Enjoy Jeff Beck Live Hollywood Bowl At Home

Enjoy Jeff Beck Live Hollywood Bowl At HomeThanks to the release of a DVD and Album we can Enjoy Jeff Beck Live Hollywood Bowl At Home. For the majority of fans sitting in the Hollywood Bowl on the 10th August 2016 was just a dream. Now it can be a virtual experience thanks to the release of DVD, CDs and Blueray.  First I watched the DVD, the energy of the show is captured, the feeling of live music permeated through the speakers. Jeff Beck is in absolute control from the first note, his band is in stunning form as The Revolution Will Be Televised is announced by Rosie Bones. We are off to a show-stopping guitar fest no one speaks or move I am in the Beck Zone. The same feeling is on the double CD.  The recording of the live show has kept the warm fluid tones of a live performance and the night just gets better and better no wonder the audience is so enthusiastic.

The collection of tracks reflecting the half century of his incredible contribution to modern music. This is a party with true style as the eight-time Grammy award winner fills his golden moment with a phalanx of special guests. The guests add but never detract from Beck’s glittering virtuoso guitar performance. How far has the road been since Jeff Beck stood on the stage as a tourist to performing to a packed house of fans who hung on every note played and string bending moment. This would not have been a Jeff Beck celebratory party without Jan Hammer on keys bring the textured wonder that shapes Prog-Rock. Freeway Jam is the first but not the last time we hear Jan’s fingers dancing across the keyboards.

Early on in his career as a member of The Yardbirds Jimmy Hall takes on the lead vocals on Over Under Sideways and For Your love. Tonight we journey through his career dipping into an array of albums Truth his debut album through to the 2016 Loud Hailer album.  The albums are crammed full of one highlight after another the guests all adding pizzazz as Buddy Guy, Billy Gibbons, Steven Tyler and Beth Hart all help create the celebratory mood. But the crowning glory on every track is the magical guitar sound from the maestro himself Jeff Beck. There is no need to be a guitar expert, or understand the technicalities of strings, pickups and pedals to sit back and listen in awe to the range and complexity of chords and riffs that flow with incendiary precision from the flying fingers across the six-strings.

To pick out a few of the tracks just doesn’t do justice to the album celebrating the depth and breadth of Beck’s long and illustrious career to-date. With Beck’s Bolero creating a pictorial landscape visualized through the sound and shape of Beck’s guitar, followed by a twin helping of glorious Beck, instrumental Rice Pudding always a live favourite morphing into Morning Dew with Jimmy Hall replacing Rod Stewart on vocals what a classic duo of tunes to showcase contemporary rock. We have to have a jam with the energy on the stage as Beck’s voice once again praises the great Jan Hammer on keys as we zoom down the Freeway. The keyboards create a sound that towers above the instrumentation then in reply Beck’s guitar sweet, controlled and determined that the keys will not win this road race.

The blues classic is given a Hart/Beck rendition as I’d Rather Go Blind is heard across the Hollywood Bowl as Beth relinquished the microphone Buddy Guy picks up the challenge to play with Jeff Beck. As Let Me Love You fills the auditorium and the guitars emit some mighty licks. Then Beck plays Rough Boy with Billy Gibbons, replaying the ZZ Top 2016 hit. Now with Steve Tyler as vocalist, the party is rocking and the show is heading to a close with the 1968 Yardbirds, Train Kept A-Rollin followed by Shape of Things. Who what a night of music live in your sitting room.

How to top that for an encore? Firstly, let the guitar do the talking with a glorious instrumental version of A Day In The Life from Beatles Sgt. Pepper Album. Then invite everyone back on stage and a tribute to the late Purple majesty, Prince with Purple Rain that left everyone listening stirred, shaken and over-awed by the wonderfully emotional performance leaving you astounded by the wonders of contemporary rock.

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CD1:

  1. The Revolution Wil be Televised (Featuring Rosie Bones)
  2. Over Under Sideways Down (feat Jimmy Hall & Todd O’Keefe)
  3. Heart Full of Soul ((feat Jimmy Hall & Todd O’Keefe)
  4. For Your Love (feat Jimmy Hall & Todd O’Keefe)
  5. Becks Bolero
  6. Medley Rice Pudding / Morning Dew (feat Jimmy Hall)
  7. Freeway Jam (feat Jan Hammer)
  8. You Never Know (feat Jan Hammer)
  9. Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers (feat )
  10. Star Cycle (feat Jan Hammer)
  11. Blue Wind (feat Jan Hammer)
  12. Big Block

CD2

  1. I’d Rather Go Blind (feat Beth Hart & Jan Hammer)
  2. Let Me Love You (feat Buddy Guy)
  3. Live In The Dark (feat Rosie Bones)
  4. Scared For The Children (feat Rosie Bones)
  5. Rough Boy (feat Billy Gibbons)
  6. Train Kept A Rollin’(feat Steven Tyler)
  7. Shapes of Things (feat Steven Tyler)
  8. Day In the Life
  9. Purple Rain (feat Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Rosie Bones, Jimmy Hall & Steven Tyler)

