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Video from my last show

Discussion in 'Off Topic But Still Civil' started by Powdered Toast Man, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Powdered Toast Man

    Powdered Toast Man Move along, nothing to see here

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    As you may or may not know I play guitar in a Rolling Stones tribute band. We shot some pro video at our last show and it turned out pretty well! Here's the opening number:

    I'm the "Keef" (guy in the tiger print cloak)

     
  2. JavelinAMX

    JavelinAMX Well-Known Member

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    Tight band!

    Well done.

    How long has this band been working? Have you played other genré before - or majoring in Stones' music? Does the band specialize in a particular era of Stones tunes? Or do you play the range of their charted songs from the mid-sixties onward ?

    Great to see you ... and hear you -

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    Powdered Toast Man Move along, nothing to see here

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    Thanks!

    We've been together as a band for around 7 years now. With this lineup for about 3 years. It started as a Stones cover band (no costumes but all Stones music) and then it changed to a full tribute act when we got our current lead singer. We do all eras of the Stones from 60's to modern era. Our mission statement is to create the "live experience" of the Stones. So we are doing the songs how they actually do them live.
     
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    Although the Stones are known by Jagger's voice, the sound of the band is K.Richards driven by C.Watts' drums. Either way, it's heavy on the Keith.

    This is to say, you pull it off quite well.

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    Incidentally, perhaps you've seen this, perhaps not, but one time some decades back, David Bowie did a bit of an Impression of Mick Jagger.

    Thought it might be useful in this context :


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQMMgPlkYAo


    Hope you and your mates can receive this little side-bar in fun ...

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    Merry Christmas ...

    Did your Video agreement include more than 'Start Me Up' ?

    If so, any more you care to share?

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    Powdered Toast Man Move along, nothing to see here

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    Thanks! I'm editing the raw footage together myself. It's slow work. We aren't planning to post the entire show online but here's another one just for you Allparians!

     
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    BobbiBigWheels The "Front-Line" Perspective
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    Canadians do Rock and Roll right! ;)
     
  9. JavelinAMX

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    But what about the Middle or the Left ??? :D They don't neglect that, do they? <funnin' with ya >
     
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    I like the songs that you cover, and how you cover them, but I also like Let It Bleed, Dead Flowers, Under My Thumb, My Obsession, Hide Your Love, Silver Train, Slave, Please Go Home, You Gotta Move, and especially Star Star, among others. They may be a bit obscure for a mainstream audience, but if you could put one of them into your show, you'll probably please the Stones fans.
     
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    Nicely done.

    Always liked 'Street Fighting Man '

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    You guys got it going on, man. Love the outfits too!
     
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    By the way, are your backup singers separate regular band members; or are they also related to guitarists/drummer? Question also goes for the sax player.

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    Dead Flowers is in our repertoire. We used to do Star Star and Let It Bleed with our previous lead singer. However with the way the act is now structured there's not much time in a set list to go too far into deep tracks. There's lots I'd LOVE to do but once you put in all the "must do" hits (the songs people expect) there's only room for maybe one or two each set that are lesser known tracks. The problem is 1) picking ones to do, and 2) convincing the entire band an obscure song is worth the effort to learn and rehearse if we're only going to pull it out once a year or something like that.
     
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    One of our backup singers is considered a regular member (and she is my wife's sister). The other backup singer is a "hired gun" that we contract for specific shows. Same goes for the sax player. This was in fact the first show we had done with the sax player. We rehearsed with him once. That entire solo in Miss You was improvised on the spot by him and the guitar player.
     
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    The entire show was taped. To save money I made a deal with the photographer to give us only the raw footage (basically I brought over an external hard drive and he dropped everything on it). I've literally spent the last month editing the entire thing together myself - which includes doing a mix of the audio!
     
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    As deeply entrenched in the culture as the Stones are, what else can be done but simply hit the mountain peak tunes.

    My favorite LP was Between the Buttons. Ruby Tuesday is still a favorite, as are Yesterday's Papers and My Obsession and a few more. But I digress.

    Having been a Rock and Progressive drummer way back (and I do mean WAY back in the day), I respected Watts.

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    That's quite a job to do!

    You're inspired ! :)

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    Good to read that your audience is hearing Dead Flowers. I'll add Short And Curlies to my list, but if I had to pick just one more for your set, it would be Under My Thumb. The song is reason enough to learn how to play the xylophone.

    I understand limited time for your set. There are a lot of Stones songs to choose from, and which ones to perform should be a unanimous decision among your band mates.
     

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