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#2814658 - 11/09/16 02:08 PM Basshappi Live and a brief update
Basshappi Offline
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Had a gig last month. Local music fest that has been an institution here for a long time called "Nam Jam". My band, Snout, was asked to perform and we did a set of all but 2 original songs.

https://www.facebook.com/1433395716975834/videos/1704973929818010/

We are working to finish a few more songs in preparation of going into the studio after the first of the year.

In other news, my friend and fellow bandmate Billy Stokes has finished making an album featuring a bunch of rock stars (yes really) and will be playing his CD release show in Phoenix this weekend. His band for this gig will include Pat Travers(who appears on the CD), Rudy Sarzo and Carmine Appice. After the first of the year he will be putting the band back together to play follow up gigs resulting from this project and I will be playing bass in that band. Barry Sparks played on the album so I have some big shoes to fill.

I'll keep ya'll posted.


Edited by Basshappi (11/09/16 02:09 PM)
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#2814694 - 11/10/16 03:45 AM Re: Basshappi Live and a brief update [Re: Basshappi]
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That.....is excellent! Congratulations!!
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#2814722 - 11/10/16 05:40 AM Re: Basshappi Live and a brief update [Re: Flemtone]
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Loved it!
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#2814863 - 11/10/16 01:55 PM Re: Basshappi Live and a brief update [Re: lug]
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Laying it down and grinding it out!
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#2814879 - 11/10/16 03:44 PM Re: Basshappi Live and a brief update [Re: Danzilla]
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Nice going!
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#2815193 - 11/12/16 10:08 AM Re: Basshappi Live and a brief update [Re: jeremy c]
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Cool!
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#2815217 - 11/12/16 01:16 PM Re: Basshappi Live and a brief update [Re: Basshappi]
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Originally Posted By: Basshappi

In other news, my friend and fellow bandmate Billy Stokes has finished making an album featuring a bunch of rock stars (yes really) and will be playing his CD release show in Phoenix this weekend. His band for this gig will include Pat Travers(who appears on the CD), Rudy Sarzo and Carmine Appice.


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#2815370 - 11/13/16 11:40 AM Re: Basshappi Live and a brief update [Re: jcadmus]
Basshappi Offline
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Yes indeed!

The CD release gig went very well.
Frank Marino, Marc Storace and Les Dudek all sent video messages of congratulations and support that were presented on screen before the show.

The line up for the first part of the show was:

Billy Stokes - Guitar
Jim Pavett - Drums
Richard Katz - Keys
Crystal Stark - Backing vocals (American Idol winner)
Bret Kaizer (MadameX) - Lead Vocals
Robby Lochner (Great White) - Guitar
Rudy Sarzo - Bass

Later on Pat Travers came out and played the 2 songs he guested on the album then Carmine Appice came out and The last part of the show was a mix of covers from the various catalogs of their respective careers.

Pat Travers - Snortin' Whiskey, Makes No Difference, Boom Boom Out Go The Lights and Statesboro Blues.
Carmine Appice - Do You Think I'm Sexy (Carmine sang this one, they did it as a very sleazy rocked up number that had everybody laughing and dancing), Drum Solo, You Keep Me Hangin' On.
Rudy Sarzo - Come On Feel The Noise, Crazy Train, Mental Health

There was a crowd of a few hundred there and all in all the gig went very well. Everyone onstage seemed to have enjoyed themselves.

As for what comes next, only time will tell.

Of course I would encourage everyone to pick up a copy of Billy's CD "Muscle & Blood", it will be available soon. It is very good and Barry Sparks laid down some great basslines on every track.
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Edited by Basshappi (11/13/16 12:04 PM)

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#2816133 - 11/18/16 04:57 PM Re: Basshappi Live and a brief update [Re: Basshappi]
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Right on, man! w00t!
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