Following on from Sue's (suvanki) thread on the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics and her (almost) request for a supergroup to play at the closing ceremony, who would you pick ? - British and living only. Mine : Drummer - Ginger Baker Bass - Andy Fraser Rythm guitar - Keith Richards Lead guitar - Jimmy Page Singer - Roger Chapman
Blimey! That was quick Paul - I need to have a think about musicians/singers from 40's - 2012 to form my supergroup!
I vote for David Freiberg as lead singer so we get VT headlines.
Since it's a super group, it can be large so I'll just add a few to yours: Bass - Chris Squire Guitar - Eric Clapton Vocals: Robert Plant Drums - Bill Bruford
Since I actually met him at his play Come Dancing back in 2008 at the Stratford East Theatre my vote is for Ray Davies.
John Mayall Superb all rounder in a supergroup setting
British and living only? I pick our own VT superstar - FERGY!!! Wooot...woot..
> British and living only. Living - I understand but why British? Brian Eno and Peter Gabriel were supposed to play at the football world cup in Germany in 2006 until FIFA canceled the show. Neither of them is German, and music is *the* international language anyway, so why hide behind borders? My two favourite drummers are German and French respectively: Benny Greb and Manu Katché. And I like Yann Tiersen's flexibility, and he's French, too. So this would be my European Union (of which the UK is still a member) "supergroup": Singer: Guy Garvey, PJ Harvey Guitars: Mark Knopfler Bass: Graham Maby Keys: Rachel Z Piano, Violin, Guitar: Yann Tiersen Drums: Benny Greb (as far as I know, M. Katché has basically stopped playing the drums)
Mimi, stop it, you are making me blush. As for the question, it is one dear to my heart and I think I shall have to sleep on it. I do have a few ideas already but I'd like to give this my full consideration.
Kick me, Fergy..;-))) I have thought of Sting and The Police rendering their famous single - Every Breath You Take. The whole world know this song and I like it too.
Great idea, but the problem is that the closing ceremonies are done by the country hosting the ceremonies in 4 years. So we would need entertainers from Brazil.
Kick you Mimi? Be careful what you wish for!
OK, I have been up mst of the night and I have been thinking about this. I have been thinking a lot actually. OK, we know the closing ceremonyneeds to be Brazilian but on the ptinciple that this is an imaginary band, here is my line up. I fully realise you are probably going to have to Google one or two of them as they are not the usual susupects but they are all outstanding musicians, I can assure you and I have seen every one of them live, except my notional keyboard player (see below). Drums - John Tonks (do not let the fact that he played with Bonnie Tyler worry you, he is sound.) Bass - Gerry McAvoy (again look him up, played with Rory Gallagher for over 30 years and he and Tonks would be as solid as the rock of Gibraltar.) Rythmn - Ronnie Wood (purely for stage presence value, good as he is). Lead - I really cannot decide this one. It is either Dave Gilmour or another guy you will have to Google called Frank Usher who is nothing less than a genius. Vocals - another hard call. If Gilmour was not doubling and I shall, despite earlier very kind posts rule myself out of this, it would have to be Robert Plant. Brilliant range and such a showman. As I mentioned above, if I am allowed a keysman it has to be Rick Wakeman without a shadow of a doubt. Maybe they'll let me sing backing vox and use a tambourine!
My fourpenn'orth: Drums: Nick Mason Bass: John McVie Guitars: Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler Keyboard: Rick Wakeman Vocals; Robert Plant Probably showing my age!!!!
-->> Turtleshell,There is no intention of "hiding behind borders", it's just because the 2012 Olympics are in the UK at the moment. Please don't let me stop you from creating your own thread for a European supergroup to play where you want.
O yes - forgot keyboards. As Wakeman has already been chosen, I'll go Keith Emerson.
Hehe, me too I forgot the keyboards. But I'll stick with my 60's people and go for : Zoot Money - Keyboards and I'll add a female singer to help Chapman out : Maggie Bell - singer
ok, must be British and living...hmm, that leaves out Megadeth, Metallica , Slayer and Randy Rhodes Vocals: Ozzy :-) guitars: Tony Iommi and Dave Murray bass: Geezer Butler Drummer: Bill Ward ( btw: I would pick Jimmy Page playing guitar over him singing)
Sophia, I DO have him as a guitar player.
You wouldn't be a Sabbath fan by any chance, Sophia?
We need some more females in this band: Annie Lennox - vocals
Sophia, I DO have him as a guitar player. >>> you did indeed! Sorry, not sure what I was reading there...it was early
You wouldn't be a Sabbath fan by any chance, Sophia? >>> now whatever gave that away?:-)) yes, they would most definitely be in my top 10 ever , and what's amazing , they are mostly still all alive along with Iron Maiden
We need some more females in this band: >>> Do we? I don't like very many female singers, can only think of 2: Amy Lee ( Evanescense) and Tarja ( former Nightwish singer)
Some more females for the group - Chrissie Hynde,Alyson Moyet, Adele, Sinaid O'Connor, DC Lee, Maddy Prior and June Tabor
Male vocals, would have to add Paul Young, George Michael and David Coverdale.
Drums - Ringo Starr Bass - John Paul Jones Lead guitar - Brain May Vocals - Roger Daltrey
Come on Wayne, are you serious? I would certainly go with the other three but Ringo? Delightful man as he is, do you not remember the old qoute? "Is Ringo the best drummer in the world?" Answer, "He's not the best drummer in the Beatles!" I like the guy but he was ever only a pretty average drummer. I have seen his son Zak playing and he would knock dear old Ringo into a cocked hat.
I was trying to pick musicians that nobody else had.
Chrissie Hynde and Sinead O'Connor? Are they allowed? But good choices nonetheless. I remember being quite fixated as a teenager when I saw Chrissie Hynde performing on stage wearing her tight leather pants - a sight for sore eyes!
Well Chrissie Hynde is american, so she's out. Sinead, born in Dublin, so she is Irish not British, so she's out, sorry. Good voices though...