Fans let “The Good Times Roll” when the premiere Cars tribute band Heartbeat City came to the Bear’s Den Showroom at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino on May 3.
Billed as the number one Cars tribute band in the United States, the band promised…and delivered…more than just Cars hit songs; but also, included deep album cuts and even half of one album.
After opening the show with “Let’s Go”, the band performed “Shake it Up”, “Good Time Roll”, “Just What I Needed”, “Dangerous Type”, and “Cruiser”.
Noting that 2018 was a very good year for The Cars – The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and celebrated the 40th anniversary of their debut album, “The Cars”; the band performed the second side of that album complete with the sound of a needle on vinyl at the beginning before performing “You’re All I Got Tonight”, “Bye Bye Love”, “Moving in Stereo”, “All Mixed Up”, and “My Best Friend’s Girl”.
After performing “Candy-O”, “the hit” “Drive”, “You Might Think”, “Don’t Cha Stop”, the polyphonic tune “Touch and Go” – a song The Cars never played live for fear of messing it up -, “Don’t Tell Me No”, “Stay the Night”, “Magic”, “Tonight She”, and closing out the show with the band’s namesake song “Heartbeat City” the fans were still clamouring to hear more music from The Cars.
Heartbeat City returned to the stage one more time for an encore performance of “Hello Again” before coming out to meet fans.
More than just a good band who perform well together, Heartbeat City gives a full on performance complete with a great light show…and leaves the crowd wanting more.