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Roses and Guns!

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Roses and Guns!

Formed in July 2009, the band spent 6 months in intensive rehearsal prior to their first shows in Macclesfield and Wigan in December 2009.
The brainchild of Guitarist John (Slash), he spent many months searching for like minded musicians dedicated to forming the most accurate GnR tribute possible.

They have since played the length and breadth of the uk, from Scotland to Devon and from Hull to Liverpool, entertaining live audiences with their energetic depiction of Guns 'N' Roses classic era. Covering all the most popular songs like 'Welcome to the Jungle', 'Sweet Child 'O Mine' and 'Paradise City'. Their set also includes classic album tracks such as 'Civil War', 'You Could Be Mine (Terminator theme)' and 'Rocket Queen coupled with some of GnR's 'live only' performances of The Godfather Theme and Sympathy for the Devil amongst others.

Act Information

Line-up

5 piece available consisting of Drums, Bass, Rythym and Lead guitars and vocals.
6 piece as above with the addition of keyboards.

Also included

PA system hired for larger venues and can provide smaller units for more compact shows.
Programmed lighting rig with 8x par cans, lasers, smoke and other effects.

Location

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

Previous Clients

After watching G2R for the past four weeks, I've been looking forward to seeing another Guns 'n' Roses tribute act , not to make comparisons (I must stress that!) but because its refreshing to see it done by different people. Tonight I met with Guns or Roses at The Railway Venue in Bolton and had a quick chat with them before they started their set. Guns or Roses are: John Slash, Padraig Matt, Martin Axl, Errol Izzy and Bob Duff - a very approachable and easy to talk to bunch of fellas! The band only started out December last year and is the 'baby' of John who says that he's always wanted to do something like this, he even applied to be the (Slash) in G2R but *just* missed getting the role. After using internet sites like myband.com to find like minded people and after a lot of interviews and chopping and changing (there was a different singer until March this year and Izzy tonight is standing in wit

Testimonials

After watching these guys for the past four weeks, I've been looking forward to seeing another Guns 'n' Roses tribute act not to make comparisons (I must stress that!) but because it's refreshing to see it done by different people. Tonight I met with Guns or Roses at The Railway Venue in Bolton and had a quick chat with them before they started their set. Guns or Roses are: John (Slash), Padraig (Matt), Martin (Axl), Errol (Izzy) and Bob (Duff) - a very approachable and easy to talk to bunch of fella's! The band only started out December last year and is the baby of John who says that he's always wanted to do something like this, he even applied to be the Slash in G2R but *just* missed getting the role. After using internet sites like myband.com to find like minded people and after a lot of interviews and chopping and changing (there was a different singer until March this year and Izzy tonight is standing in with a 99% of being made permanent), the group say they're happy with the way they are now. They're dedicated to making sure they do a proper job too, Padraig says that before they ever played a single gig, they spent 2 or 3 nights a week for 5 months practising until they felt they'd managed to copy Guns and Roses down to the smallest detail. Twelve months on, they say that things have snowballed within 3 or 4 months of playing local gigs, they started to venture further across the country due to their own popularity Now, instead of winding down for Christmas, they're winding UP and have busy festive season ahead of them!

The set tonight was opened with the theme from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, then audio of a roaring crowd taken from a real Guns n Roses gig. Standing in a PACKED pub, it added a little extra something to make it feel like a bigger event. Diving into It's so eas yand following straight on with Mr Brownstone it's clear to see the band really have practised the look and the moves as well the sound of Guns n Roses - Martin has got Axl's gravelly cackle (or what I jokingly referred to as a monkey chuckle)and dance moves down to a tee. John has the Slash stance no problem (and during Rocket Queen gave the ladies a bit of a treat by taking his shirt off) Bob and Errol and quiet but Bob chirps up with the occasional joke whereas Errol seems to be taking it all in. However, Padraig, snuggled behind his drums with his short hair and dark shades had a look of The Terminator but only a little bit ;) Someone get that man a bandanna!

They have a lot of humorous banter with the crowd in between songs even turning mistakes into something good to watch. Welcome to the Jungle's jokey intro being particularly funny with requests to have full bottles of Jack Daniels thrown at him (not bottles of wee) and Slash couldn't make his cue to start playing - three times resulting in Axl saying 'No one will employ a man with a KFC bucket on his head after this shit!. Axl got the crowd clapping their hands in the air to Rocket Queen and during Knocking on Heavens door, he split the crowd into two and had a competition to see which group could sing the line 'knock knock knocking on heavens door' the loudest ' that certainly got loud believe me. Something else the band did and I thought it was really nice of them they stopped half way through their set and took the time to thank the owners of The Railway Venue, the staff, me on behalf of Manchester Rocks and the audience. The last song was Sweet Child O mine. Yet again the crowd was more than welcome to join in with Axl pointing the mic at them and encouraging them to be as loud as possible lets just say it worked!

I'm not surprised that they say their popularity is snowballing because they emulate Guns n Roses brilliantly and they really make sure that anyone watching has a fantastic night to remember.

Highlights

Accurate to the smallest detail
All members are dedicated GnR fans
Consistency of lineup unique amongst GnR tributes

Repertoire

Repertoire

Welcome To The Jungle
It's So Easy
Nightrain
Out Ta Get Me
Mr.Brownstone
Paradise City
My Michelle
Think About You
Sweet Child Of Mine
You're Crazy
Rocket Queen
From GNR LIES:
Patience
Used To Love Her
Right Next Door To Hell
Dust N' Bones
Live And Let Die
Don't Cry
Back Off Bitch
Double Talkin' Jive
November Rain
Don't Damn Me
Civil War
Yesterdays
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Get In The Ring
Pretty Tied Up (The Perils of Rock N' Roll Decadence)
Locomotive (Complicity)
You Could Be Mine

Extra Costs

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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.

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