A Couple Photos From Last Night's Gig

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EDIT: See post #28 for a video from the show.

We played the Hawthorne Theater in Portland last night. This was my Styxperience band, a Styx tribute act. We split the bill with a Heart tribute and a Fleetwod Mac tribute (thus their banners).

John, the guitar player on the left, plays an LP Studio. He sings the Tommy Shaw vocals, too. That's me in the middle. I sing the Dennis Deyoung vocals and (obvious from the photo) play bass in this band.

It was fun. The stage was loud, and the venue acoustics aren't great. It made for difficult monitoring situation, but I've played much worse so we got through it AOK. This was only our second gig and I'm SHOCKED by the number of screams and applause I get when I sing Dennis Deyoung's ballads. Suite Madame Blue and Come Sail Away, for example. Every dramatic line or high note had people going nuts. Very cool! I never get that kind of appreciation in my other cover bands.
 

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What a great experience! Congratulations!!! :dude:
 

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Love Styx ,,, Keep the music going for them my friend !!!! Wish we had a Keyboard player to do some Styx tunes .....
 

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Thanks everyone :)

If you didn't see my previous thread last month, here's a video clip from our first performance at a small local club. Our "Tommy Shaw" is now a different guy but the clip is mostly me singing "Come Sail Away."

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoFY_-GGLJM[/ame]
 

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Do you guys do Man in the Wilderness? I love that song :dude:
 

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Our setlist right now is
Grand Illusion
Blue Collar Man
Crystal Ball
Lorelei
Too Much Time on my Hands
Miss America
Fooling Yourself
Suite Madame BLue
Renegade
Come Sail Away
 

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the heart cover band.....


um.......where the pseudo Wilson sisters hot? :naughty:
 

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They're screaming and applauding cuz you open up and sing. No secret there.
Sounds great!
 

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Love Miss America. Really strong tune. I bet it kills live!
 

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Love Miss America. Really strong tune. I bet it kills live!

It's pretty cool. Our other guitar player, Tony, sings it (he's the "JY" in the group anyway). I sing the really high harmony on the "miss america!" chorus, which I'll admit impresses people even though it's just falsetto.

Renegade goes over well, too, because Tony plays the solo really well and then we nail the acapella vocals in the middle. It really is a lot of fun! We're going to spend some time working on a real look and stage show, and see if we can get any traction. Apparently there's some good video from last night's show so once I get my hands on it I'll post it here.

Thanks for the compliments! There are more video clips from our earlier performance on my youtube channel.
 

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Thanks everyone :)

If you didn't see my previous thread last month, here's a video clip from our first performance at a small local club. Our "Tommy Shaw" is now a different guy but the clip is mostly me singing "Come Sail Away."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoFY_-GGLJM


Here's the Church, here's the Steeple, open the doors where's all the people? Wait I saw someone, never mind. Carry On my wayward son!
 

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Here's the Church, here's the Steeple, open the doors where's all the people? Wait I saw someone, never mind. Carry On my wayward son!

All the people were behind the camera :). It wasn't really a dancing kind of song. There were about 50 people in the room at that time. Small club.
 

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