Starship and Friends
Get a festival of hits from the original singers of 4,5, or even up to 8 of your favorite bands in one show when you add the below artists to play with STARSHIP! With one backing band you get the music from supergroups like LOVERBOY, SURVIVOR, RICK DERRINGER, the ROMANTICS, ELO etc. all in one show without the extra costs of multiple backlines, countless hotels, flights and meals. The excitement never stops as there is a seamless transition from artist to artist with no wait ensuring a smoothly running show with back to back hit songs!
Starship Starring Mickey Thomas
STARSHIP and Friends has thrilled audiences for some of the biggest corporations including Rolls Royce, AMGEM, Toyota, Yamaha, Firestone, REMAX, Pipefitters, Firefighters and Boiler Unions, and more!
Mickey Thomas has revamped his band and show with an expanded set list that includes the multiplatinum hits of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship! This along with the expanded band and addition of the beautiful, powerful female vocalist, Stephanie Calvert; they now deliver a show that includes all the hit songs and classics! With a vigorous launch, Starship starring Mickey Thomas is headed to new heights with a fresh new show!
Who is “the invisible man of rock ‘n’ roll”?
Mickey Thomas – that’s who! Many music aficionados probably aren’t aware that he sang the lead vocals for Elvin Bishop Band’s 1976 hit “Fooled Around And Fell In Love.”
Mickey Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the decades of the 80’s and 90’s. With his soulful and compelling vocals, Mickey has established himself as one of Rock Music’s most recognizable stars.
Mickey made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the mega-hit “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band. In 1979, Mickey’s joined the Jefferson Starship as lead vocalist, after the departure of Grace Slick and Marty Balin.
Backed by the power of Mickey’s vocals, Jefferson Starship immediately scored a #1 hit with “Jane”. With this new sound and powerful new vocals, the group was renamed Starship and continued to record an amazing string of hits including:
- “No Way Out”
- “We Built This City”
- “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now”
- “Find Your Way Back”
- “Laying It On The Line”
- “It’s Not Over Till It’s Over”
Moreover, every Starship album released since 1979 has gone Gold, Platinum, or Multi-Platinum. Mickey’s stellar voice and video charisma on Starship’s video classics such as “We Built This City” and “Sara” have become staples on MTV and VH1. Material covered in Starship’s live performance ranges from Mickey’s tenure with The Elvin Bishop Band and Starship, as well as songs from his two solo albums.
Mickey Thomas has revamped his band and show and is backed by the band Starship featuring:
- Stephanie Calvert – Vocals
- John Roth – Lead Guitar, Vocals
- Jeff Adams – Bass, Vocals
- Phil Bennett – Keyboards, Vocals
- Darrell “Pelican” Verdusco – Drums, Vocals
All the good moments and his stunning voice can be experienced in a high energy 75 minute show packed with the Starship hits!