From Behind the Drum Kit…Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

It’s dark, the crowd is humming, the pre show music is playing, the Mask is ready……I step out from behind the stage and proceed to my office for the next two hours. Excitement runs through my veins as I get settled into my throne, hook up my in ear monitors and grab a pair of sticks.


I begin the steady kick drum beat for the beginning of the classic Fleetwood Mac tune, The Chain. Like a thumping heart, the beat rhythmically keeps pace and I stroke the chimes which add their mystical ringing to the sounds emanating from the stage….the guitar kicks in and adds its raw power to the sound and then the vocals start…CLASSIC MAC!

I have been “Behind the Mask” for over three years now and I never get tired of playing Fleetwood Mac’s incredible music. Mick Fleetwood has laid down some of the most interesting drum beats to the most popular music in rock history. And I get the privilege of recreating his drum techniques and style (with a little Don thrown in here and there) every time Fleetwood Mask takes the stage.

Being behind the band gives me a unique perspective to what is happening in the crowd, on the stage and behind my drum kit. I SEE EVERYTHING!! That experience is nothing short of spectacular and I love seeing the crowd get into the music, singing along with the songs they know by heart…perhaps remembering the first time they heard Rhiannon, listening to Dreams on their turntable (remember those relics of a different age?), dancing to Monday Morning, or getting up the courage to tell a boyfriend or girlfriend to “Go Your Own Way”!

Fleetwood Mac’s music is both timeless and wonderful. The sign of great music is that it endures the test of time and sounds just as fresh as the day it was released. Think of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the list goes on and on…and Fleetwood Mac owns the 8th bestselling album of ALL time, 34.0 million copies sold worldwide…RUMOURS, Amazing music by amazingly talented musicians.

Hope to see you at a MASK show soon….I will be looking for you from behind the drum kit….BEHIND THE MASK!!

Don aka Mick Fleetwood

Happy Thanksgiving!

Over the River and Through the Wood to a Fleetwood Mask Show we Go!!

Summer weather has FINALLY left us and it’s time for the autumnal colors and change of season! Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday because it’s all about being together, EATING and MUSIC!

Upcoming Performances

Rockbar Theatre

Fri Nov 13, An Evening with Fleetwood Mask, Show time is 9:00PM, doors open at 7:00 pm. 360 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129.
Come on down to San Jose.  We’ve been there before so you should KNOW THE WAY!

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Sat Nov 14, Show time is 6:30 pm, doors open5:30 pm, 2708 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.
Founded in 1982, Harlow’s is Sacramento’s favorite entertainment venue, featuring prominent, nationally renowned musicians as well as acclaimed local acts performing in a casual art deco setting.

West Side Theatre

Nov 21, Show time is 8:pm, doors open at 7:00 pm,  1331 Main St. Newman, CA 95360.
The West Side Theatre is a beautifully renovated 1940’s movie palace that hosts many events and musical entertainment.  We are so looking forward to returning to this lovely venue and it’s lovely people.

Slim’s San Francisco

Sat Nov 28, Show time is 9PM; 333 Eleventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.
This is our first San Francisco appearance and we’re so happy to be joining our friends Petty Theft!  You’ll want to dance off those Thanksgiving indulgences with us so don’t miss this night out in the Big City!

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Hard Rock Casino

Sat Dec 5 Hard Rock Hotel Lake Tahoe, 50 Highway 50 Stateline, Nevada
Grab your skis and snowboards because its snowing! You can boogie with us AND boogie the slopes!

New Year’s Eve, Private Party

Special Blast from the Mask

Fenix Supper Club, San Rafael, October 17, 8 pm
The days are shorter and the nights are longer – YAY!, come dance the night away with Fleetwood Mask as your favorite tribute band plays all the hottest tunes! Rhiannon is calling . . . YOU!

Upcoming Performances

Don Quixotes, Felton, Saturday Oct. 24, 8pm
The Band is happy to return to our favorite mystical place in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, Saturday Oct. 31.
We’re opening for Foreverland. Don’t miss this!!
Michael Jackson Tribute with The MASK? BOO! More info on this later:)

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Holiday Road

“I found out long ago-oh, oh, oh.
It’s a long way down the holiday road-oh, oh, oh.
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick-oh, oh, oh.
Take a ride on the West Coast kick-oh, oh, oh.”

