Tribute band wanted!

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There is a council run event planned in London on Saturday August 17th 2013.  They have asked me to ‘recommend’ a Deep Purple tribute band.  I am in touch with a few players in this area BUT being council run there is no budget, and they want to have the event free to everyone, so it’s not possible to set up a ticketed performance within the venue. I do not want to insult musicians (or put any pressure on anyone) by asking them to play for nothing so…

If there are any players in the area who might want and be able to do this for the fun of it, do get in touch with me and I will hook you up with the organisers.  We hope to be able to explain more about the event itself soon.

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13 Responses to “Tribute band wanted!”

  1. Dave Norman Says:

    Hi Simon, I’d would’ve liked to have put my band forward for this event. We are called PURPLE TREE, recently formed, taking gigs now. Our promo video SHOULD be up on YouTube today, or can be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/purpletreeuk ……. sadly just had a text from the singer and he is already booked out. Damn! We are performing classic songs from across the DP related family tree, hence the name, please check us out !

  2. Patrice Monin Says:

    Me and my friends, forming a DP tribute band from France, would be absolutely happy coming to London to play this gig if only a generous donor could afford the flight… Aaaargh, it’s really a big frustration !!!

    • simon robinson Says:

      Thanks Patrice! It is a pity they did not make plans much earlier, and we could have organised this better.

  3. Stephen Surtees Says:

    I bought a CD while in Japan a few years ago called “Who Do They Think They Are” – it was 5/6 different groups doing DP covers, a really good CD.

    • simon robinson Says:

      Not seen that CD. We’ve had a couple of bands in touch, but the lack of even expenses is a likely deal breaker. It’s a shame we didn’t have more time, we could have perhaps organised a separate gig.

  4. Rob Mc Says:

    Whereabouts in London Simon?

  5. Bill Midwood Says:

    Deep Purple tribute band Witchkraft are based in the North East of England but we would have gladly done this for you Simon had we not had a prior engagement. Maybe next time?

  6. andrew Says:

    A DP tribute band, how about dp themselves, after all that’s all they are these days, over 80% of the set is Blackmore era…

  7. Dick Pimple Says:

    Will be the 41st anniversary of the final gig of the three Japan gigs too…….

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