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CAROLINE BLUE Show-11/21/2009-Boneshakers-Ogdensburg, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Saturday 11/21/09

BONESHAKERS 110 Lake Street Ogdensburg, New York 136769

Opening for KISS Alive (KISS Tribute)

FREE SAMPLER CDS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Admission-$5.00

Show starts @ 10:00 PM

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! (and bring some friends!)

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own songs as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 6 years ago)

Hiya!

-Here we are w/ another late show recap :) Last Saturday (11/21) marked CAROLINE BLUE's return to Boneshakers. We haven't been there since June. At that show we not only opened up the outdoor event that the bar had put together for the day, but we also closed it by playing 10-2! In the June heat-that was quite the accomplishment! There were some concerns about how well we might draw-with the last show, the theory was it would've been best to have played within a month or 2 later to keep the momentum going. Turns out there was a 5 month stretch between the last show & this one. How did we do? Read on oh faithful ones.....

-We were set to open up for KISS Tribute band KISS Alive. I'd been in contact with them for over a year and we have tried to team up for awhile. They've played Syracuse before-and the last time they did, they pushed for CB to open for them. Not only was it turned down, but a band who's music was described to me as "music for a wedding" opened up. Gotta love it right? Maybe next time...

-So anyways, we head on up to Ogdensburg with no complications. Weather was good & the trip seemed faster than normal. We arrived even before the sound company did. 1st thing we found out was that the stage had been extended by 4 feet-giving us plenty of room onstage. Boneshakers really has a great layout for bands. Anyone who's been to Boneshakers knows they have a cage in the club, but now they've added a stripper pole too. Go to the pics to see Joe in action on it (HA!).

-So we get everything all set up, sound arrives and sets up and then we go to our rooms. This time out was really nice-a 4 bedroom townhouse! See the pics I took in the pics area. Very nice. Again, just one more thing that makes playing @ Boneshakers special.

-Me & Doc come back to the bar (Joe always stays w/ the gear) and KISS Alive show up. They were following their GPS and ended up going into Canada! There, they had to pull over and get everything searched. Being the famous chefs they are, they didn't want them to get their special "herbal" mixture they had so it went down The Demon's pants! Then, coming over back to the US, they were stopped again! But it wasn't too bad this time-one of the border guys not only knew Greg from Boneshakers, but he showed up later that night!

-We did a few songs for soundcheck. "Paul" was saying we should do a KISS song, but I didn't hear him-it would've been fun to do. Maybe next time.KISS Alive was using our gear for their show so we had everything set up in full-including our banner. Here's our set list for the evening...

-Theory of a Deadman-Bad Girlfriend
-Tool-Sober
-Godsmack-Voodoo
-Deny
-Nine Inch nails-Head Like a Hole
-AC/DC-T.N.T.
-Motorhead-Ace of Spades
-Alice in Chains-Man in the Box
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Alice in Chains-Check My Brain
-Puddle of Mudd-She Hates Me
-AC/DC-Dirty Deeds
-Metallica-Enter Sandman

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 6 years ago)

-Yes, we only played for about an hour or so. Not a bad set. I think we did ok. Could've been a little tighter. There was a good sized crowd there, but not the size of previous shows. In addition, it wasn't till towards the end where a lot of people came up towards the stage. We did run out of sampler CDs though and had a lot of people tell us we did great so that was good.

-One bad thing was that, unfortunately, this marks the 1st CB show that hasn't been video taped. Well, it was-but the camcorder was jolted before we went on so although I believe there's audio on it, all you see is the floor. :( Till this night, every CB show-from all the way back to the beginning-had been video taped. Guess it was bound to happen at some point right?

-Then it was time for KISS Alive to come on and they did a great job-these guys are a bunch of party animals! They went thru all the KISS standards-and then some. Doc got to hold the torch during "Gene's" fire breathing part (see pics). I was called up to help sing "Tears Are Falling"-which went over very well. Several people-including the KISS Trib.- gave me some nice compliments on it. Later on me & Joe joined a bunch of womem onstage to help sing on "Rock & Roll All Nite." Definately a party atmosphere on stage!

-There were some interesting moments throughout the night. At one point there was a guy who wanted to give me his songs to record-saying he didn't want anything in return. This has happened a few times recently. While I wouldn't mind taking a look, I've had misunderstandings w/ songwriters before where things were agreed to verbally and then, down the road, certain parts of that agreement became unclear and or messed up. The right way is to have a contract signed before doing anything like this stating everything out before hand. It's too easy to sue people these days. You have to protect yourself-cause no one else will. And no, I haven't seen those songs....

