The Great Escape is a tribute to the music of Journey. We play all of Journey’s biggest hits and more. You’ll also hear us play some other well-known cover songs and a song or two of Jason’s (lead vocalist) original music. The band fully formed and started playing in 2008. None of the band members knew each other before forming. Bob met Jason in 2007 and they talked about putting together a Journey cover band. Craigslist was the source we used to find the additional band members. Rich was next to join, then Peter, followed by Tony several months later. Once the full band was in place we were playing our first show within a month. Peter departed after 10 years, replaced by Chris, who departed in 2021. Both Peter and Chris fill-in on keys as needed.
Band members now include: Jason Paulino (Lead Vocals), Rich Vigdor (Guitar / Background Vocals), Bob Wheeler (Bass / Background Vocals), Tony Clement (Drums), Peter Ferlisi (Keyboards / Background Vocals), Chris Brunelle (Keyboards / Background Vocals).
Some of the places The Great Escape has played: Twin River Casino (RI), Mohegan Sun Casino (CT and the Poconos in Pennsylvania), Foxwoods Casino (CT), Hard Rock Live Casino (Biloxi, MS), Stadium Theater (RI), Hanover Theater (Worcester, MA), Plainridge Casino (Plainville, MA). We play all over New England too, including but not limited to clubs, theaters, casinos, festivals, private parties, and corporate events.