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Slight Return previous appearances include:

  •  DTE Energy Center, Clarkston, MI with Creedence Clearwater Revisited
  • DTE Energy Center, Clarkston, MI with Tesla
  • Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI- w/ guitar legend Robin Trower- two sold out shows (2008 and 2009)
  • Freedom Hill Amphitheatre- Sterling Heights, MI- With Huey Lewis and the News.
  • Freedom Hill Amphitheatre – Sterling Heights, MI with Creedence Clearwater Revisited
  • The DMAN Foundation Gala
  • Uncle Sam Jam Festival- With Eddie Money
  • Lafayette Grande Hotel- Pontiac, MI
  • Suburban Collection- Novi, MI
  • Monroe Laz Y Boy Meyer Theater  with Motown Legends Rare Earth
  • Royal Oak Music Theater- w/ Los Lonely Boys
  • Crofoot Ballroom- with Jimmie Van Zandt-Pontiac, MI
  • Callahan’s Music Hall- with Eric Sardinas
  • Port Huron Blue Water Festival w/Sponge- Port Huron, MI
  • Stars & Stripes Festival w/ John Waite
  • Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI w/ Jackyl
  • Stars & Stripes Festival-w/ The Rockets Mt Clemens, MI
  • Comcast On Demand “CONCERT.TV” from Sept 15th thru Oct 15th 2009 .  Slight Return was the only independent band on the show.
  • The nationally syndicated Mitch Albom Show (two appearances).
  • Sirius Radio’s “Shade 45” station on DJ Rude Jude’s show.
  • Slight Return’s “Welcome to the D” played at the Palace of Auburn Hills for the  Detroit Pistons and the The Joe Louis Arena for the Detroit Red Wings.
  • MBN America Television Program broadcast Slight Return concert “Live From the Royal Oak Music Theatre” which aired on their stations in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and the Middle East. 
  • Slight Return’s “Welcome to the D” is currently used by the  University of Detroit for the school’s sporting events and was used for Lacrosse promo video.
  • WDFN Detroit Pistons Postgame Show
  • Stoney & Wojo Show on WDFN- parody song used for the show.
  • Theme song for Lucky Devil Detroit Custom Shop
  • WRIF 101 Detroit Radio “Motor City Riffs” show.
  • St Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
  • Biker Bob’s Harley Davidson- Taylor, MI. Benefit for the Penrickton Center For Blind Children
  • Hamburg Festival- Hamburg, MI
  • Jango Internet Radio
  • Shenandoah Country Club- West Bloomfield, MI   
  • The Tipping Point- Northville, MI
  • Walnut Creek Country Club-South Lyon, MI
  • The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
  • Hockeytown – Detroit, MI
  • Motor City Guitar-Waterford, MI
  • Detroit Tailgate-Detroit, MI
  • Eastern Market-Detroit, MI
  • Chaldean Festival-Southfield, MI
  • Emerald Theater, Mt Clemens, MI
  • Earthfest 2008-Pontiac, MI
  • Southfield Civic Center-Southfield, MI
  • Motor City Music Festival- Detroit, MI
  • Detroit Rock City- Detroit, MI
  • Pitch-A-Tent Music Festival-Waterford, MI
  • Adam Reid Benefit-St George’s Hall, Troy, MI
  • Ann Arbor Ice Cube-USA Hockey Team Arena Music

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What others are saying about Slight Return:

“These guys mean what they sing and love what they do! Check them out!”
— Bennny Rietveld, Bass player and Musical Director for Carlos Santana, Former bassist for Miles Davis, Multiple Grammy Award Winner

 

“Combining Blues & Rock and an electric stage presence don’t miss one of the freshest new sounds on the Detroit scene! You have to stand up and take notice of Detroit’s own Slight Return!”

— Doug “Doc” Podell, Program Director WRIF Radio, Detroit’s #1 Rock Station Radio

 

“I don’t know if it’s the water but you can always count on this Detroit band (slight return) to bring it! Detroit bands know where it’s at.”

— Stevie Salas, Grammy Award Winning Artist

 

“One of the best bands to open for Robin Trower Band.”

— Glenn Letsch, Bass, Robin Trower Band/Gamma with Ronnie Montrose

 

“Slight Return rocked Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel when they opened for Grand Funk Railroad. Great group, very talented, awesome to work with….And, the crowd enjoyed the band.”

— Bill Borenstein, Vice President of Entertainment and Theater Operations, MotorCity Casino Hotel

 

“Detroit is a hard town and these guys rock hard. Like good blues, it’s no frills and straight to the point.”

— Keith Wyatt, Musicians Institute, Aministrator/Guitar Instructor-Hollywood, CA, Hal Leonard/Fender award winning instructional video, Guitarist for The Blasters, Guitar World Columnist

 

“A really fine band. Would recommend them to anyone, plus a bunch of great guys. It was a pleasure having them with us.”

— Davey Pattison, Vocals, Robin Trower Band/Gamma with Ronnie Montrose

 

“Nice! This is a great #song bro!!! Excited to hear some more!”

