ELEVATION The Ultimate Tribute To U2
Rock, Alternative Rock
About the Band
Capturing the energy, spirit, and music of U2 are how Elevation approaches every live show. From punk rock beginnings to modern orchestrations, they focus on exacting detail to reproduce U2’s unique brand of rock and roll. The setlist of Elevation spans from the Boy album to Songs of Experience including all the dynamics in-between. The four musicians in this band blend their professional musical experience with their love for the positive energy and powerful music of U2. Expect to hear anthems such as "Pride," "Where the Streets Have No Name," "With or Without
You," and "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" as well as the classics "I Will Follow," "Gloria," "One," and "New Years Day." The band also includes U2’s newest songs such as "Vertigo, "City of Blinding Lights," and "Beautiful Day." Garrett Lee Stone (lead vocals)
At every Elevation show vocalist, Garrett Lee captures the energy of Bono and U2 while performing and engaging with the crowd. Singing is his passion. The talented singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, keyboards, and bass), has performed throughout the US promoting albums by his original band Triangle Blue. Richard Gibson (lead guitars, backing vocals) Richard was a U2 super-fan before becoming a musician. He is a veteran of the Atlanta original and cover-band music scene.
After recommendations from mutual friends and fellow musicians,
he became the newest member of Elevation. Richard also performs in several bands enjoying a wide repertoire across many genres of music. He especially loves channeling the complex sounds of The Edge and paying tribute to the music and spirit of U2.
Robert Jacobs (bass) In Elevation Robert prides himself in replicating Adam Clayton’s sound by using his signature Fender and Washburn basses. He is a founding member of the rock band St. James and has a self-titled album coming in 2021 with The 450s, which includes drummer Carl Canedy (of The Rods). Robert is an endorser of REDDI all-tube direct boxes. Johnny Presti Jr. (drums, backing vocals) Johnny discovered U2 at an early age and has loved their music ever since. In Elevation, he sets up his kit to match Larry Mullen Jr.’s live setup, with a floor tom on each side to recreate U2’s distinctive drum rhythms. Hailing from South Florida, he was a founding member of
original rock band TWEED, which released four albums, had 250,00 downloads of their music, and showcased for major record labels. Johnny plays SONOR AQ2 drums, ROLAND V-drums, Paiste cymbals, ALESIS Sample Pads, REMO drumheads, and uses Vic Firth sticks.