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Best tribute band

Discussion in 'music' started by Simon66, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    The Jamm
  2. Isobarik

    Isobarik pfm Member

    The Floyd Effect and Still Marillion.Both were excellent.
  3. Joolzdee

    Joolzdee pfm Member

    Tribute bands obviously not everyone's thing. Not always mine tbh. However a few I've enjoyed are...
    Limehouse Lizzy
    UK Smiths
    Smiths Indeed
    Cavern Beatles
    Bootleg Beatles
    Sex Pistols Experience
  4. julifriend

    julifriend pfm Member

    The current lineup of Yes are actually a reasonably good tribute act to the band that existed in the 1970’s.
    Richard Brewer likes this.
  5. glancaster

    glancaster In the silicon vale

    Yeah, that's the best name so far, certainly. There are some good ones out there.
  6. kendo

    kendo Prussian bot

    Yes they are!
  7. julifriend

    julifriend pfm Member

    In a similar vein, I think it worth mentioning Ded Flatbird. They sell themselves as the best Def Leppard tribute band in the world. As they should be given all five members are also in Def Leppard.
  8. manwithnonaim

    manwithnonaim pfm Member

    Nearly Dan, check them out!
  9. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    By Jovi had a great name ... and do many tributaries.

  10. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member


    What's the frequency Kenneth?
  11. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

  12. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Haven't seen many, but The Fab Four from California at the Philharmonic Hall during Beatleweek in 2011 were truly amazing. Their attention to detail was what made them memorable and the rendition of Day in the Life was truly jaw dropping. I have seen the Bootleg Beatles too and they are also very good.
  13. Andrew L Weekes

    Andrew L Weekes Reverse Engineer

    I've been instinctively averse to tribute bands, for reasons I can't really explain, but I saw Think Floyd last night at the Assembly Halls in Tunbridge Wells and I came away far more impressed than I expected to be.

    In fact as a musical experience I can't imagine the real thing being better, they clearly had a slick team with them, the lighting and the seamless use of samples where needed (they performed the whole of The Wall, plus plenty of other material, from Syd Barrett to current) was great and the sound mix was one of the best I've ever heard. The band was tight and they can all really play.

    I think only Suzanne Vega last year was better from a live sound perspective.
    Bob McC and jack8000 like this.
  14. DipsyDave

    DipsyDave Active Member

    Haven't normally bothered with tribute bands, but I did see the LA Doors way back (around 2002), and they were really good. Looked like the originals too. Don't think they're still going.
  15. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    I’ve seen tributes of the Stones, Fleetwood Mac, and Queen and I’ve seen footage of the real ones in concert.
    In my opinion the tributes played and sang better and the shows were very enjoyable - not to mention a quarter the price.
    (I know it’s not the ideal way to compare them but I’m not forking out £100 + for any act!)
  16. Taff63

    Taff63 pfm Member

    Livewire are a very decent AC/DC tribute act
  17. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    I saw the Bootleg Beatles some years ago at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Slick, entertaining but not really what I'd call memorable. I'd advise anyone who can to see the Cavern Club Beatles at the Cavern. in Matthew St Liverpool. They play most Saturday nights.which is the full show, and some Fridays, when they do a less structured show, featuring more album tracks etc. They have also performed in the USA, South America, Russia etc.

    The core of the Cavern Club Beatles are brothers Tony and Jimmy Coburn, who are also good friends. They specialise in McCartney and Lennon respectively and were chosen by no less a luminary than the late Geoff Emeric, to be the voices in the touring show. 'The Sessions at Abbey Road'. I know of nobody better at interpreting Lennon-McCartney. Paul Jones, who does the Harrison part, is also excellent, as is the drummer... though I don't know him.

    The Saturday night show is accompanied by video back drop etc. The band progress through the various stages of the Beatles development from the early 'mop top' suited look, via the psychedelic phase etc.. and play authentic instruments. It's a great reminder of those days, and also a light hearted 'fun' evening out, which attracts an audience from throughout the World. The show is held in the large Cavern Lounge and it's best to pre book. Arrive early for the limited seating.


  18. Dougie2404

    Dougie2404 cranky old git

    Rhumors of Fleetwood Mac. Great night out.

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