"THE GUYS WHO GAVE US ROCK!"
Starring Skip Griparis
Laugh and Rock with Skip's 90 Uncanny Vocal Impressions of 40's, 50's and 60's Rock Icons!!!
SKIP GRIPARIS is a one-man, self-contained show. SKIP is an impresario on the guitar. and VOCALLY impersonates 90 different male rock legends and bands! He has a 3 and a half octave vocal range. AND sounds EXACTLY like the singer or band he is portraying. AND plays guitar EXACTLY like who he is portraying. SKIP is a HILARIOUS comedian, so the show offers 90 Impersonations and great comedy!!! There will never be another Danny Gans, but it is that type of act.
SKIP also toured with OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN in the 70's for 4 years.
THE 1940'S AND 1950'S ~
Nat King Cole, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters. Roy Brown, Louis Jordan, Arthur Smith, Jackie Brenston & Ike Turner, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Frank Sinatra, Little Richard, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner, The Platters, Bill Haley/Comets, Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, Ricky Nelson, Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Diamonds, Johnny Mathis, Sheb Wooley. Johnny Otis, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry.
THE 1960's ~
The Drifters, Sam Cooke, Neil Sedaka, Del Shannon, Gene Pitney, Dion, The Marcels, Tokens, Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, Dick Dale, Chris Montez, Marvin Gaye, Bobby Pickett, Chubby Checker, Beach Boys, The Four Seasons, Kingsmen, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, James Brown, Troggs, Wilson Pickett, Shadows, Young Rascals, Stevie Wonder, The Doors, Jackie Wilson, Eric Clapton, New Colony Six, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Country Joe McDonald, Jimi Hendrix, The Who.
RODNEY DANGERFIELD (comic legend)
"Skip blew the roof off the place!"
HARVEY HUCKSTEP (Blues Hall of Fame)
"A fast moving, entertaining, witty, great rock history! A don't miss, All ages show!"
HANDFORD SEARL (Billboard Magazine)
"A standout guitarist"
RICK KOGAN (Chicago Tribune)
GREG BAILEY (Nashville Banner)
"A strong writing talent...Finely polished satire...A magical mix of music and mirth"
JULIE JOHNSSON (Crain's Chicago Business)
"They gave Mr. Griparis a standing ovation - a first at the Liesler & Berman Law Firm's annual event."