Testimonials & Messages From Fans

It’s no secret that some of the most beautiful people in the country attend Super Diamond shows. But regardless of what your age, sex, race, color, creed, sexual preference, politics, IQ, salary, hobbies, dreams, desires, or hairstyle, we appreciate all of your support and enthusiasm over the last decade.
“Here’s to you, and the good times yet to come!”
*** Vince, Chris, Surreal Neil, Rama, James & Matt

It's been days since i saw your show... and i'm STILL thinking about you. you are truly rockstars worthy of worship. Austin, Texas is counting the days until you return.
- Clarissa
Austin, TX

Just spent my 35th birthday at your recent concert here in San Diego with about 12 friends. Couldn’t think of a better place to be. I’ve been coming to see you guys for almost 10 years now and it never disappoints. Your concerts, especially your rocking renditions of Crunchy Granola Suite and Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation show take me back to my childhood and the 7 hour drives up to Mammoth in my parents Ford Econoline van where we would listen the 8 track of Hot August Night over and over. Great work and thanks for all the good times. Hopefully my 40th, 45th etc will be as memorable.
- S. Edwards
San Diego, CA

I just caught your show at Bimbo's in San Francisco and it was awesome .... again. This is now the 3rd city I have seen you in- Irving Plaza in NYC and the Paradise in Boston 2 weeks ago-- and I have to say.. you didn't disappoint the hometown fans. Thanks for making all us "closet" Neil fans stand up and shout to the world.. We Love Neil Diamond.. No matter what our age!

See you on the road again soon.
- Lynn
Boston, M

I’m totally looking forward to your March show in Cleveland. I saw you when you were at the HOB right after it opened here, and I’d have to say it was some of the best spent money on a concert, EVAH! This time I’m bringing my parents, brother, and sister-in-law. Neil Diamond was the only concert my dad has ever seen, and it was the only time I ever went to a concert with them. Now we can relive the magic that is Neil. I’m counting down the days…
- Holly

...I just had my first fix of Superdiamond. I am the most devoted Neil Diamond fan I know of and when someone recently told about Superdiamond; of course I was skeptical.

I was "blown away". If you closed your eyes, you really thought Neil was there standing on stage. The lead singer of Super Diamond has Neil's voice down. I was also very surprised at the number of 20 and 30 somethings that like Neil's music. I had a wonderful time. Didn't know I could stay away till 2 in the morning. Been a long long time. I look forward to you returning to the Washington, D.C. area real soon!!!

Thanks for a wonderful time. I know they were hot under those costumes.
- Robin Dinsmore
Rockville, MD

I normally do not email bands but this is a must.

I first heard you at the Belly UP in San Diego in 1996 and have been a fan ever since. I can’t count the number of times I have seen ya’ll play, including New Years’ Eve in San Francisco. I moved to Fort Lauderdale in 2001 and have consistently complained about how much I missed the live music scene in So. Cal. By chance I checked out your website and learned the band is going to be in Fort Lauderdale next month. Finally, a guaranteed good night of live music! Looking forward to the show once again and bringing my friends who have heard me talk about Super Diamond.
- Diane L.
Ft. Lauderdale

Super Diamond will forever be ingrained in my life. Quick story...three years ago last month I met what would turn out to be my future husband while waiting in line to see your show at the Cannibal Bar in Mission Beach. Our answer to the universal question of "how did you two meet?" always began the same, "Well, we met at a Super Diamond concert...a rockin' Neil Diamond tribute band." Just wanted you to know that we were married last Sunday; Leap Day no less!!; and as a wedding gift, we received two tickets to see your show tonight at the Belly Up. We'll be out there singing along with all the other fans so, if you get this email before tonight's show....send some love to Jon and Natalie!
- Thanks,

hello guys! I visited america for the first time in my life about a year ago! Im known to my friend there that I'm a music freak, so she took me to see your consert at the showbox at new years! and I must say never ever have I seen a band get the audience going like that. from the beginning to the end! i wish it never ended! I must say that its something I'm gonna remember for the rest of my life! and I hope I get a chance to see the band again! keep rolling guys!!!
- mats from finland

Super D! I am your Number one fan! I've been to many of your shows in SF and even got kicked off stage a few times when I couldn't resist the urge to jump up and rock with you! I can't tell you how much you guys mean to me, you spark something inside I didn't know I had! Anyway, I moved to NY recently and am disappointed by the frequency of shows on this coast. My best friend is getting married in March and we would LOVE to attend a show for her bachelorette party. Would you please consider having a show in late Febuary or early March in NYC??? We would bring 50 screaming women and have a guaranteed good time!
- Hope you are well!
Your Number ONE Fan!

