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69 - Bryan Adams Tribute Show

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69 - Bryan Adams Tribute Show

69 (Mk 1)
2000-2000

Vocals - Ian Balm
Guitar - Richie Glodek
Bass - Dave Power
Keyboards - Simon Allen
Drums - Dik Chandler

69 was born in 2000 with vocalist Ian looking to recruit musicians with the aim of creating the best Bryan Adams tribute band in the UK.

Rehearsals began in earnest and a couple of low key gigs followed at Baker Street and The Welsh Harp in Gloucester.

Following these gigs Richie and Simon decided to move on and immerse themselves in other projects leaving Ian looking for new recruits.


69 (Mk 2)
2000-2001

Vocals - Ian Balm
Guitar 1 - Colin "Tipdog" Tippin
Guitar 2 - Mike Morgan
Bass - David Power
Keyboards - Andy Craig
Drums - Dik Chandler

A radical change of personnel happened following the departure of Richie and Simon with the introduction of 2 guitarists and a replacement keyboard player. Tipdog and Mike's guitar styles were like chalk and cheese but complimented each other brilliantly well.

Andy Craig was already known by Ian as their paths had crossed over the years on the Hereford music scene and he slotted into the keyboard role effortlessly.

Rehearsals were completed and the band then continued on the road. The gigs were coming in thick and fast and the venues were getting better and better. A 5 day tour of Ireland was completed in the Autumn of 2001 climaxing with a fantastic show at The Empire in Belfast. 2001 also saw another personnel change with Dik Chandler leaving the band. Auditions were arranged and the hunt began.


69 (Mk 3)
2002-2003

Vocals - Ian Balm
Guitar 1 - Colin "Tipdog" Tippin
Guitar 2 - Mike Morgan
Bass - David Power
Keyboards - Andy Craig
Drums - Neil Barlow

Neil Barlow joined the band in early 2002 and work began to broaden the type of venues that 69 would play. They had already established themselves as one of the best BA tributes on the venue circuit and now sights were set on other venues and occasions also.

During this period they played to larger and larger crowds and bigger venues. Particular highlights were hiring the Walsall Football Club Saddlers Club and putting on their own sell out shows. They also played on the Festival circuit with the Weston Summer Buzz Festival being a memorable gig opening for T-Rextasy.

69 also made their television debut by being selected by the BBC from amongst all the other BA tributes in the country to perform in an episode of "Dalziel & Pascoe" .


Filming took place in Birmingham with the band being given their own trailer to relax in whilst filming took place.......a fantastic experience.

An excited band sat and watched their performance on the episode named "A game of soldiers", an episode that is still shown regularly on the Gold channel on Sky TV.

2003 also marked a sad time in the bands life as they played what they thought would be their last gig at PJ's in Merryhill on the 13th November 2003. Whilst Ian, Tipdog and Mike embarked on other projects the remainder of the band recruited a new singer and guitarist and toured again calling themselves "Waking up the neighbours"


69 (Mk 4)
May 2008-January 2009

Vocals - Ian Balm
Guitar 1 - Colin "Tipdog" Tippin
Guitar 2 - Mike Morgan
Bass - David Power
Keyboards - Andy Craig
Drums - Neil Barlow

After a 5 year hiatus events conspired to bring the band together again. "Waking up the neighbours" lost their singer leading to a band split. They had already committed to 3 concerts which they would have to honour.

At this time, Ian and Tipdog had begun discussions to re-form 69 with new musicians but due to events, it was agreed that members from "Waking up the neighbours" who had past experience with 69 would join with Ian, Mike and Tipdog and perform as 69 for the first time in 5 years.

Following rehearsals, 69 took to the stage at landmark 105th Harley Davidson Convention at Butlins Minehead on the 4th July 2008. It was a fantastic occasion with yet another band landmark.....Ian sang for the first time ever with a male Mel C during "When you're gone"!

The band followed up with a brilliant performance at The Limelite in Crewe on the 13th September 2008 and then finally The Robin in Bilston on the 16th January 2009.

The hand picked new musicians added continued authenticity to the 69 concerts. This really is THE Bryan Adams tribute experience that is the closest to the great man himself. You only have to read the comments from fans who have seen their shows to know that 69 are the real deal.

Listen to their demo and see if you agree.

