I went upstate for a couple of days to visit some friends and to have a little decompression time from the madness of the Big Apple and the frenetic pace that I have been keeping. After having some great dinner my buddy and I hit a couple of bars before deciding to settle on Billy Joe’s Rib Works to take in the nice waterfront night and kick back a number of cold beers. This place is great as far as a bar is concerned and while I have not yet tried the food, it sure smelled good to me. After finding a place right near the balcony’s edge where you could see the water, the band started playing and their name was Ten Year Vamp.
The group hailed from Albany I think I heard someone say, and they were a female fronted Power Pop group that was really pulling some interesting songs out of their musical hat. As my readers already know, I am almost always carrying a camera with me and with that being the case this evening as well; I took a few snapshots of the band performing and figured I would share them with my blog visitors.
I’m going to keep the banter to a minimum and instead let you get into the moment of the bands performance. Please enjoy.
Here is some of the guitar tech wizardry that lets the sounds become what they are for their audience pleasure
Band cards are also helpful during a show. These were scattered on the stage for patrons to take along with them.
The whole set list was in front of the band from beginning to end. Usually I see this as a piece by piece thing but not tonight. Here is what the band delivered for the folks at Billy Joe’s.
And of course what would a gig be without some fans dancing around in front of them. Here is a handful of girls that I snapped before I had to get a move on to my next destination.
Check out Ten Year Vamp via their Official Website which I have linked below. They play good time stuff and I hope to see them again sometime in the future. I wonder if they make it all the way down here to Brooklyn. That seems like quite a hike to play covers. Oh and in case you are wondering about the band members themselves here goes….
Ten Year Vamp is:
Debbie Gabrione – Vocals, Guitars
Mark Rose – Guitars
Andrew Foster – Lead Guitars
Greg Nash – Drums
Chad Mendrysa – Bass
Official Website: http://www.tenyearvamp.com