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"The Peacheaters ROAR through Allman Brother's favorites..." - Steve Morse, the Boston Globe


"The best Allmans tribute band you will see." - Carter Alan, WZLX-Boston's legendary DJ


From the AC/CD to ZZ Top, “tribute bands” come in all shapes and sizes. Long time New England-based favorites include “Beatlejuice” - paying homage to you guessed it, The Beatles, “Draw the Line” - the official Aerosmith act and now: “The Peacheaters: Playing the music of the Allman Brothers band.” The band’s name is derived from the title of the Allman’s 1972 LP - Eat A Peach.

In a nutshell tribute bands seem to fall into one of two categories: bands that focus on recreating the sound of their musical heroes and bands that deliver an illusion. In large part the direction of most tribute acts reflects the image of the real McCoy’s they emulate. “To us the Allman’s have always been about the music. So we don’t dress up in costumes or take on their personas. We concentrate on getting the music and the spirit of the music right,” says lead singer John Bennett.

The six members of the Peacheaters are dedicated musicians who care deeply about capturing the signature sound of one of America’s most enduring bands. When it comes to the Allman's that “spirit” comes to life in the form of twin guitar melodies, soulful Hammond B-3 organ riffs, a thundering bass guitar and at least two drummers on any given night. “We’re a big band with a big sound,” remarked drummer Alec Antobenedetto, “Each of us plays a critical part in creating the textures of this incredible music.”

Like all good tribute bands, The Peacheaters have done an enormous amount of preparation. From studying video and audio recordings to learning each song in its original key with its little nuances such as alternate tunings, harmonies and complex rhythms, this band faithfully reproduces a constantly expanding catalog of Allman’s classics. “But we’re not just out there playing note for note versions of these songs”, says bassist Rick Calcagni. “The ABB was one of the first bands to break out of the cookie-cutter, three-minute song structure and play extended solos and unique versions of their tunes almost every night. So we try to include a bit of ourselves in every arrangement. That's what brings the show experience to life”
- Needham Times


Discography

Peacheaters Live at the Wheelhouse (video of full show, 2 sets!) available for streaming at:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3549107775988603972

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3009704687387215377

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The Peacheaters started as a side-project of another band. We found that we all shared a love for the music of the Allman Brothers and similar artists, and decided to do occasional gigs under a pseudonym. Two things surprised us; the overwhelming positive response from audiences, and they way that this timeless music seemed to live and breathe as we explored it. Rather than play the music, the music started playing us; the experience was intoxicating. Every show was unique, different, an event. The "original" band fell by the wayside, and more and more the Peach took over. We started incorporating material from related artists - The Grateful Dead, Derek and the Dominoes, Van Morrison, and even some of our originals - but always keeping the Allman Brothers music as the focus and core of our show. We love this music, respect it deeply, and see what we do as a way of keeping it's fire burning brightly. We don't try to copy or imitate, we don't "become" Duane or Dickie; rather, we try to play their music with the same love and fire and inspiration that they always did. And in doing so, deliver a unique and exciting musical event; one that leaves everyone, performer and audience alike, breathless.