Neil has GOT to be proud of the work you are doing. You certainly bring out the best in his music. Saw you guys at the Alameda County Fair two weeks after major surgery, but NOTHING could stop me! We also just saw you at Bimbos 365 in SF. WHAT A SHOW! Hope to see you back there again REAL SOON. Keep doing what you're doing. Your fan base grows DAILY.
- Much Love!

Hi Super Diamond. I saw your band last night and I have to tell you, I loved it! My parents talk about the first time they saw Neil in their highschool gym for $.75 a ticket, and you guys made me see what they saw 30 years ago. I am a huge Neil Diamond fan, and now I am a huge Super Diamond fan. Keep doing what you are doing, you were awesome!!!!
- Laura

Hi there. My name is Mike Capalbo and I am from the Chicago Suburbs of Illinois. I am just writing this to let you know that I believe you are the greatest Neil Diamond tribute band ever!!!! I have come to every one of your shows that you played at the House of Blues in Chicago and thoroughly enjoyed each one! I'm a huge Neil Diamond fan and have been one for the past 17 years. I am now 27 years old. I just wanted to express my gratitude, and am looking forward to seeing more shows!!! And speaking of your next show in Chicago it is on December 11 and is a private showing. Any chance of getting tickets for this private show?? Thank you very much!!
- Gratefully-

Saw you in Aspen last week. Great show! If you are ever close to Atlanta we will be there. We will also bring about 20 people. Your show was one of the highlights of our vacation.
- Mike & Donna
Atlanta, GA

Well its getting close to another Super Diamond weekend in Sacramento and I am so excited! I think I am your biggest recruiter -I tell everyone about you guys. I have seen you over ten times now and I swear each time is phenomenal!! I love you guys. Something about growing up in the 70's and my parents listening to Neil Diamond, has mad me appreciate and love what you are doing for our generation. Keep it up and I will follow.
- Love,

Just saw your show at the House of Blues-Anaheim and it was great. We love Neil Diamond and you keep his songs alive!!
- Anonymous

My friend raved about Super Diamond forever..so I got tickets this time when they came to town..The guy I'm dating just would not budge and go to this show.. he just did not want to go..so I went with my girlfriends..and WOW! I'm in love again with Neil Diamond..Surreal Neil asked the audience how many people were held hostage in the back seat of your mother's car listening to Neil Diamond over and over again on the 8 track player..and GOD yes that was me....I learned to love Neil Diamond..He said I want all of you who have cell phones to call your mother's right now..and I did..it was 12:30am and my mother was dead asleep so I filled up her voice mail at work..singing at the top of my lungs to Sweet Caroline...and others..when my mom got to work the next day she shared my voice mail with every customer who would listen..and now I have a bunch of 60-year-old women who want to go to the next show..I myself could not come down off of cloud nine I was hyper for many hours after the show..way to go SUPER DIAMOND...
- Love fan for life,
Shelby in Portland, OR

As a Seattle resident, I stayed an extra night in San Francisco since a friend encouraged me to stay to see Super Diamond. I must say that I was hesitant going into the show. With a band called Tom Jonesing opening, I was prepared for a night of schlock and campiness. However, I was pleasantly surprised -- the show was fantastic and extremely professional. Bimbo's was rocking with Super Diamond through two sets of great material. Definitely a great evening of entertainment from a band who genuinely seems to enjoy what they're doing. I'd say the extra night in San Francisco was a night well-spent! Enjoyed meeting Vince and Mike after the show and learned that the band will be at the Showbox in Seattle in April. I'm already looking forward to sharing your show with some of my friends. Seattle won't know what hit it!
- Regards,

I LOVE super D! You guys rock...it's fun to see you when you come to Seattle. It's always a good time for my buddies and me to go out and get trashed listening to you!! Thanks!
- Jamie

I have to say, I was a little reluctant when a bunch of my friends said that we were going to see your show. Sure, I like Neil Diamond's music, but I was never a HUGE fan. On top of that, my 20-year-old sister was coming to New York to visit me from Florida and she's more punk than anything else. Well, I bought tickets to the show on Friday the 9th at Irving Plaza and I was BLOWN AWAY! You guys ROCK! It was one of the best shows I have ever seen. Not only did my friends and I have a great time, my sister couldn't believe how amazing it was.

