Disco band – Boogie Fever Disco Band http://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:47:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Disco band – Boogie Fever Disco Band http://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/ 32 32 Brexit stage left: a British group recounts the eccentric barriers encountered during the European tour | Brexit https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/brexit-stage-left-a-british-group-recounts-the-eccentric-barriers-encountered-during-the-european-tour-brexit/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:47:00 +0000 https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/brexit-stage-left-a-british-group-recounts-the-eccentric-barriers-encountered-during-the-european-tour-brexit/ Night after night, the Beatles honed their harmonies in the clubs of Hamburg. But now British bands trying to hone their sound by playing in Europe are struggling to make ends meet – or give up altogether – because of barriers created by Brexit, a musicians’ charity says. . Walt Disco, an up-and-coming goth-glam band […]]]>

Night after night, the Beatles honed their harmonies in the clubs of Hamburg.

But now British bands trying to hone their sound by playing in Europe are struggling to make ends meet – or give up altogether – because of barriers created by Brexit, a musicians’ charity says. .

Walt Disco, an up-and-coming goth-glam band from Glasgow, have recounted the almost outlandish barriers they faced during a recent tour with gigs in Ireland and the Netherlands.

The first challenge was to complete the customs forms to obtain an ATA carnet, or instrument passport, in order to obtain a waiver for their van at border control.

For Walt Disco singer Jocelyn Si, 24, that meant buying their first bathroom scale and weighing themselves with and without each instrument to notify customs of the weight of their temporary exports.

The next challenge, upon arrival in Belfast, was figuring out how to get permission to cross the border into the EU and into Dublin.

“You think you get off the ferry and all you have to do is hand in the papers. But no… you have to find the customs area, which is not in the ferry port. You have to go around from Belfast to find him,” their manager Hamish Fingland said, a reference to Northern Ireland’s lack of implementation of protocol.

After their gig in Dublin, they took a ferry via the UK to the mainland, but had to take a more expensive ‘freight’ route as their gear was now a declarable item.

At Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, there was similar confusion as they departed for another concert in Texas.

“We allowed ourselves three hours to be able to get through customs on either side of the airport, well before a show, but it was so difficult to find someone at the airport who knew where we needed to go. We would go to a customs and they would say, ‘No, you have to go to the other end of the airport,’” Si said.

At £570, the Instrument ATA Carnet eats away at the marginal revenue small bands crave in a world that is already proving more expensive due to petrol prices.

According to Help Musicians, live performances can account for 90-95% of a band’s income, but Brexit has cut one of their biggest sources of income, limiting them to £1,000 worth of merchandise before entering. in a higher tax bracket.

For Walt Disco, that’s no good, which equates to just 50 vinyl records at £20 each, a fraction of what they hope to sell after a performance in front of a typical crowd of 500.

“Really, we were getting to the stage where you think, ‘Is it worth going to play in this place right now? “, Fingland said.

“It’s a career issue. This is not about selling a box of keys in the EU. It’s about whether careers in music can be sustained for 10, 20, 40 years.

The Walt Disco experience was typical for smaller bands trying to forge careers with European tours in 2022, said James Ainscough, chief executive of Help Musicians, which set up a £250,000 fund this spring to help young people musicians to deal with Brexit.

“The Beatles’ time performing in Hamburg before their record deal was formative for their sound,” Ainscough said. “That’s where they learned their harmonies and learned to play incredibly tight and come together as a band. You only get that by playing live frequently and seeing what works and what does not work in front of a crowd.

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“The hurdles that Brexit has put in place mean that these types of careers are being held back, if not reduced, as some musicians will drop out.

“Most musicians are freelancers. They are small businesses. These are exactly the kind of people the Conservative Party should cherish. These are people who, in Norman Tebbit’s terminology, got on their bikes and went to find work.

“One of the cool things they should be doing is taking the shackles out of the music industry and allowing UK music back on the world stage.”

