The Complete Stone Roses
Club One,Pheonix St ,Cork
Fri 16th December 8.30pm
Advance Tickets 15.00e from Pluggd ,Fred Zeppelins and online at www.tickets.ie
or on the door.
The Complete Stone Roses are one of the UK’s leading tribute bands, and with touring the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland, sell out gigs are nothing new to these four from Scotland.
They have even gathered celebrity interest over the years, from original members of The Stone Roses to TV stars and familiar faces. One of these being none other than Roses bass player Mani, who has appeared as a warm up DJ for the band but more so played ‘She Bangs The Drums’ on three consecutive gigs in a row with these lads, to the amazement of the crowd and the band. As well as having this huge compliment the band have also performed alongside Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets) and Bez (Happy Mondays), two Madchester legends in their own right. Former Seahorses members Chris Helme, Stuart Fletcher and Andy Watts have also expressed their interest in the band as have Andy Rourke (The Smiths), Rick Witter (Shed 7), Andy Couzens (Stone Roses), Richard Fearless (Death In Vegas), Shane MacGowan (The Pogues) and Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) who have appeared as a support for the band or attended one of their gigs.
The Complete Stone Roses have played on stages with audience capacities spanning from 300 to a staggering 12,000 people. In the summer of 2002 the band played its first major music festival to a packed dance arena, at the Witnness/Oxegen Festival in Ireland, those who came and saw always remember that gig, and it showed as the band were invited back in 2003 and 2004, and yet still they manage to fill out the huge arena. It just goes to show how much The Roses music still has a massive effect on people today. One of the major highlights for the band so far was appearing at Scotland’s T in the Park Festival 2004, where thousands and thousands of Stone Roses fans were united under one roof in the King Tuts tent which sparked the biggest sing-a-long the festival has ever heard!. Manchester Academy, Sheffield Leadmill, Dublin Olympia, London Mean Fiddler, Aberdeen Lemon Tree, Glasgow QMU and Edinburgh Liquid Rooms plus many others have all seen sell out shows by the band through the years.
The set that the band play consists of the early Roses material with anything from Tell Me and Here It Comes to classics like Waterfall and Fools Gold to the Second Coming era with Love Spreads and Tightrope. The band pride themselves on recreating the LP sound of the Roses while mixing it with the live versions from Blackpool ‘89 and the Hacienda ‘89 shows to the legendary Glasgow Green gig, even the odd Ian Brown number has been included in sets. The Complete’s have also had their fair share of TV performances, BBC Choice’s ‘The Eleventh Hour’ seen them play ‘Tightrope’ and ‘Your Star Will Shine’ live in the studio, something the Roses never did themselves live on TV. The band was featured on BBC Choice’s ‘Liquid News’ to coincide with a film called ‘Rockstar’ about being in a tribute band. The Complete’s have also filmed dramatic reconstruction scenes for a BBC documentary on The Stone Roses and their bitter feud with Silvertone Records. NME, Q, Guitarist and other top music tabloids have either featured or interviewed the band at some point. Articles in credible newspapers such as The Guardian, Sunday Mail, Daily Record, Evening Times, Irish Star, Ireland on Sunday and The Sunday Herald are not to be overlooked either.
So there you have it, a brief history of The Complete Stone Roses in a few paragraphs, four musicians with a great love for The Stone Roses and their music. Although there is only so much you can say about a tribute band… or is there?