-Then I had a girl who told me shortly after KISS Alive hit the stage that "I want you to go back up there & sing!" Very nice of her to say right? Course, after the 15th time (!) of hearing that within 5 minutes......Then I'm walking thru the bar and I pass this woman who gives me a smile. So I go up to her-like I would to anyone really-and ask if she enjoyed the show, what she thought of the KISS band, etc.-basically doing the network thing and trying to sign up people for the CB mailing list. Well, I go outside and this guy comes up to me goes-"Hey-you know that girl?" Followed immediately by" That's my old lady-you're talking to her but not talking to me-you know her from somewhere?" Gotta love it right? I got things cleared up, but that hasn't happened to me in quite awhile. And I didn't even need permed curly hair to do it :)

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 6 years ago)

-KISS Alive finished and that's when they really went into party mode. "Paul" was drinking pitchers of alcohol & lots of "herb" was spread around. And no-I didn't partake in any of it :) A lot of pics were taken and he wanted to know if we were all going over to their room to party some more. He made me promise-as he put it-from one Starchild to another-that I would be there. Course, then he had no idea what room they were in! Shortly there after, "Paul" passed out in the back room! He had to be carried out to his car-where I heard he threw up outside At least they got his makeup off before that. Me & Joe did end up going over to their room-"Paul" was passed out. "Gene" & "Peter" were whacked and singing this "Spoon" song that we couldn't get out of our heads-thanks guys! :) Believe it or not-"Ace" was the sober one-go figure (HA!). We didn't stay too long. Got back to our place and I fell asleep pretty quick-right in the middle of a joke exchange going on between Joe & Doc.

-I was the 1st up at around 10-too late for the free breakfast. But we were all up & ready to leave by 11. Couldn't say the same for KISS Alive :) Hope they made it back ok.

-All in all, even though attendance was lower than normal, this was probably the most fun we had playing up that way. We're already in talks about doing more shows w/ KISS Alive. Big thanks to everyone @ Boneshakers & 4th Coast Entertainment for having us up there. Thanks for KISS alive for jammin w/ us-you guys rock! And most of all, thanks to all the people who came out to see us this night.

WWJ

11/16/09-WWJ Interviewed by DJ Nik on The MetalFromMilan Radio Show in Italy

WWJ will be interviewed by DJ Nik on the Metal From Milan Show (Italy) today @ 8pm EST on dyhardradio.com and rampartradio.com

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 6 years ago)

-I just got done w/ the interview a few hours ago and I had a great time! Very enjoyable. It was a pleasure to be on the show. It's funny-when the songs were being played, me & DJ Nik were still talking and the amount of stuff we talked about-plus another 30 minutes after the interview was over-was enough for another interview! I was even prepared in case he asked me to do a promo spot for the station & he said I was the 1st musician that's even been prepared for that on his show. I'll be getting a copy of the show & the promo soon. Like I was telling Nik, the fact that I was talking to someone from Italy about the music of CAROLINE BLUE knocked me right out! They played "Out of My Life" (I Want You), "Nothing Will satisfy You" & "Pain." Thanks again Nik!

WWJ

11/09/09-Happy Birthday Joe!

Today is Joe's Birthday-Happy Birthday Joe! Leave a comment for CAROLINE BLUE's resident skin-basher here and/or on his My Space page at http://www.myspace.com/joseph_boyle

CAROLINE BLUE Show-11/14/09-The Gaslight Lounge-Parishville, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Saturday 11/14/09

THE GASLIGHT LOUNGE 1368 St. Highway 72 Parishville, New York 13672

FREE SAMPLER CDS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Admission-$3.00

Show starts @ 9:00 PM

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! (and bring some friends!)

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own songs as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 6 years ago)

Hiya!

-A little late (OK-a LOT of late), but better late than never right? :) This time CAROLINE BLUE had a show @ The Gaslight Lounge in Parishville, NY. We'd never been there before and really didn't know what to expect. We initially thought it was a few hours North of Ogdensburg, but it turns out it was only around 30 minutes or so East of it, so the trip wasn't as long as we'd anticipated.

-We started off on the road a few hours and-believe it or not-I wasn't the reason for this-HA!. I was actually the 1st to arrive-see, miracles DO happen :) It was an easy ride up to the place. I don't really have too much to tell about the trip cause I was sleeping 1/2 the time. Both to and from the gig. With all that I do during the week, it's one of those times when I can catch up on my sleep.

