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29 April 2009 @ 07:33 pm
I used to be in a CC cover band and a few years ago we did a gig with a symphonic orchestra. The videos are finally viewable online!

Youtube channel of our guitarist

All My Friends
Another Horsedreamer's Blues
Why should you come when I call?
American Girls
Round Here
A Murder of One
Butterfly in Reverse
Perfect Blue Buildings
D. Mikehussla on April 30th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
I am a huge Counting Crows fan and, if I may toot my own horn here, an excellent singer and performer. The idea of being in a Counting Crows cover band intrigues me very much; is there much of an audience for this around the country? How do you go about forming a single-band-tribute-band? I would be very interested in hearing about your exeriences with this.
The Caretakerthecaretaker on April 30th, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
There wasn't a huge audience for it down here in Holland, though we did have a nice following of friends and people who'd seen us perform before. So the people came to see us, and not specifically a CC cover band (except a few of course) The trick to an audience for a single band coverband is exposure. Get it out there that you're performing, newspapers, flyers, internet, tell everyone, fanclub, etc. etc. That way you will get a few people interested in that specific band, and if you're good they'll tell other fans. Covering a well known, good band is a second requirement. CC weren't that well known down here until they did a song with Blof (Holiday in Spain with part Dutch lyrics, horrible, but it got them exposure) and Accidentally in Love. Most people knew them but didn't know the name of the band though they did know some songs (A Long December, Mr. Jones).

A for creating a band, make it known your looking for people to start a band. Get some likeminded friends together and start with a few songs. Make it clear you're starting a single band cover band from the beginning!
We started with just 3 people (we had been in another band together) and as a kind of a joke because we weren't good enough to write our own songs :p But over time we got a bit more serious about it and decided to seek out other muscians. I knew the second guitarist from a previous bands, he had heard the singer perform a CC song in a campfire singalong, I knew the accordion player from another band (he originally joined for just one song, Angels of the Silences, the VH1 version, but he was good enough so he stayed :p