Labor Day Weekend = road trips. Did you know “Holiday Road” was a solo hit by Lindsey Buckingham and featured in National Lampoon’s Vacation? Let’s hit the road and come see the Mask at these fun venues!

Upcoming Performances

Rio Nido Roadhouse, Sat Sept 12, Opening Act 6:30, Mark Blasquez, Fleetwood Mask 7:30 pm – 14540 Canyon 2 Rd., Guerneville, CA 95471 Come to beautiful Guerneville on the Russian River for a homey outdoor event. Bring the family and enjoy the music of Fleetwood Mask! More information…

Del Webb Sun City Lincoln Hills, Fri Sept 18, 7:30 pm – 965 Orchard Creek Lane, Lincoln, CA This is the final concert in a series of Summer Amphitheater Outdoor Concerts. Enjoy a sultry evening with the Mask! This show promises to be a lovely night under the stars! More information…

Sweetwater Music Hall, Sat Sept 19, Doors open at 8:00 pm, show starts at 9:00 pm. Opening Act – Drew Harrison! – 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley, CA Come enjoy the music at this cool new music hall. The Sweetwater Bar had a 30 year history of live musical performances and the tradition of great music continues in a new place opposite Mill Valley’s City Hall.
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Private Party, Sun Sept 20

St. Raymond Church Fall Festival, Sat Oct 3, 7pm – 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin, CA Come out to our neck of the woods and enjoy live music, games for the kids, food booths galore at the St. Raymond Fall Festival. We have some surprises in store. This is where Barbara teaches so anything can happen! More information…

The Fresno Fair, Mon Oct 12

The Fenix Supper Club, Sat Oct 17, 8:00 pm;  919 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA Returning to the Fenix for another great night of amazing food, wine and music and dancing!
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Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival, Sun Oct 18, 12:30-2:30 pm, Main Street between Miramontes and Spruce Streets in Half Moon Bay. Please come join us at the world-famous Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival on the historic Main Street. “Its the perfect time of year and the perfect place to celebrate the beauty and bounty of the fall season and Half Moon Bay does it like nobody else.”

Don Quixote’s, Sat Oct 24, 8 pm – 6275 Hwy 9 Felton, CA (near Santa Cruz). Don Quixote’s is a cool place in the Santa Cruz Mountains where witches are welcome and so close to Hallowe’en — spooky! More information…

Mystic Theatre, Fleetwood Mask opening for Foreverland! Sat Oct 31. Doors open 8:30 pm, McNear’s Mystic Theatre is located in historic downtown Petaluma and is described by many as the North Bay’s Premier Music Venue. Two great bands and an Annual Hallowe’en Bash? You do not want to miss this!! More information about Mystic Theatre…

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The Dog Days of Summer Are Here!

Summer Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mask, the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band has been enjoying the dog days of summer with some amazing shows in the great outdoors! From Meridian, ID to Palo Alto, CA and everywhere in between, The Mask has been rockin with some awesome fans and awesome weather!! August is going to continue that trend with a winery twist! Be sure to catch an upcoming show with a blanket, some food, great wine and of course, Fleetwood Mask!!

Upcoming Performances

Vezer Family Winery, Fairfield, Sat July 25, 4:30 pm

Come to the VezerStock Concert Series and enjoy the music of Fleetwood Mask! Vezer Winery Events are ranked as some of the best entertainment in the Fairfield, Napa, and Suisun Valley area. Vezér events combine the things they love most: great music, good company, warm atmosphere and fantastic wine, all in “The Petite Sirah Capital of the World!”

Palo Alto Summer Concert Series, Thurs Aug 13, 6 pm

Come on out and enjoy a sultry evening with the Mask! This show promises to be a lovely evening under the stars, enjoying the Fleetwood Mac tribute band music and performance.

Big Dog Vineyards, Milpitas, Sat. Aug 15, 7:00 pm

Come enjoy the music, wine and views at this amazing winery and vineyards which sit atop a hill east of San Jose at an altitude of 1,200 feet. The summer air is cool with afternoon breezes. The view is nothing short of spectacular, with panoramas that include the San Francisco Skyline to the north, to San Jose and the bay.