-We obviously arrived pretty early and got everything unloaded and inside. I have to say the staff at the GL were wonderful-they treated us very well. Not only did they provide us with a place to stay for the night-but we had free food & drink at the cabin AND at the bar. Our soundguy Art now believes he's been to Heaven :)

-There was a group of ladies who showed up and started to get drinking early on. They couldn't stay-but wanted to hear us do at least 1 song. As we were setting up for soundcheck, a few things went wrong so they never did get to hear us play :( Maybe next time. Hope they made it home ok. One of the ladies was so drunk, she had to be carried out-and it was only around 7:30!

-The bar was a little smaller than we anticipated so, with all the gear we brought, it was alittle cramped onstage but we made due. Here's our set list for the evening

SET 1

-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Sober (Tool)
-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Where The River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Deny
-Mani in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
-Pain
-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
-Head Like a Hole (Nine Inch Nails)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-She Hates Me (Puddle of Mudd)
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)

SET 2

-Welcome to the Fold (Filter)
-Christian Woman (Type O Negative)
-Whatever (Godsmack)
-Dead or Alive
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Talk Dirty to Me (Poison)
-Breaking the Chains (Dokken)
-Tears Are Falling (KISS)
-Won't Be Home Tonight
-For Whom The Bells Toll (Metallica)
-T.N.T. (AC/DC)
-How You Remind Me (Nickelback)
-N.I.B. (Black Sabbath)
-Bulls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine)
-Cold Gin (KISS)
-I've Seen The Light Tonight
-The Needle & The Sppon (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Encore-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 6 years ago)

-A good long night! We had about 40+ people here I think-not bad for our 1st time here. We did have a few technical problems here & there. For ex-we only had red light on stage for the 1st few songs & the monitors gave out at one point. Also, the noise gate in my amp wasn't stopping the feedback fast enough cause I was a lot closer to the amp than normal. On the 1st song I forgot to drop tune the Low E-I'm gonna need a teleprompter or something :)

-I believe a fight broke out at some point during the night. I heard that some guy punched his girlfriend in the head or something. It was broken up quickly though.

-Also, there was about a few inches in height difference between the front of the stage and the back where the drums were. Doc tripped on that part about 5 times. At Boneshakers the ceiling is real low where the stairs are to go off stage and I almost always hit my head on it a few times. Something about the North country...:)

-We got done & packed up, got paid & went to the cabin. Those guys started partying a little bit. I didn't tell anyone, but I was up very late the night before-I actually didn't get to bed Friday night until around 3:30 AM (!!). Part of it was the caffeine that was in me, but I was also doing a lot of last minute stuff like making enough sampler CDs and stuff. So I didn't sleep all that much so by the time it hit around 3:30 AM this night-my tank was right on empty. We were up for a few hours talking & joking around & stuff but I was fading so I went to one of the rooms and quickly fell asleep. And no-I didn't partake in anything. The strongest stuff I had was some Doritoes & some Diet Pepsi. I'm a good boy :)

-The next day I found out the other guys were basicaly up till around 6 beofre going to bed-and here we were getting ready to leave at 10 AM. Even with a headstart on the sleep, I still slept thru most of the ride back. Wait till we start doing this more often :)

-On behalf of CB & crew, I'd like to give a huge thanks to the staff @ The Gaslight Lounge for their hospitality-they definately went beyond the call of duty for us & we really appreciate it. Also a huge thanks to al those who came out to see us play. We hope to be there again sometime next year.

Next stop-Boneshakers with KISS Alive!

WWJ

CAROLINE BLUE Show-11/6/09-The Half Penny Pub-Syracuse, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Friday 11/6/09

THE HALF PENNY PUB 321 W. Fayette Street Syracuse, New York 13202

Special Guests: Clean Slate

FREE SAMPLER CDS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Admission-FREE

Show starts @ 10:00 PM

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! (and bring some friends!)

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own songs as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE CAROLINE BLUE My Space Page

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 6 years ago)

Hi Everyone!

-At least this is getting done a few days later instead of a few weeks later right? :) CAROLINE BLUE was last @ The Half Penny Pub last November. We used to play there quite a lot when we were more of our own songs with just a few covers. Last year the Half Penny changed booking agents and after our show there, she wanted to rebook us but then it became harder than hell to reach her-and on the times we did reach her, she didn't have her calendar book w/ her-which would start the whole cycle over again.The booking is now back with Chris now.

