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9/30/08-CAROLINE BLUE Show-10/3/2008-Schultzies-Phoenix,NY

CAROLINE BLUE will be performing at Schultzies in Phoenix,NY on Friday October 3, 2008. Opening band is Round 3. Show starts at 10 PM & Admission FREE. For more info visit http://carolineblue.com/

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 8 years ago)

-Hey everyone! We just had a wild night over at Schultzies! Here's the recap of what happened.

-We got into Phoenix by around 7-8 ish and got settled in. The Artists Former Known as Round 3 (now known as Defect) got there the same I did. I have to say-our 2 bands had a very Interesting conversation before the show (HINT-the subject was mainly about "bags of tea"-HA!). They went on at 10 and played an hour of covers from bands like Alice in Chains, Tom Petty, Neil Young, 7 Mary 3 and more. They did a good job-especially given a very recent lineup change. I have to admit I was looking forward to hearing your former singer sing, but I still enjoyed the show. Hopefully we can do some more shows together in the future.

-There was a decent turnout here tonight. Much more than the last time we were here. Then again, we'd just lost our bassist at the time and performed as a 2 piece and-since I did announce it via bullitins,email,etc. it's no surprise that alot of people weren't at that show. This show was the start of a number of type of shows we're planning on doing for awhile. Let me explain....

-CAROLINE BLUE is known primarily as an original band-and we're fine with that. However, in the CNY area (for our style of music), covers are the name of the game. So we've basically have 2 different shows now. The "A" Show is for ouf of CNY/out of state shows. These shows are like what we've been doing-majority if not all original material and with all the leather and stuff. The "B" show is more for CNY when we do headlining shows and even some of the openers-depending on who we play with. That show is 50/50 originals/covers and we're just in street clothes. So far, things seem to be working with this. There are times when things with the "B" show might change alittle bit-in fact, an example of that happened this night.

-We went on around 11:30 and played 2 sets until 2 AM. Admittedly the 1st one was longer than the 2nd. Here's the setlist...

SETLIST 1
-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
-Deny
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Pain
-Talk Dirty to Me (Poison)
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Love Gun (KISS)
-Won't Be Home Tonight
-Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
-Mine,Mine,Mine
-You Spin Me Round (Dope/Dead or Alive)
-Stay
-Out of My Life (I Want You)
-The Queen of Pleasure
-For Whom the Bell Tolls (Metallica)

SETLIST 2
-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Dead or Alive
-Tears Are Falling (KISS)
-Hard Life
-I've Seen the Light Tonight
-Far Away From Home
-Too Late

-I felt the show went good. A few mistakes here & there-but no train wrecks. Monitors were good for me and I was grateful there were front lights here. I was using my Iceman for the show-my main red Ibanez is being worked on. Hopefully it'll be back in action next week."The Queen of Pleasure" was actually in the 2nd set, but due to request, we played it where it's located on the 1st set. (Thanks Mr. Halen!).And, if you notice in the 2nd set, there's only 1 cover being played. So where's the 50/50 thing Wayno? :) Believe or or not, I did ask the crowd that was still there if they wanted us to play more covers or more originals. They overwhelming want to hear the originals-and we even sold some CDs this night. I have to admit, playing covers can be fun, but nothing beats playing your own material on a live stage-especially to a receptive audience.

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 8 years ago)

To continue...

-Overall, we did a good job. We're getting tighter as a band and it's starting to show. We got some very nice compliments from the people who were there. More than one saying they couldn't believe how full we sounded for a 3 piece. Course, a good chunk of that credit goes to the CB rhythm section-Andy & Joe.

-We'd like to thank Defect for opening up for us this night-we really appreciate it. We'd also like to thank Russ (for the great job w/ the sound/lights) , Heather (for booking us there & helping to promote it) and for Pete (for putting up with us-HA!). Last, but definately not least, we wish to thank all the people who made the trek out to Schultzies this night. It's so deeply appreciated.

-Next stop-CB's 1st show in Buffalo,NY!

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-SATURDAY 9/20/2008-THE DOGHOUSE-UTICA,NY

CAROLINE BLUE Show-9/20/2008-The Doghouse-Utica,NY Category: Music

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-SATURDAY 9/20/2008-THE DOGHOUSE-UTICA,NY

CAROLINE BLUE will be performing @ The Utica Musicfest (9/18-20). There will be over 150 bands playing at dozens of venues during this 3 day period. Admission is $20 (adv.) for all 3 days.CAROLINE BLUE will be going on at 3:30 PM. For more info please visit the main Utica Musicfest site http://www.uticamusicfest.com/.

In addition, this will be new bassist Andy "Doc" Gore's 1st show with CAROLINE BLUE! Come on out and give him your support. Make sure to bring him a head of cabbage at the show-he'll love it!

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!!

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 8 years ago)

-Hi Everyone! It's the day after the show and what a weekend this was! The show went pretty good-which I'm glad considering what I had to go thru leading up to the show! I'll get to that in a moment...

-Here's the skinny on the show. CB played at The Doghouse in Utica NY yesterday in the afternoon. The last time CB played The Doghouse was back around 2005 I think. We decided on this show to go full out w/ the originals & just have some fun. Here's the setlist..

