There's not a lot of glory in being in a tribute band -- unless you end up on YouTube and get the gig singing for the real band, like the guys in Journey and Yes -- so Pittsburgh's The Ten Band is thrilled to get a slot on AXS-TV’s “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” on Tuesday, Nov. 11 (10 p.m. Eastern).
The fourth season episode finds The Ten Band, which honors Pearl Jam and was named for PJ's debut album, live from the iconic Whiskey A Go Go on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.
The Ten Band, performing since 2003, consists of Nick Rhodes (vocals), Todd Kaczorowski (bass), Brian Pardee (lead guitar), Billy Schneider (rhythm guitar), and Adam Sivitz (drums).
"They had a Nirvana tribute last season and they decided to do Pearl Jam this season, so they collected material from a number of PJ tributes worldwide," said band founder Kaczorowski.
The Ten Band got the call.
"We've been doing it for a long time and it's quite a nice honor," the bassist says. "We're planning to highlight Pittsburgh quite a bit in the opening as well."