-Doc & Joe got there before I did. See my blog on http://www.myspace.com/waynewjohnson to see what I was up to before and for a little bit after I arrived. In short, I had to go to a premiere of a movie that I had a small part in called "Ms. Cannibal Holocaust." It was playing a few blocks away @ The Red House. This night we had an opener with us called Clean Slate. They play a little lighter in style than we do-but they did a good job. They went on after 10 and we hit the stage a little after midnight. There was the possibility of this band from Long Island coming to play, but they got another gig before things were finalized here so... Here's our set list...

-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Sober (Tool)
-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Where the River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Dead or Alive
-Deny
-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Wish (Nine Inch nails)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-Dirty deeds (AC/DC)
-Pain
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)

-Tears Are Falling (encore)

-Unfortunately, not a lot of people were here this night. Sound was pretty good-although levels kinda went up & down thruout our set. I loved the crunch my guitar was getting in here. There as a fog machine going to-which made the light show nice. We had 2 birthdays in the house so we sang our version of "Happy Birthday" to them and played a request from each-which was "Wish" & "Ace of Spades." We had a few more party animals show up later in our set so that was fun. Some mistakes here & there, but overall I think we did well. Still very cold out-maybe it's just me getting old :)

-Thanks to everyone @ The Half Penny for having us back again. Thanks to Susie for the pics she took, thanks to Clean Slate for opening for us and thanks to the people who came out tonight. It's all deeply appreciated.

10/23/09-CAROLINE BLUE nominated @ 3rd Upper State Awards

CAROLINE BLUE has been nominated for an award at the 3rd annual Upper State Music Awards. The nomination is in the category of Best Rock & Roll Original Band. Please go to http://www.usiawards.com/ to vote for us! Deadline is Oct.31,2009 & the awards will be held on 11/7/09. For more info, please visit the USI website.

10/19/09-CAROLINE BLUE Show-10/24/09-12 North Sports Bar-Marcy, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Saturday 10/24/09

12 NORTH SPORTS BAR 10125 Mulaney Road Marcy, New York 13403

FREE SAMPLER CDS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Admission-$5.00

Show starts @ 9:00 PM

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! (and bring some friends!)

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own songs as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 6 years ago)

Hi everyone!

-Sorry about the delay in doing this show recap. This was an interesting show on several levels. We haven't really played regularly in the Utica/Rome area since 2005 or so-mostly at Albies.. A few hit & run shows here & there since then, but not as much as we'd like to. We ran into a few problems w/ a certain bar owner which probably hasn't helped either. It's been tough getting gigs in the Utica area-which is kinda ironic since our drummer Joe lives there. We finally landed a show at the 12 North Sports Bar. I've tried there before, but always wound up playing phone tag w/ no end. I let Doc call him-since he has more free time than I do-and he landed the show. Originally It was suppose to be on Friday night, but our light guy couldn't make it and, without him, our sound guy couldn't get his gear to the show so we had to re-schedule it for Saturday.-the same night a popular Pink Floyd tribute band was in town and Dashboard Nixon was down the road from us. I did give our promo flyers and stuff to a certain person almost 2 weeks in advance of the show to not only hit the bar, but the college as well. Unfortunately, that stuff was not brought to the bar until 2 days before the show (!). The college wasn't even hit (!!). Nice....

Here's our set list for the evening...

SET 1

-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Sober (Tool)
-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Where the River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Dead or Alive
-Deny
-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Our Love is Wasted
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Talk Dirty to Me (Poison)
-Breaking the Chains (Dokken)
-Won't Be Home Tonight
-Stay
-For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica)
-T.N.T. (AC/DC)
-How You Remind me (Nickelback)
-N.I.B. (Black Sabbath)
-Bulls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine)
-Careless Whisper (Seether/Wham)

SET 2
-Mine, Mine, Mine
-You've Got Another Thing Comin (Judas Priest)
-I've Seen The Light Tonight
-Cold Gin (KISS)
-Too Late
-Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
-Hard Life
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
-Pain
-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-She Hates Me (Puddle of Mudd)
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 6 years ago)

-So we get there early to get everything set up-which was all done by around 6. Which meant then waiting for around 3+ hours before we could go on. I don't have a problem w/ getting to a gig early to make sure everything is set up properly, but sitting on your hands for 3 hours sucks. I can't speak for the other guys, but I know waiting that long doesn't help me w/ performing cause I start getting bored & even a little annoyed. A few other factors did contribute to this though.