Si has another view: “They probably know that musicians and creatives aren’t conservative voters. Why would they appease us? From a Scottish perspective, many Scottish musicians are eager to vote for independence, as it seems to be our only path to the EU.

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90s band Supergrass and Saturday Kitchen chef Angela Hartnett come to Smoked and Uncut festival at The Pig in Bridge https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/90s-band-supergrass-and-saturday-kitchen-chef-angela-hartnett-come-to-smoked-and-uncut-festival-at-the-pig-in-bridge/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/90s-band-supergrass-and-saturday-kitchen-chef-angela-hartnett-come-to-smoked-and-uncut-festival-at-the-pig-in-bridge/ A luxury hotel will turn into a food and music festival in August. The Pig at Bridge, near Canterbury, will this year host Smoked and Uncut, a one-day festival with Supergrass as headliners. Supergrass will headline the music scene at this year’s Smoke and Uncut festival. Photo: Mark Williamson The 90s rock band, whose hits […]]]>

A luxury hotel will turn into a food and music festival in August.

The Pig at Bridge, near Canterbury, will this year host Smoked and Uncut, a one-day festival with Supergrass as headliners.

Supergrass will headline the music scene at this year’s Smoke and Uncut festival. Photo: Mark Williamson

The 90s rock band, whose hits include Alright, Moving and Pumping on Your Stereo, are fronted by singer Gaz Coombes and recently performed at Glastonbury in June.

The group will now head to The Pig, which was once the Bridge Country Club before undergoing its £8million transformation into an award-winning hotel.

The Pig in Bridge has been transformed into a luxury country hotel after a multi-million pound refurbishment.  Photo: Jake Eastham
The Pig in Bridge has been transformed into a luxury country hotel after a multi-million pound refurbishment. Photo: Jake Eastham

The historic mansion was the most popular rock and roll and disco venue in the county between the 60s and 90s and hopes to continue its legacy with events such as Smoked and Uncut.

Joining Supergrass on the festival lineup will be ska band The Selecter and Cardiff-based rock band Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, among others.

Supergrass is best known for their 1995 single Alright. Photo: Dan Churcher
Supergrass is best known for their 1995 single Alright. Photo: Dan Churcher

There will be a huge range of food stalls available at the festival with dishes such as aged burgers, dirty fries, stone-baked pizzas, plant-based street food, macaroni and cheese, pastries , cakes, ice cream and more.

Chase Distillery gin and tonics, Fever Tree cocktails, Everleaf non-alcoholic spritzes, a Shepherd Neame beer bar and a Hambledon double-decker bus will be among the drinks on offer.

For those who want even more goodies, separate party tent tickets are also available in addition to your festival ticket.

Saturday Kitchen chef Angela Hartnett will be hosting a party tent at the food festival.  Photo: Camilla Davies
Saturday Kitchen chef Angela Hartnett will be hosting a party tent at the food festival. Photo: Camilla Davies

The tents will serve up gourmet delights from Angela Hartnett, Gordon Ramsay’s Canterbury-born protege and presenter of Saturday Kitchen, as well as James Golding, Nieves Barragán, Lisa Goodwin-Allen and apprentice chefs from The Pig.

Families can also enjoy the day with the children’s zone, which includes activities such as colorful crafts and outdoor activities.

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, you can head to the Field Spa for a massage or get the ultimate festival look at the sequin and braid bars.

This year's Smoked and Uncut festival is expected to attract 3,000 people.  Photo: Jennifer McCord
This year’s Smoked and Uncut festival is expected to attract 3,000 people. Photo: Jennifer McCord

There will also be a pop-up craft market selling handmade pieces including jewelry, fashion, homewares and festival accessories, organized by Shopcreative.

If you plan to do any or all of the festival activities, it should be noted that the event is cashless and visitors will be issued a wristband for payments upon arrival. Anyone attending is advised to create an online payment account prior to arrival.

