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« Reply #100 on: September 12, 2018, 06:58:35 PM »



How about Graham Nash?


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He'd also be way too expensive.  He'd charge California prices.

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I'd have thought both Nash and the Croz would be well within budget.  They play 'prestige theatre' venues these days in the UK, and don't sell out quickly (mumbles about being 6 feet away from David in a packed and joyous Jazz Cafe not that many moons ago, but anyway...)
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« Reply #101 on: September 12, 2018, 07:25:09 PM »



ELO sounds like a good shout. I’ve always thought that James would be a good Thursday night headliner.


James would really fit with the Cropredy audience as well ... "Oh sit down .. ah, you are already ..."

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They wouldn’t need to bother with that one then.  Grin
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« Reply #102 on: September 12, 2018, 07:27:17 PM »



Bonny Rait (she would be FAB!!)  


I never 'got' Bonnie Raitt.  Mind you, most blues does very little for me.

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Can’t say that I like her MOR stuff and her ‘hits’ with Bryan Adams, but she has one hell of a fine voice.
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« Reply #103 on: September 12, 2018, 08:00:15 PM »




ELO sounds like a good shout. I’ve always thought that James would be a good Thursday night headliner.


James would really fit with the Cropredy audience as well ... "Oh sit down .. ah, you are already ..."

DW


They wouldn’t need to bother with that one then.  Grin


Ha ha.....reminds me of that scene in Phoenix Nights when Gerry does “The Real Slim Shady” in the old folks’ home.

Haven’t had a good tribute band lately. There was a spate of ‘em at one time, I seem to recall.
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« Reply #104 on: September 12, 2018, 09:57:02 PM »


Badly Drawn Boy, and he was Badly Behaved Boy.


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« Reply #105 on: September 12, 2018, 10:02:59 PM »



Badly Drawn Boy, and he was Badly Behaved Boy.


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In Widds' words, reviewing his 2011 appearance:

Badly Drawn Boy’s solo set was also memorable, if for rather different reasons. The nom de plectrum of singer-songwriter Damon Gough, Badly Drawn Boy had perhaps the most difficult job of the day: filling the slot before Fairport Convention, when many in the crowd take the opportunity to eat, to move around the festival field, or move forward to stake out a space nearer the stage for the finale that awaits. All he had to do was go out, be pleasant and sing his songs, but instead presented an ill-tempered, rambling and dull performance that suited Cropredy even less than Gough’s trademark beany hat suits him.
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« Reply #106 on: September 12, 2018, 10:04:54 PM »



Badly Drawn Boy, and he was Badly Behaved Boy.


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What Andy said.... Smiley
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« Reply #107 on: September 12, 2018, 10:26:27 PM »


What Andy said.... Smiley


So not a spectacular wobbler then?

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« Reply #108 on: September 12, 2018, 10:38:47 PM »

As I recall he sang to a backing track and was unhappy to be met with less than unrelenting adulation.

But  that time on Saturday is always taken up (for me) by strange drinks at the bar, so I don't remember it very clearly at all.

He's probably a very nice man.
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« Reply #109 on: September 12, 2018, 11:11:04 PM »


As I recall he sang to a backing track and was unhappy to be met with less than unrelenting adulation.

But  that time on Saturday is always taken up (for me) by strange drinks at the bar, so I don't remember it very clearly at all.

He's probably a very nice man.


I don’t remember anything about him... I too was busy toasting absent friends.
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« Reply #110 on: September 12, 2018, 11:56:53 PM »


He's probably a very nice man.


He's definitely written some very good songs.

