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Tribute band ‘Best of the Eagles’ performs at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 1

Tribute band ‘Best of the Eagles’ performs at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 1
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From a press release:

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in downtown Scranton will present Best of the Eagles on Friday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre.

Best of the Eagles is one of the top Eagles tribute acts in the country with authentic live performances of the legendary rock band’s greatest hits from the 1970s, ’80s, and more – no tracks added.

The group prides itself as the most exact interpretation of the music of the Eagles in America, bar none. Each member mirrors his counterpart in the Eagles instrumentally and vocally. However, this is no simple copy or impersonator act, but rather a group of excellent musicians who expertly and authentically recreate the songs, the music, the vocals, and the magical aura of one of America’s greatest rock bands.

After selling out many venues in the region, including the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, New Jersey, Best of the Eagles looks forward to sharing a great night of classic songs in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Tickets, which range from $28.25-$48.25, including fees, are available now in person at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton), online at, and by phone at 570-344-1111. For more information or to view a full schedule of events, visit

This band of New York/New Jersey all-stars captures the instrumental and vocal prowess of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers with decades of experience. BOTE founder, producer, and singer/songwriter Joe Vadala (guitar, vocals) has performed nationally with such artists as Buzzy Linhart, La Bamba and the Hubcaps, Joey and the Works, Poetic Justice, and more. His music is published through Polygram Universal International, and he has opened for many national acts and performed as part of the premier house bands at the world-renowned Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Marc Hoffman (drums, vocals) was a founding member of the popular New Jersey-based band Prophet and has performed with Rock City featuring Tom Fuller. He was also a member of the band Race who performed two original songs for the cult classic movie “The Toxic Avenger.” Hoffman is an accomplished singer, songwriter, drummer, and producer and has written for many artists, including Japan’s bestselling artist Miho Nakayama. In addition to his extensive live musical career, he has also written and performed music for NBC and CBS soap operas.

John Bushnell (rhythm, lead and slide guitars, vocals) has been a cutting-edge and well-respected player for years. Countless recording sessions of every genre, an endorsement with Ibanez guitars, and record deals with Sutra Records and Epic Records are all part of his musical history. He has played with Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra), James Cotton, Michael Tschudin (David Bowie), and Charles Collins (The Jackson 5, Elton John) and released a critically acclaimed album, “7th Sense,” in the U.S. and Europe.

Jerry Steele (guitar, pedal steel, vocals) has worked as a performer and session player with a wide array of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Mike Auldridge, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Nile Rodgers.

A multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and session player, Dan “Dano” Miller (bass, vocals) has performed and recorded with numerous Philadelphia and New Jersey-based groups, including In the Fur, Linus the Moon, Almost Green, Shaun Ruymen, Jay Liberatore, the Pete Beck Band, and the Rich Scannella Group.

Dave “Squiggy” Biglin (keyboards, vocals) has worked as a performer, session player, arranger, producer, and songwriter with such acts as Art Garfunkel, Steve Howe (Yes), Laura Branigan, Quarterflash, Leslie West (Mountain), and more and has toured worldwide.

The Scranton Cultural Center’s 2020-2021 season is sponsored by Fidelity Bank and LT Verrastro and supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Lackawanna County Office of Arts and Culture, and Lackawanna County Commissioners Jerry Notarianni, Debi Domenick, and Chris Chermak.