69 are now planning concerts throughout the UK and Europe. They will be playing the usual tribute venues, Festivals and Theatres.

Act Information

Also included

We have a 4k rig with access to stage lighting. Self contained, quality gear.

Location

Midlands based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland, Wales.

Previous Clients

Harley Davidson
Butlins
The Limelite, Crewe
The Fleece, Bristol
Robin, Bilston
The Brook, Southampton etc

Testimonials

�We went to the show you did at the Wharf in Tavistock, 24th May, and it was absolutely fantastic,!!!!!
This is the first time that we have seen you, and it wont be the last.!!!!!!
You are all very talented musician's, if you were to shut your eye's, and listen, you would swear that you was actually at a Bryan Adams concert.
We will definitely tell our friends about you,
Planning to see you in Paignton, on the 6th Sept, hopefully with a group of friends,
Well done all of you, and thanks for an absolutely brilliant night out,
thank you all very much. �

�My name is Carol and myself and a friend were at the Brook in Southampton for your January gig. Myself and my friend thought it was fantastic and Ian really sounds great, I just shut my eyes and it was like hearing Bryan Adams sing. The rest of the band are full of characters too, so it made it an entertaining night. If I had more confidence I would love to get up on stage and do the Mel C song, maybe in the future.
We will definitely be returning to the Brook in July. �

�Driving into Paignton for the Bank Holiday weekend Mick and I noticed the Half Moon - and a sign saying that a Bryan Adams tribute band was playing there that night. Do we like Bryan Adams? Well, we've got a "best of" CD. Do we like live music? Definitely.
Anyway, we turned up later, paid our �4 and for well over 2 hours thought we'd died and gone to heaven. (For the first half we thought the rest of the audience had died too - but that's another story.)
Ian sounded exactly like Bryan Adams - but the whole band had a really solid sound and by the end of the evening the Half Moon was rocking. Since we got the impression the audience was fairly hard to please this was no mean achievement.
We drove back to Coventry wishing we could see the band again, logged onto the website and found we can - roll on 24 October at the Hare and Hounds. We'll be there. �

Helen and Mick Allen

�Hiya!
Have just seen you guys at The Wharf, in country bumpkin land (that's Devon to the uninformed!).
Just want to say EXCELLENT! Nick & I have been long time BA fans, and were probably the classic "go on then, impress us" audience! You were brilliant. A great atmosphere (once we got going!), just wish we'd stayed for a few drinks with you afterwards.
Will definitely be supporting you in the future. Will keep an eye on the website for future gig dates.
Tanx for a brilliant evening. See you soon!!!�

L & N


�We had a night to remember at the Wharf , Tavistock, where on Saturday night ( 24th May) we joined the crowds to watch 69 hit the stage! I'm a big fan of Bryan's with several of his CD's in my collection. This was the bands second visit, and the word must have spread because it was certainly a lot busier! As soon as the lads started to play we were dancing....they just sound amazing!...a every bit as good as the man himself, and their obvious enjoyment of what they do...makes for a fantastic evening. If you hear that they are gonna play any where near you, believe me, you need to go see them....in the bar afterwards the keyboard player asked me if I had been to see Bryan play live, and I replied that no, I didn't need to, I'd just seen 69! AND I MEAN IT!!!�
Jill

Highlights

Selected from the other Bryan Adams tribute to record and appear on BBC1
Asked to appear at the landmark 105th Harley Davidson Convention at Butlins Minehead
Completed a successful tour of Ireland climaxing with a superb show at The Empire in Dublin

Repertoire

Repertoire

All songs are Bryan Adams tracks:-

NEVER BE ANOTHER TONIGHT
THIS TIME
HEAVEN
KIDS WANNA ROCK
OPEN ROAD
18 TIL I DIE
LETS MAKE A NIGHT
BACK TO YOU
EVERYTHING I DO
THE ONLY THING
SHES ONLY HAPPY
WHEN YOURE GONE
ITS ONLY LOVE
ONE NIGHT LOVE AFFAIR
CANT STOP THIS THING
SOMEBODY
RUN TO YOU
SUMMER OF 69
CUTS LIKE A KNIFE
BEFORE THE NIGHT IS OVER
REMEMBER
HOUSE ARREST
I'm READY
I DON�T WANNA LIVE FOREVER
TONIGHT WE HAVE THE STARS
CMON CMON CMON

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)