Keep on rockin'! You now have two new fans in my sister and me.
- Jon

I waited, begged, pleaded and paid for a scalped ticket for the Saturday 2-10-01 show at Irving Plaza and it was great. All the effort you guys put into to the show is worth it. Keep up the good work
- Forever in Blue Jeans,
A. Warren - NYC

ecently took about 20 of my friends to the Super Diamond performance back in January at the Royal Music Theater, in Royal Oak, Michigan. Even the most hard-to-entertain friends had a phenomenal time. No one left early, which at the age of 30 seems to be almost a miracle to have happen anymore. Enough ass-kissing, I'm sure you guys get enough of that as it is. Just letting you know there are people in Royal Oak eagerly awaiting your return. Next time I'm sure that 20 friends will easily turn into a 100.
- [unidentified]

Just saw your show for the first time at HOB on friday, and I have to say, it surpassed my expectations. A friend of mine who used to tease me about liking Neil Diamond caught your show in San Diego and is now a Neil Diamond fan. You guys transformed him. He raved to me about the show and I was more than willing to check it out. I am so glad I did. WOW. You were right on. It was incredible. Of course now I'm the one who's raving to all my friends. Thank you, and I will be back. The best way I can describe it is that I felt like a child looking out the eyes of my 29 year old body. It was so nostalgic for me, having grown up with my parents loving Neil Diamond.
- thanks again.

Thank you, thank you , thank you!! You played "song sung blue"! That was great! I loved the concert sooo much! There were so many diverse people there from every age, style, race, etc... and they were all enjoying themselves so much! It touched me to see on one side of me a sixty-year-old woman soulfully mouthing the word hallelujah with you, and on the other the joy of a petite Chinese woman beside me -- nothing short of wonderfully infectious.
- Many thanks,

A Super Diamond Experience

On April 1, 2000 I didn't have anything to do on a Saturday night in New York City. What was my problem? I had to get out of my apartment; so I scoured the Voice for an "Alternate Plan B." Inexplicably, my eyes kept returning to the advertisement for Super Diamond at Irving Plaza.

A Neil Diamond cover band? Sure, after years of counseling, I could finally admit to my friends that I like Neil Diamond (okay, I love Neil Diamond) but how pathetic would it be to resort to a band that played only Neil tunes?

In my head, I imagined me - Manhattan in one hand, cigarette in the other - standing in a deserted Irving Plaza, scoping-out one of the three 70-year-old silver foxes, while some heavily chest-haired loser in sequins sang watered down elevator music. Was I there, or what?! I sprinted out of my apartment to grab a train to Union Square.

As I approached the theater, I snickered at the scalper who asked, "Hey buddy, you got an extra?" Yeah, you'd better call security for all of the profit you'll be making tonight, fella. I stepped to the ticket window and asked for one. The young girl didn't even look up as she pointed to a sign on the glass that read, "Super Diamond - Sold Out!!!"

"You've gotta be kidding! Wait a minute today IS April Fool's Day," I thought, as I stepped back onto the sidewalk.

"Now, where'd that scalper go?"

Suddenly, as if sent directly from the traveling salvation show, my buddy, RJT, appeared at my side. "What are you doing here, Abe?" he asked, sheepishly (he was a Super Diamond Virgin, as well). We stood there a moment and laughed at the fact his friend insisted that he would have the time of his life at this show, and we couldn't believe the amount of fans that were flowing through the entrance. When his friend arrived, he worked some magic to get me inside (fortunately, he's a concert promoter), and we rushed upstairs to witness the start of the act.

The room was bursting at the seams with people who were already having a blast, and I marveled at how happy they all seemed to be! As the lights went out, and a deafening roar arose from the crowd, "The Surreal Neil" and his cohorts promised to "kick" our "asses" that night. Our "asses?" What would Neil think? But they did they DID kick our asses; and they gave me one of the best times I've had in my life.

They brought a harder, more modern, edge to Neil Diamond's already brilliant songwriting, and breathed new life into them. The young crowd (the majority of which overheard their first Diamond tunes when their parents decided to go crazy and kick out the jams on their record players) seemed to know every word of every song. A strange kinship seemed to float through the atmosphere, as complete strangers would grab each other and sing to each other as if to say, "You know what? I like Neil Diamond, too!"

After the show was finished, it took hours to wipe that crazy smile off of my mug. My friends and I went for more drinks, and we knew we could never explain that show to anybody because they just couldn't understand.

But, Friday and Saturday, you have the opportunity to discover the enigma for yourself as Super Diamond makes its triumphant return to Irving Plaza.

