We are thrilled to have the support of “Desperado the Eagles Show” as they fight Parkinson’s together. Band member, Vernon, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s five years ago, thinking it would be the end of his musical career. But the band rallied around Vernon, giving him the support he needed to continue the show. Their commitment to each other has been inspirational to us at Shake It Up. Interestingly, Vernon feels best when he is playing — his symptoms disappear, and he can enjoy himself.
Vernon found Shake It Up through his PD neurologist and nurse, and it was Vernon’s band mate, Jason who inspired him to take action. This year, the band are supporting Shake It Up Foundation to slow, stop and ultimately cure Parkinson’s disease by fundraising at their shows and through their social media channels. We are grateful for their support and the awareness they will bring to Parkinson’s Disease through their performances.
Desperado has won 3 ACE awards for Best Tribute Band and 2 MO awards for Best Tribute Band. Arguably the hottest and most popular concept band working the circuit, this six piece band authentically reproduce The Eagles sound. The Eagles Show – Desperado generates capacity crowds wherever it performs and is supported by young local performers.
Check out this short video by band member, Jason, as he outlines what Parkinson’s means for the band and their exciting plans for this year.
Follow their journey and find dates to catch the band play through their Facebook page. They will be in Queensland in April and then playing around NSW for the remainder of the year.