From Shepherd Neame beers to soft drinks, there will be plenty of beverages on offer.  Photo: Jennifer McCord
From Shepherd Neame beers to soft drinks, there will be plenty of beverages on offer. Photo: Jennifer McCord

Smoked and Uncut takes place on Saturday August 13 at The Pig in Bridge, near Canterbury. Festival tickets cost £57.50 and party tent tickets must be booked separately.

Get more information including ticket booking, here.

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Indie-funk fusion band is coming to Conway later this month | New https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/indie-funk-fusion-band-is-coming-to-conway-later-this-month-new/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/indie-funk-fusion-band-is-coming-to-conway-later-this-month-new/ Indie-funk fusion band BadCameo will head to Kings Live Music in Conway on August 20 at 8:30 p.m. as part of their nationwide tour. BadCameo’s tour is to promote their second album “Friday Night Time Warp” which will be released on August 5th. The album is described as a “cosmic exploration of modern urban nightlife”. […]]]>

Indie-funk fusion band BadCameo will head to Kings Live Music in Conway on August 20 at 8:30 p.m. as part of their nationwide tour.

BadCameo’s tour is to promote their second album “Friday Night Time Warp” which will be released on August 5th. The album is described as a “cosmic exploration of modern urban nightlife”.

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KC Sunshine Band Shakespeare’s Hair Musical https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/kc-sunshine-band-shakespeares-hair-musical/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 07:00:16 +0000 https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/kc-sunshine-band-shakespeares-hair-musical/ Boston is the city of the bard BOSTON — Summer is the time for free outdoor Shakespeare and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is best known for its annual production at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common, which this season is the comedy “A lot of noise for nothing.” John Kuntz, a graduate of Cohasset High, […]]]>

Boston is the city of the bard

BOSTON — Summer is the time for free outdoor Shakespeare and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is best known for its annual production at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common, which this season is the comedy “A lot of noise for nothing.”

John Kuntz, a graduate of Cohasset High, stars in the play. Performances this weekend will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 and 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 31. The show will continue until August 7.

“Much Ado About Nothing” is directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. It’s one of the Bard’s most popular comedies, with a heartfelt message about the nature of love. The most famous play features the cat-and-mouse love story of Beatrice and Benedick, who have both sworn love. With their witty banter and bubbly relationship, they’re the last to realize they’re perfect for each other.

Participants can bring blankets, chairs and snacks. Chairs are also available for rent on site for $10 (cash only) and can be reserved at commshakes.org.

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PLYMOUTH – “Something Rotten!”, the Tony Award-winning musical that pokes fun at Shakespeare takes the stage at the Priscilla Beach Theatre, which was once a training ground for several famous actors, including Paul Newman, Jean Seberg, Albert Brooks , Jennifer Coolidge and Rob Reiner.

Performances this weekend will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 31. The show will continue until August 30.

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Randy Clay Band Joins Concert Series Lineup | Local News https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/randy-clay-band-joins-concert-series-lineup-local-news/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 12:30:00 +0000 https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/randy-clay-band-joins-concert-series-lineup-local-news/ Special for the News Herald VALDESE – Summer is shining in Valdese as the Randy Clay Band prepares to take the stage on July 29, continuing the 2022 season of the Family Friday Nights summer concert series. Versatility and experience are the hallmarks of this multi-talented band, according to the band’s biography. For decades Clay […]]]>

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VALDESE – Summer is shining in Valdese as the Randy Clay Band prepares to take the stage on July 29, continuing the 2022 season of the Family Friday Nights summer concert series.

Versatility and experience are the hallmarks of this multi-talented band, according to the band’s biography.

For decades Clay has entertained and delighted audiences both in the region and across the country. Now he is proud to have assembled a group of extremely talented musicians and artists ready to cater specifically to your event or venue. Motown, beach, soul, country, rock, pop, funk and disco are among the many styles performed by this crowd-pleasing band, their website says.

The Randy Clay Band plays the uncompromisingly varied sounds of your favorite era. Talented band members include: Randy Clay, guitar, vocals; Tom Clay, bass guitar, vocals; Kurt Varney, drums and vocals; and Jim Lackey on keyboards and vocals.

