DIAMOND IS FOREVER! THE NEIL DIAMOND EXPERIENCE
Presented by Fine Arts Network Theater Company
VENUE: Old Town Temecula Community Theater
International recording artist David J. Sherry and his celebrated Diamond Is Forever! Band offer a refreshingly new approach to live entertainment combining a contemporary tribute format and a charismatic, personable frontman with an unparalleled audience connection and a personal passion for the music and lyrics of Neil Diamond. While preserving the integrity of Neil Diamond's lyrics and music, bandleader David J. Sherry flavors the show with his own personable charm and charisma bringing audiences to both laughter and tears. Recognized for his personal and passionate delivery of Neil's songs rather than a mechanically cloned impersonation, fans say "David sings them like he's lived them" in a real heart-felt tribute to the music and lyrics of the greatest singer/songwriter ever. It is a winning format that appeals to an audience demographic of all ages. Neil Diamond fans love the dedication to Neil Diamond's music and lyrics and David Sherry's passionate delivery. It's a real Neil Diamond Tribute delivered as only a true Neil Diamond fan can. Yet, you don’t have to be a Neil Diamond fan to love this show.
''Sherry does NOT impersonate Neil Diamond. He simply pays great tribute to a great entertainer. Most tribute bands or clone acts fall far short in their attempts to imitate the original artist and I have never seen anyone who could. David Sherry kicks the door down in this regard because he is more than a mere entertainer. He is absolutely immersed in his presentation of Diamond’s work, and to most of the audience, it WAS Neil Diamond on stage, not David Sherry. The real David Sherry has literally bottled the essence of the music and the spirit. Then he dispenses it to his audience as surely as healing medicine.'' (Coronado Clarion, September 15, 2010, Alan Graham, author of ''I Remember Jim Morrison'')
'' . . . this is exactly what I remember when I was standing 4 feet from Neil (on tour) . . . what sets Sherry apart from others is that he gives a heart-felt tribute rather than a mechanically cloned performance.'' (Randy Sterling, Union Tribune, September 20, 2007)