Ann Wilson of Heart and that opens the catalog even further if you can imagine (chuckle). So we play the best of Heart classics that everybody loves — “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” all of those; but we also dabble in a little bit of her original material that she’s done in her later years, with her “Fierce Bliss” album, and then she’s done a lot of covers that people recognize now going solo.

Q: And some of those covers have appeared in Heart concerts that I’ve seen over the years, as well. I can think of a couple from a band with the initials LZ, for instance.
White: Yeah, Heart has always covered Led Zeppelin, since 1973 they do two to three Zeppelin songs in every tour that they’ve done, so our Zeppelin catalog is really dense. She’s also done some covers like “Dream On” with Aerosmith, “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” with The Who, and so on and so forth. So every time we hit a new year of touring we reset our entire show to keep it fun and interesting and different. And, more importantly, to keep us challenged and on our feet because if you’re not challenged in music there’s no point in playing it, you will never learn everything there is to know with music, so that’s what keeps us really happy and humble with what we do.

Q: With that thought in mind, what’s a Heartless set like?
White: Our set is really diverse. I wear a lot of Ann Wilson original outfits that I’ve gotten from her assistant through an auction — every now and again she’ll switch over her stage gear and certain pieces will go up for auction. I’ve been able to secure a couple pieces of those and wear them on stage. And we’ve also had the opportunity to ask her questions, and I can’t do too much of a spoiler alert, you’ll have to come to the show to see it. We’ve been able to ask her: “What are the messages you want us to bring forward to your fans because they are your fans, it’s your music, it’s your lyrics, how do you want us best to present that for you when you’re not in the area?” So we give that piece, as well; and it really speaks about community connections, inclusion and the love of music, as it is, it makes it a very heartfelt show — pun intended! We always have people at the end of the show just ready for life, they’re filled with love, the energy in the room is gi-normous, and we get goosebumps every time we play if that says anything (laughter).

Q: If you get goosebumps, you know you’re doing something right, that’s for sure.
White: Absolutely, absolutely!

Q: And, let’s face it, her voice is so distinctive and instantly recognizable, at least I think so.
White: Her voice has changed in her age — it’s not for better or for worse — she’s just changed. I think her voice is more full-bodied now, and she’s really come into her own as far as making that standard rock ‘n’ roll voice epic. You put on the record, I’m still stuck in my records, and you instantly know, “Oh, that’s Ann Wilson!” Her tone and the way that she hits notes {White sings to demonstrate} no one else does it the way that she does, I love that about her and she’s set such a great standard for women in rock ‘n’ roll.

Q: Well, between the stage outfits you’ve gotten and the faithfulness of your treatment of her music, that’s like an endorsement, in a way.
White: Well, we did get a small endorsement from her this year. At the beginning of the year the band and I had sat down and said that there’s so much dissension in the world today, whether its sexuality, whether it’s your income, whether it’s your politics: everybody on social media has to argue with somebody else about something, there’s such a disconnect that’s happening. We wanted to take her music and promote coming back together, having each other’s back regardless of differences — and one of the songs that we’re debuting this year is the Heart song, “Allies,” and it talks about exactly that. We reached out to her and we said, “We really want to highlight this song for this purpose as we go around New England to play these shows …we feel it’s so important right now for people to remember that it takes a community to come together, to respect each other, to move forward with positive changes — whatever those changes are.” So when we told her about using that song in our mission, we asked her what she thought about that and her response was, “It is very timely, it’s important and you have 100% my blessing!” We were really excited to receive that from her, and we are carrying that forward for her.

Q: Is there anything, Jasmine, that you’d like me to pass on to the folks reading this article, especially seeing this is your first time at Somerset Abbey?
White: I want to invite them to be a part of the community, loving connection in that movement with us, to us that’s why we do exactly what we do, everything else aside, it all comes from our hearts to them. - Morning Sentinel


HEARTLESS- A Tribute to Ann Wilson of Heart brings forward the Allies Tour in 2023 to promote equality and love through the music of Ann Wilson of Heart. Over the next year, we are reaching out to communities all over New England to promote equality, love, and community connection through music.

“We are in historic times with all the struggles we face today. We will make it known with every performance that no matter what your struggles are, we are your Allies, we have your back, and we are all in it together.” states the Lead singer who plays Ann Wilson and Manager, Jasmine White. “Heartless is known for their community connection piece by covering “What about love” but they are taking it a step further this year dedicating the Heart classic song “Allies” for this very purpose.”

“The message is clear, and we are simply a vessel to deliver it.” says Jasmine “Heart’s lyrics speak of justice, love, and connection in the decades of songs they have written. Ann politely and shamelessly makes her statements of connection, love, and letting the music guide you, so we have decided to do the same with the voice and the reach we must remind the community that Love Matters, Love Wins, and We cannot do it unless we do it together. We don’t just cover Ann’s songs. We bring forward her purpose, her passion, and combine her message with ours to make a positive impact, somewhere…anywhere.” While the band is putting final touches on their music selection and staging, they reached out to Ann Wilson's assistant to get Ann's thoughts and provide some words of advice. Ann Wilson's response: "Absolutely, Yes. I love their commitment to truth. It is a beautiful idea and timely! I give it my 100% blessing."

Lyrics written by Heart include:
“Allies with our backs against the wall
I will answer when you call
And take on the odds for what we believe is true.
Allies in a world of too much choiceI only need your voice
To tell me you care, I’ll be anywhere for you, Allies” -


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HEARTLESS- A Tribute to Ann Wilson of Heart brings forward the Love Alive Tour in 2024 to sharing community connection through the music of Ann Wilson of Heart.  While the band is putting final touches on their music selection for last year's 'Allies Tour:, they asked for Ann's endorsement. Ann Wilson's response: "Absolutely, Yes. I love their commitment to truth. It is a beautiful idea and timely! I give it my 100% blessing."

Heartless is a touring act with a goal of playing each song as a true to live version of Ann Wilson’s performances. This band packs the house with each show with fans who sing along with classic Heart songs, Ann Wilson originals, and few well known Led Zeppelin covers commonly covered by Heart throughout their decades of tour. Each show, Heartless carries a special message to their audience, which brings focus to "Music speaks" and "bringing community together". With the unmatched musicianship of the band members, we are true to the live delivery of all Heart and Zeppelin songs, and provide a true concert experience, both by musical performance, costumes, and character delivery.

Jasmine White, lead vocal, brings all the vocal flavors and personality of Ann Wilson alive. Jasmine delivers hit songs such as “Alone”, "What About Love“, "Straight On", "Magic Man", "Barracuda”, and “Crazy on You” with ease while bringing the rough edges of her vocals to the Led Zeppelin covers songs like “Whole Lotta Love", "Stairway to Heaven", and "Kashmir" as delivered by Ann Wilson on decades of tours. Complete in velvet coats, original stage-worn attire from Ann Wilson, and the signature hair, Jasmine provides an unforgettable and undeniable “Ann Wilson” performance.

We work exclusively with Providence Music Group and Elevate Entertainment Marketing for all our 2024 Keep Love Alive Tour shows. Our Tour focus this year is "Keep Love Alive". Our tour is built upon the lyrics of Ann Wilson of Heart to promote self love and respect.  We all need a reminder of that these days.  

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