Welcome to the website for
tribute band based
in Sacramento, California
Hello - and thanks for visiting our site!
Parallels is a group of musicians who enjoy paying tribute to Yes
by playing their wonderful, timeless music.
A Parallels show features over two hours of Yes music
as we strive to re-create the experience
of hearing that amazing band perform live.
P A R A L L E L S is:
John Teves: lead vocals
Tim Morse: keyboards
Chris Meek: guitar
Jay Leek: bass
Jim Hefter: drums
Parallels is excited to announce our new lead guitarist!
After an very long idle spell, we are fortunate to finally have found
the very talented Chris Meek who has
long admired Steve Howe's playing.
Chris is learning the songs quickly and we hope to schedule
performances in the near future.
Thanks to all who have come out for our performances -
We really appreciate your support!
Special thanks to the other musicians who've opened our shows, including:
The Jerry Jennings Band
Jerry's quintet plays an exciting blend of rock, jazz, blues, and fusion.
Check out this local guitar legend!
Greg Williams, who has opened
several shows for us on solo acoustic guitar.
Greg specializes in "live looping," building many layers of harmony
and percussive sounds to create rich, textured soundscapes.
Check out his wonderful music for yourself!
Thanks to our friends in the Rush tribute, Trilogy
who invited us to join them on a double bill.
Their skill and talent at re-creating Rush is amazing
and we were thrilled to share a stage with them.
And Parallels thanks renowned keyboardist David Sancious
for including us on a double bill in 2004!
David and his long-time percussionist, Ernest Carter,
performed works from throughout David's career
and were truly brilliant.
Thanks also to Brad Gent, who flew
from Vancouver, BC to sing with us on some shows in 2006.
Brad's voice bears a thrilling resemblance to Jon Anderson's.
You can see and hear Brad sing on YouTube.
We are truly grateful to our dear friend Brad!
Incredible stories of true Yes fans:
Once again we salute our friend, John, who set the record
for distance traveled to a Parallels gig.
John has traveled 2000 miles -five times(!)- to see our shows
We'd also like to thank and recommend our friends at YesFans.com,
who've been very supportive by talking up our shows.
Parallels video clips on YouTube!
Click below to see some excerpts of Parallels live:
Heart of the Sunrise
South Side of the Sky
The Gates of Delirium
Close to the Edge
There are others there as well - thanks for the friendly posts!
Parallels has a MySpace page!
Jay is the talent behind the scenes for us there.
Check it out and leave a message!
After eight years of inspired, dedicated playing
guitarist Jason Reed has decided to move on to other projects.
He is a dear friend and a very talented musician.
We wish him well and we will miss him!
We'd like to recommend our former singer, Derek Keller.
We invite you to visit Derek's website and discover his many talents.
A long-time Yes fan, Derek is an accomplished musician
and composer in his own right.
He is also very active as an instructor (Ph.D.!), a promoter,
and a performer in the Sacramento area.
Check out his website at derekkeller.com.
Check out an amazing CD by our keyboardist, Tim Morse!
Transformation is a bold musical statement
influenced by the powerful classics of progressive rock.
Thanks to all who came out to the Transformation Release Party at
Harlow's on Wednesday, April 20th, 2005.
Please contact Tim at Transform1@aol.com
to purchase a copy of Transformation!
Parallels song list:
We are very excited to be working
with Chris and updating our song list!
More details soon...
This website was updated on October 20th, 2010
For more information and booking, please contact Tim Morse at:
Background art based on original work by Roger Dean.