Rogers touring band

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Rogers touring band

Post by ChronicJk » Thu May 25, 2017 5:14 pm

So it seems that the new album/tour has brought a new bunch of musicians. Most notably for me at least is the addition of Jonathan Wilson as vocalist/guitarist to presumably replace Robbie Wykoff and Snowy White.

This has me pretty excited as a fan of his for a while. He produces Father John Mistys records and has a couple of awesome solo records. I would recommend checking out Gentle Spirit, tracks Desert Raven, Natural Rhapsody, and The Valley of the Silver Moon.

Anyone have any thoughts on some of the new band members?

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by raisemyrent » Thu May 25, 2017 7:59 pm

Yeah, the girls with the wigs are terrible and the drums are too busy for the Floyd stuff.

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by Luca » Thu May 25, 2017 8:46 pm

The girls with the wigs remind me of the Moonbase in UFO tv series (early 70s) :o

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by YetAnother » Thu May 25, 2017 8:47 pm

Every drummer will be too busy next to Nick Mason.

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by raisemyrent » Thu May 25, 2017 9:12 pm

True. But don't overdo it. The songs have a style. Steve DiStanislao had it right. There's a place for fills and shining.
So, how many guitar players this time round?

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by YetAnother » Fri May 26, 2017 7:18 pm

Same as on his previous tour. Kilminster, a new guitar player, a new bass/guitar player and Carin here and there. Gives him a chance to walk around and be just the singer, I guess. OTOH it is a bit questionable how much he plays even when he has a (bass)guitar in his hands.

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by raisemyrent » Sat May 27, 2017 2:25 am

Who's the guy that did the emotional slow solo in dogs on desert trip? He's good.
My wife was watching some footage alone (I was trying to get her excited about the show later this year) and she's like "all he does is walk around and bob his head, and sometimes, he plays bass"
Lol

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by YetAnother » Sun May 28, 2017 9:24 am

That's Dave Kilminster.

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by kjek1 » Sun May 28, 2017 12:36 pm

YetAnother wrote:That's Dave Kilminster.
Very very good guitar player. Best Roger's used by a mile and easily the best musician he's got there.

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by snifferdog » Sun May 28, 2017 7:15 pm

Jonathan Wilson's an interesting choice. I saw him play live a few years ago and thought he was excellent. It's nice to see some fresh faces in the band.

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by raisemyrent » Mon May 29, 2017 3:47 am

Thanks. I recognise him now! Last seen: on the in the flesh video, which by my reckoning is a over 15 years ago, hence my confusion. I actually think he's got better at playing the Gilmour stuff, judging back to that video.

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by moodyblue » Mon May 29, 2017 10:20 am

kjek1 wrote:
YetAnother wrote:That's Dave Kilminster.
Very very good guitar player. Best Roger's used by a mile and easily the best musician he's got there.
Don't forget Jeff Beck.
For my money he has been the best guitar player used by Roger but I would certainly agree Kilminster is the best touring player.

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by raisemyrent » Mon May 29, 2017 4:48 pm

Agreed. Jeff beck was never emulating Gilmour though. Restrained as he was, he was doing original stuff. He's nail it though; have you heard the version of Jerusalem with Gilmour guesting? They have the same ideas when improvising it's eerie.

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by kcmule » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:12 pm

raisemyrent wrote:Yeah, the girls with the wigs are terrible and the drums are too busy for the Floyd stuff.
The Lucious girls received the loudest ovation during the band introductions last night in Denver

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Re: Rogers touring band

Post by moodyblue » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:21 pm

raisemyrent wrote:Agreed. Jeff beck was never emulating Gilmour though. Restrained as he was, he was doing original stuff. He's nail it though; have you heard the version of Jerusalem with Gilmour guesting? They have the same ideas when improvising it's eerie.
I haven't. Would love to hear it though. Can you provide a link please?