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« Reply #111 on: September 13, 2018, 03:00:24 AM »

As my only Cropredy thus far I remember most of 2011 quite...um...correction, slightly well! The Coral were brilliant, and the sound was terrific for them I remember. They didn't do much banter. I think the bass player finally said something like its nice to be here...which for them could have been Belgium, or Wichita....but they did not do a wobbler. Earlier in the day I literally almost bumped into the lead singer and narrowly averted spilling some food he was carrying. The whole band was out walking the field together. Badly Drawn Boy did have a bit of a meltdown. Not the first for him, but I actually enjoyed his set. I think he got upset because it was one of those backing track things where he has to use the track but stay very much on point with the music and not stray, and things weren't quite working. Quite true he may have been dismayed by the shuffle from the audience for food and drink before Fairport too.
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« Reply #112 on: September 13, 2018, 07:51:24 AM »





ELO sounds like a good shout. I’ve always thought that James would be a good Thursday night headliner.


James would really fit with the Cropredy audience as well ... "Oh sit down .. ah, you are already ..."

DW


They wouldn’t need to bother with that one then.  Grin


Ha ha.....reminds me of that scene in Phoenix Nights when Gerry does “The Real Slim Shady” in the old folks’ home.

Haven’t had a good tribute band lately. There was a spate of ‘em at one time, I seem to recall.



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« Reply #113 on: September 13, 2018, 09:29:05 AM »



Haven’t had a good tribute band lately. There was a spate of ‘em at one time, I seem to recall.



2016 Bootleg Beatles
2014 Aussie Pink Floyd
? Trevor Horne Band / Cregan and Co / Band of Friends ? Kind of tribute bands.

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« Reply #114 on: September 13, 2018, 09:53:25 AM »




Haven’t had a good tribute band lately. There was a spate of ‘em at one time, I seem to recall.



2016 Bootleg Beatles
2014 Aussie Pink Floyd
? Trevor Horne Band / Cregan and Co / Band of Friends ? Kind of tribute bands.

DW


Strange, really, but having heard good things about Bootleg Beatles and Ozzie Floyd, I was looking forward to them. But, I have to say, I was underwhelmed by both acts.
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« Reply #115 on: September 13, 2018, 10:35:25 AM »

The Bootleg Beatles were great in 1990. I'd seen them once previously, and once afterwards, and they were great then too.
The last time they played Cropers they were a completly different line up (there'd been a couple of changes in personnel before), and I didn't enjoy it so much, but I put that down to the fact that the novelty had worn off.)
Aussie Floyd I was looking forward too....I'd seen them before, but without the lasers and whistles and bells and 'flatable 'roos, and was intending to sit at the top of the field and watch all that, but being soaked to the skin through my waterproofs put paid to that plan and I watched them under the shelter of the coffee and pancake stall instead, watching the coffee refill from the water dripping of my hat. Shame.
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« Reply #116 on: September 13, 2018, 11:06:35 AM »


The Bootleg Beatles were great in 1990. I'd seen them once previously, and once afterwards, and they were great then too.
The last time they played Cropers they were a completly different line up (there'd been a couple of changes in personnel before), and I didn't enjoy it so much, but I put that down to the fact that the novelty had worn off.)
Aussie Floyd I was looking forward too....I'd seen them before, but without the lasers and whistles and bells and 'flatable 'roos, and was intending to sit at the top of the field and watch all that, but being soaked to the skin through my waterproofs put paid to that plan and I watched them under the shelter of the coffee and pancake stall instead, watching the coffee refill from the water dripping of my hat. Shame.


Bootleg Beatles 1990 were great but it was very, very wet. Aussie Pink Floyd were great but it was very, very wet.

There's a trend here...

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« Reply #117 on: September 13, 2018, 12:31:19 PM »

Maybe there's a Wet Wet Wet tribute band called Very Very Wet?
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« Reply #118 on: September 13, 2018, 12:38:35 PM »

The raindrop sparkles through the Aussie PF lasers were spectacular mind. Oh and despite the rain, I enjoyed them.
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« Reply #119 on: September 13, 2018, 12:54:55 PM »

Having seen them in close succession this year, I’d suggest that The Cavern Beatles are better (and cheaper) than the current Bootleg Beatles franchise. If we’re going down the tribute route though, New Purple Celebration are the way forward. Who wouldn’t enjoy an hour and a half of perfectly-presented Prince on a Thursday evening?*




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