What a show!
From the brilliant album/gig opener Black Country to the ac/dc meets school of rock! [check out the soundtrack] Sista Jane which has one of the best sing along choruses you'll ever hear and you'll see what i mean.
I don't have the album yet but have heard it all and it was just like listening to the album tracks which proves how live the studio version was!
Prefer the live vocals tonight to the album version of The Great Divide ,as they were just a bit more restrained. More about that when i finally get the album, listen some more and consider my thoughts.
Role on the tour!
BCC - LIVE in London (UK)
I totally agree Paul.
This is how ROCK music should be.....as I think it's been said before...the 'Voice of Rock' never left the building.............
Thursday cannot come quick enough!!!!!!!
Guys I was very lucky to be there tonight
it was truly amazing the band are so good
it's unbelivable Joe is the real deal as they all are
will post more tmr as just got home! I've been to many gigs
but this was somthing else still on a huge high from
One "secret" gig review up already from someone else who was also in attendanceQuote
...the set confirmed to me that I would never see anything quite so special again in my life (although it would be nice to think more great music will emerge). What can I say that hasn’t already been said by myself, by the band and most importantly, by the fans.
Pictures Courtesy: Dave De La Haye
got out of work late and missed it
everyone raving about this gig on Joe's board
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"One Last Soul"
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"Song of Yesterday"
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"Stand (At The Burning Tree)"
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"The Great Divide"
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OMG what an experience this was and I have to say a big thank you to my friend who happens to be in the Radio business for getting me on the Invite list.
The venue was in North London at John Henry studios, a very professional set up. The studio was very small and the show was filmed, but more of that later.
Once in,we headed for the bar for a quick beer, Joe was there looking cool in his black suit and white shirt and seemed very relaxed with Sandi Thom.
Slowly everyone started to gather in the studio I imagine it was very similar to the filming of SLITCOA, very intimate, Also, met some people from Joe’s forum who were very friendly and welcoming.
After a few minutes and an introduction to the radio show the band came on and launched into Black Country and then onto OLS then Beggerman, totally awesome so tight and powerful .
The small gathering were all totally blown away, it was a performance of gigantic proportions a real Rock Band the standard of playing was immense, I am a musio myself and I have never been so impressed, Mr Bonamassa is incredible, great tone and feel, Young Bonham throws a mean stick too. I have run out of superlatives for this band. It seems he has found a home for his fantastic talent he really drives the band.
As for Glenn, I have never heard him sing better, slightly restrained I thought, but IMO better for it, his bass playing was spot on. On observation would be that in this band he looks so much more relaxed than as a solo player, everyone is sharing the load and pushing each other to new heights ( Joes words not mine).
This is a Rock Band of huge potential and I think Derek has yet to shine but that will come, his playing is a perfect foil for Joe and Glenn and I am sure he will benefit with more time with his new mates. Great Divide was announced as a fav of the bands followed by SFY( vocals were just brilliant on this with Glenn and Joe) Stand and Sister Jane( rocks like hell) to finish ( might have missed one ).
Spoke with Joe and Glenn separately and Derek they are all so excited by this, Joe was loving watching the playback of the video that was shot even with a rough mix it sounded and looked brilliant. Also met Joel Mc Iver who is writing Glenn’s book , which was nice.
Look out for an announcement possibly next week about more gigs, this band is smoking hot. Forget DP Mk3 this is the real deal!
I am really grateful that I was at the Birth of BCC live in the UK, a truly magic Rock moment only time will tell how historic but I would be surprised if this Band does not become legends in their own right.
many many thanks for all the videos !
Mark3, you lucky lad! Thanks a lot for your review Listened to the show, wish I had been there...
Awesome!!! Roger and I have been listening to these this morning. Love it!!!
Here's a couple more "on the spot" reviews from last night in London
One "secret" gig review up already from someone else who was also in attendance
Pictures Courtesy: Dave De La Haye
Now that's a tower of power (the Laney amps). It's great to see Glenn is bringing that brand back.
Here's Joe Bonamassa and Derek Sherinian being interviewed in London, post show (the morning after)! Talking about the debut UK gig showcase and their debut album. Interviewed by BringTheNoiseUK.com editor, Ian Arnold
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Hmmh, did I hear that correctly, the journalists drank all the wine??? Looolll, that's normal Well, they look quite fit, being it "the night after"
Here's another post gig interview...
...starting off with Joe Bonamassa and Derek Sherinian, followed by Glenn (in part 2). Hosted by Pete Feenstra of GetReadyToRock.com.
Here's one other post-gig interview with Derek Sherinian and Joe Bonamassa by SonicShocks.com. Talkin' of the night before and the new debut Black Country Communion album
Secret Gig Crowd Footage - "Black Country"
this is awesome :claphand
will there be an official release either on cd or dvd of this because it really was outstanding!
Here's Metal Hammer (UK) magazine's brief review of the gig from last month in London, from their November 2010 issue.
More excellent 10/10 coverage from the recent BCC showcase in London the other month... as featured in the latest issue of UK magazine, PowerPlay - November 2010
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