STONES N' ROSES
One-of-a-kind act Stones N' Roses are proud to announce their debut British tour. Possibly the most unique UK coverband to ever come from America, naturally, the group dresses up as Guns n Roses, plays Stone Roses perfectly then mixes it with bits of Rolling Stones and GnR classics (https://youtu.be/gNMNXKap4Gk).
The Roses' songs have never been covered better but it's the seamless mashups and medleys that make it revolutionary and ridiculous enough to warrant crossing the pond for.
SnR is the latest in the ever-changing, long-running San Diego project Cover Me Badd, fronted by Adam Gimbel. Past CMB projects have included such UK-centric bands as the Oasis parody the Fookin' Wankers, Smiths/Cure/Depeche Mode metal mashuppers Blasphemous Guitars, the ska-tastic .38 Specials Education and the modestly named Beatles US before aging gracefully into the elderly musical comedy act Geezer (GetOffOfMyLawn.com).
Given their tongue-in-cheek past, the Manchester sections that make up most of the Stones n' Roses set are shockingly reverent. Singer Ian Brownstone gets as close to Ian Brown as any of the top Stone Roses tribute bands in the UK but the backing band, with its twin guitar attack is beyond any Roses covers ever played. Longtime UK-indie fans Tim Peacock and Michael Ortiz are treading familiar territory but, to round out the band, SnR fittingly drafted two Smiths (Brad Smith and Josh Smith) and converted them into instant Roses fans. The latter Smith toured the US as a teen School of Rock all=star several times but wasn't even alive when the band's classic debut was released in 1989.
While audiences in the US have enjoyed watching a schizophonic singer switch between the moves of Jagger, Brown and Rose and hearing "Welcome To The Jungle" smash right into "I Wanna Be Adored", the Roses songs are mostly lost on Americans. The few in the know repeatedly declared it the greatest thing they'd ever witnessed, making it destiny to be appreciated on British soil. Their debut video, "Mersey Paradise City/Water n' Fall", was shared by popular music site Slicing Up Eyeballs and 30,000 sets of eyes worldwide watched on its very first day. Rave reviews have come from all around the globe from just a small preview.
One thing is for sure, the band has to be seen to be truly appreciated. Soon, the UK will become the first nation to truly witness the full power of Stones n' Roses.
Stomp in crying "BLASPHEMY", stumble away gasping "Brilliant."
"The best thing I've seen in ten years.....maybe ever."
-Kelly Davis, San Diego City Beat Weekly
"The Stone Roses meet Guns 'N Roses meet the Rolling Stones. This may well be just what the world is waiting for."
-Slicing Up Eyeballs
-Stone Roses producer John Leckie
"An unreasonably thrilling, hilarious and altogether genius affair. A gutsy re-imagining of rock and roll history played with verve, nerve and heart."
-Alex Green, author of 33 1/3, The Stone Roses & StereoEmbersMagazine.com
STONES N' ROSES
Promo video https://youtu.be/gNMNXKap4Gk
Youtube channel http://bit.ly/2nZ2UpL
The Fleas will be playing songs from their new album " Square Peg" Check out the new Fleas video
"Dress as Food" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY5Oqgbo8eU
"I love it when I hear something that I know I'm gonna stick in my personal collection and play over and over.
The Fleas, according to the P.R, are a five-piece - and if you like it timeless and tuneful then you're in for a treat.
'Something or Nothing' is all acoustic guitars, plonky pianos, heartfelt sentiments, soft funky bass and sweetly harmonised vocals. Nice!
'Dreadful Blonde' is a little bit darker but despite those undertones still made me chuckle....flat mate's nightmare girlfriends being the subject - "I can't breathe with her around...she's always on my play-station...and she don't put things back where they're found"
This guy has a beautiful voice....plain and simple, fractured and fragile and framed so well in 'Downer' and 'Rain' with it's ever so slightly latinoesque rhythms.
There are some great tunes and plenty of interesting narratives to boot.
I was bit...bit by the fleas....
So if you fancy getting bit too...go check them out"