Real Impostors 30th Anniversary Benefit
Sunday, September 22 @ 5:00 PM| $25
Doors open 4PM | Show starts at 5PM
$25 Online | $30 Phone & Box Office
Front Row Table $150
4 Seats Per Table ($37.50 per seat)
On Sunday September 22, 2019 from 4-9, at the historic Empress Theatre in downtown Vallejo, The Real Impostors will be joined by special guests alumni for their final farewell show. Proceeds from this special event will go to support the ongoing fight to reduce premature death and disability from the two leading killers in America: Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.
From the bottom of our hearts and all of our SOUL, we hope you will join us in celebrating great people, music and friends as we have for the past 30 years: ”let’s party”, The Real Impostors!
The Real Impostors began their musical journey in 1989, when a few local musicians came together at the request of a Bay Area promoter to play a single show. Since then, the band has thrived and became one of the Bay Area’s sought after dance party bands, frequently performing at corporate, private and public events.
Through the years, alumni from many prominent Bay Area groups such as Tower of Power, Sheila E., Michael Walden, Eddy Money, Cold Blood, Todd Rungren, Santana, Malo, Maynard Ferguson, The Whispers, M.C. Hammer, Roy Rodgers, Tainted Love, Doc Severenson and Aretha Franklin have passed through the ranks of The Real Impostors supporting the existence of the band for three decades.
For the past 20 years, the most consistent lineup of the band has included six musicians, two of them founding members. Both Dwight Cotton (keyboards/vocals) and Mike Jacobs (saxophone/percussion/vocals) date back to the beginning. Ralph Settembrino (guitar/vocals); David Martin (vocals/ percussion); Rod Verette (bass) and Leo Vigil (drums/vocals) since joined them. Together, they display a fiery mélange of R&B, Funk, Soul, Rock, Hip-hop and Reggae. Five lead singers, a dynamic driving rhythm section and passionate imaginative soloists have creatively expressed these genres as only The Real Impostors can. In other words, “This Band Burns” and if you’re not dancing, it’s not their fault!