Spotlight: Departure (The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band)

In preparation for this Friday's Party at the Point, we're going to tell you a little bit about our first headlining band. They call themselves DEPARTURE, and they can play your favorite Journey tunes better than anybody else in the game. After 7 years together, DEPARTURE has become the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look, sound and feel of the original 80’s rock super group. The five band members are the original line up and have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry. These veteran musicians pride themselves on giving their audience an incredible high-energy, qualitative stage show from start to finish. Featured lead vocalist, Brian Williams, has an amazing singing voice flawlessly matching Steve Perry’s vocal range and movements, exactly. DEPARTURE also highlights the early Journey years, when Gregg Rolie was lead singer, featuring Joel Hayes on keys and lead vocals. In 2009, Joel was named "Best Keyboardist in Atlanta" for his work representing Jonathan Cain and Gregg Rolie. DEPARTURE performs over two hours with no break, highlighting all the hit songs that everyone knows and loves, to give the audience the true concert experience. Their performance is professional and highly engaging for their audience. Everything heard during their performance is live with no pre-recorded tracks used. DEPARTURE was voted “Best Local Entertainer” for 2011 and 2012 by Gwinnett Magazine. Performing approximately one-hundred shows annually, DEPARTURE brings the very best of Journey to audiences of all ages.  Check out what these guys can do below! We can't wait to rock out with them on Friday.

Band Members:

Brian Williams - Lead Vocals; Mark Schwartz - Lead Guitar, Backup Vocals; Joel Hayes - Keys, Synth, Vocals; Doug Ballard - Bass Guitar, Backup Vocals; Michael Watkins - Drums

Party at the Point is our 10 week summer concert series. Join us each Friday at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina at 5:30pm for drinks, food and awesome live music! Admission is $7 at the door.