ryla wrote:if i like what i hear, i will check out whos playing so i can listen to more from them.
me too. i do my research guys
Yep it was until a couple of years back, I was luck enough to meet him last year at an outdoor free gig he was playing with a function band he plays in called the All Stars. He's a really nice chap.foal30 wrote:Incognito may be Randy Hope-Taylor.
I saw him twice last year at the Dome during his 3121 tour. His concerts were OK but the real action was happening at the after gig party where he was on a much smaller stage in a venue that could hold maybe 1500 people tops. He was working some serious magic with his band onstage both nights and his band leading skills were quite simply mind blowing. They'd start playing a cover like Zarothustra by Billy Cobham and it would morph into an extended funky jam which Prince would lead. It was like he had a mix tape going in his head, he knew exactly where to cue the others in and out, he covered any bare spots with his guitar and then he'd be jumping on the drums, the bass or the keyboards showing the OTHER pro musicians how to pull of the whacky chops he wanted to hear. I've never witnessed such an inspirational performance, it was SO tight. The second night Beverly Knight, the british soul singer was on stage and she was pushing the boat out with singing and band, then when Prince actually came on stage with her she was so emotionally choked up about being in his presence she couldn't sing properly! Apparently performing with him on stage was one of her life long ambitions (and this is a lady who has had Top10 UK hits).foal30 wrote:Prince. I kid you not, he and the players in his roster/alumni have laid down some serious grooves.
Yeah, I think my fave track by her is "Make Me Wanna Holler" off Peace Beyond Passion, I think she kind of lost her way a little with Cookie. People sometimes criticise her lyrics for being pretentious at times. All that stuff about an oppressed gay man would be like Barry Humphries writing a song about being an oppressed lesbian.foal30 wrote:I really like her album "Bitter" it's a real curve ball from the preceding one. Which is tops too, but in a very different way. It's shows a degree of spanking mugness to knock out high quality yet divergent music back to back like that.
We met some people from Norway who had just taken the week off and every night they went to see him play! When the tickets were priced at £31.21 though, who can blame them?foal30 wrote:as for Prince, I'll just sloop off crying into my John Banks hanky... twice eh? call me jealous.
Aww yeah, was that from his gig at the Astoria? That was pretty good, I've got a bootleg somewhere of that. Wouldn't mind the film though either I can recommend the Y2K and Live At Las Vegas DVDs for some great jamming too. I've heard Maceo is also pretty approachable so if you get the chance to hang out after the show around the stage door it might be worth doing.foal30 wrote:Maceo Parker is on his way to Christchurch, that'll be nice, but really no shake to seeing Prince
I got a film of one of his London Party gigs from mid-90's
berserkness, and the horns even bust into Glen Miller's "In the mood"
it's all on.