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#1875857 - 04/08/12 10:04 PM Some videos from a recent live gig...
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Good morning chaps,

I've uploaded some tunes from a recent live gig that you may or may not be interested in. wink

There are around ten tunes in total, however my favourite ("Twitchy Feet") is linked below.
Of course, please feel free to watch the other clips from the playlist, although my playing is a little nervous and sloppy in places (the 'warm-up drink' wasn't so effective...).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqc4kWPKGFs&list=PL1A9A8FD6D6DEE517

Ah, the videos are rather dark, so you may need to increase the brightness on your monitor to check-out our funky threads. wink

For reference, I'm playing my 73-key Electro 3, connected in stereo to a Roland KC-500, with the outputs from the amp sent to the PA.

All feedback gratefully received, but please bear in mind that we're just an R&B band, playing 1960's funk, soul, and boogaloo. wink

Cheers,
James
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#1875860 - 04/08/12 10:10 PM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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Awesome. Really enjoyed that!
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#1875861 - 04/08/12 10:12 PM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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You go James! Nice playing!
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#1875885 - 04/08/12 10:55 PM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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Great stuff, James!

I really liked the sound you were getting from your Electro 3 / KC-500 - balls aplenty grin !

It's interesting to hear it live from an audience's perspective. It doesn't quite sound like a B3 but it has that great Nord sound and vibe, which is arguably just as good in its own way. Certainly got the audience on their (twitchy) feet!
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#1875892 - 04/08/12 11:01 PM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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Thanks for the feedback guys!

voxpops, yeah, the sound wasn't too bad. I had a fair bit of overdrive on some of the tunes to get that 'crunchy' sound used in the vintage originals.

The recording is pretty good quality, although it lacks some bottom end - obviously everything sounded a lot meatier in the flesh. wink

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Certainly got the audience on their (twitchy) feet!


Well, we were the first band on that night - started at 8:30pm, so the crowd were a little frosty to begin with. However, like us, they seemed to loosen-up by the last three tunes. The guy dancing at the front in the last number was really getting into it!

Cheers,
James
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#1875936 - 04/09/12 12:08 AM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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That's pretty cool James wink
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#1875956 - 04/09/12 12:48 AM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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Groovy stuff! thumb

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#1875999 - 04/09/12 03:23 AM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Ah, the videos are rather dark, so you may need to increase the brightness on your monitor to check-out our funky threads. wink


Can't see the pianist, although there is a psychedelic zebra-striped shirt!

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#1876002 - 04/09/12 03:38 AM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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coooolll!!! ... the good old days cool
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#1876003 - 04/09/12 03:39 AM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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#1876129 - 04/09/12 10:34 AM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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James that was fun to watch and listen too! great stuff on the keys! I really liked it! Thanks for sharing.
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#1876152 - 04/09/12 11:11 AM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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Nice stuff James. Thanks for sharing!

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#1876353 - 04/09/12 05:30 PM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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Wow, many thanks for all the positive feedback guys!

Cheers,
James
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#1876413 - 04/09/12 07:49 PM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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James, that was simply great to listen to you and your band play!!! Thanks for sharing!
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#1876417 - 04/09/12 08:01 PM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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Thanks, but it's not really my band - I'm just a 'Spice Boy'... 'Captain Pork' is the leader. wink

Cheers,
James
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"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

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#1876557 - 04/09/12 11:56 PM Re: Some videos from a recent live gig... [Re: Kawai James]
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Enjoyed that, thanks for posting James.
Which spice are you?

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