This one is a toughie for me and I've managed to narrow it down to a few so here goes;
Planet X: Derek Sherinian, Dave LaRue, Virgil Donati and Tony MacAlpine. W-O-W. Awesome heavy concert comprised of come of the best musicians-for-hire in the world. I was in awe of MacAlpine's playing that night but the others were fantastic. Self-indulgent and bombastic, a great night with 'Dog Boots' probably the best song of the night.
George; Another great bunch of musicians but in far different ways. More ethereal styles in their music and far less self-indulgent. But they put on a great show and really connected to the audience. Best song; 'Holiday' or '******* Son'.
Frank Gambale; Had Frank, Virgil Donati and Yanni's bass player in the band. Full-on jazz-fusion but Frank gave it a rock edge on occasions. Just amazing musicianship again and I got a chance to chat to Virgil after the show over dinner at the pub. A great guy and one of the best drummers going around. 'Lydia's Love Van' was the absolute highlight for me.
The Mavis's; Loved these guys. A great fun band which incited everyone to crowd surf. The female singer has the most frightening eyes of all time and they just rocked HARD. The best song of the night was EASILY 'Naughty Boy' but a huge surprise was when the male singer did an acoustic version of Dolly Parton's 'Joelene' Didn't see that one coming.
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