-One, there was a benefit going on when we arrived. Not a problem-that was cool. Met some nice people from it and even got a few sign ups on the mailing list. Once it was over though, the bar was for the most part empty. There couldn't have been anymore than 10 people at the bar at any one time when we played. Thankfully the Willie Kramer band showed up for some moral support-thanks guys! I don't know if the flyers would've helped with the draw, but the lack of them definately didn't help....I always do the online promo thing-but even that's not as effective as it used to be cause people are so tired of bands bombarding them with stuff. I don't think we do it bad, but I know of some bands that will send show invites to people and then send reminders several times each day leading up to the show. IMHO-that's stupid-all you're doing w/ that is causing people to delete you.As it is-no one I contacted via online promo was there and anyone who said "maybe" on the show invite online didn't show up either.

-Two-I injured myself before we got onstage. Both my hands were hurting and by the end of the night my hands were not in good shape. They felt pretty sore. With my right hand, I'm not sure what happened but it was like the nail was digging into my right index finger. With my left hand, I put my hand in my pocket and something in there went right underneath the finger nail on my left finger-ouch! It was bleeding for a little bit too. I was also tired-it's too bad I couldn't go to sleep for a few hours before going on-it would've done me a world of good.

-We also found out that normally country bands play here-although they do get rock bands in. But the clientelle (sp) here seems to want the current popular stuff. While we have some of that in our setlist, we don't ave enough to fill a complete set of it-much less 2.

-So even though there wasn't much of a crowd, we still went up and did our show. And we still gave 100%. I know after all was said & done, some of the people who were still there to the end said they were surprised/impressed that we played like we did and that we went the distance instead of calling it early. Course, then came the re-loading of all the gear into the truck/trailer. People who think being in a rock band is all about partying & stuff don't see this part of it.

-After a quick sleep in Johnny's SUV, we reached the pratcice room to unload all the gear. It was pretty cold this night too-nut numbing cold. (how's that for a description?) :) We finished off and went home-well, kinda. I got home, unloaded my gear-and then went right into work! Am I crazy? Could be... But even though I was beat, I would be more so later on and I figured I might as well put in my hours (just my luck I had to work a manditory 8 hours this day) so i coud basically sleep the rest of the day off-which is basicaly what I did. And people wonder why I'm drinking coffee now :)

-So that was our trip to Utica. 12 North is a good sized bar and I'd have no problem w/ us playing here again. We dropped the ball on the flyers though-that shouldn't have happened. It's done and over with though so... Thanks to Doug & Stephi @ 12 North for aving us here-and for Stephi for dancing on stage while we did "She Hates Me" (Puddle of Mudd). Thanks to Art & Johnny for doing a great job w/ sound & lights. And thanks to the people who were there in support. As I told Stephi-all this means is that, on return shows, we have nowhere to go but up.

WWJ

10/17/09-CAROLINE BLUE Show-10/17/09-Hotel Adams-Adams, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Saturday 10/17/09

HOTEL ADAMS 4 West Church Street Adams, New York 13605

FREE SAMPLER CDS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Admission-$5.00

Show starts @ 9:30 PM

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! (and bring some friends!)

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own songs as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (over 6 years ago)

Hiya!

-Sorry for the delay in the recaps. Been busy as of late-and my hands have seen better days (see the show recap for the 12 North show which should be up soon after this one).

-The night before we played at Shamrocks in Syracuse-a 4 hour show w/ 1 break. Here we are going into another 4 hour show. How did we do? Read on faithful ones....

-We got there mid afternoon cause we were bringing lights/sound & it's always good to have that set up early in case there are any problems-plus everyone can relax for a bit before having to get to work.

-1st thing we found out was there was going to be an opening band! Nothing like finding out last minute :) Plus we found out our band name is spelled "CAROLINA BLUE" and then "CAROLIN BLUE" (HA!). The opening band was called Warp 8 and they played mostly original material. I felt bad for them cause right on their 1st song one of the guitarists broke a string. They brought a number of people w/ them-some of them looked like they were still in high school. They did a good job.

Here's our set list for this night...

SET 1

-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Sober (Tool)
-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Where the River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Dead or Alive
-Deny
-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Far Away From Home
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-How You Remind Me (Nickelback)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
-Piece of Me (Skid Row)
-Pain
-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-She Hates Me (Puddle of Mudd)

SET 2

-Love Me or Leave Me
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)
-N.I.B. (Black Sabbath)
-You've Got Another Thing Comin (Judas Priest)
-For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica)
-T.N.T. (AC/DC)
-Bulls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine)
-Out of My Life (I Want You)
-Welcome to the Fold (Filter)
-Christian Woman (Type O Negative)
-Whatever (Godsmack)

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (over 6 years ago)

-Earlier this day, Joe let us know that he was feeling sick. We even had to cut Set 1 short cause he was about to fall over. An hour before the show, I started feeling like crap. Gotta love shared driving right? But within the 1st few songs, I guess the adrenaline kicked in cause I was fine till the end of the night-then I was freezing my butt off!