-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Dead or Alive
-Hard Life
-I've Seen the Light Tonight
-Won't Be Home Tonight
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Pain
-Deny
-Mine,Mine,Mine
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Out of My Life (I Want You)

-Not a huge crowd here, but we got a good reception by those who were there. And we had to do something right cause we sold some CDs! The set went off pretty good IMHO. I made a few little errors on a few songs, but I was pleased overall with my performance-as well as with that of the other guys. We're still in the process of getting tighter as a band, but we're off to a good start. Plus we got alot of pics from this show-which are now up here on the CB My Space page! This was Andy's 1st show with CB and he did great-as did Joe. Sadly, no one brought any cabbage to the show so we'll never know how much better he would've done had there been some there.
:)

-We also got to network with a number of bands-before us were The Blisterz, Smart Alex & The Willy Kramer Band. We also networked at the Hotel Utica and at a few of the other bars. Hopefully it won't be too long before we're back in Utica again.

-Now,as for what happened to me before the show earlier in the week...How's this...My car has been in the shop twice the past few weeks. Last week the muffler started dragging on the ground. Luckily I was at Andy's and a neighbor helped us out. I'll be the 1st to admit I'm pretty inept when it comes to cars. On Friday the other muffler is basically starting to drag on the ground so I'm heading to get the backup car and the car breaks down on 481. It had to be towed away so that whole process was fun (sarcasm mode off). Then the day of the show I smash my thumb trying to load my cabinet into the backup car. We're to meet at Joe's before the show. Just before I get there, the tailpipe for this car starts dragging on the ground-and quite loudly I might add! We got that fixed after the show thanks to an extra bass string from Mr. Gore.
Gotta love it!

-Next stop Phoenix,NY on 10/3. Hope to see you there & thanks to everyone who came out last night. It's deeply appreciated.

WWJ

8/18/2008-WWJ INTERVIEWED (AUDIO) ON THE ODD MIND MAGAZINE

Last Monday WWJ did an audio interview on The Odd Mind Magazine. It was for an hour and WWJ got stumped on a few of the questions that were asked! In addition, 2 CB songs were played on the air. Go to The Odd Mind Magazine page http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AngelLesa/va/2008/08/19/rock-band-caroline-blue-is-in-the-house to check it out!

8/18/2008-NEW BASSIST FOR CAROLINE BLUE!

CAROLINE BLUE has a new bass player! His name is Andy "Doc" Gore. His Bio http://carolineblue.com/page14.html & Facts N Stats http://carolineblue.com/page22.html are now up on the main CAROLINE BLUE site. Welcome aboard Doc!

8/2/2008-CAROLINE BLUE BASSLESS @ SCHULTZIE'S SHOW 8/1/2008

We thought WWJ's solo show was strange enough last week, but this one was a 1st. CAROLINE BLUE performed @ Schultzies last night as a 2 Piece! It was a 50/50 originals/covers show.LIVE PICS http://carolineblue.com/page33.html and Pics of the FANS, FRIENDS & FREAKS http://carolineblue.com/page10.html who were there have been added. In addition, check out the CAROLINE BLUE My Space Blog http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=3966167&blogID=419157326 for a full detail of this night's show. At least it seems that the number of band members increases per show. Hopefully by September's show there will be a full lineup on stage!

07/27/2008-WWJ PLAYS SOLO @ CHECKPOINT TAVERN SHOW!

As we last reported, Johnny Sniper had left CAROLINE BLUE last week before the band's show at The Checkpoint Tavern in Cleveland,NY. On the night of the show, people were surprised to see only WWJ there from the band! WWJ performed a solo acoustic set of CAROLINE BLUE songs mixed in with some cover songs. LIVE PICS http://carolineblue.com/page33.html and Pics of the FANS, FRIENDS & FREAKS http://carolineblue.com/page10.html who were there have been added. In addition, check out the CAROLINE BLUE My Space Blog http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=3966167&blogID=417687779 for a full detail of this night's show. What does this mean for the band's show on 8/1? Will WWJ being playing solo again?

7/25/2008-JOHHNY SNIPER LEAVES CAROLINE BLUE

Due to familiy commitments, Johnny Sniper has left CAROLINE BLUE! For all of us at CB.Net and the band, we wish Johnny the best of luck in all his future ventures. Johnny joined CAROLINE BLUE back in August 2006. We have also been told that all shows currently booked are still on & a fill-in bassist will be in place for them.

7/7/2008-INTERVIEW-LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE (MASS. USA)

Hi everyone! We've just been informed that the latest issue of Limelight Magazine http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=137377080 has CAROLINE BLUE in it! There's an interview with WWJ on page 5 and an ad for their new "Not For The Innocent" CD on pg.31. Limelight Magazine is distributed in all 6 New England states in the USA. You can read the interview on the VIEWS page on the main CAROLINE BLUE Site http://carolineblue.com/page29.html -check it out and tell us what you think...and don't forget the kudos! :)

6/10/2008-NEW DRUMMER FOR CAROLINE BLUE!

CB.NET is proud to announce that CAROLINE BLUE has a new drummer! His name is Joe Boyle and you can now check out some info on him on the BIOS http://carolineblue.com/page14.html & FACTS N STATS http://carolineblue.com/page22.html Pages. Welcome aboard Joe!. We'd like to give special thanks to Monster Mike Merrifield for filling in and helping the band out while the search for a permanent drummer went on. Mike has played 4 shows with the band as well being the drummer on some of the tracks on the "Slave to the Hourglass" CD as well as all of the tracks on the "Not For The Innocent" CD. Your help is most appreciated!

6/8/2008-CAROLINE BLUE ON FIRE AT THE LOST HORIZON!

It's been quite awhile since we last saw the Boys in Blue onstage, but last night they came out at The Lost Horizon in Syracuse,NY and brought with them a new drummer! Pics of the show can be seen HERE http://carolineblue.com/page33.html and we'll get the skinny on the new guy soon! We also have some new FAN PICS http://carolineblue.com/page37.html & FANS, FRIENDS & FREAKS http://carolineblue.com/page10.html pics uploaded so check them out too!