McGrail Vineyards and Winery, Livermore, Sat Aug 22, 6:00 pm

The band is playing back home in the neighborhood at McGrails in Livermore. The winery is located in the heart of the Livermore Valley Wine Country and proud to be part of one of the oldest California Wine Regions. Located just past Poppy Ridge Golf Course, it has beautiful views from the patio and a sprawling lawn for you to enjoy picnics.

See our Calendar page for more shows of Fleetwood Mac tribute band.

To The Gypsies….That Remain…Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

It has been said that Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) is the Queen of Rock, a“ White Witch” and a true Gypsy . As part of a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, having met her I would say that in her “spell-binding presence” all of those statements, in their best possible light, would be true.

But what does it MEAN to play the character of this Rock and Roll High Priestess? A voice that is known by no other. Let’s start with the voice, shall we? I have always been a singer with a QUICK vibrato… always. Quick vibrato and a strong set of pipes. I have been told by many that I have always sounded like Stevie. So the vocal part was truly a gift bestowed on me. But the iconic fairy has a wardrobe most women would die for.. and I am no exception ! A lot of my shawls that I have are reproductions of what Stevie wears on stage…the glittery chiffon and silk fringe tassels that sparkle with every given movement.. the platform suede boots that would make any chiropractor cringe, the layers of silk chiffon skirts, beaded bustier’s and elegant tuxedo coats would spark any bohemian’s attention. The wardrobe part has been enlightening, to say the least, and I have been blessed with some amazing designers who take the words “ pays attention to detail” on a whole other level! So the costuming in itself has always set Stevie apart..never following the trends of fashion, but by being a fashion trend setter! Never losing sight of who she was, is, and will continue to become..her clothing, really, hasn’t changed!

Watch “Gypsy” by Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Fleetwood Mask

But there is more to “playing the character of Stevie” than dressing up in the costuming and singing the songs…how do you capture the ESSENCE??? How do you convince your audience that for a moment in time what they are seeing and hearing could truly be the real Ms. Nicks? What I have found playing this honored role is learning why Ms. Nicks wrote the songs she did and what was she FEELING at the time those songs were written. Landslide….Gypsy…Gold Dust Woman..all of them have a fascinating story behind them. By learning the background to these songs, I personally found myself in a realm unbeknownst to me. I have had women who were mystics, mediums and psychics, who have come up to me and asked “ How do you CHANNEL her??” Another gift, I suppose, but at the same time one of the BEST compliments I ever received! Once I know that the audience has been swept by the enchantment of her music and the haunt of the voice, I know that I have done for my audience what Ms. Nicks does for hers…and that, my dear Gypsies, makes this all worthwhile!

Thank you Ms. Nicks for all the music you have given to us to share with the world…for those who hurt, cry, laugh and love…to you …and to the Gypsies…that Remain…I share with you her world…

Watch Claudette, “Stevie Nicks”, and the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band performed “Say That You Love Me”.

Night of 1000 Stevies 2016 debut performer CLAUDETTE RODRIGUES of FLEETWOOD MASK, flew all the way from San Francisco to bring down the house with her Total Stevie Realness. Magickal!

The Midland, Texas Experience Giving Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

We were met at the Midland/Odessa Airport by Ron (Board of Directors of the Aphasia Center, West Texas). He took us to the Double Tree where we had some lunch and “downtime.” It wasn’t long before the Mask head out for a little exploration.

A short walk down the street took us to The Wall Street Bar and Grill and hung out at the bar with owner, Bob and some other colorful locals. We met Suzy, a photographer, who ended up taking wonderful pictures for us at the event.

After a bit, went and grabbed a cab and found a local music store and poked around. We met the music store neighbors, a savings and loan, I think, who recognized us from the newspaper ads for the event. Sam, our cabbie, took us to a liquor store where we bought way too much beer and a bottle of Texas Crown – Jack Daniels and Crown Royal, a paper cup disintegrating blend.

Ron picked us up at 4:30 and went to the Aphasia Center for a tour with Kathryn and Kitty. We learned all about the condition – an injury to the left side of the brain due to stroke, illness or accident effecting language (speaking and comprehension). Thoughts, emotions, memory, motor function are all in tact but the use of language and understanding of language is lost. This condition is easily misunderstood for drunkenness, mental illness, or senility, etc. It is a heartbreaking, isolating, and life changing/ending condition. We were all so blown away by this and the work they do at the center to rehabilitate these people beyond the limits of insurance. This was a game changer for us.

