Oliver's Army plays Katrina Benefit 10/9/05

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Oliver's Army plays Katrina Benefit 10/9/05

Postby legman open to offers » Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:08 pm

Oliver's Army, Elvis Costello tribute band, is slated to play at Hard Rock Cafe Dallas Oct.9. They join other Dallas area tribute bands in Band Together, to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims.

Come out and see OA frontman Noiseradio kick out EC tunes in that superb way that he does!

More on the lineup at:


http://www.tanksleyalves.com/OliversArmy/shows.html

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http://www.hardrock.com/includes/eventD ... ntID=20804
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Postby noiseradio » Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:02 pm

Yeah, we'd love to see anyone from the board come out, if you happen to be in the Dallas area on Sunday. Oliver's Army goes on at 3 pm. Come early and see Hard Night's Day. They're a very good Beatles tribute.
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Postby BlueChair » Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:41 pm

I will be there in spirit, noisey
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:36 am

I'd love to be there. Have a great night and I hope you raise heaps of money for the victims.
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Postby pophead2k » Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:38 pm

Thanks pal. Good news: recovered my amp and one of my guitars from our practice space. My Ray Davies tribute group will rise again!

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Postby bobster » Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:30 pm

I see where this is all headed...a tribute to tribute bands!
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Postby noiseradio » Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:41 pm

Ray Davies tribute? I want to be in that number.

Glad you rescued some gear. That makes me really happy.

Thanks to Legman for coming out and for the Shinerbock. There was a good turnout, which I hope held up for the second half (nine bands is a long time). I had to leave during the KISS tribute band, DESTROYER's set. They were fun, in all the makeup and with all the moves. But I don't like KISS well enough to fake it that long. Still, they brought a lot of people, and they were super nice guys. So it was all good.
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:45 pm

noiseradio wrote:I had to leave during the KISS tribute band, DESTROYER's set. They were fun, in all the makeup and with all the moves. But I don't like KISS well enough to fake it that long. Still, they brought a lot of people, and they were super nice guys. So it was all good.


That's what I call a tribute band! Betcha don't even bother with the geeky glasses and skinny ties! :wink:
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:08 am

Glad it was a good evening.

From the line up

Voodoo Blue - SRV Tribute
A Hard Night's Day - Beatles Tribute
Queen for a Day - Queen Tribute
Bricks in the Wall - Pink Floyd Tribute
Petty Theft - Tom Petty Tribute
Destroyer - KISS Tribute
The Boys Named Sue - Country Tribute
Poison Cherry - 80's Hair Band Tribute
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello Tribute

there were some pretty diverse tributes and probably not to everyone's taste. I'd love to have been there. How long did each band play for and how much did you all raise?
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Postby invisible Pole » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:32 am

Excuse my curiosity (thank God I'm not a cat), but what exactly did "Voodoo Blue - SRV Tribute" play ?
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Postby legman open to offers » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:04 am

invisible Pole wrote:Excuse my curiosity (thank God I'm not a cat), but what exactly did "Voodoo Blue - SRV Tribute" play ?


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Postby noiseradio » Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:20 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:
noiseradio wrote:I had to leave during the KISS tribute band, DESTROYER's set. They were fun, in all the makeup and with all the moves. But I don't like KISS well enough to fake it that long. Still, they brought a lot of people, and they were super nice guys. So it was all good.


That's what I call a tribute band! Betcha don't even bother with the geeky glasses and skinny ties! :wink:


I used to wear the geeky glasses, because...well, I wore geeky glasses. But I got LASIK surgery last year, and I don't wear glasses anymore. I'm 6'2" and blonde, so looking like Elvis is hard. I do wear a jacket and tie fairly frequently though.



It was a diverse lineup. I'm pretty sure the KISS fans were eager for us to get off stage. We began "Less Than Zero" and I sang the chorus to "Rock 'N' Roll All Night" as a tease. Then we quit the song before the chorus and launched into "Radio Radio." Felt good. Each band got 45 minutes. I'm not sure how much money was raised, but there was a steady stream of people coming in at $10 a pop. And there weren't any empty tables. So, I hope it made a fortune.
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:33 am

noiseradio wrote:We began "Less Than Zero" and I sang the chorus to "Rock 'N' Roll All Night" as a tease. Then we quit the song before the chorus and launched into "Radio Radio."


Did you say "I'm sorry ladies and gentlemen but there's no reason to play this song" before launching into Radio Radio :wink:

Sounds like a great night. Congratulations to all concerned.
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Postby legman open to offers » Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:43 am

I had a great time. Got to help with OA's gear (almost like a genuine roadie :D ).

Highlights of the set for me:

Opened with PL&U

Two Little Hitlers

Strict Time

PS... Got to see Noiseradio's younguns. Oh to have that energy! :lol:
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Postby noiseradio » Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:15 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:Did you say "I'm sorry ladies and gentlemen but there's no reason to play this song" before launching into Radio Radio :wink:



I did, actually. Wouldn't dream of leaving that out.
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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:18 am

So how many hundreds did you make for Katrina victims?
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Postby noiseradio » Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:19 pm

I don't know. There were several hundred in attendance, at $10 a piece. They also sold raffle tickets. Several thousand, anyway.
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Postby Mr. Average » Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:32 pm

Congratulations. I can only imagine the impact that your performance has on your children. What a great lesson. You can do something that you love to do, and bring comfort to others at the same time.

The highest form of prayerful thanks is to use the talents and skills that we are blessed with to aid others. A great act of kindness for your children to experience.
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Postby legman open to offers » Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:33 pm

Oliver's Army action photo and gallery link from The Hard Rock



http://www.kzps.com/timages/photo/main57.jpg

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http://www.kzps.com/cc-common/globalphotos.html?
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Postby noiseradio » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:43 am

Here's some photos from the Katrina Benefit. The background music is "Get Back," the one original song in Oliver's Army's arsenal. The first few pictures are of the two bands that played before us, Hard Night's Day (Beatles tribute) and Petty Theft (Tom Petty tribute).

http://michaelalves.spymac.com/hardrock/index.html
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:00 am

Nice pics, Noise. Good on you guys for doing that. Wish I could have been there.


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