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Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:39 pm
by Harley
If so....please tell me a bit about them as I am going to audition with them next week.

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:11 pm
by john
I have never heard of them but good luck

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:01 pm
by foal30
made up of ex-members of legendary pub circuit band Trouser Snake

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:24 am
by BluesBass
Yep. I know the band well.I have sat in with them once or twice, a good bunch of lads.
What is you want to know? PM me if you prefer...

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:40 am
by Harley
BluesBass wrote:Yep. I know the band well.I have sat in with them once or twice, a good bunch of lads.
What is you want to know? PM me if you prefer...
No need, what you have said already is just what I wanted to hear! Thanks.

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:21 pm
by Harley
Well, looks like I have the bass chair now for King Snake.

I watched them play today at a blues gig and our own Sean ( BluesBass ) was filling in as pre-aranged. Nice job he did too, hope I can do as well.

Anyhow, King Snake have quite a few gigs ahead of them so it seams I'm going to be one very busy old fart.

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:20 pm
by Fenderfan
:D Good to hear, hope all goes well for ya! :D

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:37 pm
by john
yeah, that is great. Congrats

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:30 am
by beagle
Sorry I missed yr post Harley... I could of shared a bit of info.
Some great talent in that band so I'm sure you'll have fun.

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:31 pm
by BluesBass

The piano is a bit annoyingly loud in places.. but you get the idea :lol:

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:03 pm
by Harley
Did my first gig with King Snake today at Huapai Tavern. There was a good crowd there and most of all, we had a lot of fun. These guys are great to play music with and like to entertain. Sean and Steve were right in their above posts.

There's a certain slight musical ragginess to their approach ( which I like alot ) and they're not your average clinical blues band. However, they certainly know how to please a crowd and that showed by us being paid an extra 60% of the promised fee for the day! :mrgreen:

We've got booked gigs ahead of us and I have the feeling this band has a lot of potential.

So we may be coming to a town near you....soon!

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:29 am
by BluesBass
Whats "your average clinical blues band"?

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:54 am
by Harley
BluesBass wrote:Whats "your average clinical blues band"?
Hard to explain really. To me ( not being a dedicated blues bassist ) I feel there needs to be a certain raggedness to the arrangement whilst maintaining a good level of musicianship and stiil being somehwat tight in the preformance. The Rolling Stones in their early LPs did this well on many occasions, partcularly in Aftermath.

In comparison, I have heard a lot of blues bands who play technically correct, have extremely tight arrangements, the raggedeness is just not there and they are overall very good musicians. I am not decrying that or putting it down in any way. I am just saying that to me, as more of a rock/ballad/country rock bassist, this feels a little clinical and thus doesn't appeal to my tastes as much. I guess also that the feeling of complete predictability comes to mind in my effort to explain 'clinical blues bands', whereas in King Snake, it's not so predictable.

Told ya that would be hard to explain! :mrgreen:

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:56 pm
by beagle
Well I understood what you meant.
I only really know Rob and Kevin, and both of those guys have feel, can improvise well, bring dynamics to a performance and change the flavor of a song depending on how the mood takes them.

Re: Anyone heard of an Auckland Band King Snake?

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:42 pm
by Harley
Gotta say I am enjoying playing bass for this group. Great bunch of musos, loads of fun when we play and heaps of compliments from the punters at the end of each set.

Just did a couple of gig at Kaiaua as part of Billy TK Jnr's "Blues on the bays" Festival and it was a blast. We're doing the Coromandel gig on Jan 6th as well. Maybe we'll see some of you BPNZERs there ?