“To replicate the Rolling Stones is no easy task,” said Stephen Skipper, who looks and sounds just like Stones’ lead vocalist Mick Jagger. “We have an authentic sound and an authentic look.”
With his six-piece band, Skipper promises to take the hometown crowd on a spectacular musical journey, celebrating decades of hits by the Rolling Stones such as “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Start Me Up,” “Angie,” and “Wild Horses.”
Skipper, works out, runs and eats healthy in order to lead the band as Jagger with his vocal, saxophone, and percussion talents.
“Performing is quite a workout,” he said, laughing.
As a child, Skipper’s parents always played music. “I grew up listening to a lot of great artists like Frank Sinatra,” said the McEachern High School graduate. He has two grown daughters.
After the British invasion of the Beatles in the ’60s, Skipper was taken by the Rolling Stones.
“I was immediately attracted to the Rolling Stones and their music. The Beatle’s were kind of clean cut, and the Stones were a rougher edge,” he said.
Having always loved the Rolling Stones, Skipper put together the tribute band after a guitar player in another band suggested it.
“People always told me that I looked like Mike Jagger, and I sound like Mick when I sing. That was one of the reasons I put the Jagged Stones together,” Skipper said.
Like the Rolling Stones, Jagged Stones includes horns and female vocalists.
“We wanted to be as authentic to the sound of the Stones as we could possibly be. We replicate the full sound of the Stones,” Skipper said.
Jagged Stones plays all the big hits. “Everybody will know all the songs that we play. When we play, people just love getting up and dancing,” he explained.
The show promises to be entertaining and “dead-on” when it comes to sounding like the Stones.
“It’s really about the energy and having fun on stage. That is what makes our band so special,” Skipper said.
Skipper said the show is appropriate for the family and includes special surprises. The Barry Richman Band will open for Jagged Stones.
“People love the Rolling Stones. They have so many great songs — so many hits. It brings back so many great memories for people. It’s music to move to,” Skipper said.
Tickets are on sale now. Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. until after midnight. Tickets are $35 with assigned seating. Visit www.earlsmithstrand.org for more information or call (770) 293-0080.
A Marietta Hilton Package Deal is available for two for $199. The package includes a guest room at the Marietta Hilton, two tickets to The Jagged Stones, a shuttle to chauffeur you to and from the show, and a buffet breakfast on New Years Day. Call the Marietta Hilton at (770) 427-2500 to purchase.