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Your Shows

Post by daycrist » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:57 pm

Hey Frank I love your shows they are brilliant but just some suggestions.

You always say your shows are meant to involve the audience, that they should sing along. To make your gig's to involve the audience more why not invite someone onto the stage, I haven't seen you do this and i think it would be great a make a fan so happy and generally make the show more exciting.

Also, I was at your show at Brixton Academy when you were supporting Greenday, I was one of the only people singing and everyone was looking at me oddly but that was an amazing show. You did acoustic versions of your song with help from Matt and I really loved it! Maybe you could think of doing a few gigs acoustically (if that's a word?!) It was a great show and seeing you again at reading in the wheelchair was hilarious. I too love Nirvana and I loved that it was a tribute to them.

Again i'm not criticizing your show as you are the best artist I have seen live just some suggestion.

Cheers,
Joe

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Re: Your Shows

Post by darlenet. » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:10 pm

daycrist wrote:You always say your shows are meant to involve the audience, that they should sing along. To make your gig's to involve the audience more why not invite someone onto the stage, I haven't seen you do this and i think it would be great a make a fan so happy and generally make the show more exciting.
No offense intended, but God, that would fucking annoy me at a show. Hated it at the Green Day show and a Revival Tour show (and those were kids) I saw. I'll sound like a bigger bitch if I keep elaborating, but I just find it tedious and distracting. :roll:
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Re: Your Shows

Post by daycrist » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:30 pm

Really?! I'v seen GreenDay 4 times and every time they have done it the whole crowd gets excited and it would be the best thing in the world if you were picked it would be my dream'

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Re: Your Shows

Post by darlenet. » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:35 pm

daycrist wrote:Really?! I'v seen GreenDay 4 times and every time they have done it the whole crowd gets excited and it would be the best thing in the world if you were picked it would be my dream'
Don't mind me. I'm just a menopausal punk. :wink:

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Re: Your Shows

Post by Bella » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:24 am

daycrist wrote:Hey Frank I love your shows they are brilliant but just some suggestions.

You always say your shows are meant to involve the audience, that they should sing along. To make your gig's to involve the audience more why not invite someone onto the stage, I haven't seen you do this and i think it would be great a make a fan so happy and generally make the show more exciting.

Also, I was at your show at Brixton Academy when you were supporting Greenday, I was one of the only people singing and everyone was looking at me oddly but that was an amazing show. You did acoustic versions of your song with help from Matt and I really loved it! Maybe you could think of doing a few gigs acoustically (if that's a word?!) It was a great show and seeing you again at reading in the wheelchair was hilarious. I too love Nirvana and I loved that it was a tribute to them.

Again i'm not criticizing your show as you are the best artist I have seen live just some suggestion.

Cheers,
Joe
Joe,

1) Frank plays a mix of full band and acoustic shows -
2) he also (used to....) invite people up for the harmonica solo in Dan's song (his Mum for example at the wembley gig - see the dvd)
3) you tube is your freind ;-)

I'll dig some links out for you...

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Re: Your Shows

Post by Bella » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:41 am

full acoustic shows, good quality available online -


Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, 2011 (one of my favorite full show recordings)
http://www.livestream.com/theknitbrookl ... 9bcc866001

from 2013
roundhead studios
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csc1oHXDOO0

NPR tiny desk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF3U_t3yjic


audience filmed... single songs... from totaly solo shows

2000 Trees 11th July 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3rlv86BuVE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSNjTzauyCo

Joiners Southampton 24th June 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in-UiadiG48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIJjDmuibrQ


and then there are the songs from fullband sets that frnk plays solo...

Hatfield Forum 22nd August 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJp7PpGZEto


:-) there are hundreds to choose from!

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Re: Your Shows

Post by Bella » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:52 am

Inviting people on stage... he's been doing it for a while hasn't he Val?

Val - Roseland Ballroom, NYC. 04th November 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkvUvIblUJU

Oliver (age 10 ish??) Vienna, 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6KcDleovo8

his mum - 13th April 2012, Wembley Arena
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhN2SuNBCtw


and the reason he doesn't do this anymore -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itzdPLuKlV4


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Re: Your Shows

Post by reitzel6570 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:00 am

What I want is a full-band performance along the lines of the Foo Fighter's All My Life cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTG70iV7Frc. Nigel slapping himself silly is just awesome beyond words.

And I think the Dan's Song thing stopped because it became too well known that he did that, and people were not reacting well to not being picked. Inviting people on stage would pause the show for too long and probably take something away from the energy of the show.

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Re: Your Shows

Post by Bella » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:31 am

reitzel6570 wrote:What I want is a full-band performance along the lines of the Foo Fighter's All My Life cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTG70iV7Frc. Nigel slapping himself silly is just awesome beyond words.

And I think the Dan's Song thing stopped because it became too well known that he did that, and people were not reacting well to not being picked. Inviting people on stage would pause the show for too long and probably take something away from the energy of the show.

Mmmmm yeah I'd love that - you just reminded me I need to check the covers list and make sure I added whatever the last one was - after I get some sleep, sometime this century ;-) (insomnia playing up tonight)

and yep - he said in that last link I posted that he dosn't want to get kicked in the balls :-)

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Re: Your Shows

Post by LoveStreet » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:31 am

Thank you for that amazing link from Vienna, Bella! Next time I see Frank perform Dan's Song I will definitely be rocking my air harmonica. :wink:
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Re: Your Shows

Post by drinkthesunshinezine » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:44 am

Hi Frank, I have a suggestion-please can you start wearing a hat on stage again? I think it would really improve the show. If you, a professional musician, need any more tips from someone like me on a forum then just send me a private message. Many thanks.
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Re: Your Shows

Post by Blonde » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:14 am

I would love another solo tour. As much as I love seeing The Sleeping Souls, I miss the mixture of solo and full band gigs that we used to get.

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Re: Your Shows

Post by frank » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:51 am

bringing people up on stage actually kind of breaks the spell for me. it makes one person in the crowd different from the rest. we used to do it, but it didn't work for me somehow in the end.
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Re: Your Shows

Post by Blonde » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:55 am

frank wrote:bringing people up on stage actually kind of breaks the spell for me. it makes one person in the crowd different from the rest. we used to do it, but it didn't work for me somehow in the end.
Not going to aim for a Dropkicks "see how many people we can get onstage for the final song" thing?

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Re: Your Shows

Post by drinkthesunshinezine » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:47 am

Blonde wrote:
frank wrote:bringing people up on stage actually kind of breaks the spell for me. it makes one person in the crowd different from the rest. we used to do it, but it didn't work for me somehow in the end.
Not going to aim for a Dropkicks "see how many people we can get onstage for the final song" thing?
He did at the Brooklyn Bowl in 2010. It was a brilliant gig. Someone stood on the guitar lead and cut it out for a few moments. Those Americans!!!

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