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Maybe it's me, but I've never had any interest in tribute bands. That Youtube clip was very good, but it wasn't Pink Floyd. I don't understand why someone would want to see and hear "big time" music done by someone else.

And with the understanding that I'm not a musician, I wonder why good musicians would want to make a living copying a big band? Is the money that good? I'd be interested to see what our resident bass player thinks about being in a tribute band.

I'm not picking on this band. The OP just got me thinking. I do know that just about every big act from the 60's and 70's has a tribute band(s) that tours the "Casino Circuit". I work in Shreveport, LA and there are probably 5-6 different casino venues in this area. I see billboards about this kind of thing all the time.

I guess I just don't get it.:confused:


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Maybe it's me, but I've never had any interest in tribute bands. That Youtube clip was very good, but it wasn't Pink Floyd. I don't understand why someone would want to see and hear "big time" music done by someone else.

And with the understanding that I'm not a musician, I wonder why good musicians would want to make a living copying a big band? Is the money that good? I'd be interested to see what our resident bass player thinks about being in a tribute band.

I'm not picking on this band. The OP just got me thinking. I do know that just about every big act from the 60's and 70's has a tribute band(s) that tours the "Casino Circuit". I work in Shreveport, LA and there are probably 5-6 different casino venues in this area. I see billboards about this kind of thing all the time.

I guess I just don't get it.:confused:


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Well I didn't post this to start a debate on "tribute" bands, just as a nod to a friend who happens to be a very accomplished drummer, who in addition to having a "real" job and family, as well as his own band that plays "original" music, happens to have a side gig in a "tribute" band.
 

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Well I didn't post this to start a debate on "tribute" bands, just as a nod to a friend who happens to be a very accomplished drummer, who in addition to having a "real" job and family, as well as his own band that plays "original" music, happens to have a side gig in a "tribute" band.
I understand, and I didn't post what I did to disrespect either your friend, or the band.

I was just curious about the tribute thing and looking for other discussion on it.
 

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with the rarity that famous bands tour, in some cases almost never, good tribute bands are the only way younger people can get an idea or a sense of what made the famous bands famous. In some cases the sound is very much the same.
Of course, our heads may be quite a bit different nowadays. :D
 

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technically, every band is a tribute band at one time or another...playing other bands songs. most ever "bar band" or "club band" has to play famous bands music. unless you have a "faithful" following to go along with time in the "trenches" playing popular songs from big bands that leads to writing and performing your own music, it wouldnt be very difficult to play original music from the beginning. also, there arent many bands that solely play 100% original music...most every famous musician or band has at least two or three "cover songs" in their repertoire. most every band plays several live as well...

im not a huge pink floyd fanatic :eek: and i dont get into alot of cover bands personally, but i do recognize the effort put forth by this band...the youtube video was pretty good. kudos to your friend and his band.

hey dkilleen, just a reply to your post too...when i was 22 i was asked by a friend to join a metallica cover band...22 years later and that cover band has helped my friend tour the country, and paid for his home and vehicles. his wife doesnt work...she is the manager of the band. i declined his offer because i dont care much for metallica, but i must say that a cover band if performed well can be a very profitable business...
 
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