The idea of Slims goes British Revue #3, is to take several bands who perform covers and originals, but also add three songs to their set list from the ’60s British Invasion. The show features young rockers playing the ’60s tunes with a modern feel, and the guys who were there, playing the tunes with authenticity.
Get your groove on for a trip back in time with tonight’s tour guides, The RaveUps, who perform the bluesy, psychedelic music of the Yardbirds, which, in case you never heard them or blew out too many brain cells to remember, featured three of the best rock and roll guitarists of all time, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, and had a succession of hits in the mid-1960s with songs like For Your Love, Heart Full of Soul, and I’m a Man.
The RaveUps are in it for the fun, but they take the music seriously, striving to re-create the sound and feel of the Yardbirds in detail. The band does a great job of capturing the feel of those free-flowing, high-energy jams. Lead guitarist Chris Solberg has played with Santana, Eddie Money, and Chris Isaak. The band also features Kit Newkirk on bass, Bob Lewis on rhythm guitar, and Dave Seabury on harmonica and vocals. Special guest David Rokeach will be on drums.
The Blondies are five teenagers from Berkeley and Oakland, all under 16, all inspired by the music of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Kinks. With Simon Lunche on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Frank Klopotowski on bass, Zak Meghrouni-Brown on guitar, Jerry Feist on keyboards, and Paul Davis on drums, the band serves up catchy originals and tasty covers of the classics.
San Francisco’s Theresa Sawi is the Girl Named T. She’s only 22, she has a great new album called Wait by the Rabbit Hole, and one of her songs, Raven Fly, was featured on the MTV show Awkward, which led to an interview on All Things Considered. Her songs are truly original gems, and she paints her cover tunes with the same brush!
HAUNTED BY HEROES is an amazingly talented group of youngsters from Pacifica. They’re influenced by diverse sources from The Beatles & Buddy Rich to AC-DC and Led Zeppelin. When they appeared on Americas Got Talent, Dee Snider form Twisted Sister joined them onstage for a rocking good time! These guys rock with a passion only matched by bands four times their age.
The WHitecliff Rangers are a crew of lifelong musicians who share a passion for the music of the ’60s British invasion. With brothers Robb and Bart Scott, Jim Black, and Perry Garfinkle, the band plays early Rolling Stones and other British devotees of the American blues & pop.