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“If there’s ever a movie made of Neil Diamond Keith Allynn should play thepart!” -Tony Orlando


Tom Jones    (Springfield Missouri)
Keith Allynn – Absolutely Brilliant as a Diamond 
in A Tribute to Neil Diamond

“Keith Allynn performing “A Neil Diamond Tribute” was excellent and exceeded expectations. Keith engaged the audience immediately, with a brief bit of his personal history. From there he moved forward with lusty and familiar songs, encouraging the audience to interact This type of professional presentation is rarely seen in our small rural community. Not only is Keith a top notch entertainer, he is an extremely friendly, down to earth person, with a wonderful sense of humor. The audience loved the performance. “Coming to America” brought the crowd to their feet for a standing ovation and the audience was rewarded with one more song before closing. I highly recommend this show.”
Tina Miller, ManagerRamon Theater

Frostproof, FL

 


                                                            

This show is destined for even greater success!  Keith looks and sounds exactly like Neil Diamond. His warmth and personality creates a personal and loving relationship with the audience … Awesome in every respect.

“As the Activities Director of Yankee Traveler Park in Largo I am always looking for good and different talent for our park. We have for the past two years had Keith Allynn here at our park Yankee Traveler in Largo, Florida doing a completely solid diverse program that kept everyone completely entertained.  Keith is in the upper class of entertainers stationed in Branson (that itself is evidence of something).  If you are in need of entertainment we would strongly recommend booking Keith Allynn for your venue.” Earl Pike, January 14, 2013


“They brought Keith Allen from Branson, Mo to do a Neil Diamond tribute show tonight. He looked and sang just like Neil Diamond on stage for two hours. Then we moved to a party room and he came and did Willy, Waylon, Roger Miller, Toby Keith, Elvis and many more. He was fantastic. I have never seen a better imitation of Willy. Food and champagne at midnight. Finally, we had a real New Years eve.” Ray Barbour, January 1, 2013


“It was a wonder full evening with many friends!!!! PERFECT way to bring in the New Year!!! Keith Allynn was GREAT!!! Kermit the frog was still my favorite!!!” Mona Tyler, January 1, 2013  


“Carl and I received so many emails telling us it was a great show and after party and what a fantastic performance Keith Allyn brought to us on New Year’s Eve. He received a standing ovation and no one wanted him to end the show. So much energy and so warm and friendly. Very personal with the audience. They all loved him. I should say “we” all loved him. He was so funny both on stage and off!!! In addition, he took time to come to the Lake Cumberland Jammers on Tuesday, New Year’s Day and listened to local musicians play and sing and then sang a couple of songs for the Jammers. I wondered if it might have been a bit of an imposition to ask him but he did it cheerfully. What a wonderful entertainer and person. We look forward to his next visit to Somerset, KY.”
January 1, 2013


“I have called around to several venues that have hosted your show….all rave about the quality of the show and the ease of dealing with everyone in your organization. “  Margo, Tallahassee Auto Museum November 2012

Ellen Roeseler, Executive Director, Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre


Keith and his group are a class act from beginning to end, and having them perform in our little theatre was a community treat. For the chance to see Branson entertainment in their home town, the audience responded by filling the house. We were thrilled to be included on the tour, and the performance was a success in every way. Keith’s tribute is amazing — his humor, warmth and respect for Neil Diamond are the backdrop for this extremely talented man to perform Diamond’s songs the way we remember and love them. Any time they want to swing this way again, we would be honored to have them. 

Tom Jones (Springfield Missouri)

Keith Allynn – Absolutely Brilliant as a DIAMOND
in A Tribute to Neil Diamond


This show is destined for even greater success! Keith looks and sounds exactly like Neil Diamond. His warmth and personality creates a personal and loving relationship with the audience … Awesome in every respect.

Glenda Lange

Rock Island, IL
September 8, 2011


Neil Diamond Tribute (Keith Allynn)

The Neil Diamond Show was great.
Even though it is a one man show it is very professional.
Keith Allynn did a great job singing and taking us through
Neil Diamond’s life with his songs.
We had a glimpse into Keith’s own life with the songs that
entwined his life.

I would definitely see this show again.

Peter Cameron
Depoe, Oregon
August 30, 2011


Neil Diamond Tribute (Keith Allynn)

A Neil Diamond Tribute was a last minute addition to the show
schedule for my wife and I. We are glad we did.

Keith Allynn is so personable and real. As he chatted with
the audience before the show we got to know him as a person.
His performance was wonderful. Song after song kept us waiting
for the next.

