Posts Tagged ‘Ten Year Vamp’

LIVE: Eddie Money @ the Empire State Plaza Food Fest, 8/17/11

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Eddie Money and Tommy Girvin

Eddie Money and Tommy Girvin

Back in Nippertown for his fourth free show in five years, veteran rocker Eddie Money had the headlining slot at the annual Empire State Plaza Food Festival at – where else? – the Empire State Plaza in Albany last week.

Money came armed with his new single, “One More Soldier Coming Home,” his tribute to the troops. But it was his old hits that really got the crowd stirred up. He fired off “Baby Hold On” and “Walk On Water” early on and revved things up with “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Two Tickets to Paradise” towards the end of the show. Let’s face it, Money hasn’t had a hit since the ’80s, but he still knows how to wail on those big, hook-filled rockers, especially when backed by a solid band led by his longtime guitarist Tommy Girvin.

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LIVE: Lunic, Ten Year Vamp @ Jillian’s, 1/14/11

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Photographer Timothy Reidy stopped by Jillian’s in Albany last Friday for an evening that was billed as Rock Chick Fix (seriously?) with performances by Lunic, Ten Year Vamp, Silversyde and the Emeralds of July. Here’s some of what he saw:

Emeralds Of July

Emeralds Of July

Ten Year Vamp

Ten Year Vamp

Silversyde

Silversyde

Lunic

Lunic

LIVE: Bon Jovi @ SPAC, 7/11/10

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi


Bon Jovi sold out every seat in the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s amphitheater last Sunday night. And if you looked further out beyond those seats, it looked like they must sold every square inch of lawn, too. The crowd was huge.

Who knew that singer Jon Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora – the two exceptional frontmen of Bon Jovi – would still be playing side by side (let alone talking to each other) 27 years later filling stadiums, arenas and our own SPAC with capacity crowds?

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Five Firsts: Mark Rose of Ten Year Vamp

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

MarkRoseNAME: Mark Rose
BAND AFFILIATION: Ten Year Vamp
INSTRUMENT: Guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … I should think up something cool to say, but honestly, it was the Village People’s “YMCA” album. And yes, I still have it. The first 45s I bought were Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker” and Robert Palmer’s “Bad Case Of Lovin’ You.” I still have them, too.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … It was Phil Collins at SPAC. My mom was a teacher at Scotia Glenville at the time and got tickets for a student of hers who didn’t have tickets but was a big fan. My brother and I went along. I remember being awestruck listening the entire audience sing “Take Me Home.”

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Piano. I took lessons between 3rd and 8th grade. I hated it, but my mom forced me, and said I would regret quitting. She let me quit when I hit 9th grade, and yup, she was right. Oh man, was she right.

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LIVE: More on LarkFest, 9/19/09

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

MotherJudge and Bob Buckley

MotherJudge and Bob Buckley


Yes, those LarkFest tidbits just keep rolling in. Here MotherJudge offers the view from the Hometown Stage, while Mark Rose of Ten Year Vamp gives us a Main Stage perspective from the Madison Avenue end of things:

1. Were there any particularly vivid moments for you – either in your onstage or offstage mode?
MOTHERJUDGE: Waking up in the morning knowing there was zero chance of rain made facing LARKfest 2009 much more pleasant than years past. Good weather brings the stress level wa-ay down.
MARK ROSE of TEN YEAR VAMP: It’s always great on stage, especially looking out into a sea of people. And it’s even more special when we see so many Ten Year Vamp shirts out in the crowd. Offstage, the best moment was signing CDs after our set. We were still signing CDs 30-45 minutes after our set. Company of Thieves started their set and we were still signing… nothing is more special than that.

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