Journey released their eponymousfirst album in 1975, and rhythm guitarist Tickner left the band before they cut their second album, Look into the Future (1976). Neither album achieved significant sales, so Schon, Valory, and Dunbar took singing lessons in an attempt to add vocal harmoniesto Rolie’s lead. The following year’s Next contained shorter tracks with more vocals, and featured Schon as lead singer on two of the songs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_(band)
“The looking Glass” has put The Journey tribute concert together.
Lets grab this opportunity to dig deep in our pocket and help our Japanese friends that at the moment are facing an ever increasingly Grim situation, Earthquake, Tsumami and Nuclear disaster all at the same time. Please come along to the concert buy a Linden Relief Bear enjoy the music and lets send some good thoughts to the people who need our support now.
IM me Per Pegler during the concert and I will include your avatar name in the credits of the Journey video clip ( will be on on this blog and youtube the day after the concert) I hope we can make it a long credit list. Please understand I wont be able to talk to you during the concert I be busy recording. If you need any help please talk to Simone Nurmi see you after the show.
Robb’s Birthday celebrations brought Dee Timeless as a special guest. I hope we see more of Dee she is a talented artist and very pleasant person. The Looking Glass Tribute Band has been working hard to perform a concert as a tribute to Queen 40 years celebration this year… Yep 40 years ago mmmmm…..
The team today showed what they are made off. It was a super concert for 2 hours some of the best and most liked Queen music. It was a pure pleasure a first class performance. I am so looking forward to more. If you missed it all I am sure you will have the opportunity to see the band in action again. In the mean time you have to make do with this little snippet to tease you eat your hart out Queen fans …..:-)
As of a week or so back Club Troppo has its own House Band performing at SN Rock&Blues Club. April and friends has formed The Looking Glass Tribute Band. I got together with April and asked her for some inside information. This is what she had to tell me.
Why a Tribute Band?
A tribute band is a lot of fun.. As a tribute band we can play any band we like.. or any request for a particular band. Robbert, Celith, Margie, Tiresias, and I have a lot of fun deciding which band we will play next.. and I love building the stages and mixing the light show. Troppo has many awesome places where I build and we practice.. We love Troppo
Who are the members?
We are all SL musicians. Robbert Sands directs the music and mixes the live concerts. Robb developed the mixer software himself and he does an exceptional job. He plays piano and keyboards. Celith Wendt plays bass and keeps all of us in a great and productive mode. Margie Lyric is the best drummer in SL. Tiresias Soothsayer is also multitalented. Tiresias plays sax and additional instruments required by the band we are playing. I produce the show, design and build the stages, mix light effects, and play the guitar. We are great friends and complete each other.
What do you want to give to the audience and how does the band fit in to this?
We want to give a great show.. and we all love what we play. And we want to bring a lot of people to have fun with us, at Troppo.. Simone loves having Club Troppo crowded.. and so do we.. the more the merrier. What we want? We want to bring people together with the best music in SL.
This look like a lot of fun what do you guy’s get out of it?
We have a lot of fun developing new themes, choosing the perfect band, mixing the highest quality recordings, creating light effects, and building from scratch… like magic. We love the instruments we play. Our band practices are surreal.. we laugh and enjoy them greatly.
What is the next step?
I am working on a magical stage for Queen.. Robb is already mixing the best of Queen’s live.. and Celith, Margie, and Tiresias are working on their instruments.. We will be ready soon now. Queen is a fabulous band to work with and a lot of possibilities…
When is the next “Great gig in the sky”?
The Great Gig in the Sky was designed for Pink Floyd.. now we are working with Queen, and The Looking Glass will play The Great Queen of Hearts….
How can I be part of all this? If I start a band can I come and play at Troppo?
You sure can. We love new bands and having great concerts. If you have a band and want to play at Troppo, please come and talk to us. We will request an audition as we do with all our DJs and will look closely at your band to ensure the quality of all it is presented at Troppo. As an example of the concerts we have here at Troppo you can scroll the videos at peffeper’s youtube channel, and see what we are up to. A new great band is always welcome..
Thank you April I am looking forward to The Great Queen Of Hearts. Good luck with building, creating the environment and thanks for sharing.
The Bon Jovi Concert arranged by Simone April Robb and Krank and his gang from Explosive Concerts was another moments in SL that makes this place memorable. Lots of friendly people coming together to dance and have a good time. When arranging an event RL or SL it takes planning and time and lots of effort. The Concert lasted almost 3 hours Krank and his team put on a great show with special effects and lots of annimations. The Troppo sim did well lots of thank’s to Simone. People did arrive from left right and center thank you to April and Robb with other words a good team makes a great party.
As you know Troppo exists not only in Secondlife but also in Opensim. It is an exciting time right now with mesh is coming to SL, Hypergrid is in opensim, mesh in some part it is already in place in opensim as in modrex Realxtend. I know we will soon be partying in Troppo Club Diva distro opensim as well as in Troppo SL . Troppo Yacht Club is almost finished together with a small flotilla of crafts. Enjoy a bit of the Bon Jovi Concert here
The Troppo team Simone April and Robb together with Krank’s Explosive Concerts team will entertain us with a Bon Jovi Concert on the 4th o September at 3pm SLT. If you are in Aussie land 8am Sunday the 5th, Bon Jovi at 8am on a Sunday is just perfect.
Krank it up 🙂 Served with short black, croissant, whipped cream and strawberry jam. Get your sweet self to the Club and start the Sunday the right way . Rock On
It was an amazing 4th of July Party! The Troppo team ( headed by April) together with Sharkskull Baxton and his Angels. As one they made use of virtual worlds best assets it was just breathtakingly beautiful. The light show that Sharkskull and his team put together (pardon the pun)was out of this world. The cleverly choreographed show was delightfull to watch. This event will live in our minds, the Avatars that danced with the stars will take with them lasting memories of an outstanding 2010 4th of July party. Thank you, thank you, thank you….. photos
More and more Avatars are going Troppo It’s understandable Going Troppo is an Avatar sort of thing to do. A mix of constant SL sun PinaColadas and hard SN Rock& Blues makes people a bit Troppo. What are the symptoms? A lackadaisic way of behaviour, no care attitude, increased alcohol intake arms and legs moving in a dance sort of manner shouts of Bundy, Beer and give me more a sure sign of Gone Troppo. This symptom is often found around the SN Rock&Blues Club in Troppo . Dont Fret “The lost band of Troppos” are looking after you feeding you a stream of Rock , Blues and Explosive Concerts after all going Troppo is a highly desirable thing to do. Go Troppo on the 26th of June 4pm PDT. Scorpions will Rock you. Simone April and the crew will feed you all sorts of Troppo. The Band will play and you be screaming for Bundy and Beer…….. “Going Troppo is all about pleasure and Cheers”…..
Simone, April,Robbert,Lisaki together with Krank ,Wit and Explosive Concerts presented Janis Joplin to us. That is not an easy task Janis Joplin was of cause larger than life. Today her music lives on making social statements, raunchy Rock and sweet ballads they are all still alive many years after. Here is a small portion of a grand evening. Saturday June 26 4pm PDT we see you all again. We will Rock to Scorpions yay.