Alan Ogden

Platinum RockStars

by on Jul.18, 2009, under Bands, My Blog, Rock And Roll

Last night we went to Canes Bar and Grill in Pacific Beach to see Platinum RockStars a rock tribute band that performs tributes to Journey, Boston, Foreigner, Def Leppard, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi.


It was a great night with some great music. The night started out with a little Boston, Foreigner and after a quick costume change Journey. When David Victor came back on stage with the red jacket, I swear it sounded like he was channeling Steve Perry. A great set of some great music that took me back to my younger years.

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After a short break Van Halen was on stage performing some of their hits. I kept thinking the only thing that was missing was the fifth of Jack Daniels that Van Halen always seemed to be drinking in the 80’s. The lead guitarist Al Estrada (Founder of Van Halen Tribute Band Eruption) was not present last night but was replaced by Mike McManus of Queens Nation who did did a fantastic job.


Another costume change and Mike McManus steps on stage as Richie Sambora followed by David Victor as Jon Bon Jovi for some truly great Bon Jovi tunes. We were all living on a prayer.


The night finished up with some great Def Leppard tunes, sadly to say I had to leave before I could hear the whole Def Leppard set due to having to be up early for work the next morning.

I just saw Platinum RockStars will be playing Pala Casino Halloween night. I will need to call and make reservations this week. If you missed them at Canes dont miss them at Pala Casino.

Check their website Platinum RockStars for more show info

Platinum RockStars

David Victor – Lead Vocals and Guitar

Glen Jost – Drums

Mike McManus of Queens Nation – Lead Guitar and vocals

Victor Bendor – Keyboard and Guitar

Peter Violos – Bass

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1 Comment for this entry

  • Gregg Richie

    Awesome review Alan and I couldn’t agree with you more that PRS is here to stay as the next generation of guitar heros, backed by the pulsing pounding beat of Glenn Jost! I am a bit bias as David id=s my cousin but I would be a fan regardless. Hope you can do a bit of blogging on the fan site for us regarding your experiences at the show at Canes! Your site is awesome!!!

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