At first we were just excited about playing out of state but once we realized that the whole point of this free concert was for Aphasia awareness, it became all the more rich and meaningful.

Afterwards, Ron took us to The Bar where we met his lovely wife Carolyn and their friends Nancy and Skeet (Skeet is not short for anything – that’s his name) then out for a nice dinner at Mexican Restaurant. Ron dropped us back at the Double Tree where we hung out in Mark’s room for beer, Texas Crown and “Cards Against Humanity” knocking us back down to “horrible people who play that game!”

Next day was lunch with Ron and Carolyn at KD’s Barbeque, then to sound check at 2, back to the DT for pre-gig prep, i.e. Cards Against Humanity, some chow and then . . . . show time for a football field sized crowd in the neighborhood of 1,000 enthusiastic West Texans where we shared our love of the music of Fleetwood Mac and newly gained knowledge of The Aphasia Center.

We were also interviewed on LIVE radio with DJ DD Lonetree. She was a kick! The people of Midland are warm, friendly and gracious. We had an amazing time!

Will we go back? Haaaael Yes we will!

Fleetwood Mask Plays for The Home Town Crowd

Fleetwood Mask is busily putting together a special show for the home town crowd as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the “white” Fleetwood Mac album which featured the newest members of the band – Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. After this 1975 album went to number one, the band emerged as rock superstars and never looked back. Hear the Fleetwood Mac tribute band Fleetwood Mask play all the seminal hits from this classic album and more. Don’t miss this show!

Danville, Friday June 12, 8 pm

Get your tickets soon so you can take advantage of the extra benefits from our friends in downtown Danville. Bring your ticket to Norm’s Bar & Grill and you will get a complimentary pre-show appetizer when you purchase an adult beverage. Then head to Meenar’s where that ticket will get you into the after party. We’re going to celebrate all night long!

See Fleetwood Mask performance calendar playing the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band music.

Fleetwood Mask Bustin’ Out All Over

Fleetwood Mask is gearing up for a very busy June.  The Band will be appearing at shows from El Dorado Hills to Monterey with stops all over the Bay Area and in between.  Be sure to catch a show when they are in your neighborhood!

VILLAGE THEATRE, Danville, Friday June 12, 8 pm
This performance space ,nestled in the heart of the San Ramon Valley, will play host to the Band’s newest show.  They are bringing this special evening of music to the hometown crowd so be sure to join the party at the Village Theater.

FENIX SUPPER CLUB, San Rafael, Saturday June 13, 8 pm
The Band jazzed to return to one of their favorite venues.  The Fenix Supper Club is a great place to enjoy a tasty meal before rockin’ the night away on the dance floor.  Make this a date night event!

STEVEN YOUNG AMPHITHEATER, El Dorado Hills, Thurs. June 18, 6:30 pm
This lovely Sierra foothills town kicks off its annual Live on the Boulevard concert series with Fleetwood Mask leading the way.  Bring a picnic and enjoy a night of music under the stars.

DEL MONTE CENTER, Monterey, Friday June 19, 6:00 pm
The Band then heads down to one of Monterey’s favorite spots to shop, dine and relax when they perform for the Del Monte Center ‘s Summer Concert Series.

SWABBIE’S, Sacramento, Saturday June 20, 3:00 pm
Get a frosty beverage and relax under the shade trees while Fleetwood Mask entertains you at Swabbie’s by the Sacramento River.  Make an evening of it and stay for Sacramento’s own Heart tribute band, Heartless, when they take the night shift.

GROVELAND HOTEL, Groveland, Saturday June 27, 8:00 pm
The Groveland Hotel, located on the most scenic route to Yosemite National Park, is a perfect place for a weekend getaway.  After a day of enjoying the great outdoors, join Fleetwood Mask on the patio for a fun evening of food, wine and song!

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On The Move in May

Fleetwood Mask will be hitting the road May 1 for a road trip to Midland, Texas. The annual awareness fund raiser for The Aphasia Center of West Texas is a big blow out and the Band will be its star attraction. Got friends in Texas? Then tell them to check out this event! Watch this Fleetwood Mac tribute band performed at the Apahsia Center.

