Quote: David Chapman @ June 3, 2007, 2:06 AM
There's a Yes tribute band called Fragile coming my way soon.
Not sure if I want to go or not - one of those I'll like the music but it may be really crap things.
I use to worry about going to see tribute bands (mainly because I’d seen publicity for the really naff Abba and Beatles copies)... but there are some out there that really know their stuff. The musicianship is excellent and, more importantly, they capture the feel of the real thing.
I went to see a band called ‘The Musical Box’ cover the entire Genesis album ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’ at the Cambridge Corn Exchange a couple of years ago. It was an amazing gig… they’ve even managed to get hold of parts of the original set and props. The playing was superb, they’d nailed the sound… and the lead singer was even better than Peter Gabriel, in my opinion!
Mr. Gabriel has actually taken his kids to see the band because he wanted to show them what their dad had been up to in the early ‘70s.
I was only six years old when Genesis toured this originally so it gave me the chance to see a performance that was as close to the real thing as is possible to get.
I’ve not seen Fragile play myself but I have heard good things. I think Steve Howe has even played with them. You should go… you’ll probably have a great time.