Whether you are a Neil Diamond fan, or not, you will have a good time. You have to see it to believe it. And although there is the small fear, in the back of my mind, that I merely witnessed the strange power of some paranormal April Fool's joke, I'm willing to put my money on the table and bet for Diamonds.
- Abe

I must admit....I am a horrible dancer and you wouldn't catch me dead on the dance floor but both times I saw your show in LA and SF I was cuttin' a mean rug all night long. So all you non-dancin guys out there....believe me when I tell you this-go see this show....it's amazing....and just think how happy you'll make your girlfriends / wives by actually dancing with them all night....it will knock their socks off.
- Keep rockin' guys,

I saw you last September at Bill's Bar in Boston, MA. It was the first time and you guys rocked!!! I just loved it. I didn't get to see you at Axis this last time a couple of weeks ago, and I regret that. But, the next time you come east, I'll be there!!! Thanks for doing what you do. You're terrific!

- Patti

Hey I caught you guys in Denver Colorado at the Ogden. Great show. It was one of the best concerts I've ever been to! Keep up the good work and I hope to see you guys again.
- Chris

My name is Julie. My roommate and I just happened to be San Francisco last weekend. We met a group of guys on Friday evening who said we should try and get tix to this group that was playing at Bimbo's on Saturday night. We're big Neil Diamond fans so needless to say we stood in the rain on Saturday night and it paid off because we scored tickets to your show. I just wanted to say that you all were extraordinary! I was in awe of the show and of the fans that were there to see you. My roommate and I discovered that you were in Anaheim tonight and we checked on tickets to see you again. Not to my surprise, the show is sold out. If you have inside information on how to get tickets please send me a note back.
- Cheers,

I took my mom, dad, sister, her husband, my other sister, her boyfriend, and my fiance to see your show last night at Anaheim HOB. Everyone loved it! That's the third time I've seen you (Hollywood HOB about 2 yrs ago and Palace Station in Vegas) and you guys keep getting better and better! I especially loved the way you ended songs by mixing in some rock classics. My favorite ending was with Rush's "YYZ" (I think you guys used it). Anyways, thanks for the good times and we look forward to seeing you again. Come back to L.A. soon!
- Best wishes for continued success!

Holy Shit!

I just came back from your show in San Diego @ the Cannibal Bar. WOW. Nice job. I was dragged there kicking and screaming and I was kicking and screaming when they tried to get me out of there! Nice job.
- Fred

I never knew that there were as many closet Neil fans until I went to your show. By far one of the top shows I've ever been to.
- Ben
Denver, CO

What can I say you don't already know?! You're awesome! I had a total blast last night. The highlight was getting to meet you guys! Thanks for letting an ol' mom of 5 remember what it feels like to let loose and have a good time! (wink wink!) I'm always jetting off to San Diego and/or Seattle so maybe I'll see you there. I'll guarantee you, if you're playing, I'm there! Thanks again!
- Nan

I accidentally happened upon you at the Fox Theater in Boulder a few years back while innocently trying to attend Disco Inferno. My life hasn't been the same since, to say the least......

You see, it all started the day after my senior prom when Traci T. and I were vegging out on the couch, flipping through the channels- then there He was, right there in Tracy's very living room-NEIL DIAMOND!!! To this day I'm still not sure whether we were in the closet then.

But none of that really matters any more; I've since lost contact with Tracy, albeit, not with my love for Neil- The Surreal Neil that is. As I was saying, I caught your show at The Fox and then again and again. When you got too big for your little Boulder britches I faithfully followed you to The Ogden Theater in Denver. Ah yes, I can see it now...

The lights fade, the low steady note of the synthesizer hushes the restless audience instantly, the fog machine cranks into overtime. I can barely contain myself, for in a matter of seconds I will be One with SUPER DIAMOND! And there ain't nothin' cheesy about them apples.

But alas, you'll be right here within fucking distance in Denver, Colorado and I have been left out of your fun little party. What gives man? I couldn't believe my eyes when your Web site callously said, "An error has occurred, No tickets currently available through Ticketweb." Just like that. No shit, an error has occurred. And if not currently, THEN WHEN? So I call the damned Ogden place and they try to feed me the same nonsense. Now I know you guys rock this world, but why not me? I want you guys to rock my little universe a little bit more often than hardly ever. So I'm moving to San Francisco, some day. In Conjunction with San Fran being the grandest city this here "United" States has to offer, Super Diamond resides. Super Diamond rocks. Super Diamond is.

Need I say more? My boss would probably appreciate it if I didn't and got back to work instead of writing psychotic fan (as in fanatic) mail to you. So what I'm trying to get at is, well, I'm not exactly certain. But you understand, right? I'm just a little verclempt and am not able to think straight given the horrific fact that you'll be playing in Denver tomorrow night and I won't be joining you. Perhaps next time I'll be a little more quick than the rest of those so called Diamondheads.
- Sincerely Yours,

Saw you at the Catamaran last Saturday. It was my first time seeing you. I've been to Neil's concert before and you guys definitely ROCK! I loved you guys! I will be seeing you again, no doubt!
- Dovie