— Salvador Santana, son of legend Carlos Santana on `Welcome to the D’

 

“Sounds as if it could be an out-take from an original session. Except that they Didn’t record this well back then!”

— Derek Sutton, Manager Robin Trower/ Styx on Slight Return’s version of `Voodoo Child’

 

“You boys are stars !!! A great bunch of lunatics with hearts of gold . We thank you!”

— Pete Thompson, Drums Robin Trower/Robert Plante

 

“Scorching leads, funky beats and insanely creative lyrics scream Detroit Rock!”

— Comcast ‘ON DEMAND’ Concert.tv

 

“Slight Return’s version of Too Rolling Stoned is a great musical tribute to the Robin Trower Band. Detroit should be proud to be represented by Slight Return.”

— Lisa Dewar, Daughter of the late James Dewar (Robin Trower Band)

 

“Having been a freelance sound engineer for some 30 years, you can imagine some of the bands / acts i have worked for, and some of the support bands i have seen ‘good and bad’. Upon a recent tour of the USA with Robin Trower as sound engineer / Tour manager i was aware that we were recording / video shooting our show in Detroit’s Royal Oak Music Theatre with a support band being filmed as well. Just another day ‘i thought’. O boy how wrong was i when i heard Slight Return starting their sound check. Not just another day then i said to my backline tech, i am going out to watch these guys.Slight Return was a great, refreshing surprise. Original, funky and influenced by the greats, they rocked!’ Their style and playing is a credit to the industry. If you have not seen them yet may i suggest you do. Robin said after Slight Return USA came off stage how impressed he was.”

— Laurie Brace, Sound Engineer/Road Manager Robin Trower Band

 

“Great musicians, easy to work with, total pros!”

— Jim Reid: Promoter and Talent Buyer for the DTE Energy Center, Clarkston, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills, and The Meadowbrook Music Amphitheater.

 

“That band can play.”

— Derek Sutton, Manager Robin Trower Band

 

“Slight Return is Detroit’s premier funky rock band dotted with tasty sprinkles of Hendrix and Trower! A pleasure to shoot, a great addition to the JamCam Chronicles, and nice guys to boot. Serve hot!”

— Tom Lederman, President Jam Cam Chronicles/Concert TV

 

“I saw Slight Return for the first time on March 29th, 2008 when they opened for Robin Trower at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. I was absolutely blown away by how good this band sounded! They are an extremely tight band with a fabulous lead guitarist and percussion section. They wowed the crowd with excellent covers of Jimi hendrix and Santana songs while weaving in a few originals that had a definite classic rock groove. I was impressed enough to approach the band following the show to congratulate them and extend the invitation to play in Grand Rapids. Slight return is carrying on the time honored Detroit tradition of producing some of the best rock and roll bands in the country.”

— Joe Daugherty, Program Director, WBFX 101.3 THE FOX, Grand Rapids, MI

 

“This has got to be one of the funkiest bands on the Detroit scene yet! From the get-go, this home-grown trio mixes it up with original material that seems to blend the past with the present and the future. Think Rage Against The Machine and The Red Hot Chili Peppers meet Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower and Santana at a jam session and then go out for some barbecue afterwards. Speaking of barbecue, name one band that could title a tune “ Southern Fried Chicken” and then proceed to make the reading of a recipe appear as if their life depended on it. Definitely worth listening to!”

— The Jam Rag Magazine Music Review Advisory Panel

 

“…an intoxicating blend of psychedelic, “funk-adelic”, paisley rock fusion with a fresh, new, edgy, urban face! Slight Return makes me sorry I missed the chance to dance naked in the mud at Woodstock but curiously longing to make `Fried Chicken’.”

— Karen Newman, Singer/Songwriter/Vocalist, Kid Rock/Bob Seger/Detroit Red Wings

 

“Slight Return is Detroit’s home-grown funky, groovy, booty-shaking rock n roll band with a kick! Welcome to the D!”

— “Rude Jude” from Sirius Shade 45 Radio

 

“Great Song! A perfect anthem for our #1 Sports City!!”

— Mojo Channel 955’s Mojo In The Morning

 

“Slight Return is such a unique band. Their sound is like no other. I am proud to have Mark play two HMR Guitars. Slight Return is a band you should definitely see and hear!”

— Ron Couts, Owner/Luthier HMR Guitars

 

“Slight Return has the most groovin, in-your-face mix of grunge, rock and rap you’ll hear! This is a tight band with stellar musician-ship and music that you can’t help but move to the first time you hear it!”

— Steve Acho, Detroit Singer-Songwriter

 

“Rockin’ blues with a funky beat, Slight Return is a band for guitar lovers, musicians and people who just like to dance. Every member is a pro on their instruments and the band is fearless, playing killer original songs as well as covers from Jimi Hendrix and Santana at gigs most bands wouldn’t risk. I mean, when’s the last time you heard a band with great sound play a Santana tune at a tailgate party?! Personable and professional, Slight Return keeps fans coming back for more and more.”

— Kevin Nowak, President, Detroit Tailgate, LLC

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