Live Media Quotes

“…an awesome Janis Joplin tribute show, big band, big voice…Melissa Jubb gave a raw and powerful performance recreating the true essence of Janis herself…not to be missed”

RIP IT UP Magazine

“…Melissa Jubb has all the qualities required to pay tribute to Janis Joplin…a big voice like the ill-starred Texan’s and a rasping intensity that tears the guts out of the imploring Piece of My Heart”

Herald Scotland Newspaper

“…Melissa Jubb brings the Queen of Psychedelic Soul back to life with a confident blend of power and style…”

The Messenger Newspaper

“…This tribute show certainly had the audience ‘shaking what their mama gave them’ on the dance floor all night long… A definite must see for any Janis Joplin or ‘60s music fans..”

“…the crowd is on their feet demanding more… A thoroughly enjoyable show…”

Clayton Werner – RIP IT UP Magazine

Full Live Reviews

Clayton Werner – Freelance Press
There could only ever be one Janis Joplin, but that doesn’t stop Full Tilt Janis from getting it out there and giving everything they have! When the encore is over and the crowd is on their feet demanding more and the band comes back and plays them more, but repeats of some of the favourites ‘cause they’ve already given everything they have it’s been a good night. The band simply did the job, with not a foot wrong and plenty of wow factor as they and supported the strutting Janis, who used all of the stage and most of the dance floor. She was dressed as per Janis would dress, with the look, the attitude and freedom that extended to requesting crowd members also take off their bras. A thoroughly enjoyable show that has me home reaching for my Joplin CDs to have a listen to the real Janis. Final Word: Sassy.

The Messenger Newspaper
In a blaze of purple velvet and rose-tinted glasses, Janis Joplin takes the stage with a powerful voice and skilful band to match. More than 40 years after Joplin’s premature death in 1970, Full Tilt Janis band leader Mel Jubb brings the Queen of Psychedelic Soul back to life with a confident blend of power and style. The five-piece backing band and Jubb, a driving instructor by day take the audience on a musical journey through Joplin’s brief but brilliant career, building to a crescendo that has most of us up and dancing by the end of the two hour performance.

Rip It Up Magazine
The pre-entertainment comedian exploded on-stage…The truth was…it was fuckin’ messy. Then we got what we came to see – an awesome Janis Joplin tribute show, big band, big voice and big feather boas. Mel Jubb gave a raw and powerful performance recreating the true essence of Janis herself. A theatrical diva, she ambled on stage with her Southern Comfort prop and together with her backing band Full Tilt Janis gave us traditional Joplin blues. They delivered a very confident version of the Gershwin song Summertime – she can really hit those notes! We heard a gut wrenching rendition of Piece Of My Heart, the old favourite Me And Bobby McGee was a welcomed memory and the crowd sang its heart out to Mercedes Benz. An Adelaide talent shines through, not to be missed.

Belinda James –
Melissa Jubb’s powerful vocals and her six piece band of talented musicians brought Janis Joplin to life tonight in Full Tilt Janis – The Janis Joplin Tribute Show at the exquisite, heritage listed Norwood Hotel. With their psychedelic, flared and tie-dyed costumes taking you back to Janis’ heyday of the ‘60s, making you feel as though you are actually in that era. Not only did the costumes create nostalgia, Melissa herself could easily be mistaken for the great Janis Joplin, or at least her long lost twin.
To further create the scene, footage of Joplins’ life was displayed on the big screen above the stage describing her childhood, adolescence, adulthood and music career. Joplin was known as the leading lady of psychedelic rock and soul. Melissa exhibits this and then some with her amazingly passionate performance and obvious love for the wonderful Janis.
The theatrical, interactive concert contained Janis’ greatest hits including Mad Mad Woman, Cry Baby, Try A Little Harder and Piece Of My Heart. An a Cappella encore of the iconic Mercedes Benz with the entire audience participating whole heartedly.
This tribute show certainly had the audience ‘shaking what their mama gave them’ on the dance floor all night long. A definite must see for any Janis Joplin or ‘60s music fans, but be quick as there is only ONE show remaining for this year’s Adelaide Fringe.

17 thoughts on “Live Media Quotes

  • February 25, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    It was awesome everyone that I had spoken to enjoyed it the band was amazing and Mel a great trip down memory lane loved it

  • February 25, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Wow – rocked all night long – thanks for the memories x

  • February 25, 2015 at 1:13 am

    What an awesome display of talent from Mel & the rest of those musically talented guys! You guys rocked it out, had the crowd in anticipation & delivered whole heartedly! Fantastic show! 🙂

  • February 24, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Great vocal range & control and Mel channelled the energy & spirit of Janis ~ I have never seen Janis live before, but now I have…. nailed it!!!

  • February 24, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I have never really listen to much of janis Joplin but was very happy with the show well done xx

  • February 24, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Im a huge Janis fan and this is the first time I’ve seen Full Tilt Janis. They nailed it I sang my head of all night, will be going to her next show

  • February 24, 2015 at 7:14 am

    This is the closest I will ever get to see Janis ….. it is an amazing experience. The band is tight and Mel is a vocal powerhouse!!
    You get chills when the crowd joins in and sings along …. there’s love out there for Janis still!! And we’re lucky enough to have Full Tilt Janis to give us what we need!
    Thank you!!

  • July 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Love them to bits

  • May 15, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Absolutely AWESOME!!! They put their heart and soul into each and every performance

  • May 14, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Wow we had a front table and actually thought we had gone back in time You were REAL!!! Janis’ true shadow You truly sang from the heart and soul We can’t wait to see you at your next show.

  • May 14, 2012 at 7:57 am

    3 couples celebrating their Anniversaries decided to see you guys & we were NOT disappointed. Absolutely rocked it out. Sensational, what more can I say. So glad we bought the tickets!! Thanks heaps xxxx

  • May 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

    An authentic tribute to the music and distinctive sound of Janis Joplin. A lot of effort has gone into making this show as realistic as possible, the show is a musical pleasure. There will only ever be one Janis Joplin, this sincere tribute aims to bring her to life by celebrating her music with all the talent, passion, energy and love that thrilled audiences everywhere at the height of her popularity all those years ago, an amazing treat not to be missed! The ultimate tribute to a legend.

  • May 13, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I’ve seen Full Tilt Janis a number of times now. The lead singer Mel connects well with the lyrics and plays the part well. Love the band too, they rocked at the Saldechin at the Fringe earlier this year. Highly recommend seeing.

  • May 9, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    What an amazing voice, true to Janis herself is the wonderful talent of Mel Jubb and her excellent band of merry men. They do an incredible justice to the late singer and her songs.

  • May 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    hi there all i have seen this band on numerous times and they have the place rocking with their music it is the best sound of janis i have heard and when i heard them for the first time until i actually seen who was singer i thought Janis herself was in the building. Great Band keep it up guys

  • May 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    have watched this beautiful woman and her band preform many times and they rock it every time,they put their heart and soul into every show…love u mel and boys xxx…awesome ppl on and off stage

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