October 28 @ The Whiskey A Go Go, Hollywood. SUPER FAN VIP PRIZE CONTEST

by Lisa Morgan

Schmidy’s Tavern was as prepared as they could be for the event that would be OZZMANIA. It was a packed house, and not a single fan was disappointed. Vince Pacelli on bass, from the band Dirt (Alice in Chains Tribute), teamed up with Michael Clemens on drums. They powered their way through the show like demi-god, brothers of thunder. Meanwhile, Mark Knapp wielded his axe expertly, like a veteran, Spartan warrior, only with better hair. They provided the perfect backdrop for the man who channels the spirit of the prince of darkness like no other – Ozzy’s doppelganger, Michael Reade. “First time I saw Ozzmania, I was totally blown away,” shared Ozzmania fan, Tuong-Lan Dang. “Michael Reade and Mark Knapp lit the stage on fire. They look and sound just like Ozzy and Zakk!”

Out of thousands of talented tribute bands across the country and beyond, the guys of OZZMANIA were awarded the title as one of “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands”, an honor that is part of AXS TV’s weekly live concert series now in their fourth season. Host and executive producer, Katie Daryl, introduced the all-new lineup of tribute bands just prior to their show at Schmidy’s. I asked Katie how OZZMANIA, a band stacked with our own LOCAL Coachella Valley musicians, was selected. She shared, “‘The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands’ looks for acts that look and sound just like the real thing. Ozzmania does a great job with their tribute to Ozzy and Black Sabbath! When you see them perform your jaw will just drop. I’m so excited to have the guys as part of season 4! This way everyone around the country can tune and see their mind blowing talent 100% live from the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood on AXS TV!” That show will be filmed Tuesday, October 28th, and CV Weekly will be there to support our local guys’ incredible success.

The beautiful host of the show has done more than just shout out accolades and adorn OZZMANIA with their much deserved crown and title. Miss Daryl has arranged for a prize package for lucky OZZMANIA Super Fans!

– VIP table for 4
– Tshirts for 4
– Drinks for 4
– Guitar picks for 4
– West Hollywood memorabilia, tbd
– Meet & greet with the band pre-show with back stage photos.
– Professional photos with the band after the show

Coachella Valley Weekly will be adding their own contributions to the package, details of which will be announced in next issue.

So, if you consider yourself a Super Fan of Ozzy and of our local guys who bring us OZZMANIA, or even if you know of a deserving fan, submit a short essay as to why you think you or they should be awarded the prize package at Ozzmania’s live broadcast from the Whiskey a Go Go, Tuesday, October 28th.

Winner/winners will be selected October 21st and announced in the next issue of CV Weekly along with their essay. Follow details on the Facebook event page at OZZMANIA – WORLDS GREATEST TRIBUTE BAND. You may submit your essay there, or email me directly at lisa@coachellavalleyweekly.com. Put your heart into it. We know that the boys of OZZMANIA sure have. GOOD LUCK!!