A NEW Pearl Jam tribute show will bring the 1990s classics to the Border this month.
Five Border musicians will launch their new show, King Jeremy, on March 15 in Albury.
Frontman Glenn Whitling takes on the persona, energy and voice of the legendary Edward Louis Severson III, better known as Eddie Vedder.
Whitling's soulful, baritone style emulates Vedder beautifully.
Whitling, well-known on the Border for both his music and his broader community work, said the concept had been in the pipeline for a long time.
“This is something I’ve been wanting to do for many years," he said.
"I can’t wait to bring Eddie Vedder to the stage, Pearl Jam are such an important and special band to so many people.”
King Jeremy – the Australian Pearl Jam Tribute will perform at the Albury SS&A Club on Friday, March 15.
It will also perform a special MTV Unplugged Tribute at The Bended Elbow in Albury on Sunday, March 31.
Whitling said the live music scene in Albury-Wodonga was in great shape at the moment.
“There’s some fantastic bands in Albury-Wodonga right now, cover bands, tribute acts and original bands – real quality," Whitling said.
"And there’s some great venues that really support live music, put on some first-class entertainment.”
King Jeremy is offering two versions of its show.
The first show will focus on Pearl Jam's high-energy rock show while the second will be a tribute to the renowned 1992 MTV Unplugged Pearl Jam performance.
King Jeremy will take its show on the road, with future dates already booked in Melbourne.