-We had a good turnout this night. Just like the night before, we were told that there was some heavy competition close by, but we managed to do OK. There were some crazy people here this night. There was this one guy who was all over the place on certain songs. We have this one guy, Mike, who's a hug fan of CB. In fact, he'd rather have us play our stuff than the covers. It's kinda funny watching the video and hearing someone yell out "How about some Nickelback?" and Mike yells right after that "How about some CAROLINE BLUE-fuck you!" :) I did have Mike come up on stage-told everyone what a cool guy he was-and told him to name any CB original and we'd play it-and he did (Out of My Life). There was also this 80+ year old guy there named John who was a trip-he was moving around a lot-more than people 1/2 his age! Course, after the show he told me he might need an ambulance-I hope he's ok! There were even some women who jumped up on the bar & danced while we played. I'll have the pics up from the show soon!

-This show was, IMHO, better than last night's. More consistent. Course, all good things must come to an end. We had a lot of people say we sounded great tonight-which is always great to hear. A lot of credit has to go to our sound guy Art & light guy Johnny-they did a great job-as they always do.

-Then came time to load up all the gear in the trailer. We weren't staying over this night so we had to drive back. Johnny was driving the suburban-the rest of us basically fell asleep on the way to the rehearsal hall. Then we had to unload everything again and then go home. By the time I got back home, I believe it was around 6 AM.

-Big thanks to Keith and everyone @ Hotel Adams for having us. thanks to Warp 8 for opening for us. Thanks to Art & Johnny for the great sound/lights. And most of all, thanks to al the great, crazy people who came out this night to partake in our festivities. We'll be back in December.

Next stop-12 North Sports Bar in Marcy, NY near Utica...

10/16/09-CAROLINE BLUE Show-10/16/09-Shamrocks-N. Syracuse, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Friday 10/16/09

SHAMROCKS 109 East Taft Road North Syracuse, New York 13212

FREE SAMPLER CDS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Admission-$5.00

Show starts @ 10:00 PM

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! (and bring some friends!)

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own songs as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (over 6 years ago)

Hiya!

-Sorry for the delay here-I'm been busier than usual this week. Let's get to the skinny shall we?

-A Friday w/ CAROLINE BLUE in Da Cuse! This night we were back at Shamrocks. I showed up a little late-what's new right? :) We'd heard there might be a new system in here, but it all looked/sounded pretty much the same to us. It was just us this night-no opening act. We hit the stage around 10 PM-here's the list....

SET 1

-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Sober (Tool)
-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Where the River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Dead or Alive
-Deny
-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Far Away From Home
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
-Pain
-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-She Hates Me (Puddle of Mudd)
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)

SET 2

-Christian Woman (Type O Negative)
-Whatever (Godsmack)
-Our Love is Wasted
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Talk Dirty to Me (Poison)
-Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
-Breaking the Chains (Dokken)
-Won't Be Home Tonight
-Stay
-For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica)
-T.N.T. (AC/DC)
-N.I.B. (Black Sabbath)
-Bulls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine)
-Careless Whisper (Seether/Wham)
-Cold Gin (KISS)
-Mine, Mine, Mine
-You've Got Another Thing Comin (Judas Priest)
-Wish (Nine Inch Nails)
-Get the Fuck Out (Skid Row)
-Out of My Life (I Want You)

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (over 6 years ago)

-Long night huh? :) Not bad though. The 1st set went off great. 2nd set wasn't as good IMHO, but we still did ok. I wish they would put up a few light trees in the back and really get the stage illuminated. Or maybe I just need to start using a white guitar :)

-We found out that the #1 drawing band for our style of music in Syracuse-Under The Gun-was playing down the road this same night-and they normally draw most of the night life to their shows. While we didn't have a huge crowd, we didn't have a dinky one either. It was actually bigger than the last time we were here so that was a plus. We saw a bunch of familiar faces in the crowd. Saw some old friends we haven't seen in awhile and made some new friends. Gotta love it!

