Welcome to the world of RED A Tribute to Sammy Hagar. Based in St. Louis MO, RED was conceived in 2011 by a group of dedicated local musicians. Our goal is to provide a tribute band to one of the greatest rockers in rock and roll history, Sammy Hagar. His music has spanned over 4 decades and his concerts have elvolved to the party we all know as a Sammy Hagar Concert. Our love for the music of Sammy Hagar inspired this project. We are not a band that is trying to BE Sammy Hagar. We are a band trying to create the same type of atmosphere that you would find at a Hagar Concert. Our motto is:
IT'S NOT ABOUT US TRYING TO BE SAMMY, IT'S ABOUT YOU AND THE SAMMY HAGAR PARTY!!!
Lead singer Joe W. Smith has performed in several local bands throughout the years. We like to refer to him as "Faux Sammy." His look, voice and mannerisms will impress even the avid Sammy fan. Joe is surrounded by fellow musicians Tom Ackman on Lead Guitar, Rob Sherman on Bass Guitar, Wayne Stedman on Keyboards and Bobby Deskins on Drums.
Our Stage gear and stage props are designed to replicate the same style of stage that you might find at a Sammy Hagar Show. We are adding and changing our stage on a regular basis to keep the look of the band fresh. Our set list will include songs from every period of Sammy's career. Everything from Montrose, HSAS, Solo Sammy, Van Halen, Sammy and the Woborita's and Chickenfoot will be performed at a RED Show. CHECK US OUT AT A VENUE NEAR YOU SOON!!