Thoughts on the 5/30 BowieVision Performances

Thoughts on the 5/30 BowieVision Performances
On Saturday, May 30, BowieVision performed two shows at The Triple Door in Seattle. We initially had planned to perform just one show that evening, but within a few days of putting tickets on sale, it was clear there was enough demand to justify adding a second show. We wound up with full houses for ...

Thoughts on the 7/16 Dudley Manlove Quartet / BowieVision Performances

On Saturday 7/16, I performed at the Bite of Seattle with two of my bands: The Dudley Manlove Quartet, and BowieVision. We had the opportunity for both bands to perform on the same stage, in adjacent time slots, so it was actually very easy from a logistic standpoint. The Bite of Seattle is a food ...

Thoughts On The 5/24 BowieVision Performance

Thoughts On The 5/24 BowieVision Performance
On Saturday 5/24, BowieVision performed at the Triple Door in Seattle. This was our first run of new shows at this venue, and it was a great opportunity to show off our full production. This was also my first big stage performance with my Fractal Audio AxeFX II XL system. About a month before this ...

Split Brain – Playing 2 Parts At Once

In just a little under a month, The Dudley Manlove Quartet will take the stage at the Triple Door in Seattle for a fun night of music. I’ve been going back to listen to some of our songs to make adjustments to my guitar arrangements, especially where I’m covering two simultaneous parts. It’s an interesting ...

Thoughts on the 6/15 DMQ “Under Pressure” Bowie Performance

Thoughts on the 6/15 DMQ
On Saturday 6/15, the Dudley Manlove Quartet performed our big “Under Pressure” show ¬†at the Crocodile in Seattle. Also on the bill were our friends “Halloqueen”, delivering their tribute to Queen. I had been working hard on the guitar parts for these songs over the past few months and created detailed transcriptions for my own ...

Surviving The Unexpected : Your Backup Kits For Gigs And Touring

Playing gigs with a band is really all about the music… except when it’s not. As a professional musician of 30+ years, I am something of a road warrior and have done a lot of successful touring with my bands. As a professional Project Manager, I can tell you there are a number of things ...

Thoughts on the 2/16 1 Uppers Performance

Thoughts on the 2/16 1 Uppers Performance
On Saturday 2/16 the 1 Uppers performed at the Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle. We were on a 4 band bill with Liam Fitzgerald and the Rainieros, The Roy Kay Trio, and the B-Stars. One of the guarantees of a multi-band bill like this is that it’s going to run late and be chaotic. ...

Thoughts On The 3/15 1 Uppers Performance

Thoughts On The 3/15 1 Uppers Performance
On Thursday March 15 the 1 Uppers kicked off our “Third Thursday Twang Royale” at the Royale Room in Columbia City. This will be a recurring monthly event in which we will host a night of great country music with special guests joining us for the middle set. For this first occurrence our special guests ...

Thoughts On The 7/21 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance

Thoughts On The 7/21 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance
On Thursday 7/21, The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed an outdoor show at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. This is both an unusual weekday evening for us to perform, and an unusual venue. The stage was outdoors near the South side of the mall, situated on patio that is sloped to help water drain away from the ...

Thoughts On The 6/18 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance

Thoughts On The 6/18 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance
On Saturday 6/18 The Dudley Manlove Quartet played at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard. Our keyboard player Chris Joss opened the show with his accordion stylings, much to the enjoyment of the appreciative audience. We hit the stage and kicked into our regular set. We had a fantastically great show and the sold-out room was ...