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The Family Friday Nights summer concert series is free to the public and takes place every Friday night from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day. Concerts take place from 7-10 p.m. on Temple Field behind the Old Rock School and feature a wide variety of talented local musicians. Concert attendees can bring a chair or blanket, stretch out on the field and enjoy the live music. Lawn games such as cornhole or frisbee are frequently enjoyed and concessions will be available for purchase. This week’s concessions will be provided by Faith Community Church. Enjoy hot nachos, fresh popcorn, snow cones, candies and cold drinks. A 50/50 raffle will be available for those who would like to participate. Attendees are also encouraged to explore the wide variety of locally owned restaurants and shops in the downtown area.

For more information on the FFN Summer Concert Series and a full schedule of events for Valdese, go to visitvaldese.com or call 828-879-2129.

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Boy band style has evolved, but it will always match https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/boy-band-style-has-evolved-but-it-will-always-match/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 04:59:37 +0000 https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/boy-band-style-has-evolved-but-it-will-always-match/ The cult comedy of 2001 Josie and the Pussycats opens with a scene of the members of the fictional boy band DuJour arguing in their private plane. Dressed in their skin-tight leather pants and flame-print tank tops, two singers of the band battle to steal each other’s iconic model poses. “It’s my face,” says Seth […]]]>

The cult comedy of 2001 Josie and the Pussycats opens with a scene of the members of the fictional boy band DuJour arguing in their private plane. Dressed in their skin-tight leather pants and flame-print tank tops, two singers of the band battle to steal each other’s iconic model poses. “It’s my face,” says Seth Green’s character. It’s satire, sure, but a moment that reflects a very real time in the early 2000s, when boy bands like the Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync dominated the charts (and magazine covers) with their outfits. assorted.

Boy bands, of course, existed well beyond their 2000 craze. 1950, with the rise of doo-wop bands like the Cadillacs. But it was the Beatles of the 1960s who are widely regarded as the first boy band to become a global sensation. The English rock band – with their signature bowl cuts and sharp suits and ties – created such widespread hysteria that their fandom even earned their own nickname: Beatlemania. It didn’t take long for other boy bands to grow: The Beach Boys, The Jackson 5 and The Monkees also gained traction during the groovy decade. Each group came up with a distinctive fashion flavor; the Beach Boys, for example, embodied a cheeky surfer vibe. But they all matched.

In the decades since, boy bands have expanded into virtually every genre of music, from rap to pop. The coordinated modes remained constant. In the 90s, bands such as Boyz II Men embraced the preppy style with their Brooks Brothers tennis suits and sweaters. The Backstreet Boys also burst onto the scene and became one of the most coordinated bands to ever exist. (They matched virtually everything from overalls to motorcycle jackets.) In the 2000s, boy bands like ‘NSync and B2K all dressed so much alike that they became the focus of many parodies, including in the aforementioned. Josie and the Pussycats as well as the 2001 MTV movie 2 together.

During the 2010s, the appetite for boy bands did not subside. The Jonas Brothers and One Direction have ignited fandoms around the world and cultivated their own unique looks. The Jonas Brothers had a penchant for trios of skinny jeans, and One Direction was fixated on even skinnier suits. In the late 2010s, the style of boy bands evolved to become a bit more sleek and understated. K-pop groups like BTS really set that standard: The seven members wore stylish clothes from high-fashion brands like Celine, Bottega Veneta and Louis Vuitton, pushing a new memo that outfits shouldn’t match per se. but rather loosely go together artfully.

Unsurprisingly, the K-pop genre still dominates this space. The latest buzzing band is South Korean Tomorrow x Together, who appeared on hello america in July wearing traditional suit waistcoats and ties. Compared to the more kitschy outfits worn by bands in the 1990s and 2000s, the new look of boy bands seems to be about simplification and refocusing on the music. That’s definitely not a bad thing! But we’ll just always have a soft spot for matching disco ball shirts.

