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"Being a Van Halen tribute band means achieving the very heights of what it takes to be a tribute act. You have crazy outfits to wear, high notes as well as low ones to hit, complicated song structures and polyrhythmic drum work, pretty high high-jumps, plus of course that pyrotechnic guitar work. And it all has to be delivered with manic energy, and zealous fervor. When one is dealing with rock musicians in their 40s and well beyond, the best tribute bands are more worth seeing than those original artists. Panama exists in the upper tier of tribute acts, in every respect. "
Detroit Metro Times


What an over the top show PANAMA puts on. I have gotten lots of praise about the band and many requests to bring them back next year. PANAMA absolutely recreates the energy, attitude and bombastic sound of early era Van Halen. Unquestionably one of the best bands Sterlingfest has ever booked.
- Mike Crimmins
Community Relations Dept.
City of Sterling Hts, Michigan


Thanks to everyone that came out to JACKís first ever Throwback Concert with some of the best tribute bands you will ever see. It was easy to close your eyes on the beach and imagine you were actually at a Tom Petty, U2, Bruce Springsteen or Van Halen concert when you were actually listening to Full Moon Fever, Elevation, Glory Days andPanama. These bands sounded dead on, with one major exception being Panama, the Van Halen tribute band whose lead singer sounded way better than David Lee Roth ever did. You could actually understand what he was singing, you may want to try that some time Diamond Dave.
Brad Hohman


Just saw you guy's at Rockin on the River in Cuyahoga Falls last night, missed your first set,wanted to hear you guy's do drop dead legs,love that song, I arrived at about 6:20 and you were doing mean streets,first time seeing you and you guy's kicked ass !! loved it and can't wait to see you again,what other songs did you do during first set ? next time play Lock3 in downtown Akron!
James Wood


I had a great time watching you guys at Paninis in Canton. The band was entertaining and I hope to see you guys play again! Take care and keep up the good work.
Terry P


Thank you again for coming out to the 2012 Biker's Ball!! You all did a great job and helped to make it a success!! It was a pleasure to work with you all, you're all top notch professionals!! I wish you much success in your music careers!
Hunter...WFXJ- The Fox


Me and my wife seen your group back in feb. of this year. and the band & your self was out of this world.
Mark Rhodes-Barberton,Oh


WE HAD SEEN YOUR GROUP OPEN FOR ZOSO YOU WAS GREAT.LOVE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
Stephanie-Akron


A truely talented group of musicians! Great show. Classic Van Halen! See you guys this Summer 2012!
Panama band fan, john direzze


Missed the 1st opening act, but thank goodness we made it in time to see Panama. The Energy was unbelievable. Loved how "Diamond Dave" and the rest of the band looked, dressed, acted and sounded just like the real deal. The lead guitarist I think is even better then than Eddie Van Halen - Incredible!
Ticketmaster Review


Havenít you always wished there was a Van Halen tribute band to rock out to? Well Panama is one of the best tribute bands Ö ever. DDays had a blast with them at Corktown Tavern on Saturday. Their costumes were perfect and they played over two hours of high-kicking music. What band even does that anymore? If they roll through Detroit again youíve got to check them out.
Real Detroit Weekly


Saw them at Conneaut Lake Park and had a great time,what a kick ass band... I stayed at the Hotel Conneaut and had green toe polish on and nothing happened, lol....
Conneaut Fan


I have only seen a couple shows this year. I saw Reeves Gabrels from Tin Machine and David Bowie. I think I have seen something else but can't remember. Truckfighters coming up. Black Keys. but that is all after Van Halentines Day with Panama! A Van Halen tribute band. Van Halentines day is the best day since the advent of "Steak".
Detroit Nick
Wounded Mathemetician


The show you did at Corktown was hands down one of the most fun nights I have lived. Thanks. Will see you again and tell every one about it.
Jeff Fisher


Great show at The STADIUM Grill,you guys were so gracious to my friend singing happy birthday and taking pictures backstage we'll have lasting memories of that night. I especially enjoyed talking about Jazz and Zappa with Jon (great bass player).His high level taste in music really shines through in his performance. Being at your show got us to leave the stress of work, and everyday life, and just have a hell of a lota FUN! Keep it up...
Lou & Josie


Saw you guys at C. Lake Park Sunday. My god it was the best fathers day gift ever. You guys rocked the park and we will see you next time you're in the area. Thanks for the tee shirt as well!!! keep rockin
Dave Schaefer


Saw you at Conneaut Lake Park today!!! You guys totally ROCKED!
Ryan Wilcox


This band rocked @ Clays Park Rockin Resort 2 yrs ago! Want to know more about them.
Susan Casey


Great show at the Sunset Patio. You rocked - we rocked - EVERYBODY rocked!! New website - VERY nice.
Ann Frost


Talk about high energy, these guys ROCKED. Looks and sounds just like the original, a definite must see...again and again and again.
cindy h.


A lot of energy, great job, looking forward to seeing them again.
Tom J.


This band really puts on a great venue, the lead singer really sounds & looks like Diamond Dave! I would recommend checking them out your guaranteed a great night full of dancing & singing to your favorite VH songs.
Jessica S.


If you like to party,if you like Van Halen,if you like having a great time,this is your band! Check em' out!
Antal S.


What an excellent show! We loved every minute of their performance! The guitar player rocked out and is an amazing talent! You have to see this band!
Jen M.


This band ROCKED! Most entertaining band I've ever seen..those guys were all over the stage..they made our night for sure. I hope they come back this way.
Kevin R.


I SAW THEM AND THEY ROCKED! EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE! I WAS SENT BACK IN TIME 3 DECADES AND LOVED IT! I SHOT THOSE VIDEOS DOA AND ERUPTION AT THE OMNI. SORRY ABOUT ALL THE HEADS AND HANDS. SCOTT IN TOLEDO. http://www.youtube.com/user/TAKE2TOKES
SCOTT M.


I saw Panama at a club in Detroit and was blown away , not only did they look and act like early Van Halen!! But they sounded exactly like them!!! I heard they were gonna be at the Prime Event Center in Bay City the following night , so we drove up , and got to witness a show that was even more amazing than the night before!! Can't wait till they come back!!!!
Rich K.


PANAMA IS A COMPLETE VAN HALEN EXPERIENCE.... NO DOUBT ABOUT IT !!!!
Larry--AK4T7






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