 

Enjoy Jeff Beck Live Hollywood Bowl At Home

Jeff Beck Live At The Hollywood Bowl Out October 2017

Jeff Beck Live At The Hollywood Bowl Out October 2017

Jeff Beck Live At The Hollywood Bowl Out October 2017

 

Jeff Beck Live At The Hollywood Bowl Out October 2017. Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the release on 6 October 2017 of the “Live At The Hollywood Bowl” DVD, Blu-ray and DVD + 2CD from the incomparable Jeff Beck.  This release captures the moment, in the summer of 2016, when Jeff Beck celebrated 50 years of his musical career with a special concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl.  A fantastic line-up of guest artists joined him on stage and the show includes For Your Love, Beck’s Bolero, ’Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers, Big Block, Over Under Sideways Down, A Day In The Life, Blue Wind and more!

The set list reached back to his first recordings with The Yardbirds in 1966 and came right up to date with tracks from his most recent album “Loud Hailer.” As the evening progressed he was joined by many of the great musicians he has collaborated with over the years including Billy F. Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Hall, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart and Steven Tyler. The show climaxed with the guests all joining forces for an exhilarating encore performance of “Purple Rain” in tribute to Prince, who had passed away a couple of months before the concert.

 

TRACKLISTING

1) The Revolution Will Be Televised   2) Over Under Sideways Down   3) Heart Full Of Soul    4) For Your Love   5) Beck’s Bolero   6) Medley: Rice Pudding / Morning Dew   7) Freeway Jam   8) You Never Know   9) ‘Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers   10) Star Cycle   11) Blue Wind        12) Big Block   13) I’d Rather Go Blind   14) Let Me Love You   15) Live In The Dark             16) Scared For The Children   17) Rough Boy   18) Train Kept A’Rollin’   19) Shapes Of Things   20) A Day In The Life   21) Purple Rain

 

With “Live At The Hollywood Bowl”, Jeff Beck marks his half century of incredible music in true style.  This is a party like none other, hosted by one of the finest guitarists and performers ever joined by a cavalcade of special guests.

Live At The Hollywood Bowl (Teaser) by Jeff Beck on VEVO.

 

Jeff Beck Live At The Hollywood Bowl Out October 2017

Joe Bonamassa Vintage Extravaganza Enthralls Colston Hall

Joe Bonamassa Vintage Extravaganza Enthralls Colston Hall

Joe Bonamassa Vintage Extravaganza Enthralls Colston Hall

 

Tonight, Colston Hall was hot, excited and very full. Joe Bonamassa fans and many more who remember the heyday of the British Blues Explosion all wanted to hear his interpretation. The stage was set, with banks of lights and spot lights ready to pick out the guitarist everyone wanted hear. Tonight Jeff Beck was interspersed with Clapton, Mayall and Zeppelin topped off with a helping of Cream. Why these, tonight was Joe’s tribute to his guitar idols, he was celebrating the story of the electric guitar as interpreted mid 20th Century. This was his project and the music worked both with his vocals and the mix of growling, purring and strings that pinged with raw energy. Opening with a modernised version of the great instrumental Beck’s Bolero with a dollop of Rice Pudding; good old British R n’ B at its very best. We are most definitely going to be on one helluva celebration of the Best of British of the 1960’s and ‘70’s tonight. The tone of the guitars Joe decided to demonstrate tonight was deep and spot-on from the first to the last note. The only thing missing tonight from the stage on the Led Zeppelin numbers was Robert Plant, but that said the interpretations were superb. The whole band was enjoying the homage to many an inspiration for aspiring guitar players. Joe Bonamassa may have been in the spot light but the band played a major part and added a deep blazing fire to the evening’s music.

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High above the stage sat Anton Fig, his drum playing was a mix of power and subtlety, big hitting and gently gentle tones from the cymbals. The interplay between bassist Michael Rhodes and Joe shaped the tone and opened a pathway to another stinging Joe solo. The sound from acoustic piano and Hammond B3 ensured that Reese Wynans was never going to go unnoticed and then the additional guitar/keys sound from Russ Irwin was the added extra of tone and texture that was rocking Colston Hall.
The music was hot the energy and delight of the 60’s was back alive and kicking up he Blues dust of memories in Bristol tonight. Tonight was more than a tribute it was an exciting exploration of every note, beat and texture that is the epitome of the British Blues of 1960’s. Every track was magical, Spanish Boots had the band reduced to a trio really stood out. The sound was full and power-driven, emotionally charged passion for the electric six-strings and a fret board for Joe’s fingers to manipulate. This is everything that a power trio should be. His rendition of Motherless Children held the 1700 present in the hall spellbound and the unpronounceable Cream track SWLABR was a delight. Who can resist cream flowing over the sweetest of guitars tonight?

