“With Fleetwood Mac, it’s an amazing chemistry we have on stage.” –Christine McVie Undoubtedly, that statement is the essence of what would ultimately establish Fleetwood Mac as one of the most preeminent musical acts of all time. Paying tribute to such an iconic band is no easy feat, which is exactly why the Lima, Ohio based Fleetwood 2 The Max lives up to the challenge. Fleetwood 2 The Max (F2M) captures the signature sound and performance from the heyday of Fleetwood Mac (1975-1987) which featured the most notable and well-known line-up of Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood.
F2M Founder Jimi Goare taps into his best Lindsey Buckingham with both the fret skills and vocal range that audiences expect. The veteran guitarist, vocalist, producer and composer is no stranger to the stage, having played with some of the biggest acts in music, including Night Ranger, Cheap Trick, Richard Marx, Robin Trower and Grand Funk Railroad.
Singers Kelly Spallinger and Raegan Cox ignite the synergy of Nicks and McVie with both sincerity and accuracy. Raegan conveys the raspy edginess so prevalent in Gold Dust Woman and Rhiannon while Kelly intertwines the velvety overtones in such classics as You Make Loving Fun and Dreams.
Keyboardist Dean Altstaetter is a classically trained blues and jazz inspired player who is right at home on the Rhodes electric piano, acoustic piano, Clavinet and organ. With the music of Fleetwood Mac, keyboard duties come in pairs! Between Dean and Kelly, it’s all covered. Whether it’s the vintage Rhodes and Clav (You Make Loving Fun) or piano and organ (Say You Love Me), all original keyboard arrangements are present. Bassist Sue Alt and drummer Evan Kieffer supply a solid, accurate foundation to the groove with all of the rhythm hooks that fans of Fleetwood Mac expect.
Fleetwood 2 The Max – The Performers
Jimi Goare – Lead/Acoustic Guitars, Vocals Raegan Cox – Vocals Kelly Spallinger– Vocals, Keyboards Evan Kieffer – Drums, Percussion Sue Alt – Bass, Acoustic GuitarDean Altstaetter – Keyboards
Although Fleetwood Mac originally formed in 1967, it was the period of 1975-1987 that highlighted the bands mainstream success with the addition of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. Fleetwood 2 The Max specifically pays tribute to this era in addition to Nicks’ solo career. Albums covered include Fleetwood Mac (1975), Rumours (1977), Tusk (1979), Bella Donna (1981), Mirage (1982), The Wild Heart (1983), Tango in the Night (1987).
Gold Dust Woman
Say You Love Me
You Make Loving Fun
Go Your Own Way
Never Going Back Again