Carlo 'Jack' Ponissi from the Italian band 'Sormorock' sends the following to BtP (4
am, 19 January 2013)
Just coming back from our gig at Neruda…Not bad: went well musically, place
not as full we I hoped but seeing many familiar faces in the crowd, it's
good to see we're actually building a local fanbase. Also wonderful and
unexpected to chat with people that actually came to the concert knowing
Procol Harum well afterwards.
The show was taped (and the quality seems good this time…at the very least
at Jazz Club levels) and have also seen several photos and videos being
taken, so it's likely we'll release something on the net sooner or later.
I'm experimenting with the "let's throw the setlist to the wind" attitude
that we know well, so I'm not sure this is 100% right, anyway here is our
set, for your amusement and for inclusion on BtP, if you'd be so kind…
She Wandered Through The Garden Fence
As Strong as Samson (with organ and sax solo, dedicated to "a
certain lawyer that's not here tonight")
Wizard Man (sax solo at the end)
Fires (Which Burnt Brightly) (with scat solo from Cristina)
On The Sand
Bringing Home the Bacon (with sax solo in the middle and
trades at the end)
M Back (new ending)
Repent Walpurgis (several solos, very long)
Shine on Brightly
A Salty Dog
A Whiter Shade of Pale (with mermaid verse and sax solo)
Cerdes (Outside The Gates of)
Show lasted little over one hour and half, there was no break. We we're
actually asked to play A Whiter Shade of Pale
a second time (!!),
considered the idea but went for Cerdes
Photos (below) courtesy of Mauro Maffei, captions by The Organist.
On stage once more…Well, more or less!
Still scowling black!
Alfredo's double sax solos always astound
Bringing Home the Bacon
Phantom organist soloing
SormoRock – Flanked!
Ending the box
Ready for verse two