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PostSubject: Re: Tempestt / JSS Tour 2008   Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:29 pm

Another photo gallery and review in Spanish too Razz

http://atiza.com/criticas/conciertos/2008/tempestt_0326/ (review)

http://atiza.com/fotos/2008/tempestt_0326/ (photo gallery)


Red_Dragon wrote:
Hi,

Here you are a photo gallery from JSS/Tempestt concert in Madrid:

http://www.metalsymphony.com/galeria/thumbnails.php?album=166

Review in Spanish from the concert:

http://www.metalsymphony.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3101

Thanks. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tempestt / JSS Tour 2008   Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:12 am

Here's a review of the show in Budapest:

http://www.rockunited.com/tempestt_jss.htm

Jeff Scott Soto / Tempestt / H.A.R.D. Budapest - A38
16 March, 2008


Being the Soto fan I am, I would have showed up even if the gig was advertised as "Mr. Soto reading from the phone book" yet I had my doubts having heard that he let go of his travelling band and hired Tempestt, a Brazilian once-cover band to back him. I played the Tempestt debut album for a few weeks before the gig [see my review separately] and it couldn't really grab me. However the gig turned out to be much above my expectations in the end.

There's not much to say about the Hungarian opening act. The sound quality of their set was surprisingly good and unlike most of the local bands they sang in English but I can't take a band seriously if the keyboard player is the man with the most stage presence and the singer weighs about 250 pounds. My mental ears kept hearing the stage cracking underneath his feet while he was loitering around.




Tempestt appeared to be a lot more energetic when they hit the stage. They played most of the songs from their album and they sounded heavier and even more chaotic than on the album. Don't get me wrong, these guys are fantastic musicians, they just seem to have absolutely no idea about the direction they wish to take. The live set sounded a lot like Metallica/Megadeth topped with some Sebastian Bach wanna-be singing. BJ, the multi-voiced vocalist did a good job singing-wise and a poor one frontman-wise, actually I was wondering if his limited English skills got in the way.

The explosive duo of Paulo Soza and Gustavo Barros was stunningly accurate while Edu Cominato's drums were powerful yet tricky and tasty. Personally I could have done without their cover of "Burn" but the audience was grateful for some familiar melodies. They finished their set with the Soto-duet "Insanity Desire" (Jeff hoarsed away his first, coughed away his second line, scaring the shit out of me but he was professional about it, got his act together right away and delivered his ever-so-impressive form from then on).



I was surprised to see BJ staying on stage, taking his mikestand backwards a bit and staying there to sing backing vocals during the entire set. It was a welcome addition and with all the other musicians doing their share of vocals, the band sounded as good as you'd expect. As unbelievable as it may sound, the band came alive as soon as they started to play Jeff's set, as if their own songs were just some burden to wear and now that they got rid of that, they started smiling and jumping around as happy as ever. They opened with a cool trio of "Eyes of Love", a bombastic version of "Colour my XTC" and a very musical "Crazy" with lots of solo breaks added.

Jeff appeared to be a bit hesitant about how to handle the crowd but as soon as he realized people understand English much better than he first thought, he turned to his real self, cracking a joke here and there. By the time he pulled "Stand up and Shout" and much to my pleasant surprise also "Living the Life" from the Rock Star movie he had completely won the audience and turned the gig into a backyard party. He kept engaging into chatting with people between songs, inviting people on stage, he seemed to be amazed by some spontaneous singing-alongs and just kept joking a lot. The band either had a darn fine time or they pretended that way beyond belief.



Besides "Colour my XTC" much to my surprise the setlist also included Talisman's "Tears in the Sky", yet there was no sing of the usual Malmsteen-block except for some singalongs with various volunteers from the crowd. Ballads were basically non-exitent, Jeff gave us a preview of his upcoming album in the form of a rather heavy tune titled "21st Century". And there wasn't room for much more in the normal setlist. The encore included "I'll Be Waiting" that the crowd sang spontaneously several times before, Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name" and ended with Journey's "Separate Ways" with canned piano-tracks.
Neither the length, nor the setlist of the show was satisfying for me but I was stunned by its intensity, its spontaneity, and the overall musical professionalism. Try to catch the tour somewhere and keep your fingers crossed for an equally magical night.


