a Neil Diamond Tribute
Denny Svehla, aka Denny Diamond, is one of the nation's most sought after vocalist/entertainers best known for his presentation of Neil Diamond's music. During his career, spanning over 20 years, Denny has performed his Branson style performance for thousands of people across the United States. His baritone pipes have an amazing resemblance to that of Neil Diamond's distinctive timbre and his stage presence is second to none.
"Denny Svehla brings natural warmth to your heart and a new breath of life to Neil Diamond's music. Denny as Neil Diamond sound like Americana: Warm, comforting - just what you expect! Captivating! Energetic! Charismatic! A guaranteed crowd pleaser and a sold out show"
- Woodstock Opera House
"Full of comedic banter and honest moments, Denny performed with his two sons, Lucas and Spenser, who reminded the audience of their own talent as well. Complete with a setlist written on a pizza box and Spenser playing drums and bass simultaneously, the group played an incredible hour of what Denny called "feel good" music, celebrating the man who brought the world hits such as "Sweet Caroline" and "Coming to America."
"Amazing! Your performance was so much more than I expected. I had no idea that Neil Diamond had so many songs and the way you performed them would make you think you wrote them yourself."
"Your performance was so entertaining and you made me feel so comfortable. I felt like I was in your home. The way you presented Neil Diamond's music was unique. I expected someone who was trying to be him but was extremely satisfied with how knowledgeable you were with the music. More like Neil Diamond would be with his own music. The interpretation and stories about the songs were fascinating. I would come to see this show several times"
The Villages, Florida
"But I'd much rather have people, if they like the songs, interpret them in a way that's unique to themselves and to their own talent than to try to copy something that I've done in the past. That's a general piece of advice that I give to people anyway...
"That's my main criticism. I wish they would, if they like the songs, find their way of doing it and do it that way. As far as those bands, generally, great. Thank you very much. I'm flattered, but for your own good, you should be doing your own thing." - Neil Diamond
The Morning Call
February 21, 2015 - 11:28 PM
Phone interview with Neil Diamond