If you like the music of yesterday and you realize that some of the great oldies bands are either no longer in existence or don’t ever get around to your area, you may be in luck.
Some of the best music from yesteryear can be heard by listening to oldies group tribute bands. as a matter of fact, some of these bands have a better live sound than the original artists had. no, they’re not the originals, for sure, but if you close your eyes, you’d often think that they were.
The reason that tribute bands so often sound as good as or better than the original bands who recorded the initial hits is because these folks are dedicated to the sound of the originals.
Many of the oldies bands were able to get particular sounds by using specific recording techniques or equipment. no one else had that particular equipment or knew the secret techniques that were used to get the sounds in the recording studio.
Oldies band tribute artists are ‘aficionados of the specific sound of the group they’re dedicated to. They listen to the original artists over and over again and they know, by heart, the exact sounds, guitar licks, movements, etc. from each of the original songs. This is no exaggeration, they know these songs like the back of their hands. They can play them in their sleep, including every string bend, innuendo, drum beat and vocal note.
There are also guitar amps available today that can achieve the exact sound from the original recordings, not to mention the newest, high tech keyboard instruments that can also match just about any type of sound that a group may need. When used appropriately, by an expert musician, the sound of the original recording comes alive on the stage. A performance by a good tribute oldies band is magical.
Most of the dedicated groups will also study old films of the groups they’re emulating and learn to move, talk and dress like the original artists. these emulators can be (and usually are) very entertaining.
Even the original artists themselves will tell you that many a tribute band of their group will outplay them and put on a better show than even they were capable of in their time.
Tribute artists are truly that: artists, and they should be highly respected for their dedication and high level of talent.
If you have never seen a good tribute band you should make a point of watching one sometime. you will, most likely, be quite surprised at how much you will enjoy them.
Chances are, your favorite oldies band has a tribute band dedicated to their sound. most of them can be found simply by performing a web search for the name of the band followed by the words tribute band.
If you know of a particular tribute band, you can probably find them on the Internet with a search.
If you are a promoter or someone who might be in search of some good entertainment for some type of function, it would behoove you to consider a good copy tribute band of a popular artist. Some festivals will hire two or three top-notch tribute bands for several days and people will usually enjoy them very much. most tribute bands are crowd-pleasers. They put a lot of work into trying to emulate their artist as closely as possible.
There are tribute bands for just about every oldies artist that you can name from single acts like Elvis or Sinatra to groups like the Beatles, Journey, the Doors or even the moody Blues or Heart.