Blazing rockers

Ted Moore and his Bon Jovi tribute band will arrive in Salmon Arm in a Blaze of Glory this Friday.

Real rock: Randy Robertson as Richie Sambora, Mike Champigny on bass, Ted Moore as Jon Bon Jovi, James Meyer on keyboards and Doug Grant on drums perform at Club 351 Friday Jan. 22. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Moore once gave up a musical career, returned to university and taught school in White Rock. But the music beckoned and seeing other tribute bands gaining popularity, he turned to one of his favourite bands.

“They are very much a rock band and yet also have very wide appeal,” he says. “With Blaze Of Glory we play shows to all ages and hear kids singing the words to the songs. In the clubs, resorts, and casinos, we see 20 to 50-year-olds singing along as well.”

This kind of appeal is what initially drew Moore to writing and performing.

“I wanted to reach as large an audience as possible and see the world.”

Hailing from Vancouver, this powerful five-piece ensemble features a stellar cast from the West Coast Music scene fronted by venerable Vancouver singer/songwriter Ted Moore, and including Doug Grant on drums, Randy Robertson on guitar, Mike Champigny on bass and Mike Russell on keyboards.

Blaze of Glory runs Friday, Jan 22. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission for the first 100 people is $5. After that, admission will be $10.