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Gary101

vero beach, fl

That was broke
Mar 22nd, 2012 06:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have been approached and asked to do a tribute to Neil Young. I never in my life thought of dressing the part but have played his music a longtime and thats what is needed. Its just an acoustic solo act to be paired up on same bill with other impersonater type act. It sounds a little insane and I am having trouble wrapping myself around it. It's money....right? your 2 cents...please. I checked out other neil tributes since and feel good about my presentation....
Thanks

Ragtop
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Mar 22nd, 2012 06:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If it's a "tribute," I'd do it. If it's supposed to be an "impersonation," I'd pass.

I think a "tribute" gives you some leeway to do NY's music your way, doesn't have to be an exact copy.

I'd be honored to do such a thing, if anyone ever asked.

gmanNJ

Joisey

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Mar 22nd, 2012 07:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

tribute bands are supposed to look the part. Get a flannel and a long hair wig (if you dont have the hair for it)- they can be as cheap as $10 online and wear jeans. If you want you can get the stick on pork chop sideburns but there aint much to looking like neil. Not like its a Motely Cru or Kiss tribute.

this is what is expected. If you sound like him it aint much more to look like him. Take the paycheck and have fun with it.

Gary101

vero beach, fl

That was broke
Mar 22nd, 2012 07:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

personally I'd like to (with a little imagination) think its neil up there not hear someone put their spin on his tunes. That would defeat the whole thing. Tributes are (for me) bands playing a song each from an artist. Now dressing the part, playing an acoustic concert so to speak, I would want to be fooled (off and on) Its just never been asked of me. I guess I'm cool with it if people could dig it.

Gary101

vero beach, fl

That was broke
Mar 22nd, 2012 07:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This is what got me approached
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uunI8_H6pN4
Its no big production and was years ago
I have Martin D Custom now
even took a decent Neil young ish picture yesterday but I still have my foot on the break.

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Insert clever comment here
Mar 22nd, 2012 10:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Why such a big deal? Do it! Who cares? I doubt you'll be pigeonholed as a N.Y. impersonator.

Make it fun, go really over the top. Throw some odd cover as Neil, like Teen Spirit or My Funny Valentine. Make it obvious. People will love it.

Gary101

vero beach, fl

That was broke
Mar 22nd, 2012 10:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

true

Gaukdawg

Ohio

I'm with you fellers!
Mar 22nd, 2012 03:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Do it and have some fun with it. Singing is great on the video by the way.

Gary101

vero beach, fl

That was broke
Mar 22nd, 2012 06:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

thanks

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Mar 22nd, 2012 06:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you can still sing in the key of D, and get that Neil twang into it, then more power to ya!

I think Neil tunes are way fun to play. Bouncy, even the downer ones.

MLC
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Mar 23rd, 2012 10:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I can see why you were approached - nice job, Gary!

And Neil has gone through so many "looks" that I don't know if you'd really need the wig (unless, of course you want to go that route).
He's taken to wearing hats a lot these days, so jeans, a flannel shirt, and a light-colored Fedora (like on the cover of "Comes A Time") would probably cover the appearance aspect.

And like others have said, if you're going to be asked to pay tribute to someone, Neil Young is a pretty good choice.

Peegoo
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That chicken

is WRONG, baby.
Mar 23rd, 2012 04:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Do it!



Diogenes232
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usa

Mar 23rd, 2012 06:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Life is too short...If you want to do it and feel up to the task...

Otherwise, do whatever else makes you want to get up in the morning.

Gary101

vero beach, fl

That was broke
Mar 23rd, 2012 09:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

thanks guys I'll see how it pans out.

waxcomb

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Mar 24th, 2012 11:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You could get that outfit ay any Salvation Army for cheap. I'd go along with what the other bands are doing, costume-wise.

Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Ain't turned 60, but I got my blinker on
Mar 26th, 2012 01:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't have to travel far to find an outfit like that. My closet is about 3 feet from the computer.

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