Kelly Rae Band NYE Cars Land

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BassCliff, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    Happy New Year!! The Kelly Rae Band had a blast at Cars Land in California's Disney Adventure.

    This year they set us up on a stage in front of Flo's Cafe.


    We had the finest accommodations.


    Here I am at sound check.


    I think Art and Daniel are sound checking too.


    Here we are all dressed up and ready for our show.


    And our lovely Ms. Kelly Rae.


    Mario and Jeff geek the camera just before we start.


    Of course, I had to let Art and Daniel do the same thing.


    Kelly and I are just about to make beautiful music together, along with the rest of the guys.


    A few action shots.




    The Mouse was good to us this year and provided dancers with our show. They really did a great job.


    At midnight there were fireworks!


    I had to take a picture of my awesome rig on stage at Cars Land. ;)


    Here are the FOH guys and their gear.




    After the show we took a nice group shot.


    And I took one more with our lovely dancers.


    And now it's time to call it a year. The crew was very helpful and knew how to work around us while getting their job done. They did a great job helping to schlep our gear.


    I hope you had as much fun at your New Year's Eve gigs. Let's get MORE gigs in 2014!

    A Happy and Blessed New Year to all my Talkbass friends.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Very cool thanks for sharing looked like fun and happy New Year.
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  3. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Congrats, Cliff. Judging by your 2013 posts, it looks like you had an awesome year. Best wishes for an equally awesome 2014! You guys always look like you're having more fun than is legally allowed! :D
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  4. What a fun gig! I bet Disney pays good too!
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  5. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #?

    May 28, 2005
    thats pretty dang cool!
  6. meteor


    Aug 21, 2013
    Looks like one sweet gig. Congratulations!
  7. bkirk


    Oct 2, 2003
    Austin, TX
    Hey Cliff,
    Looks like a great gig!
    I always enjoy seeing your pics and hearing the gig stories. And being in a band with Kelly looks like it would be fun.
    Hope 2014 is even better to you than 2013 was. Thanks for sharing.
  8. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    Thanks everyone!

    I know there are lots of players in this forum who play bigger and better gigs. I wish they'd post about them. Until then I guess you'll have to put up with me. I hope you don't mind when I share my fun.

    Heck, I'd love to see all of your gigs. I've played in lots of little dives that were a blast. No gig is too small. It's a gig! So don't be shy. Take some pix and post them up! :D

    Kelly has a couple of weeks off so I'll be working as a sideman in a couple of other bands playing a little casino gig this weekend and a sports bar next weekend. If you don't mind, I'll post up a few pictures of those too. :p

    Just for grins and giggles, here's one from NYE 2011. My old band was playing at a golf club in Palm Springs, Woodhaven Country Club.


    Break a leg!

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  9. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast.

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Cliff, I always enjoy your gig threads! They make me want to move back to California in a bad way!
  10. Oooh!! I love those Yamaha traveller kits like the one in this shot. All the one's I've ever seen were that same exact yellow. Used to play with a truly gifted drummer who made his sound like thunder, unfortunately he passed away. RIP Johnny.