Rock ‘n’ roll meets dance funk with the high-energy cover band Dr. Zhivegas arriving on the Vegas music scene to perform at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort every Friday and Saturday night starting April 10. The band will also play a rock inspired show, Dr. Z Rocks, at Ovation inside Green Valley Ranch every Sunday night beginning on April 12.
“We have been in talks with Dr. Zhivegas since August and are very excited to have them as part of our house entertainment. They are truly one of the best live acts I’ve ever seen,” said Judy Alberti, vice president of entertainment for Station Casinos. “The band plays with such intensity and high-energy that their shows are like one big party.”
The band is led by front man Frankie Muriel on vocals, formerly of the band KingoftheHill who was signed to Universal Records in the early ’90s and spawned the hits “I Do U” and “If I Say.” The rest of the band consists of Dee Dee “Muggs” James on guitar, Cub Smith on bass and Paul Chickey on drums creating an intense, in-your-face, Lenny Kravitz meets Earth, Wind and Fire sound. On Friday and Saturday nights, the band will be accompanied by a horn section and on Sunday nights, the four-man band will rock out with an additional guitarist.
Dr. Zhivegas formed 12 years ago in St. Louis as a spoof disco cover band and immediately gained popularity by playing dance hits from the ’70s and ’80s with a certain rock flavor that brought audiences to their feet. Since its humble beginnings, Dr. Zhivegas has played more than 1,500 shows, hundreds of sold-out performances and shared the stage with such music legends as Kool & the Gang; The Time; Earth, Wind and Fire and KC and the Sunshine Band. The band released its debut album, Get Down, in 2006 which features a mash-up of disco, rock and dance tunes.
“After being Dr. Zhivegas for all these years, we’ve finally made it to Vegas! We’re very excited to be in the entertainment capital of the world and to be part of the Stations family,” said Frankie Muriel, lead singer of Dr. Zhivegas.
For the shows at Rocks Lounge, the doors will open at 10 p.m. with an 11 p.m. show time. For the shows at Ovation, the doors will open at 8 p.m. and the show will start at 9 p.m. VIP booths are available at both venues with the purchase of bottle service. To reserve a booth at Rocks Lounge, please call 702-300-9128. To reserve a booth at Ovation, please call 702-617-7777. The shows are open to adults 21 years and older and there is no cost for admission. Entry to the shows will be first come, first served and based upon venue capacity. For more information on Dr. Zhivegas, please visit www.drzhivegas.com.