Boogie finally plays live
Hi all, when I returned a few weeks ago, I mentioned that I had taken a 60s ensemble class Roberts Music Institute, where I take lessons. I had a lot of fun with the class. For our final class, we performed at a nearby jazz/blues club, along with about 8 other groups/individuals. There were at least 100 people at this club, many were friends and family, but I know some audience members were people just walking in off the street. Kind of nervewracking.
Anyway, I finally got the DVD from RMI this week, decided to take a 'mental health day' today, got the performance ripped, edited and posted. Here it is in all it's glory. 20 minutes of your life you'll never get back :-). You'll notice a large group of us in the first 2 songs. We had 6 people in the class, plus some vocal help from a 16 year old and the instructors helping out. We created 3 bands: 2 smaller 4-member bands and a large 6-member band. I didn't post the videos of the first 2 songs by the other guys, but they did Tales of Brave Ulysses by Cream and Something by the Beatles.
Here are the songs on which I play and a brief description. I was very nervous the first 2 songs, but settled down around the third song and started having fun. I'm the guy on the right-hand side of the stage with the red PRS. I didn't realize I was off in the dark.I'll check the stage lighting next time, step forward and make sure I'm visible :) . I also blocked out the drummer
Time Is On My Side - Rolling Stones
This is the entire class of 6 + Mike (instructor) on harmony
Funk #49 - James Gang
Entire class again + Chris on vocal. He is 16 years old. Two (2), 1 hour rehearsals with us. The kid killed it! OTOH... Ouch! I blew the intro big time. I knew it, but soldiered on.
Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo
Our group + Chris on vocal + Scott Ellsberry (instructor) on bass
I'm A Man - Spencer Davis Group (Chicago version)
Our group + Chris on vocal + Mike (instructor) on harmony + Scott (instructor) on bass
Exodus - The Lively Ones
Our group + Scott (instructor) on bass; Paul had some problems early on and finally figured out his wah wah pedal was on.
I want to do some more ensembles, but I have too much on my plate right now with upcoming bicycle ride events, work and private lessons. That said, in the fall, my private lessons instructor is leading a Pink Floyd class. I'm going to sign up for that one!
looked like great fun. I liked the performances on Matchstick Man.
and the Rolling Stone song was excellent. one of my fav Stones songs.
Great job! Looked like you all had fun. 8)
"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge