Some songs were written especially for women, to express their emotions and feelings. Well, the all-male Dan Band has changed the rules. Dan Finnerty and his two back up singers have reinvented themselves by singing an odd mixture of female-style “songs with a message.” Obviously these songs do not sound the same and the audience loves it! Dan appears in a garage mechanic’s uniform while his two accountant-styled partners, Gene Reed and John Kozeluh, wear sport’s jackets and slacks. With expressionless faces, their lack of personalities are a striking contrast to Dan’s animated performance. Even the trio’s dances are choreographed to appear as though they are awkward, stiff, and out of place on the stage. We don’t want to miss anything! The Dan Band adds their own emphasis to each song with unexpected kicks, frantic turns, hand waving, and they even jump into each other. All of these elements help to create a very zany show!
After successful appearances, the Aladdin Hotel is welcoming The Dan Band back to their showroom, Friday, December 30, and Saturday, December 31, at 9 P. M., $49.50. What a way to spend the big New Year’s Eve Weekend! You will hear their original versions of “Gloria,” Christina Aguilar, TLC, and Britney Spears medley “Genie in a Bottle/ No Scrubs/ Slave 4 U,” “I Am Woman,” “Abba Medley,” “Tyrone,” “Fernando,” and many other hits. It all started as a joke! Dan Finnerty playfully experimented with Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” while singing karaoke and the audience loved him. The band’s popularity rose when they began choosing 80’s and 90’s diva pop hits and made appearances on numerous television programs such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Late Late Show, and Last Call with Carson Daly. In August, they starred in their own hour long special on Bravo produced by Steven Spielberg and McG (director of Charlie’s Angles). The group’s high energy show attracts a celebrity following with Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Anniston, Cameron Diaz, Ellen Degeneres, and Alanis Morrisette (who’s song “You Oughta Know” is included in the band’s act list). You may have seen the Dan Band in the movies- “Old School” featuring Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” and Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Making Love” in Starsky and Hutch.
Planet Hollywood Resort is located at 3667 Las Vegas Blvd., South, corner of Harmon. www.aladdincasino.com www.ticketmaster.com www.thedanband.com www.missamerica.org.
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