Hell’s Belles plays AC/DC at three20south
Ryan Summerlin December 27, 2012
Fans of the rock band AC/DC will be able to enjoy their favorite songs Saturday at three20south in Breckenridge during the all-female AC/DC tribute band Hell’s Belles’ performance. The girls promise a head-banging party featuring hits of the classic band from Down Under.
AC/DC fanatics themselves, each one of the Hell’s Belles is a female version of the Aussie original band, translating in attitude and even the way they dress: Mandy Reed takes the place of bass player Cliff Williams; lead guitarist Adrian Conner performs as Angus Young; Lisa Brisbois plays the role of rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young; Laura D. takes the place of drummer Phil Rudd; and Amber Saxon, who came directly from Australia, represents Bon Scott and Brian Johnson on vocals.
Besides music and looks, Hell’s Belles also shares AC/DC’s irreverence. When asked which band they can be compared to, they paired themselves with Engelbert Humperdinck, an Anglo-Indian pop singer who represented the United Kingdom in this year’s Eurovision song contest.
The Belles seem to be the real deal when it comes to representing AC/DC, winning the approval of lead guitarist Angus Young himself. In an interview for Blender Magazine, Young said the Belles are “the best AC/DC cover (band) I’ve heard.”
Based in Seattle, Wash., Hell’s Belles takes the name and sound of AC/DC around the world, including performances in Japan and Canada. At three20south, fans will have the chance to witness a genuine performance of classics such as “Highway to Hell,” “Thunderstruck” and “Back in Black.”
Before Hell’s Belles takes the stage, MF Ruckus performs an eclectic musical set based on classic American rock music. Influenced by a wide range of musical backgrounds, the band attracts a diverse crowd ranging from punkers and metal-heads to skaters, rockabillies and soul fans. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $18.