Kenny Metcalf as Elton John at The Cave Big Bear 7:30 p.m. $20-$30. (909) 878-0204.
Relive early ELTON JOHN as the great Kenny Metcalf returns with the legendary performer’s music on Feb. 17. Especially poignant with Elton’s recent decision to quit touring.
Metcalf starts with the look of the glitzy rock star complete with bell-bottoms, platforms, glitter and sequins, then moves on to the sound while playing piano and on vocals. Favorites like “Bennie and the Jets,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Candle in the Wind” and so many more are masterfully preformed by Metcalf, handpicked to be on AXS-TV’s “World Greatest Tribute Bands.”
His eight member band recreates the feel of the star’s 1970’s and `80’s concerts so accurately it caught the eyes and ears of Caleb Quaye, John’s original guitarist, who said “(Metcalf) sounds just like him vocally and his piano playing and stage antics...are so accurate you wonder if you haven’t been transported back in time.”
Metcalf is especially focused on Elton John’s early years and wowed a national audience during a live performance at The Roxy. He brings to life an Elton show circa 1975 with a complete audio and visual experience.