Review by Endre 'Bandi' Hübner,
Photos by Zoltan Bertli, http://jss.zroxx.fotoalbum.hu/
(c) 2008 RockUnited.Com




and some videos:

"21st Century"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DNXTT9L0_g&feature=related

"Panama"+"I am a viking"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X9Vrf3z8_w&feature=related

"Tears in the sky"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHjvJu4Z3sA&feature=related

"I'll be waiting"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ud7cu65MT0&feature=related

"You give love a bad name"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb18pQO9y_Y&feature=related

"Burn" (Deep Purple)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-VPEQhqSgo&feature=related

"Crazy"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw6pUAury4A&feature=related

"Eyes of love"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9xwCFKaocQ&feature=related


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PostSubject: Re: Tempestt / JSS Tour 2008   Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:15 am

And here's one of the show in Netherlands:

http://www.stratovana.nl/musicmagazine/

Concert Review Heads Down - Tempestt - Jeff Scott Soto



On the 6th of march I went to see the gig of Jeff Scott Soto together with Silvana. The first thing I noticed was that there were alot of old school rockers at the venue. All people who used to go the great bands from the past, back in the old days. For me personally this was a really relaxed concert. You could stand anywere and there was a good atmosphere that evening.

The concert was opened by Heads Down, a heavy rockband, that plays covers from 70’s / 80’s bands.. This was the bands first performance since a while again, so they really head to put up a show. They also had a new singer, Don Feltges, who looked like a real rockstar from the 70’s / 80’s. He did a good job and it was nice to see that the band had fun on stage.

Setlist Headsdown

Doctor Doctor
Running with the Devil
Black Night
High road Easy
Jesus Saves
Why can’t this be love
Bad case of loving you
Fool for your loving
Crazy horses
Burn
Since you’ve been gone
Detroit Rock City

After Heads Down it was time from Tempestt, a Brazilian melodic metal band. I didn;t know these guys before, so it would be a suprise for me as well. These days it’s pretty hard to stand out above other bands in the same genre, but this band did a pretty good job. The sound of the bassplayer was amazing and the singer had a nice sound as well.

After a few songs it was time for Jeff Scott Soto to enter the stage. He performed this night with Tempestt, which worked out really well. They already had played together in the past, so it was a really good combination. They played a mix of covers and own songs from Soto. I enjoyed the songs like “I'll Be Waiting “, “Stand up” and “Detroit Rock City”, but they played so many good songs that night.. One of the other great things was the interaction with the crowd. It was great to see how Soto reacted on some shouts from the crowd.

Aftter the show we went to the café and waited for the bands to get over there. Silvana wanted to take some pictures from Soto and exchanged some business cards. After that it was time to head home again!

Setlist Tempestt and Jeff Scott Soto:

Bring em .. from the dark
Fallen Moon
Higher (i can land)
Bark at the moon
A life..s alibi
Too high
Insanity desire (with Jeff)
Eyes of love
Color my xtc
Crazy
Stand up
Tears in the sky
Livin.. the life
encore
15- I'll be waiting




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Photos: Silvana Breur
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PostSubject: Re: Tempestt / JSS Tour 2008   Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:42 am

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PostSubject: Re: Tempestt / JSS Tour 2008   Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:48 pm

Lea wrote:
Hi all!

The show in Sheffield was great, I was really impressed with Tempestt, and of course Jeff was brilliant. The sound wasn't too great, I had trouble hearing Jeff above the band even with ear plugs in which are supposed to turn the volume down on everything. It might just be where I was standing (right at the front), but it was hard to hear him at some points.

Got to chat with Jeff afterwards too, about Firefest and things, he's such a nice guy Surprised (although we know that anyway!). Thank you Jeff, if you're reading this, for taking the time out to talk to me and Nick Surprised

I have got some photos, although not many, I just haven't had the chance to sort through them yet. I'll put them on asap Surprised
Hi Lea I was at the Sheffield gig too infact we were probably stood next to eachother as I was right at the front too!!
It was a great gig but like you I struggled to hear the vocals at times!
I met Jeff backstage too and He is great as always! If you do get to read this Jeff thanks for chatting and having photo's!, I'm the girl that bought your pants!! Wink I'l post pics asap!
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PostSubject: Re: Tempestt / JSS Tour 2008   Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:42 pm

cheyenne wrote:
Hi Lea I was at the Sheffield gig too infact we were probably stood next to eachother as I was right at the front too!!
It was a great gig but like you I struggled to hear the vocals at times!
I met Jeff backstage too and He is great as always! If you do get to read this Jeff thanks for chatting and having photo's!, I'm the girl that bought your pants!! Wink I'l post pics asap!

We're waiting for your pics! bounce Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tempestt / JSS Tour 2008   Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:59 am

We're waiting for your pics! bounce Very Happy[/quote]
Yeah I know you waiting Very Happy I need to put them on to the computer and at the moment I'm having to use my father's computer as mine is on the blink so when I can do that I will!! Smile
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