At times I would close my eyes and think I was at a Neil Diamond
concert. He is that good. A Neil Diamond Tribute should be on
everyone’s list of shows to see.

We purchased Keith’s package of DVD’s and can’t wait to get
home to play them. On another trip to Branson we will be sure
to see Keith again

Carol Lueck
Evansville, IN
August 19, 2011


Neil Diamond Tribute (Keith Allynn)

My husband and I truly enjoyed this show.
The songs sounded exactly like the artist himself.

With all the moves, feelings and the calm of his personality..

We will definitely be back to this show in the coming future….

Coreen Bloomer
Sun City, AZ
June 3, 2011


Neil Diamond Tribute (Keith Allynn)

Keith looks and sings like Neil Diamond.

Gentle person which reflects in his music.

Nancy Salzmann

Mineral, IL
December 1, 2010


Neil Diamond Tribute (Keith Allynn)

If you shut your eyes, you would swear it was Neil Diamond
singing!

I have been to two live concerts and Keith Allynn had his voice
and mannerisms pegged!

We loved the show!

Cecille Skaggs
Springfield, MO
November 13, 2010


Neil Diamond Tribute (Keith Allynn)

I loved the show. Keith Allynn has nailed the Neil Diamond
look and sound. His performance, including voice, body language,
and narration were perfect. His wife, Diana, provided a touch
of “spice” that was just right. His “audience
warmer” was cute and enjoyable. The show was the right
length – long enough but not too long. I don’t understand why
he doesn’t have a bigger venue filled to capacity.

I have wanted to see Neil Diamond in person and have watched
for an appearance to attend, and this show basically satisfied
that desire. Keith Allynn is a dead ringer for Neil Diamond.
Fabulous!

Dr. Dennis V. Adam, DC
Iron Mountain, MI
November 2010


Neil Diamond Tribute (Keith Allynn)

My wife and I thought this was an excellent show.

We have actually seen it twice so we went back which should
tell you something. They are also great people and are not afraid
to take time to talk to you. Great down home people and are
both very talented.

Would be great to put a few Elvis’ songs in the show since
he is good at that also. They serve great pumpkin pie. Enjoyed
seeing their son so his Elvis act. Guess he is following in
his father’s foot steps. Hope his wife starts singing again
in the Central Stage by Wal Mart again.

Gary & Jackie Rothmeier
Kasson, MN
October 8, 2010


Neil Diamond Tribute (Keith Allynn)

We felt it was the best show that we saw on our trip to Branson.

Neil Diamond has always been a favorite of ours and Keith Allynn
did an excellent job. I felt like I was listening to the real
Neil Diamond. He even had that special “catch in his voice
that is totally Neil’s.

My wife said that if we come again to Branson, Keith’s show
is on the list of being seen over again.

Robert Parlow
Blowing Rock, NC
September 22, 2010


Neil Diamond Tribute (Keith Allynn)

Keith put his heart and soul into the performance we saw, his
rendition of Neil’s song made us feel as if Neil himself was
doing the show.

We did not need to close our eyes to imagine that Neil was
singing, his voice and his looks were so life like. Last year
we saw a Neil tribute in Florida, Keith was much better. As
far as the venue is concerned, Keith deserves a larger venue
with more in the form of the “big shows” in Branson.
His costumes were good. The prerecorded music was excellent
and at times a bit too loud. The lighting was adequate for the
setting, but a real stage with lighting that was variable could
have enhanced the effect of some of the songs.

Net, terrific performer who deserves a better venue.

Kurt L. Moore
Branson, MO
September 10, 2010


Neil Diamond Tribute/ The Diamond Image (Keith Allynn)

Keith Allynn has successfully put together a show depicting
Neil Diamond. Neil is a hard person to give successful tribute
to because of his unusual appearance, his Brooklyn accent and
his mannerisms onstage. Keith Allynn has the Diamond persona
down cold including the difficult Brooklyn accent.

I recently saw a stage performance of Keith’s show at the Branson
Mall Theater and was amazed by it. Not so much that Keith had
the accent down to a science and not so much with the lighting
and smoke effects and not so much with the costume choice but
rather with the fact that several times during the show I would
swear it was Neil Diamond on stage and not Keith Allynn.

Previously I had taken photos of Keith for publicity purposes
and found he had taken one and had it beside an actual photo
of Neil Diamond. It was eerie how much the two looked alike—not
only alike, but exactly alike. I have taken photos since both
on and off stage and found many of my photos looked amazingly
like Neil Diamond.