-Doc lost a contact this night so it was his turn to be 1/2 blind on stage (it happened to me @ the Albany show). Joe got a leg cramp at one point during the show so I had to talk a little more than normal (oh nooooooooooo-HA!) I wish we had a camera back there when it happened-Joe's back there doing hurdle stretches while I'm talking to the crowd. Also, I decided to try on the old dingo boots I used to wear all the time on stage a few years back. After this night, all I could think of was-"How the hell did I wear them onstage for so many years?" My feet were aching pretty bad. Course I wore them hours before we hit the stage too so that was a factor-plus I had to work @ my job earlier too.....

-We had a double birthday sing-a-long happen. In case you don't know, whenever we find out it's someone's birthday, we sing "Happy Birthday" to them-while trying to get the crowd to sing-a-long as well. Course, we add a little "twist" to the song :) All in good fun though.

-In addition, we had a few "guest singers" for a few songs. On "Bulls on Parade", we had a guy named Jeremy (who spoke in class today) come up and sing on the chorus'. Not a bad job. Then on both "Talk Dirty to Me" & "Paranoid" we had a woman named Rebecca come up and sing for us. She did good too-although she couldn't hear herself a lot. I found this out 1/2 way during the Poison song so, being the nice guy that I am, I sang the lyrics in her ear-kinda like being a "live" monitor. That seemed to work. I have to admit though, this was kind of an erotic moment for me. Here I am onstage singing the lyrics to "Talk Dirty to Me" in an woman's ear-while her face is rubbing against mine. Good thing leather stretches right? (HA!). I have to say that this was a 1st for me. It's good to be the singer :)

-From all of us in CB, I want to thank everyone @ Shamrocks for having us this night. Thanks to Jeremy & Rebecca for coming up & singing w/ us. And thanks to all the people who came out to see us this night. It's deeply appreciated.

-Next show-Hotel Adams in Adams,NY in less than 24 hours. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! :)

WWJ

10/5/09-CAROLINE BLUE Show-10/09/09-Chugger's Sports Bar-West Seneca, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Friday 10/9/09

CHUGGER'S SPORTS BAR 1800 Union Road West Seneca, New York 14224

FREE SAMPLER CDS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Opening for AC/DC Tribute Band Bon Voyage

Buffalo Joe's Birthday Bash

Admission-$5.00/ $10.00 Kill-a Keg

Show starts @ 10:30 PM

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! (and bring some friends!)

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own songs as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (over 6 years ago)

Hiya people!

-Here we are w/ another CAROLINE BLUE show recap! This time we were @ Chugger's in West Seneca, NY . We'd only been in the Buffalo area once before-last year around this time @ Club W. Back then we played a mostly original set to about 6 people. So how were things this time? Read on oh faithful ones-this one has some drama in it:)

-After a late start (because of me-who else?) we were on our way-a 3 hr. trip thru the cold & rain. At least it wasn't snowing. We got to the bar at around 8. The sound company was here setting up so we got a chance to get our gear set up and relax a little bit. Then I started having problems.

-1st of all-I brought my contacts this time! However, when I went to the bathroom to change them, the left one was gone! I searched all over but nothing. So I just put on the right one and went on stage 1/2 blind basically. I've had to perform like this before-usually due to a contact tearing. At least I didn't get a headache-which is what usually happens when I wear only 1 contact. It was the left contact that was missing-the one closest to the fretboard.

-Then there was the front light tress. Basically, it was just a little bit higher than my head-which meant being blinded by light at times. Add to the mix sweaty hair going all over the place and let the fun begin! :)

-On top of that, one of the sound guys told me he couldn't find his extra boom stand so I had to use a regular straight one. To understand why this is important, if you use effect pedals, you need some distance from the mic so you can see which pedal to hit. Using a straight stand means the mic is basically right in front of you-making it alittle awkward to hit the correct pedal. Plus w/ a boom it's easier to look down on your fretboard from time to time.Add all the above to this and, well, let's just say I was a little apprehensive before going on. but you make due right?

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (over 6 years ago)

-The bar was open till 4 AM so the bands start later. We were to go on from 11-12:30. By 11:15 the sound company was still setting up their equiptment and we didn't end up going on till around 11:40 or so. We still had to stop at 12:30 so a good chunk of our list was chopped.

-In addition, before we went on stage, this wave of feedback filled the room for a few minutes. That's right-minutes. I was told it was an analyzer or something. All I know is that a number of people here were very annoyed by it.

-Here's our setlist for this evening

-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Sober (Tool)
-Where the River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Tears Are Falling (KISS)
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)
-The Needle & The Spoon (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)

-There weren't as many people here as expected but we still do what we do. It was Buffalo Joe's Birthday party too so we dragged him up on stage and sang "Happy Birthday" to him. We did get a number of people added to our mailing list (thanks Jen!), some nice compliments and gave away a bunch of sampler CDs so that was cool.

