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A summer of great concerts in Paris...


What We Like production is pleased to announce the venue of Michael Franks at La Cigale on saturday 10th of July. An enormously popular performer, Michael made his first album in 1973, then enjoyed success with a string of late '70s albums on Warner Brothers. He has worked with the likes of Flora Purim, Kenny Rankin, Ron Carter, the Crusaders, David Sanborn, Toots Thielemans, Eric Gale, and others, and has had songs recorded by The Manhattan Transfer, Patti Labelle, Carmen McRae, and the Carpenters. His last recording to date "Rendez-vous in Rio" (best international popular album in Japan in 2006) is a must have! 

Don't miss that special event!!!

VERYSHOW is pleased to announce several great concerts including Alan Parsons, the author of "Eye in the sky" on Tuesday 1st of June and Gov't Mule, lead by guitar hero, singer and songwriter Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers band) on Wenesday 23rd of june.


Nathalie Merchant 20/05 at l'Alhambra, Paul Anka 06/06 at l'Olympia, Michael Bolton 15/06 at l'Olympia, Bon Jovi 16/06 at Bercy, ACDC 18/06 Stade de France, Jackson Browne 18/06 at Casino de Paris, Willie Nelson 26/06 at l'Olympia, Al Jarreau 01/07 at l'Olympia, Earth Wind & Fire 08/07 at Zenith, Crosby Still & Nash 12 & 13/07 at l'Olympia.

Peter Friestedt's new project...

Peter Friestedt released 2 excellent cds under the name LA project featuring lead vocals from Joseph Williams, Bill Champlin, Randy Goodrum, Lou Pardini, Michael Ruff and Bill Cantos. Some of them also lend their help as featured musicians on the album, among the other musicians we also find Peter Friestedt and friends like Abraham Laboriel, John "JR" Robinson, Tris Imboden and Stefan Gunnarsson.

What makes these records irresistible is the combination of outstanding musical performances, state of the art song-writing and high quality production!

Peter recorded a new album, like a duet project with Joseph Williams (TOTO) and he's actually mixing it at the studio. Stay tuned for more infos soon...

Peter Friestedt: LA Project II

Bamboo Brothers "Moments"

Bamboo Brothers got together in the autumn of 1983 with a handful of songs written by bassist Assi Roar.
Assi Roar, Kristian Lassen, Jesper Ørberg, Mikael Roupé and Troels Skovgaard quickly sensed a good chemistry, and made their debut after lots of hours in a smelly rehearsal room at the legendary Music Café in Magstræde in Copenhagen. It was a smash hit and the band filled the place for several dates after that.

Soon after the success of their first gigs the band was chosen to be “Band of the month”. This changed everything. 
Suddenly it was a full time job - songwriting, rehearsals and touring, and the Quest for the Illusive Recording Contract began. BB quickly became a rather popular live band, and toured extensively all over Denmark – venues were packed but still the record labels showed no interest.

In the spring of 1993 BB released the album "No Easy Way" then "Bamboo Brothers" in 1994 with excellent reviews. Ole Kibsgaard joined the band and with his soulful, high pitched voice and blended perfectly with BB’s sophisticated vocal arrangements. He also contributed with some great guitar playing. BB played a few festival concerts with this new line up, but the chemistry just wasn´t the same and eventually the band called it quits. From 1995 to 2005 Bamboo Brothers simply did not exist.

In the autumn of 2005 the original members of the band realized that over 20 years had passed since their debut and were invited to the scene of the crime - The Music Café. 
It was to be just the one gig and nothing else. However, they had to rehearse. During rehearsals they rediscovered the magic and the chemistry. New songs were composed and the band decided to mark this celebration with a new album. The end result was the album “Moments” which has just been released.


All the album’s lyrics are, except for one, written by Mikael.
The music is composed by Assi, Troels, Jesper and Mikael and has been jointly arranged. The first singles have had good air play on Danish Radio, and currently they are playing Assi's "Would you believe".

Moment is now available on itune!

In the 10 year long break from BB, Troels has distinguished himself both as a soloist and a producer. 
He has released 2 solo albums "Troels Skovgaard" and "No Matter How Far I Go" that the radio plays diligently, and has received good reviews abroad. 
Troels has also played and recorded with Bob Ricketts, Delmar Brown (Sting, Miles Davis) Mo Pleasure (Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson), Alex Acuna (Weather Report. Koinonia), Justo Almario (Koinonia, Tanja Maria) and a bunch of danish soloists.

