Skynyrd guy

Rock, southern rock, classic rock band in Costa Mesa, CA, USA


Simple Man is the quintessential Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band.  Based out of Southern California, this group of consummate musicians and soulful rockers embody the talent and energy of the original band, who sadly lost members much too soon.  Simple Man evokes Ronnie Van Zant's profound and powerful vocals, while highlighting the dual lead guitar riffs that Lynyrd Skynyrd made famous. 

They celebrate the entire catalogue including the hits like “Saturday Night Special,” “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Tuesday's gone,” as well as deeper cuts such as “The Needle and the Spoon” and “Poison Whiskey” and of course “Simple Man” and “Freebird”.

Authenticity to the music is at the core of every Simple Man performance and each musician truly personifies an original member.  Lead singer Ernie Berru channels the power and humanity that he felt when he first saw Ronnie Van Zant performing on video.  Bass player Dennis Cattone and drummer Sean McLeod provide a strong rhythmic backbone that enhances the experience. 

Rick Dekker and Michael MacMullin expertly intertwine impressive guitar licks with vitality and wisdom.  Michael also captures the trademark slide guitar that turned songs such as “Free Bird” into anthems.  Studio musician Dan Marley does an exceptional job providing a Southern rock vibe on the keys.

If you are looking for a genuine Lynyrd Skynyrd rock n' roll experience, look no further than Simple Man. They will take you through a time capsule of songs from the 1970’s that no other band can replicate.  The music of Lynyrd Skynyrd is enjoyed by people of all ages.


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