Whiskey Rose Tributes started in the late summer of 2014 and was formed with three members from a Toronto 80s indie recording band called Jett Black. The idea for this project was to navigate through various 80s rock super groups over time creating note-for-note high energy tributes to bring to the largest stages possible. The center of each tribute is the strongest singers found locally to handle the material and the second show featured Darren James Smith who is currently the lead singer for Jake E Lees Red Dragon Cartel and also the drummer/vocals behind the band Harem Scarem. Darren came into the fold to cover the iconic album by Black Sabbath called Heaven & Hell which featured for the first time Ronnie James Dio. This tribute continues to this day but has expanded to include material from other bands of Ronnie James Dio including Rainbow - Black Sabbath and his solo career as DIO and has a new name called -The DIO Years.