Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, March 8, 2019 From AC/DC to U2, the Breakaway Music Hall covers Rock & Roll and more By The Advocate W hat started as a plan to return the missing music scene to the North Shore and Greater Boston – Breakaway Music Hall in Danvers has met that goal and exceeded it. Since the heydays of the live Boston music club scene, such as the legendary Channel nightclub which held 1,500 guests to the still-running Paradise Rock Club with a capacity of 350, Breakaway has brought musical tribute acts, from the popular Bon Jovi tribute band ‘Livin’ on a Bad Name’ to country music’s ‘No Shoes Nation’ Kenny Chesney tribute band. Breakaway Music Hall owner Joe Crowley, who purchased the former Village Green restaurant and bar less than four years ago, has turned the place upside down with renovations to the kitchen and restaurant of the nightclub – moving the stage to the west side to allow for a larger capacity – along with a renovated bar. After its start as a gamble with local cover bands – such as the popular Fortune, Tangerine and Wildfire bands – Breakaway has shown that music fans also love the tribute bands that take it to the next lever with sight as well as sound, such as KISS Forever, which included costumes and makeup. The Doors Experience will return a Jim Morrison tribute to the Breakaway stage, which will also feature Livin’ on a Bad Name’s Bon Jovi lookalike. Taking the classic rock tribute to the next MIRROR IMAGE: Maurice “Mick Jagger” is shown on stage performing The Rolling Stones’ songbook. The Stones tribute band The Blushing Brides will be bringing their 40th anniversary tour to the Breakaway Music Hall stage on April 20. BREAKAWAY | SEE PAGE 18

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