Troels Skovgaard: No Matter How Far I Go

Native Son on their way...

Native SON is John RobinSON, Michael ThompSON, Bobby WatSON, and Mo Pleasure. Originally, the 4th SON was Greg MathieSON, now replaced by Mo Pleasure. 

RobisSON has become the most recorded drummer in history. ThompSON received the “Distinguished Alumni” award from The Berklee College of Music commemorating his guitar contributions to the music industry. WatSON has earned a reputation over the past decade as one of the finest bass players in todays music landscape. Pleasure, renowned multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, has also backed some of the most accomplished talents in Jazz and R&B including George Duke, Natalie Cole, Dianne Reeves, Jonathan Butler, and Michael McDonald. 

Together, Native SON has formed one of the most stellar, creative, and high energy bands on the planet! NATIVE SON is in the studio recording their new CD due out by June 1, 2010. 

Visit Drum Channel to see the band rebrodcast live in video.

Stay tuned for more details!


John Waite "In Real Time"

John Waite, the popular British singer/songwriter/performer who brought you immortal songs such as the smash Billboard #1 hit “Missing You”, “Change” and “When I See You Smile” (with Bad English) is back with “In Real Time” – a live album capturing the energy of his new live show and his renewed love for Rock Music. 

“In Real Time” is an electrifying new live CD recorded on tour during 2009 with John Waite’s super-charged three-piece band. The album will hit stores on May 14th in Europe on Frontiers Records. Classic hits like “Change,” “Missing You,” The Babys’ “Back On My Feet Again” and “Head First”, Bad English’s “Best Of What I Got” and “When I See You Smile” and even a blistering version of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” take on entirely new lives in their raw forms on the spontaneously delicious “In Real Time”. 

“It’s a lot of the hits played how we play them live,” Waite says of “In Real Time”. “It’s like late 60’s rock in London when it was performance driven, prior to becoming commercialized – back in the days when everybody got in a transit van, sat on the amps and drove for hours to the next gig. When I set out to do this record, I wanted to simplify it down to what I remember rock and roll being as a kid – a three-piece band with a singer – so it’s very raw and right on the edge.” 

John Waite recorded five albums with The Babys before launching a solo career with “Ignition”, a record which spawned the MTV/rock radio staple “Change”, only to be surpassed later by one of the greatest pop/rock ballads of all time – “Missing You”. 

In the late 80’s, John Waite continued his success with supergroup Bad English. Along with a succession of Billboard Hot 100 hits he achieved the #1 position, once again, with the band’s single, “When I See You Smile”. 

John Waite has released nine studio albums to date and is currently writing for and working on an all new original material record expected sometime in 2010.


38 Special "Live : Nassau Coliseum Uniondale Ny"

Wild-eyed Southern boys in a big Northern town...Riding a wave of popularity due to their uniquely blended sound, their well-oiled stage presence and performing talents, 38 Special took this audience by storm...It's been said that New Yorkers are generally a tough crowd, but these veterans of the road easily won over these folks with a barrage of their familiar hits and crowd-pleasing, up-tempo rockers. It's a solid, engaging and energetic concert from start to that kept this crowd on their feet and standing in the aisles, steadily "rockin' into the night!"

The Best Of Edwin McCain

The first Edwin McCain career retrospective ever! Includes His Biggest Hits, Plus 1 New Song! Edwin McCain's new single, 'Walk With You,' Produced by Grammy-winner Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan), is already gearing up to be as big a smash as his enduring megahits 'I'll Be' and 'I Could Not Ask For More.' All three songs are included in THE BEST OF EDWIN McCAIN along with 'Some Kind of Wonderful' from his acclaimed 2008 covers album, 'Nobody's Fault But Mine' (both released on Saguaro Road Records).

The 16-track career retrospective also includes the hard-to-find Diane Warren-penned song 'I Don't Know How I Got by,' that Edwin recorded in 2000 for the soundtrack of the movie 'The Family Man' starring Nicolas Cage. Although he recorded two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music, McCain still tours like a troubadour, balancing his rock success with the down-to-earth life and the year-round tours of a working musician. The New York Times agrees, recently describing Edwin as the 'great American romantic, and even when his work veers toward sentimentality, it still feels genuine.