Arch Allies launches brand new website

Arch Allies launches brand new website

Arch Allies just launched a brand new website in time for the summer season! The band has a great summer line up of festivals and large events so keep check it out at: www.archallies.com ABOUT ARCH ALLIES If you are a fan of Journey, REO Speedwagon, or Styx, then you have a new favorite band pumping out GREAT MUSIC: Arch Allies! Arch Allies is a timeless tribute band centered around making classic rock sing alongs with dynamic vocals, huge guitars, dashing keyboards and powerful drums. This tribute band is making waves as THE national touring tribute show in North America. Arch Allies has performed from Florida to Washington state and from Mexico to...
Star Trib interviews TMA on the popularity of tribute bands

Star Trib interviews TMA on the popularity of tribute bands

Time Music Agency owner, Chad Higgins, was recently interviewed by the Star Tribune on the popularity of tribute bands. For the original article, click here.   The tribute band phenomenon is a sweet-smelling stew of love, memory and obsession — on both sides of the microphone. The audience is there to recapture the emotions of youth. “They’re thinking about their high school girlfriends and the good times they had and that time they went to state,” said Chad Ryan Higgins of Time Music Agency in Long Lake, a tribute band booker. And the artists are driven by a need that they can’t always put into words — so they put it into performance. “You don’t go out and play someone else’s music unless you’re really connected to it,” Higgins said. “You’re giving an homage to something that’s special to you, and sharing it with other people. Most of these artists are so dedicated that if they didn’t have the musical skills, they’d be doing it at home in the mirror.” Higgins’s agency books an array of tribute bands, including Ladies of the ’80s (Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Pat Benatar), Chase & Ovation (Minneapolis funk) and Arch Allies (Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon). They get the best response at casinos, festivals and suburban bars, he said. Tribute act audiences want to immerse themselves in their favorite music, said Michael Paepke, another local tribute band booker — especially since the original acts don’t come around often, if at all. “They don’t want just one or two songs,” he said. “They want a whole set of Rush and a whole set of...