The Official Blues Brothers Revue is on a mission from God to energize crowds with its on-stage antics and songs from the 1980 Blues Brothers movie, as well as classic music from a time when the Motown, Stax/Volt and Atlantic record labels ruled the airwaves.
There have been many Blues Brothers impersonators and performers throughout the years, but the Official Blues Brothers Revue is the only act to have gained official sanctioning by Dan Aykroyd and the estate of John Belushi to carry on the musical and comedic vision.
This official version of the Blues Brothers features Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood. After working together for several years in Las Vegas performing as the fedora-clad duo in the Legends in Concert series, Catania and Lafferty were approached by Judith Belushi Pisano and Victor Pisano about auditioning for the Official Blues Brothers Revue.
According to Belushi Pisano, "We learned the day of auditions how hard it is to do what John and Dan did. Some looked the part but nobody had the whole package until Kieron and Wayne arrived."
Since their first official performance in Chicago in 2004, Lafferty and Catania have been infecting crowds with their raucous energy and hilarious on-stage performances.
Although there are no high-speed car chases through crowded malls or crazy ex-girlfriends firing rocket launchers in this live performance, this production does a righteous job of capturing the essence of the Blues Brothers.