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DWTS's fires band, goes electronica

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bluesblaster, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    In an attempt to draw a younger audience DWTS's has fired its longtime 28 member big band and replaced it with a small electronica and pre recorded music group.

    One has to wonder if its a cost savings measure or did they hire a bunch of 17 year olds as consultants to a show about ballroom dancing. My wife is a big fan and she doesnt like the sound of this at all, could be a turn off for a good portion of there audience.

    Its getting tuff to be a musician these days
  2. Happynoj


    Dec 5, 2006
    I like turtles.
    What is DWTS?
  3. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Dancing with the Stars.
  4. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Seems like it might be time to try my hand at synthpop. I've been meaning to for a while anyway.
  5. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    the old" if you cant beat 'em, join 'em" ploy eh ?
  6. Jhengsman


    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Well Rickey Minor got the American Idol gig back after NBC let Jay Leno go.
  7. duff beer

    duff beer

    Dec 2, 2007
    The only reason I watch The Voice is to see the house band. They better not replace them, too...
  8. Jhengsman


    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I just wish The House Band was more upfront like they were on Rockstar instead of backing the chorus line dancers
  9. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    Fake TV stuff.
  10. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Is Dancing With The Stars the US version of Strictly Come Dancing in the UK?

    I love that show, one of the reasons being the absolutely killer house band.

    And yes, I seem to remember RockStar Supernova having a great house band too.

    It always disappoints me when people dismiss shows like this as 'fake/reality TV' or whatever, when actually they are missing out on seeing some seriously good chops at work.

    Oh well.
  11. duff beer

    duff beer

    Dec 2, 2007
    They are on The Voice now.
  12. duff beer

    duff beer

    Dec 2, 2007
    What's fake about a live band?
  13. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Any show - regardless of context - that has a live house band always draws me in.

    Whether it's big band stuff from the dancing shows or something like 'Four Poofs And A Piano' (google them) from the Jonathan Ross show in the UK, I don't see how anyone who is even half serious as a musician can be so dismissive of the chops these guys have, "just because it's reality/fake tv and I hate reality/fake tv".Hmmm.
  14. Hi.


    I wonder when the paying audience gets fed up with all this "reality" TV.

    I for one take even a bad fiction before anything "reality".

    Can't speak for the guy, but I assume he means the concept, not the band.
    In fact, the band may be the only one real deal on these shows.

  15. Jhengsman


    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    In this specific case I wonder how much do real ballroom dance competitions rely on new arrangements of current hits. When PBS used to show it they didn't use Katy Perry songs
  16. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    Really though , how difficult is it to get a large horn band fired, just mention the cost,catering , the accommodations ....they're fired the
    moment they're hired and doomed to be replaced by the canned
    nitrate version
  17. duff beer

    duff beer

    Dec 2, 2007
    Fiction is fake, too. :D
  18. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    One positive thing about those shows with the live bands is that they always give props to the bands on each show and it is well deserved.

    I agree that the band on The Voice is exceptional.
  19. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
    DWTS has always been a horrible show. I despise it. The sooner it goes off the air, the better.
  20. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Not a leg man, I presume.