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SormoRock

An Italian Procol tribute band in action 16 May 2013


Carlo 'Jack' Ponissi from the Italian band 'Sormorock' sends the following setlist to BtP
 
Pandora's Box
Shine on Brightly
She Wandered through the Garden Fence
Outside the Gates of Cerdes  (standard lenght, with organ solos)
Wizard Man (four verses, shorter ending than the last couple of times)
Bringing Home the Bacon (with drum solo and trades)
Weisselklenzenacht (The Signature)
A Salty Dog
M Back
Homburg
On The Sand
Repent Walpurgis (Shorter than usual, but with an additional Hammond solo and extended piano one)
In The Corner of My Mind
Green Onions (unrehearsed)
A Whiter Shade of Pale (with mermaid verse)
Conquistador (with keyboards interplay similar to the one played at the San Mauro 2011 gig)

 
Encores:
A Salty Dog
Wizard Man/A Whiter Shade of Pale/Senza Luce/Weisselklenzenacht medley (with Pasquale, owner of the pub and in the '60s a member of The Albatross, providing some Italian vocals)
 
Lineup:
Alberto Bodini vocals
Carlo "Jack" Ponissi Hammond organ
Cristina Ramat piano and backing vocals
Mauro Roasio bass guitar
Lorenzo Brunetti drums
 
The venue was the Corner House Rock Pub, a club located in the southern part of the city that has the peculiarity of hosting only tribute bands to significative rock acts so, for the first time since 2011, SormoRock was marketed prominently as a "Procol Harum tribute". During the concert videos of Procol Harum and Gary Brooker were projected on a big screen behind the stage.

The band played to a full house and the gig went well notwithstanding the sudden change of line-up and Alberto being still recovering from very bad laryngitis. The new bass player, Mauro Roasio (whom our followers may remember seeing on lead guitar during the October 2012 Jazz Club set), who had joined the band three weeks before the gig, performed admirably. The abrupt change of lineup and very limited rehearsal time involved meant that the band didn't have enough numbers left to fulfil the encore requests so A Salty Dog was played for a second time and a medley of other numbers was hastily arranged on the spot.
 
The whole gig was filmed by the venue and a DVD was given to the band as a surprise gift so something is bound to end up on the web eventually.

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