Joe Bonamassa Vintage Extravaganza Enthralls Colston HallI just wish we were standing as this was not music to sit to, as the show drew to the last three numbers Joe, simply signed for the crowded auditorium to stand. We did and then the music became even more scintillating and the energy rose to another level. Closing with Zeppelin’s How Many More Times. The response from the audience if asked, play it all again we want to hear Joe Bonamassa and the guitar that bends to his will.

After exploring the British Explosion with an extravaganza of stunning solos we were in Joe’s words rewarded with his cover of Tim Curry’s, Sloe Gin that he has made his own.
The re-interpretation of the Blues has travelled the reverse way across the Atlantic with Joe Bonamassa. Tonight, it took an American artist to remind many and acquaint others, on the full glories of the technicolour sound of the British Blues Invasion of the 1960’s.

 

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Set List
Becks Bolero/Rice Pudding
Mainline Florida
Boogie With Stu
Let Me Love You Baby
Plynth
Spanish Boots
Double Crossing Time
Motherless Children
SWLABR
Tea for One/Can’t Quit You Baby
Little Girl
Pretending
Black Winter/Django
How Many More Times
Encore – Sloe Gin

 

TWO SHOWS REMAINING

With two shows left in the U.K. there is no need to miss the Extravaganza of Joe Bonamassa’s celebration of the 1960’s  British Blues Explosion

 

THURSDAY 7th JULY 2016 LONDON GREENWICH MUSIC TIME FESTIVAL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

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Joanne Shaw Taylor, will open for him at these shows  of his British Blues Explosion concerts.

 

Bluesdoodles Top Fifteen Gigs 2014

The top fifteen bluesdoodles gigs 2014 – in alphabetical order…

Jeff Beck
Katie Bradley & Kirk Fletcher
Cut The Funk
Fish
Grainne Duffy
JJ Grey & Mofro & Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family
Hamilton Loomis
Jo Harman
Hat Fitz & Cara
Heritage Blues Orchestra
Layla Zoe
Royal Southern Brotherhood
Matt Schofield
Ian Siegal & Jimbo Mathus
Mike Zito

Sadly with any list I have missed of some amazing nights of live music …… Live music is amazing and there are fabulous venues around the country so get out and enjoy quality live music.

Make your 2015 resolution – go see bands you love and go see bands for the first time – it is fun seeing new bands my favourites for 2014 were Rita Payne, Ali Clinton and Midnight Ramble

Jeff Beck @ Colston Hall – 16th May

Jeff Beck - Colston Hall- l May 2014_0023lColston Hall was abuzz with anticipation as the crowds filled the bars waiting to hear their idol Jeff Beck play tonight in Bristol. First there was the support act Mike Sanchez, with his piano centre stage, he was enjoying playing as ever from the first note. The set was full of energy and verve of Mike’s ebullient boogie-woogie style a great, if too short, set that included I’m Ready (Fats Domino) and Real Wild Child (Jerry Lee Lewis), the set was a perfect warm-up to the evening.

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Jeff Beck - Colston Hall- l May 2014_0069lThe band supporting Jeff is lean and mean with Rhonda Smith (bass) who brings the skills and style honed over a decade that she spent alongside Prince and a host of other leading artists now bringing her magic on bass to Jeff Beck; and completing the rhythm section was the live-wire drummer Jonathan Joseph and completing the backing trio was jazz guitarist Nicolas Meier playing rhythm and acoustic guitar who had the immense task of keeping up with the guitar maestro that is Jeff Beck. The set delivered tonight was full of the familiar and the new, the theme was guitars rule. Jeff is the master of stretching what is possible on a guitar, with a minimalist board of tricks. Little Wing got the Beck treatment pure class, especially with the solid but imaginative bass platform provided by Rhonda one of the best bass players I have heard, giving Jeff Beck all the room so that he could strut his stuff. Jeff Beck - Colston Hall- l May 2014_0060l
This was musicianship that needs no words as he interpreted and re-invented music from a wide scope of musical genres, the re-working that really hit the spot was The Beatles; A Day In The Life with all the complexities that the original created in the studio, live in Colston Hall. Three of the numbers also played showing the inter-dynamics between the band and Jeff Becks awesome guitar skills played were Blue Wind off Wired album, and Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers & Constipated Duck. All too soon the dynamic showcasing set was over and the conservatively dressed Jeff Beck in Black and White that contrasted with the searing colours and musical shapes he created with his white guitar left the stage. The surprising song for me was the traditional folk song Danny Boy performed in a way we are familiar with no extra chords or shaping until that climatic note so high and this Jeff ceased and bended to make this traditional song his own. The band returned with singer Joss Stone and the two off them immensely enjoyed two joyous tracks, I Put a spell on You and Rollin’ and Tumblin’ demonstrating the Yardbirds roots are still running under the surface of the sophisticated immaculate guitar wielding Jeff Beck!

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