The YES concert was literally the best night of my whole entire life. Seeing them so clearly from the third row was insane. Screaming the lyrics from every song. I was right in front of Chris Squire and I’m pretty sure he made eye contact with me a couple of times and I wanted to cry. Then meeting with them and talking to them and taking pictures was amazing. I never thought I would meet my idols.
And I leaned Steve hates shaking hands and he refuses to sign any musical instrument or instrument piece and Chris is the nicest guy in the world and I’m in love with him even more then before.
For fans of old-school progressive rock, there was no better place to be in the world than Verizon Theatre on Thursday night.
Yes and Tototook the stage for a co-headlining tour that was not at all short on 1970s hairstyles, colorful outfits, keyboard solos and extended jams. In fact, during Yes’ spectacular cover of Simon &…
We’re all cowboys now… camaraderie at an all-time high… playin’ a foot-stompin’ show for our good down-home country-style friends in Calgary! #yestheband #yesshows #calgary #whitehat #yahoo #alberta #smithbilt #heartwarming #handshaking #footstomping #downhome #countrystyle #WesternSpirit #WesternHospitality #love #cowboys #havingfun
So……does anyone remember a time when a great local (for me) band had a bassist named “Juano” that most people didn’t even know existed?
Yep, that’s Juano……Jon Davison…..of Yes and Glass Hammer, playing bass.
ProgTracks Note: Just more proof for my belief that there is so much great talent out there that is ‘under the radar’….you simply have to look a bit closer to discover it. So if you got to this post only because of the “Yes” tag, please resolve to expand your Prog horizons this year; you’ll thank yourself for doing so. [steps down from the pulpit….]
OK, OK, back to Sky Cries Mary: You really should check out their back catalog - there’s some great stuff. Might I suggest my favorite - “This Timeless Turning” from 1994? And when you do, I think you’ll be amazed that Anisa Romero didn’t make it big as well.
The Musicians: Roderick Romero / vocals; Anisa Romero / vocals; Ben Ireland / drums, percussion, keyboards; Michael Cozzi / guitars, keyboards, programming; Juano / bass, keyboards, guitars; William Bernhard / guitars, keyboards, programming
Anyone who ever said jon davison doesn’t fill the spot in Yes is absolutely crazy. His vocals were almost spot on to jon anderson’s while still being able to put his own personal spin on the songs. I feel like his voice was best suited for going for the one and I’m so glad I got to see him perform. In my eyes, he fits in better with the band than jon anderson (as the hostility between him and the band I think would be bad for the performance). Jon davison’s stage presence too is absolutely perfect for Yes’ sound