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Reviews and News - May 2012
(For the review from 5/25/12 Click here)
Note from Nina:
We had full moon fever!
It was a perfect night of great Rock 'n' Roll with the Waddy Wachtel Band Saturday May 5, 2012 at The Joint in Los Angeles - celebrating 12 years since the first WWB gig at The Joint in May 2000. Everyone was celebrating! Waddy said he didn't remember some of the things that happened 12 years ago, but he definitely remembered rockin' it up at The Joint! Lots of us in the audience have been coming to these fantastic gigs for 12 years too. As most people say: "It's addictive!" Sure is!!!
Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Rick Rosas, Brett Tuggle and Jamie Savko hit the stage like a thunderbolt for the first tune of the night "The Kids Are Alright" with Waddy's very impressive lead vocals. Yeah, when these guys crank it up on that stage, we all feel like kids. And we know we're alright!
After the first tune, Waddy thanked everyone for being there with WWB (like we'd want to be anywhere else!) and he also gave appreciation to the new owner of The Joint, Ondrea, for doing such a great job getting The Joint running so smoothly and making it such a pleasure for the band and all of us to be there. Yay Ondrea! She rocks! Next Waddy introduced the band members amidst our hooting and clapping for all those incredible performers. Love those guys!
WWB then played a song they hadn't done for us before - AC/DC's "Problem Child." Jamie wails on those AC/DC lead vocals! Great song.
The first set was filled with great songs - 10 of them - check the set list below. WWB was burnin' up there, and we were getting hotter right along with them.
Before Jamie started in with lead vocals on "Girl's Got Rhythm" Waddy told the story of how he found Jamie singing with a band at The Joint 6 years ago and said: "We gotta get that guy!" Then Waddy said: "And here's why....." as Jamie thrilled us all with "Girl's Got Rhythm." We're definitely happy Waddy found him!
Our regular special guest Keith Allison gave a great performance on lead vocals on "Wild and Blue" then dedicated the next song "Cripple Creek" to someone very special we lost this year, Levon Helm. A great legacy Levon left, and WWB rocked it!
Another dedication was given by Waddy to his dear friend Warren Zevon before Waddy let loose with Warren's "Lawyers, Guns and Money." I love the way Waddy sings that song, and at the beginning his hands flew down the neck of his guitar making it sound like he was using a slide - but he wasn't. It was his incredible fingers.
Brett Kicked ass on the last song of the first set "I Am the Walrus." Brett's lead vocals and keyboards + Waddy's burning guitar solos + Phil churning those drums + Rick blasting on bass = an exceptional way to end the first set. More please!
After a "short" break allowing all of us to cool off a bit, WWB didn't let up one bit. The second set was as magically rockin' as the first.
Brett started it off with his fantastic lead vocals on "All the Way To Memphis" and we went all the way with him. And we kept going as WWB gave us more and more! "Can't Let Go" was a perfect lyric - none of us could let go.
Jason Sinay joined the band to sing Neil Young's "Like A Hurricane" and he definitely got a hurricane going. Jason has sat in with WWB many times over the years, and it was great he came down to share in the 12 year anniversary. Thank you, Jason!
I have to say...... If you've ever heard the Byrd's "Eight Miles High" played by WWB, the song will take on a whole new dimension. Waddy and Jamie harmonize beautifully on the lead vocals! And when Waddy works that tremolo bar on his Les Paul - killer!
WWB ended the night with Jamie singing vocals on AC/DC's "Sin City." What a great way to say "Bye bye rockers...... See you next time!" Oh yeah. We will!!!!!!!!
Thanks to all of you wonderful rockers for coming to join in the fun with us!
Waddy Wachtel - Lead Guitar
Phil Jones - Drums
Rick Rosas - Bass
1. "The Kids Are Alright" (The Who) Waddy Wachtel lead vocals; Jamie Savko harmony vocals; Brett Tuggle guitar and harmony vocals
2. "Problem Child" (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals; Brett guitar and harmony vocals
3. “Till The End Of The Day” (The Kinks) Brett lead vocals and guitar; Waddy and Jamie harmony vocals
4. “Ruby Tuesday” (The Rolling Stones) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals; Brett keyboards and harmony vocals
5. “Misty Mountain Hop” (Led Zeppelin) Jamie lead vocals; Brett keyboards and harmony vocals
6. "Girl's Got Rhythm" (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals; Brett guitar and harmony vocals
7. "Wild and Blue" (John Anderson [composed by John Scott Sherrill]) Keith Allison lead vocals and guitar; Waddy and Jamie harmony vocals; Brett keyboards
8. "Up On Cripple Creek" (The Band) Keith lead vocals and guitar; Waddy and Jamie harmony vocals; Brett keyboards and harmony vocals
9. "Lawyers Guns and Money" (Warren Zevon) Waddy lead vocals; Brett guitar
10. “I Am The Walrus” (The Beatles) Brett lead vocals and keyboards; Waddy harmony vocals
1. "All the Way to Memphis" (Ian Hunter) Brett lead vocals and keyboards; Waddy and Jamie harmony vocals
2. "Immigrant Song" (Led Zeppelin) Jamie lead vocals; Brett guitar
3. "I Can't Let Go" (The Hollies) Brett lead vocals and guitar; Waddy and Jamie harmony vocals
4. "Like A Hurricane" (Neil Young) Jason Sinay lead vocals and guitar; Waddy harmony vocals
5. “Itchycoo Park” (Small Faces) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals; Brett keyboards and harmony vocals
6. “Love Hungry Man” (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals; Brett guitar and harmony vocals
7. “Finishing Touches” (Warren Zevon) Waddy lead vocals; Brett keyboards
8. “Just Like Me” (Paul Revere and the Raiders) Keith lead vocals and guitar; Waddy harmony vocals; Brett keyboards and harmony vocals
9. “Substitute” (The Who) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals; Brett guitar and harmony vocals
10. "Eight Miles High" (The Byrds) Waddy and Jamie lead harmony vocals; Brett guitar
11. "Sin City" (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals; Brett guitar
Waddy Wachtel, Brett Tuggle, Phil Jones, Jamie Savko, Rick Rosas
Photos by Maria Younghans
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