-So with all that was happening w/ me-did I fall apart on stage? Nope. I did make a few errors as a result of the circumstances this night-having only one contact on does mess w/ one's depth perception There was a huge monitor between me & Doc that worked on the last song-none of the others. There was feedback hitting us from time to time-that analyzer perhaps? My low E string went a little flat around Sandman & I didn't catch it. Plus I forgot the lyrics to "The Needle & Spoon" so that was fun.....On top of that, when we launched into "Living After Midnight" I realized I didn't change my tuning so it was instant transposition time. Not too hard on this song, but still one more thing to deal w/. That one sound guy wanted to come up and sing it so I let him cause I could concentrate on transposing more. I jokingly said after we finished the song "And now that the karaoke portion of the show is over..." :)

-From time to time I'll just ask the audience what the'd like to hear. If we know it we'll play it. Our drummer Joe hates when I do that-but if the crowd's not getting into it, I feel you have to switch gears & play stuff they'll respond to-within the limits of what we know. What happened tonight was kinda funny. I'd say, for ex., 'Do you wanna hear some Stone Temple Pilots?" & it would be dead silent-to which I replied "Nope." :) That happened to a few more times that I called out songs till we'd hit something people wanted to hear. We were told to heavy up on our 80's-90's covers here but, at least this night, the crowd seemed more into the 70's stuff. Make sense considering we were opening for a 70's era AC/DC tribute band. The exception was "Enter Sandman"-much to Joe's dsappointment, the people wanted to hear "Enter Sandman" over "Seek & Destroy." He was so heart broken :)

-Given all that was happening, I think we did ok. We normally do a lot better though. As we were tearing down, that one sound guy told me he knew what happened to his extra boom stands-they were being used for drum mics. Oh well. We tore down our stuff and got ready to hear Bon Voyage.

-These guys were damm good. They had the look & sound of Bon Scott era AC/DC. Scott-the singer-sounded just like Bon Scott and they had that classic 70's Marshall sound going. "Bangus" was even using one of those old Marshall heads that didn't have a master volume on it. Great job by the whole band in re-creating that classic sound.

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (over 6 years ago)

-Unfortunately, they had problems w/ the sound company too. Not only did they also have feedback/monitor problems but at the beginning of the show the vocal mics weren't even working right. It wasn't till about 4-5 songs in that things got better. You'd hear Scott singing and then he'd drop out...or he'd be feeding back like crazy. It was pretty bad. He was even telling the sound company to stop fooling around w/ the knobs. It got so bad, that they stopped mid-song and basically waited till the sound company got things together. That sound guy came up and grabbed the mic from Scott and and basically chucked it to the ground (almost hitting Buffalo Joe btw- yelling that someone had sabbotaged his system. Then he yelled at me asking if WE had sabotaged his cables. WTF? You've got to be kidding me! Of course not! Then I'm hearing a number of times thru out the rest of the night that one sound guy was telling Buffalo Joe-the promoter for this gig, that CAROLINE BLUE had switched all his cables and stuff. We had nothing to do with the problems that were going on w/ the sound system. In case he didn't notice, we had a lot of problems with the sound during our set as well. That "analyzer" crap was enough to drive people out of the bar. Maybe if they'd set up properly (most sound companies are set up a few hours before the 1st band has to go on) and done a sound check-or even a line check-this crap wouldn't have happened. But for all this stuff to happen and then for CB to get blamed for it? That's just a bunch of crap.

-Things did finally stabilize sound wise and Bon Voyage played till around 4. I felt bad for them cause they came all the way from Ohio & they had to go thru all this. They were cool though & hopefully we'll be able to do some more shows w/ them. Then we took Buffalo Joe home. He told us his place was 6 blocks away from the bar. 20 minutes later we're STILL driving around South Buffalo trying to find his place! What a way to end the evening. At least we got some food & a place to stay (both FREE) for the night from Buffalo Joe. On top of that, despite all the difficulties this night, the owner of the bar was there & told Buffalo Joe that he had no problem w/ us being booked there again so that was good. The next day we hit the road and was back in our area around late afternoon.

-On behalf of CB, I want to thank Buffalo Joe, Bon Voyage & Chugger's for having us play Friday. We look forward to working more w/ all of you. We also want to thank all the new friends we made this night and we hope to see you all again at another show.

-Next week-2 four hour shows back to back. Can we handle it? Keep checking back here to find out! Cya!