"Garth Vader," Country Music / Star Wars Parody Band Debuted Live in Los Angeles Dec. 12, 2015

Toys for Tots benefited as the charity of the night. The band "Garth Vader" has been coined “The Best 90’s Country Star Wars Parody Band in The Galaxy” by the established musicians who make up the band.

Los Angeles, CA, December 15, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Saturday December 12th, the 90's era Country Music Star Wars Parody Band "Garth Vader" debuted at The Dragonfly in Los Angeles. The eight member band consists of the country counterpart of recognizable characters from the original Star Wars trilogy such as a version of Chewbacca, a Clint Eastwood/bandito mix called “Chuy.” Singers include Dave Bernal of Just Dave Band who portrays “Hank Solo, Jr.,” Jason Charles Miller as “Garth Vader,”,and Kenley Shea as “Princess Lee-Ann.” The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for worldwide distribution on December 18th, 2015, some 30 plus years since Star Wars: Return of the Jedi by creator George Lucas opened in theaters in 1983. This parody band, according to Bernal has been built out of admiration and respect for great Country Music and Star Wars, and their performances will always be comedic, and based on originality to pay homage to both.

The concept for the band came up on a night where writers and band members Bernal, Adam Hall and Zack Hall “were throwing around band names that they thought would be original and funny,” states Bernal. "Garth Vader" was a name and a concept that Bernal couldn’t shake, so the songwriting begun and continued for nine months. "Garth Vader" was born, and is something according to Bernal “that the world will not soon forget.”

The parody songs are based on songs by Country Music Stars of the 1990s such as Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, The Dixie Chicks, and The Charlie Daniels Band. Songs include Garth Brooks’ song “Rodeo” recreated in the spirit of parody as “C-3PO,” “Neon Moon” by Brooks & Dunn re-imagined as “That’s No Moon,” and Shania Twain’s crossover hit “You’re Still the One” is now a musical message to “Obi-Wan.” The back-story behind "Garth Vader" as summarized by Bernal, “Darth Vader grows tired of chasing the rebels across the galaxy and decides instead to form a country band with them.”

The additional band members of "Garth Vader" are Lacy Rostyak on fiddle, Glen Crain on drums, and James Jannetty, piano and keyboards. Other performances at The Dragonfly, Saturday December 12th night included Hannah Aldridge, The Far West, and Jason Charles Miller. Miller transformed after his performance into "Garth Vader."

"Garth Vader"welcomes future bookings throughout the galaxy and is looking forward to what the future holds. Booking requests/inquiries should be sent to info@garthvaderband.com. According to Bernal, “performing at a Star Wars themed wedding is not out of the question.”

Media inquiries and requests for interviews, or photo opportunities may be directed to Dave Bernal of Just Dave Band/Hank Solo, Jr. of "Garth Vader" at info@garthvaderband.com or Media Relations Contact: Lisa Pellegrene at ideaanalyst@gmail.com.

Band website: www.facebook.com/garthvaderband
Garth Vader Band
Dave Bernal of Just Dave Band/Garth Vader Band
Press release provided by Lisa Pellegrene, Media Relations Contact. Reachable directly at ideaanalyst@gmail.com