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Yes sir, the band I Can Boogie say ‘the first Scottish gig was one of the best ever’ https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/yes-sir-the-band-i-can-boogie-say-the-first-scottish-gig-was-one-of-the-best-ever/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 04:06:25 +0000 https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/yes-sir-the-band-i-can-boogie-say-the-first-scottish-gig-was-one-of-the-best-ever/ THE band behind Yes Sir, I Can Boogie hailed their Scottish debut gig as one of the best they’ve ever played. Baccara landed in Scotland this month to play their first Scottish gig at the Doune The Rabbit Hole festival near Stirling. The band’s 1977 disco hit regained its place in the charts after it […]]]>

THE band behind Yes Sir, I Can Boogie hailed their Scottish debut gig as one of the best they’ve ever played.

Baccara landed in Scotland this month to play their first Scottish gig at the Doune The Rabbit Hole festival near Stirling.

The band’s 1977 disco hit regained its place in the charts after it became Scotland’s unofficial anthem for its Euro 2020 campaign.

It came after the Scottish national team were filmed singing the hit after beating Serbia on penalties to reach their first major tournament since 1998.

Band member Cristina Sevilla told the Sunday National the gig was her first appearance in Scotland – and it’s not one she will forget.

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Sevilla joined the band with original member Mayte Mateos after the band broke up. While Maria Mendiola, the other half of the original pop group, continued as Baccara, Mateos called his band New Baccara.

Sevilla would later join Mendiola’s version as well, taking their disco hits across Europe. But Scotland is a new country for her.

“I have lots of friends in Scotland who work on the Costa del Sol but I had never played here,” she said.

Her first time in the country turned out to be a huge success, however. The singer said the concert led to some of the best feedback she has ever received.

“I have no words to describe how lovely the Scottish public is,” she said. “It’s one of the best comebacks of our career. It was fantastic.”

It’s perhaps no surprise now that the song received more than a warm reception from a Scottish crowd, but its comeback was not something the members of Baccara were expecting.

Sevilla recalled the time Mendiola phoned him after the Scots went crazy over the melody.

“When Maria called me, she was as excited as a girl. She said, ‘Cristina, did you hear about the video that went viral?’

“When they won against Serbia, in the dressing room it was amazing, and Maria was so excited.”

Mendiola died soon after, aged 69 in September 2021.

Helen de Quiroga then joined Sevilla to continue playing under the Baccarat name.

Yes Sir, I Can Boogie continued their notoriety in Scotland when The Fratellis released their cover.

While Sevilla called this version ‘nice’, they said it wasn’t Mendiola’s ‘cup of tea’.

Sevilla added: “I think after 45 years it’s amazing that anyone wanted to record a new version. It’s fantastic. It’s timeless.

When asked what it was like to join a band that had sold tens of millions of records, she said that as a young woman it was like “playing in the premier league”.

Sevilla said they plan to continue the band but want to honor the legacy of former bandmate Mendiola.

“We were preparing a new album when Maria passed away. All the fans and our friends said we should continue but we want to keep Maria’s memory and legacy alive.

“We want to continue in this direction, trying to keep the elegance of before and of course the memory of Maria.”

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The Grammys | GRAMMY.com https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/the-grammys-grammy-com/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 19:16:00 +0000 https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/the-grammys-grammy-com/ This year’s tours have been special for every artist, as many return to the stage for the first time since the pandemic shutdown. But for The Band CAMINO, their 2022 journey was particularly meaningful: Not only was it the band’s biggest headlining tour to date, it was completely sold out. “Honestly, this whole tour blew […]]]>

This year’s tours have been special for every artist, as many return to the stage for the first time since the pandemic shutdown. But for The Band CAMINO, their 2022 journey was particularly meaningful: Not only was it the band’s biggest headlining tour to date, it was completely sold out.

“Honestly, this whole tour blew us away from start to finish,” the band told GRAMMY.com in a statement. “We didn’t know what to expect coming out of the pandemic and not touring that long. Announcing 40+ shows was a bit daunting, we’ve never done so many on tour. But people just kept to show up and the energy each night was on the next level.”

