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My BIG BAND is working again - check out the cute new singer

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by BassyBill, Jun 3, 2011.


  1. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    The 22 of us have a big corporate event up North later this month and first rehearsal for this was today. Great fun, I love this gig.

    Updated set list -

    1. Sugababes - Girls (4:55)
    2. Beyonce Knowles - Crazy In Love (3:41)
    3. Girls Aloud - Love Machine (3:25)
    4. Cee Lo Green - Forget You (3:43)
    5. Stevie Wonder - As (7:08)
    6. Earth Wind & Fire - Star (4:23)
    7. Duran Duran - Rio (4:46)
    8. Wham! - Freedom (5:18)
    9. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (6:05)
    10. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (3:38)
    11. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (2:54)
    12. Huey Lewis & the News - The Power of Love (3:52)
    13. Gloria Estefan - Oye Mi Canto (4:53)
    14. Earth Wind & Fire - In The Stone (4:25)
    15. Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke (3:51)
    16. Stevie Wonder - I Wish (4:11)
    17. Earth Wind & Fire - Let's Groove (5:32)
    18. Earth Wind & Fire - September (3:35)
    19. Georgie Fame - Yeh Yeh (3:40)
    20. Incognito - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing (4:46)
    21. Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - Kids (3:43)
    22. Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting (4:54)
    23. Queen - Don't Stop Me Now (3:30)

    Wassat ya say? The singer? Okay.

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  2. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Audio Mike Lull Custom Guitars Gallien Krueger amplification Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups
    Oh My Dude...She's a hottie.
     
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  4. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Chicago
    OWWWWWW! She's smokin!

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  5. NWB

    NWB

    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    Bill, I want to be you.

    Not that I could actually fill your shoes or anything...:help:
     
  6. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Me, dude? Hey, I'm just a lucky fella who happens to have found a musical niche that suits me. Plenty of other niches wouldn't, believe me.

    The band is also lucky to have landed Susanna to help us out with some gigs as she's pretty busy and in the spotlight with a solo career and her own dance company. She's a friend of a friend sort of thing and she's doing some dates for us just because it's such a fun gig.
     
  7. ForSix

    ForSix

    Jul 22, 2008
    Do you have a link to a YouTube of you?
     
  8. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    YouTube? Sure. There's one here from a while back - different singer then, but still a babe. ;)

    YouTube - ‪Yams NAC 06‬‏

    The best bit of this is probably the last few minutes, for some reason.
     
  9. Scogman

    Scogman

    Apr 20, 2011
    Bangkok Thailand
    Great Clip, Looks like a fun gig!
     
  10. Bredian

    Bredian

    Apr 22, 2011
    Nice gig/clip. Mercy me sounded fun too.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  11. jmbjandfam

    jmbjandfam Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Foxfire Village N.C.
    Great video, enjoyed very much!

    Love the big band!:hyper:
     
  12. Why is her sweater on backwards?
     
  13. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Lol! I really don't know.

    By the way, to all the guys on here who bag on cover bands, let's see you try to play this set. If you can, much respect. ;)
     
  14. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are.

    Feb 11, 2008
    So. Cal.
  15. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
  16. jmbjandfam

    jmbjandfam Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Foxfire Village N.C.
    +1 Excellent recording
     
  17. thetaxmiser

    thetaxmiser Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2002
    Sonoma County, CA, USA
    Both bands look like a lot of fun...bet the crowds love you.

    The big band video sets a record for MMPSI (most musicians per square inch).
     
  18. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Central Florida
    wow Bill, you need some pretty big stages to play on 22 members... you sound great
     
  19. My band plays all of the Funk(stevie, MJ, EWAF,etc) stuff on your list(and a ton more funkalicious stuff) and I have to agree with you that it is so fun to play! Cool band dude and congrats on the new Honey!
     
  20. JEDI BASS

    JEDI BASS

    Jan 26, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    Very cool stuff! Congrats!

    My band plays some similar tunes, all we have is me and the guitarist though :-/ . It's a challenge trying to pull off songs w/ horns, but man are they fun.
     
  21. bwoodman

    bwoodman Supporting Member

    Sounds like fun, but do you make any decent bread with a 22-piece band? I"ve always wanted to do something like this, but it always comes down to the bread. I got a call a few weeks ago to sub for a local big band and it paid $40 for the usual 3-hour block + travel time etc. I said no because of the crazy low dough. I think the band consists of a bunch of retired guys who don't do it for the money, so there's the situation right there - I need to make at LEAST $100 to leave the house with my junk.