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Tribute Band - What are some good bands to Tribute?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by SmokinJoe992, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Davbassdude


    Mar 16, 2012
    I enjoy playing varied set lists. That said; If I had to play in a Tribute Band it would be either Allman Brothers, Johnny Winter or Eagles (All selfish choices). I would have also included the Rolling Stones, by there are so many Stones tribute bands. Allman and Winter I could sing, but the Eagles would require other members contribute to vocals. Also, the band that would be easiest to book would most likely be either Eagles or Allman Brothers.
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  2. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    Might be a bit of a challenge...;)
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  3. Hundred proof

    Hundred proof

    Apr 22, 2018
    Local band that does really well, is a British Invasion tribute they call themselves Jeffery and the Pacemakers ... kinda a take on the original Gerry and the Pacemakers of the original British Invasion.
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  4. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    I think a a Weird Al tribute would be awesome as well! I think I would call it either Weird Hal or UHF
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  5. Hambone70


    Jan 31, 2018
    Tucson, AZ
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  6. The Mogpipe

    The Mogpipe

    Nov 9, 2017
    Cheap trick would be cool. Long blonde hair singer, rockin bass player, and Rick and Bun E. shouldn't be to hard to emulate visually. Good call!!
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  7. This was one of the first ones I thought of. With the beards, coats, hats and sunglasses anyone could pull the look off. Vocals are not horribly difficult, and plenty of material.
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  8. It kind of surprises me to but ‘Wrong Way’ plays a lot of shows around here.
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  9. bassfran


    Mar 1, 2012
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
    Mott The Hoople and Roxy Music.
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  10. pglaser01


    Mar 19, 2013
    St. Louis, MO
    If only I were that good....
    Rage Against the Machine....if your singer can do it you’ll do well.

    90s tributes are great if you have the righ venue here.
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  11. In my area I am starting to see tribute acts get opening act gigs for nationally touring bands. Not the huge ones, but ones that play the 1000 to 2000 seat venues. That is what got me interested.
  12. There is a Bowie tribute around here called ‘Diamond Dogs’. They get a lot of good shows.
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  13. The only thing that comes to mind I haven't already seen in this thread is Cake and B52s. Nice long playlists and super fun tunes.
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  14. bassplayer2014


    Jun 7, 2014
    Some really cool ideas! In my area we have a lot of tribute bands. Our last gig we played with an 80's metal shreding band.

    Here we are, I hope?:

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  15. ToneMonkey


    Sep 27, 2003
    Newberg, OR
    Spinal Tap. All eras.
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  16. RHCP- fun. Vocals aren’t difficult, dress energetically.
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  17. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Biiiiiig +1 :thumbsup:

    Years ago, after being a die-hard Yes fan for decades, I reached a point in my life where I decided to put together a Yes tribute band since I played much of their 70's-era material on my bass. Here's the rub: it took a whopping *TWO YEARS* :jawdrop: to find the right keyboardist, drummer, guitarist, and vocalist. The vocalist position was the most difficult to fill, but we finally found a female who could hit those high notes. I knew going in that it would take a long time to assemble the band, so I set my expectations accordingly. That band held together for five years, and we had a ton of fun! :thumbsup:

    Being in that band lead to me finally having my life-long dream fulfilled of meeting the members of Yes. I got to chat separately with Jon, Chris, Steve, and Alan. That was a good day! :)
  18. Tim Schnautz

    Tim Schnautz

    Jan 30, 2000
    Pretty hard to beat Eagles. Their stuff never seems to get old.
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  19. TinyE


    Jan 31, 2013
    I see what you did there
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  20. how about a saturday night fever tribute act...songs from the sountrack..lol it would be different..lol...not so sure of how it would go over though...
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