Steve Richards Tributes
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Steve Richards Tributes

Chicago, IL | Established. Jan 01, 1990

Chicago, IL
Established on Jan, 1990
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15
Steve Richards Tributes @ Warsaw Performing Arts Center

Warsaw, Indiana, United States

Warsaw, Indiana, United States

Oct
21
Steve Richards Tributes @ White Eagle Banquets & Restaurant

Niles, Illinois, United States

Niles, Illinois, United States

Aug
12
Steve Richards Tributes @ Dockers North

Antioch, Illinois, United States

Antioch, Illinois, United States

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Entertainer Steve Richards presents a Tribute to the King, Elvis Presley! Richards will perform Elvis's greatest and most beloved songs from every era of his career, and tell the story of Elvis's life in this dramatic and dynamic tribute show. Richards’ impersonation of Presley is uncanny, and his ability to tell the life narrative of Elvis is spellbinding. - The Times Weekly


Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond is celebrating his 75th birthday on Jan. 24.

To celebrate, a local artist is preparing a tribute concert from 4-6 p.m. at the Harvest House in Palos Heights. Tribute artist Steve Richards has performed for audiences all over the area.

He gave ABC 7 a preview of his show "Diamond Live: Neil Diamond's 75th Birthday Celebration." - ABC 7 News Arts & Entertainment


Steve Richards isn’t trying to fool anyone.

He’s no Neil Diamond. Like many in the industry today, he’s a tribute artist. And he knows that.

“Don’t take it too seriously,” he said of the advice he’s followed in his nearly four-decade career as a tribute artist. “You might be good at what you do, but you’re not better than the actual person.”

Yet, when Richards takes the stage – as he’ll do at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake – he’s determined to give the audience a complete Neil Diamond experience.

Tickets for the event, a celebration of Diamond’s 74th birthday, start at $16 at 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.

Richards, a Chicago native, will recreate the sound and the flashy look, of course, of the legendary singer. But also the feel.

“You’re actually trying to do them with respect and honor,” he said of the legends he’s impersonated through the years, including Diamond, Elvis, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Barry Manilow and Elton John, among others.

“If you do it the right way, people can see you’re soaking yourself into the character and the song,” he said. “Anybody can sing, but can you really sell the song to the audience?

“If they’ve never seen Neil in concert, they’re going to get a taste of what he really does and the power of what he does.”

What he does is tell stories through music, said Richards, who intends to sing Diamond classics, such as “America,” “Sweet Caroline” and “Forever in Blue Jeans.”

He’ll likely throw in a couple of songs from Diamond’s new album, “Melody Road,” with its lead single “Something Blue,” his first new material in six years. - Planit Northwest


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No. 1 Tribute Artist in the Midwest ! Steve Richards' performance is authentically the best in voice, gestures and heart !  Steve Richards has been performing Dynamic Tributes for over 25 years in the Midwest and around the world ! He has perfected the art of re-creating some of the greatest entertainers. His show is on the level of a concert, capturing the talents and electricity of Garth Brooks, Elton, Elvis, Billy Joel, and Neil Diamond. Steve leaves audiences elated and exhausted. Many artists perform but few are entertainers. Not only can Steve sound like these legends but he brings out the soul and passion of the song and reaches the people in an uncanny experience!!! He has appeared on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT AND WAS ON THE FOX SHOW THE X FACTOR. In Oct. 2010, Steve was invited to a duet with GARTH BROOKS @ THE WYNN IN VEGAS. Steve brought the house down with a roaring standing ovation and a hug from Garth !!