Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! And welcome to MUSIC MONDAY. Today’s blog is about my band, THE GREAT DECEIVERS. We’re a King Crimson tribute band. We have a few gigs lined up, including one this Friday January 20th at 10 PM at the Universal Bar & Grill.
(Keep reading after the jump for more details…)
If you are not familiar with King Crimson, they’re a very influential progressive rock band from the 1960s/70s/80s/90s. To find out more about the band’s history, check out my earlier blog on them: http://paulayoo.com/blog/?p=632
Our band, The Great Deceivers, faithfully reproduces a ton of songs from King Crimson’s albums and live concert recordings. We concentrate on their ’60s and ’70s hits but we have also played several songs from the ’80s and ’90s, including some UK songs as well.
Drummer Paul M. and I recently attended a fantastic show at the Canyon Club starring the ADRIAN BELEW TRIO and the STICKMEN. These bands include original King Crimson members. It was an AMAZING show! Some pics below. I even got to meet original King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto after the show! He produced a King Crimson tribute album which features our band playing “Starless.”
For more info on us, you can find us on Myspace here: http://myspace.com/tgdkingcrimson and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/King-Crimson-tribute-by-The-Great-Deceivers/132468405945
Our gigs this year include the following so far:
Friday January 20, 2012 – 10 PM at Universal Bar & Grill (http://universalbarla.com/)
Saturday February 18, 2012 – 8 PM at Paladino’s (http://paladinosclub.com/)
Friday March 2, 2012 – Time TBA at Brennan’s Pub (http://brennanspub-la.com/)
We recently had a rehearsal for this week’s gig. Below are some pictures our drummer Paul S. took of us… (including my photo of him from a previous concert since he didn’t take a picture of himself!). Our gig this Friday is also a special reunion with Shahen, our original bassist and co-founder of the band with Paul M. Shahen also tours and plays with bands like FISH CIRCUS and THE ADICTS.
Hope you can make one of our shows! Rock on! 🙂
Thanks for hanging out with me on a MUSIC MONDAY. Reminder – there’s still time to participate in our signed book contest drawing with TOR author LEV AC ROSEN. To participate, please comment on the Q&A blog with Lev or email me at paula at paulayoo dot com. The winner will be announced on Wed. January 25, 2012. The Writer Wednesday Q&A blog with him is here: http://paulayoo.com/blog/?p=1226
Time for me to enter the writing batcave. Until the next blog, you can follow me on Twitter here for more updates @paulayoo. Have a great week and remember… Happy Writing! WRITE LIKE YOU MEAN IT! 🙂