10/10 naming points for Amy Winehouse tribute act – Amy Housewine. Based in Southport, in the North-West of the UK, the singer’s (real-name Paula Delaney) act also includes Amy-alike banter. Previous audiences include Yo! Sushi and Vince Cable.
The official Arctic Monkeys tribute act, the Antarctic Monkeys have received approval from “Chris McClure (from the front cover of the album ‘Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not’ and brother of lead singer – Jon McClure, from Reverend and the Makers)”. Good to know.
And now, for something slightly different. Beatallica play Beatles covers. But in the style of Metallica. Sample titles include: ‘Hey Dude’, and ‘All You Need Is Blood’. Amazing.
Elton John? Nah, mate. I’m Elton Jeff. See? Got the snazzy jacket and everything.
Fan Halen come a close second to Amy Housewine in the well-chosen-name stakes. The members include Derek Fan Halen, Larry Fan Halen, Ernie Berru and Michael Fanthony.
Razorlike. We queried how much it would cost for Razorlike to play the NME offices. The quote we received was £950-1200. Sure, we could buy Borrell hats for everyone with that amount of money.
Gabba (pictured) are one of the reasons why the internet ought to exist. A British mash-up tribute band (stay with us), they cover ABBA songs in the style of the Ramones. What do you mean, you’ve never heard ‘The Pinhead Takes It All’?
Jamiroquai tribute act, Jamirroquai is the work of one-man funkathon Mac Star. so committed to his impersonation is Mac that he also drives a ferrari, and can be booked with ‘one of his Italian sports cars to make it seem even more like the real deal.’
Kazabian (pictured) are the UK’s leading Kasabian tribute act. They’re not wrong. Their website has them gigging every weekend until the end of 2012.
We have to applaud Motorheadache for their economy in naming their tribute to Lemmy. Informative puns are the best kind of puns.
Featuring songs from Glee, Hannah Montana, High School Musical, and Camp Rock, tribute act Music High must have their smiles stapled on at the start of each performance.
Pink Floyd tribute act Pink Fraud had spent a whack on their literal dark side of the moon projections, but they thought it added a certain something to their set.
Shirley Bassey tribute Surely Bassey must spend a fortune on sequins dry-cleaning each year.
Black Sabbath tribute group Sack Sabbath play very specific Sabbath tracks- only those from the ‘classic era’ of 1970-1976.
‘Tristan Drew presents ‘Olly Murs: Thinking of Me’
Behold, an Olly Murs tribute act. Or, to give it its full name: ‘Tristan Drew presents ‘Olly Murs: Thinking of Me’. We’d rather not, thanks.
The Killers get on so well with their tribute band, the Fillers (pictured) that Ronnie Vanucci actually guested on drums for them once. View the video at http://www.myspace.com/thefillersrock
‘Winehouse Meets Adele’
If you want two for the price of one, hire Angel as ‘Winehouse Meets Adele’. The singer and her band covers all Adele and Amy’s famous tracks, although we’re not sure how many wig changes are involved.
2u2 may be a U2 tribute act, but all we want to know is if it means there are two of each member. No band needs two Bonos.
Coldplace, a Coldplay tribute act have the right look, for sure. But we bet they’re not going to shell out on special wristbands for their fans.
Noasis were very clear about what they have on offer.
Four Fighters are not only a Foo Fighters tribute, they’re also highly-trained ninjas. Well, maybe.
Jimi Jon Experience
Formed in 1996 the Jimi Jon Experience have longevity on their side. They’ve appeared on The Trisha Show, Talk Radio with Lorraine Kelly, Sky One’s Death by Excess and The One Show.
Kaiser Killers cover all their bases. Playing tracks by Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers and also Franz Ferdinand, White Stripes, Coldplay and Iggy Pop – they’re basically a four-man indie supergroup.
Were Boyzone not tough enough for you? Did you think that ‘Words’ would be better with a shouted ‘1,2,3,4’ intro? Well then, crack into Oizone, a group that performs punk covers of Ronan and co.
Gaga 4 Cheryl
‘Looks like Cheryl, sings like Gaga!’ Gaga 4 Cheryl does exactly what it says on the tin.
Kings of Lyon
We hope that the Kings of Lyon do versions of K.O.L songs, but en Francais. ‘Oooh mon sexe est en feu’.
Oasish were almost there, but not quite.
OK-sis never aimed for greatness.
Guns 2 Roses
Guns 2 Roses have been together for so long, that in 2006, original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler joined the group on a tour of the UK.
Saving the best til last, the now-defunct Nudist Priest perform, yep, you’ve guessed it – Judas Priest covers in the nip.