Decoy is a cover band gigging at Reno-area casinos and bars, weddings, corporate events and private parties. But at 7 p.m. June 27 at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City, the band’s singer, Natalie Laster-Jones, will be racing backstage to change costume every four songs as Decoy will present Vintage Rose, a tribute to five influential female singers.
Laster-Jones, whose background is in theater, will portray the late 1960s blues-rock icon Janis Joplin, New Wave goddess Debbie Harry of Blondie, powerhouse Ann Wilson of Heart, scruffy Joan Jett of The Runaways and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and 1980s solo diva Pat Benatar.
“This tribute show has been so fun for us to put together, and I get to use my acting skills more in this show. It is also more satisfying to put a show together from start to finish that we will own and control. The vocals were a challenge, too. Janis Joplin has a very distinct style that I worked very hard to get. You have to have power to do Janis, I think I do it well. Ann Wilson — again, vocals, power in the high range, and Heart as a band was the most musically challenging for us. They have more complicated arrangements,” said Laster-Jones.
The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets, available at the Brewery Arts Center, cost $20.
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