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Reviews and News - August 2008

Review and Photos from 8/4/08


Review: Waddy Wachtel Band at The Joint 8/18/08


Note from Nina:

We were all feeling very lucky Monday night 8/18 as we saw each of the guys in the band walk into The Joint.

We were all definitely lucky Monday night. The guys were fantastic, rocking through some wonderful songs and enjoying every minute of it. True symbiosis - smiles all around. Everyone was movin' to the music - on stage and in the audience. Did I say we're all very lucky? :-D

Waddy Wachtel always not only puts on a great performance on guitar and vocals, but he also pulls together a great band and set list. Lots of love for our Waddy!

Phil Jones on crashing drums and Jamie Savko on burnin' vocals returned as regulars with the Waddy Wachtel Band. Al Ortiz came in from Phoenix to play thundering bass while Rick Rosas is still on tour with Neil Young. Jason Sinay offered up some incredible guitar licks and vocals, filling in for Brett Tuggle who's rehearsing for his tour with Lindsey Buckingham. Keith Allison gave us big smiles and wonderful guitar, vocals and harp on some songs as well. We also had a couple of special vocals from Blondie Chaplin, who's happy to join the band when he's not touring with the Rolling Stones.

Did I say happy? We got a short bit of the Stones' song "Happy" during sound check, and it set the mood for the night......... Happy - one and all!

Here's the set list:

1st Set:
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" (Stones) Waddy Wachtel lead vocals
"Shot Down in Flames" (AC/DC) Jamie Savko lead vocals
"Rover" (Led Zep) Jamie lead vocals
"Powder Finger" (Neil Young) Jason Sinay lead vocals
"Change Is Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke) Blondie Chaplin lead vocals
"Poor Poor Pitiful Me" (Warren Zevon) Keith Allison lead vocals
"Stop Breakin' Down" (Robert Johnson) Keith lead vocals
"Bitch" (Stones) Jamie lead vocals
"Like a Hurricane" (Neil Young) Jason lead vocals

2nd set:
"Eight Miles High" (Byrds) Waddy and Jamie vocals
"Monkey Man" (Stones) Jason lead vocals
"All Down the Line" (Stones) Waddy and Jamie vocals
"Lawyers Guns And Money" (Warren Zevon) Blondie lead vocals
"Girl's Got Rhythm" (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals
"Somethin' Else" (Eddie Cochran) Keith lead vocals
"Everybody Knows This is Nowhere" (Neil Young) Jason lead vocals
"Just Like A Woman" (Bob Dylan) Waddy lead vocals
"Sin City" (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals

Other news:

Have you heard the new Kid Rock song "All Summer Long" that's burning up the charts right now? You might have recognized the music wondering...... where have I heard that before? Well, it's a take-off of the Warren Zevon song "Werewolves Of London" which was written by Warren, Waddy Wachtel and Leroy Marinel. Yes, the Kid gave writer's credit to Warren, Waddy and Leroy. Another coincidence: Stacy Michelle, who sang with the Waddy Wachtel Band for a couple of years, is a background singer for Kid Rock on his live concerts. Kid Rock's cd has gone double platinum 'cause of the hit song "All Summer Long".

"The House Bunny" will be released this Friday 8/22. Waddy wrote the musical score for the film, and he'll be starting the score for his next film this month. Waddy's also been working on some other sessions, and I'll let you know about them soon.

WWB won't be performing the next two Mondays 8/25 and 9/1 - SORRY! We'll sure miss them. But it looks like they'll be back on Monday 9/8. I'm still waiting for final confirmation........ Keep checking back - I hope to know by tomorrow.
Oh...... And Waddy said last Monday night that he'll miss our Mondays as much as we do for the next 3 weeks. It's true. All the guys love rockin' with us.

See you sooooon!!!!

Click any photo to enlarge..........



Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Jamie Savko, Jason Sinay
Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Jamie Savko, Jason Sinay

Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Al Ortiz, Blondie Chaplin
Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Al Ortiz, Blondie Chaplin

Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Jason Sinay
Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Jason Sinay

Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Jason Sinay
Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Jason Sinay

Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Al Ortiz, Jason Sinay
Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Al Ortiz, Jason Sinay

Waddy Wachtel, Keith Allison
Waddy Wachtel, Keith Allison

Phil Jones
Phil Jones

Waddy Wachtel
Waddy Wachtel




A message from Waddy.... 8/27/08


hi my rock and rollers.....thanks so much for visting us here....
man, those quiet mondays are enough to make one crazy...i walk around all night going..."why do i feel so weird???" then i realize it's monday and i should be making lots of good rockin' noise with the band for you guys!!!
have a great "labor day" ...actually the name of that holiday should be changed, for this year anyway to:
"Now, just one week until we're rockin' again"!!!!!
c u all soon....
keep that beat goin'.. and stay safe
best,
waddy




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