Over the years GBS has explored different kinds of music from folk to rock to more poppier tunes, and of course, beer-drinking kitchen-party music. They're songs inspire fun and hope and just plain inspiration. They are an absolutely awesome band to see live no matter how big the venue but the smaller ones are more suited to some of the a capella songs they like to sing.
All these instruments mixed with the voices and most especially (only my opinion) Alan's fabulous vocals, and the heart-felt or sometimes funny lyrics make for wonderful and unique songs. I was lucky enough to catch Alan's solo show this week and I was blown away by the strength and precision of his voice, even with all his banter in between songs. Just like a normal GBS concert, he sang for almost 2 hours and put on one hell of an awesome show. And he also assured us there would be a new GBS album out in 2013 to mark their 20th anniversary. Can you tell I'm a fan? Give them a chance, guys, they'll entertain you. :) (as always I've posted far too many videos but then I always know where to find them right? Though I'd never admit I have most of them on my iTunes anyhow :D)
Love this cover. :)
Live concert video - fabulous.
Just a really cute video.
One of those "sea shanties". :)
Alan has his "Robin Hood" beard in this one - lol - I'm not a fan of it. :P
From their last album - live - there's a long intro for the song but it's actually really interesting. It's a song that makes me cry every time.
At the gig the other night, it was a small theatre of about 500 people - fabulous acoustics for his voice - and he was in the lobby after signing autographs, taking pics and just chatting. He called me "love" and tried to use my crutch (really he's not that much taller than me) and I definitely gushed a little bit inside. Lol. TMI I know. :) Anyhow here's a couple songs from his new album "Boy on Bridge". Enjoy.
And yes, poor man even did a little performance at a couple Costcos in Canada - why are those people not gushing all over him???
Gratuitous Alan pics. :)
In Robin Hood (he was Alan A'Dale (left) - the minstrel, played by the fox in the Disney version. :)
Russell has also sang on stage with Alan and GBS a few times
(they also both appeared in an episode of The Republic of Doyle (Canadian tv series) together
I swear this could be a pic of Alan and Russell's love child. :P
Well, thank you for introducing me to another band I've never heard of. :) Their songs are very upbeat. Run Runaway and Captain Kidd could put anyone in a good mood. I also like their slower songs, especially Sea of No Cares.ReplyDelete
His song Where the Nightingales Sing is so pretty.
He and Russell Crowe definitely look like they could be related. :D