The fairgrounds boomed with the sounds of 70s and 80s hair metal, as Ikons of Rock hit the stage to finish off Frontier Days with flare. 

The Snake Oil show's format was unique, as the band did not simply cover a single artist or popular songs, rather they became the stars of a full rock and roll playlist. The two singers bounced on and off the stage every three songs as new rockstars, bringing a wide array of the biggest names in rock history. 

Christelle Dussault, whose likeness was identical to Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, and Ann Wilson of Heart, impressed the crowd with her vocal range and spot-on impressions. 

“We hope they have a really great time, and we really enjoy performing. I think they're going to be pleasantly surprised.” 

Before the show, the crew gathered to give a young girl and her mother a VIP backstage experience. This included a full buffet from the K Motel, a meet and greet with the performers, and some signed souvenirs for the young rock fan.

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Darren Moore, the singer who portrayed Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, David Lee Roth, Paul Stanley of Kiss and more, stated the last time he was in Swift Current, he was playing keyboard for Harlequin. 

"Some of the exciting things around the shows for us are traveling, meeting new people, playing new venues, seeing new things, trying new foods, trying new drinks, different hotels, playing with bands that we idolized growing up,” Moore stated. "You'll see a whole genre of music covered by the two singers. We do three songs each, so it's boom, boom, boom. We do three different shows, but we're only doing one tonight. Tonight pays homage to the hair bands of the 70s and most of the 80s.” 

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Moore explained their other two shows cover even more subgenres of rock, with the 90s rock circus covering bands like Foo Fighters and Rob Zombie. The Leathers and Lace show is focused on 70s Americana rock, such as the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.  

“We grew up listening to them and a lot of them are heroes; we've met a lot of them,” said Moore. “It's refining the way they walk, the way they talk, the way they sing, the way they move, when they're singing.” 

The band is no stranger to famous faces, as they have played with the likes of The Beach Boys, Cheap Trick, Lita Ford, Brett Michaels, Starship, and Whitesnake.