The pop-rock trio (vocalists/guitarists Jeffery Jordan and Spencer Stewart and drummer Garrison Burgess) played 43 shows across North America, split into two parts. The first leg included shows in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York; the second leg included Detroit, Kansas City, and Buffalo, NY—all three were new markets for the band, but they still filled every room.

Although The Band CAMINO has built a passionate fan base since debuting in 2016 with the EP my thoughts on you, the past year has been monumental for the band. Just as they released their self-titled debut album in September 2021, the band hit the road with country powerhouses Dan + Shay for a sold-out arena tour. Their latest achievement is a Top 20 hit, like their song “I think I like youcontinues on Adult Contemporary radio.

The CAMINO Band shared some of their favorite photos and memories from their 2022 headlining tour (which was aptly titled The CAMINO Tour). Take a look at behind-the-scenes photos and hear the band explain why these shows were so special.

All photos were taken by Timothy Hiehle.

April 14, Dallas, TX: Our biggest show to date. Totally surreal to get on stage and play our songs to nearly 5,000 people.

Tour diary to be confirmed PCB

April 18, Panama City Beach, Florida: Free day between Birmingham and Orlando.

Tour diary to be confirmed Philly

April 30, Philadelphia, PA: Last night of the first stage with [openers] flor and Hastings and all the crew.

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June 2, Tulsa, OK: First night of the second stage. When you start a tour, you hope it’s as fun as you remember and that Tulsa was an amazing way to kick off the rematch.

Tour Diary TBC KC

June 4, Kansas City, Missouri: Every night before the end of the show, we explained to the public that we would not be doing an encore and that we would stay on stage and continue to play. This photo is from Kansas City where the crowd literally forced us off the stage just so they could sing for us to come back – our only reminder of the tour.

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June 7, Chesterfield, MO: Holiday Inn parking lot somewhere outside St. Louis. On the road, a tailgate can be the best hookup you have with your friends, and this was our tour manager Brad’s birthday, so we cooked and gave him a big cake.

Tour diary to be confirmed Buffalo

June 11, Buffalo, NY: Here we are next to our 18 wheels. This tour was the first time we had to rent a truck just to transport our gear across the country. It’s crazy to have so many lights and cases, and it’s only growing.

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June 23, Columbus, Ohio: photo of the green room! Our pre-show routine usually consists of a few shots of tequila and listening to our favorite music to get us excited. And usually dancing.

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June 23, Columbus, Ohio: Penultimate night of the second stage with [openers] renforshort and Games We Play and all their crews. I took the “end of tour” photo from the penultimate night so as not to almost forget it and rush it as the first stop.

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June 24, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Last evening of the Tour CAMINO. Our team pranked us and released these miniature guitars for “Underneath My Skin” and amazingly they really worked, just hard to play, haha.

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The Greater Victoria Ladies Band on the Willows Stage with Timeless Hits on July 21 https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/the-greater-victoria-ladies-band-on-the-willows-stage-with-timeless-hits-on-july-21/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 21:30:00 +0000 https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/the-greater-victoria-ladies-band-on-the-willows-stage-with-timeless-hits-on-july-21/ Freeze Frame gives audiences a blast from the past this Thursday (July 21) at Willows Park from 6-8 p.m., returning for the first time since performing there at the Oak Bay Tea Party in 2019. Composed of drummer and sound effects specialist Paul McLellan, wife and lead vocalist Lisa McLellan, lead guitarist Steve Moyer and […]]]>

Freeze Frame gives audiences a blast from the past this Thursday (July 21) at Willows Park from 6-8 p.m., returning for the first time since performing there at the Oak Bay Tea Party in 2019.

Composed of drummer and sound effects specialist Paul McLellan, wife and lead vocalist Lisa McLellan, lead guitarist Steve Moyer and bassist Steve Hansen, Freeze Frame merges great friendship with timeless hits from the 70s, 80s and beyond. of the.

