Rich Kubicz, who plays the role of Tom Petty in the show, has been playing guitar and singing since his early teens. By 2007, so many people had told him that he looked and sounded like
Tom Petty that he decided to put together Damn The Torpedoes as a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
The goal was to play all of the studio hits, some of the live versions and a few deep cuts to create the illusion of a Tom Petty concert performance. This meant that each band member
would need to find the same sounds as on the records and play their parts note for note.
Over the years Damn The Torpedoes has evolved with a deeper understanding of the Tom Petty catalog and more committed members. The current lineup has been in place for several years
and demonstrates the unspoken chemistry that makes any great band. All of the signature riffs, harmonies and underlying parts of the music are there—and the show has become “second
nature” with an artistry and emotion that makes audiences smile. Or as Rich likes to say, we deliver the “awe factor” in every performance.
Unforgettable Fire, or “UF”, was born on New Years Day in 1995 as one of the first U2 tribute bands to perform in America. After over 23 years of playing in some of the most prestigious venues on the East coast, UF has formed a reputation among many to be one of the closest experiences to being at an actual live U2 show. The members of UF are also very dedicated fans of U2, and will not settle for anything less than complete authenticity. In addition to performing a very impressive array of U2 material from pre-“Boy” to the most recent releases and beyond, UF does everything in its power (from wardrobe to lighting) to recreate the live U2 concert setting for their audience.
(Saturday) 8:00 pm
Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003