Keith Allynn was an Elvis Tribute Artist for 14 years. He never
really found his niche with that persona but certainly has with
paying tribute to Neil Diamond. Keith has studied Diamond literally
day and night to get the mannerisms, the songs and the accent
down to when he comes on stage; it is many times Neil Diamond
entering the stage. Keith Allynn, for sure, was literally born
to pay tribute to Neil Diamond.

Neil Diamond is rated as the third most successful adult contemporary
artist ever, behind only Barbara Streisand and Elton John. In
1984 Diamond was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of
Fame and in 2000, received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement
Award.

Neil Diamond has sold 115 million records worldwide with 48
million being sold in the United States. He has been recording
music since the 1960’s.

In Keith’s show he and his wife, Diana Lynn combine to
do a remake of the 1978 Diamond-Streisand duet, “You Don’t
Bring Me Flowers.” It was originally recorded separately
by both Diamond and Streisand. A Louisville radio program director
decided to take both albums and combine them into a virtual
duet. In doing so it was apparent the mix had chemistry for
listeners, so Diamond and Streisand recorded it to make it real.
It was so real it became a number one hit for them.

There was a side story connected with their live performance
onstage. Seems Streisand was always nervous before a performance
to the point of sometimes losing her cookies. When they were
performing onstage and were close together during the last part
of the song, she was so nervous her mike kept knocking against
his. I guess it drove the sound guys crazy trying to sort it
all out.

Bottom line is this: There are not probably nine people in
the entire world who actually resemble Neil Diamond. Keith Allynn
does. There are few people in the world who can sing like Neil
Diamond. Keith Allyn can. There are fewer people in the world
who look like Neil Diamond, sing like Neil Diamond and do it
with the right accent. Keith Allynn does it all.

As I said earlier, Keith Allynn was literally born to pay tribute
to Neil Diamond and his music. I know this much, if Neil Diamond
were ever to visit Keith Allynn’s show, he would smile
and say, “Job well done, my friend.”

If you loved Neil Diamond before, Keith Allynn as Neil Diamond
will have you falling in love with him all over again.

Pat Misener
Andover, KS
September 10, 2010


Neil Diamond Tribute (Keith Allynn)

Keith Allyn performs an outstanding tribute to the life &
songs of Neil Diamond.

His voice, looks and actions match Neil’s style to a “T”.
Wow! Also Keith’s duets with Dianne Lynn are most touching &
romantic. Keith’s voice is so creative & versatile matching
favorite vocalist including Hermit the Frog.

What an outstanding performer not to be missed while in Branson.
We look forward to seeing him in more spotlights & theaters.
(He is) an upcoming Star to go see.

Kim Wakefors
Waterloo, Ontario
August 11, 2010


Neil Diamond Tribute (Keith Allynn)

Keith Allynn is a dead ringer for a younger Neil Diamond in
looks and voice!

He has put together a very intimate show and is a fabulous
musician and a great entertainer!

Cindy Neureuther
Berkeley, CA
August 4, 2010


Neil Diamond Tribute (Keith Allynn)

My husband and I really, really enjoyed this Neil Diamond Tribute
show performed by Keith Allynn.

Keith has an amazing voice and certainly the stage presence
of Neil himself. We were very impressed by the quality of Keith’s
performance. We also enjoyed all the photos of Neil Diamond
on stage. I especially liked how Keith Allynn performed the
songs: Cracklin Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, I am I Said, and
Cherry Cherry. Keith’s lovely wife Diana Lynn added a nice balance
to his performance when she joined him on stage. I enjoyed learning
about how some of the songs of Neil Diamond came to be written,
but I also liked hearing about Keith’s own life and his dedication
to his career and family. His story is very touching, which
for me, made this show unique and well worth seeing.

I have already recommended seeing Keith Allynn to my family
and friends, and would certainly see him again when I return
to Branson, Missouri.

Linda Wells
West Memphis, AR
July 2, 2010


Neil Diamond Tribute (Keith Allynn)

I have enjoyed the amazing talent of this man for 4 years.

His show is the best you will see.

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Keith perform over 25 times.
I have seen Neil Diamond in Memphis, TN, Keith does great justice
to the Man and His Music.

People if you don’t see this show you will have missed the
opportunity of a lifetime. The show is awesome. Keith will leave
you with a big Wow, what a voice, what a man what a performance.

I would go and see him perform anywhere I possibly could over
and over!

Outstanding!

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