Tribute Concerts and Teleprompters

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  1. holndav

    holndav Friend of Leo's

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    Make it stop
    Please?
     
  2. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

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    And tribute bands?
    Seriously?
    Not that long ago, these were called cover bands.
     
  3. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    Not sure I understand???? Stop musicians who are playing in tribute concerts from getting the words right? What kind of "tribute" is that?????
     
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  4. Mike Eskimo

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    Back when Aces High (an “all members dress as Frehley/play his songs” KISS tribute band) roamed the earth - there were no teleprompters !

    Aces High !

     
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    I disagree. They are professionals and want to do their best in an environment their not used to.

    Who's holding you hostage and making you watch?
     
  6. holndav

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    Yes, that's exactly it.

    Is it better than butchering the words, sure it is...

    But, let's say you've been invited to play in a tribute show.

    You are going to play 2 or 3 songs

    You can't practice enough to learn the lyrics for the event to honor the memory of someone who, presumably, was a hero of some sort of yours?

    To be more specific, it's less the idea of having the telemprompter, and more how some artists use them as more than an "oh, yeah, that's the next line" tool and instead, they are constantly looking down reading the words for 80% or more of the song.


    Let's make technology a support mechanism to our work and not a crutch to let us off the hook from working to prepare.
     
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  7. rangercaster

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    Springsteen and Sinatra used teleprompters in their own acts ...
     
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    I play and sing in a classic rock/classic country band, playing songs people like and want to hear. I memorize the words. Rock On!
     
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    At the 30 year Dylan tribute, EC, Neil, George, and even Bob, were using teleprompter. Like anyone knows all the verses of My Back Pages!?!? It's okay...
     
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    My TelePrompTer looks like a floor wedge.

    Nobody is the wiser.

    ;)
     
  11. eclecticsynergy

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    How about original artists who use teleprompters for the lyrics of songs they've been playing for forty or fifty years?
     
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    I'd say they should give it up or get their head in the game (if they can).
     
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    Saw a Heart tribute band last summer. They weren't that bad. It was entertaining. An SRV tribute band was playing at the same place a couple of weeks later. I wanted to go but could not stop laughing thinking about the comments I have read on this site alone regarding SRV wannabees. All I would have had to do was see someone dressed like Stevie and I would have had a hard time keeping from laughing, even if the guy was really good. This site has ruined me.
     
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