“The focus is on fun,” Lisa said. “We want to play music that makes people want to dance.”

The group, reunited in 2017 by former members of The Waybacks, brings a fluorescent “checkerboard” aesthetic to the stage and features its own stage technician and vintage car restorer, “Dave the soundman”.

While The Waybacks favored more theatrical performances with routine wardrobe changes, the McLellans and their friends wanted a band that felt slightly more authentic and only required one outfit per show.

“We were looking for an act with less work,” Paul explained. “That’s kind of how it turned into Freeze Frame.”

Their band’s goal, Lisa said, is to connect their fellow Victorians with classic tunes from decades past, whether it’s 70s disco or 2000s Lady Gaga bangers. “It’s definitely focused on the 80s. So I guess we say 80s and beyond.

In her teaching class in Sooke, she asks students to predict which songs, old or new, will become the next trends. His students are usually on top of their guesses, never failing to amaze him at how much more savvy young music lovers are today. Lisa uses their foresight to help compile the band’s next set list.

Freeze Frame prides itself on how it interacts with its crowd, handing out prizes to random audience members for their dance moves and blasting shirts into the abyss – “I’m bad with the shirt cannon”, said Lisa when asked if she played an instrument. .

She expressed how nice it is to have a concert in front of an in-person lined-up audience.

Paul added: “We find that the crowds (in Willows Park) are really receptive and easy to convince.”

He noted that it was not limited to music and public performances for them.

“We are not just musicians working together. We are all very good friends.

Freeze Frame members living nearby, Paul and Lisa hold regular rehearsals and jam sessions at their home and use in-ear monitoring and electric drums to avoid disturbing others.

As Lisa said, “We love technology and we love our neighbors.”

In the past, Hansen played with golden rock ‘n’ roll band Rukus, while Paul, who currently balances drums for the Soul Shakers, played for country band Garry Lee and the Showdown, who recorded the treble 1980’s platinum, Juno-nominated hit “The Rodeo Song.”

Freeze Frame recently performed in Elk/Beaver Lake for the Saanich Strawberry Festival.


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Nita Strauss joins Demi Lovato’s touring band https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/nita-strauss-joins-demi-lovatos-touring-band/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:36:25 +0000 https://boogiefeverdiscoband.com/nita-strauss-joins-demi-lovatos-touring-band/ Guitarist Nita Strauss has revealed her latest career move: playing guitar with Demi Lovato. Stauss made her live debut with Lovato Thursday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! featuring a performance of Lovato’s latest single, “Substance.” Lovato’s new album, Saint-Fvck, will be released on August 19; she has to start round in August. Strauss recently announced […]]]>

Guitarist Nita Strauss has revealed her latest career move: playing guitar with Demi Lovato.

Stauss made her live debut with Lovato Thursday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! featuring a performance of Lovato’s latest single, “Substance.” Lovato’s new album, Saint-Fvck, will be released on August 19; she has to start round in August.

Strauss recently announced that she was leaving Alice Cooper’s band in a post on instagram.

“It’s bittersweet for me to let you know that I will not be joining Alice Cooper’s band for the upcoming fall tour,” Strauss wrote on July 11. “There’s no drama and my tour year is still very sold out – in fact, I’m on a direct flight to the next adventure as I post this, and I’ll be back on stage much sooner than you think!

You can watch Strauss’ performance with Lovato on Kimmel’s show below.

Strauss first gained acclaim in the Iron Maidens, an all-female Iron Maiden tribute band. In 2013, she joined a rebooted version of 80s glam-metal band Femme Fatale. A year later, she was recruited to replace Orianthi in Cooper’s band, a position Strauss held for nearly a decade.

“I was playing guitar for anybody who wanted to have me,” Strauss said on Twitter in 2018, recalling his beginnings in the scene. “Rock, pop, funk, metal, covers, originals…sometimes two shows a night with different bands. I went on tour for almost nothing. I built a reputation for being punctual, professional and being a good performer…better gigs came with time.”

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