Upcoming Performances

ROCK BAR THEATER, San Jose, Friday May 8, 9 pm

The Band returns to this San Jose club for a night of music you won’t believe. Killer Queens starts the party off with their all-female tribute to the music of Queen. Then Fleetwood Mask kicks things into high gear like no other tribute band around. Rock Bar Theater has great sound and lights for a true rock concert vibe. You’ll want to check out this show.

CALAVERAS COUNTY FAIR, Angels Camp, Friday May 15, 8 pm

Back on the road again, the Band will light up the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee with a hoppin’ performance on the lawn stage.

WOODLAND OPERA HOUSE, Woodland, Sat. May 16, 7:30 pm

This beautiful turn of the century opera house plays host to Fleetwood Mask’s next theater show presentation. The Woodland Opera House is the perfect venue to see the Band in an intimate concert setting.


Calendar Preview

June 12-Danville, Village Theater
June 13-San Rafael, Fenix Supper Club
June 18-El Dorado Hills, Town Center Amphitheater
June 20-Sacramento, Swabbie’s (with Heartless)
June 27-Groveland, Groveland Hotel

Need to plan further ahead? See the complete calendar of events

Fleetwood Mask is a Fleetwood Mac tribute band from the San Francisco Bay Area. The band formed out of a mutual love and respect for Fleetwood Mac’s music and story. Replicating one of rock’s most successful bands is a passion for Fleetwood Mask and each band member is committed to performing the music of Fleetwood Mac with authenticity and style. With over 25 years of professional music and theatrical experience combined, Fleetwood Mask is dedicated to providing audiences from festivals, wineries and clubs a fun and exciting Fleetwood Mac musical experience! Don’t just take our word for it, experience Fleetwood Mask; see our show calendar. Also, don’t miss hearing directly from the founder of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood on Fleetwood Mask.

Talk about the WOW factor

The audience is settled in, grooving to the sounds reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac tribute band, and letting the music take them back to those mid-late 70’s when rock was being defined. That’s when they hear the jungle rumblings of a cool, quirky song called “Tusk.” But wait—what’s happening? An odd spot for a drum solo . . . Hold on! There’s kids coming down the aisles – they have instruments! WOW!!!

That’s right Maskers! In a similar way to Fleetwood Mac’s live concert album called The Dance, we enjoy including the local talent of young people in our theatre performances. Fleetwood Mac hosted the USC Marching Band. We, the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band have, so far, hosted members of Lafayette’s Acalanes HS Jazz Band (three times and counting) and, most recently, members of Alameda’s St. Joseph of Notre Dame HS band.

From my perspective, as the one who is in direct contact with the kids, the experience could not be more enjoyable. I am a K-8 grade music teacher in Dublin and I know how to work with kids. I met up with the Acalanes players one evening before our Fleetwood Mac tribute band show in Lafayette for the first time. In one hour we: sight-read through the music (my arrangement of “Tusk” based on the The Dance version); memorized the music, practiced playing while walking; blocked out the entrance and movement for the performance; added some choreography, and discussed what to wear! ONE HOUR!! Let’s just say that’s a learning curve I’m not used to! The experience with the St. Joseph’s kids was equally fun and easy. For this past show at the Historic Bal Theatre in San Leandro, we added “Don’t Stop” to their plates and, of course, they gobbled it up and rocked it!

How do the kids feel about all this? I like to think that in the case of the Acalanes kids, the fact that they’ve accepted every invitation since Town Hall, tells me they enjoy the experience. After the show in Berkeley, one player was overheard telling a first timer, “See? I TOLD you it was cool!” Vanessa from St. Joseph states, “I really had a fun time performing with you guys. Being a singer, dancer, and actor, I’m not used to being down (in front of the stage) with the audience. It was fun interacting with the crowd and feeling the energy of the audience in a whole new way. I had a great time!”

Fleetwood Mask loves sharing the stage lights with young people and we will continue to extend the invitations to our tried and true players and hopefully, as the word gets out, to new players from different schools.

Thanks for reading!

Barbara Martin/ Christine McVie in Fleetwood Mask

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