Gig Archives: 2023

(Disclaimer: this may be incomplete or inaccurate)

Saturday, February 25th, 2023
Kind of a soft opening for this project, which has been rehearsing on and off throughout the whole pandemic. All kinds of fusion covers (and some prog thrown in for good measure) and it was a free show set up by Josh. Had a pretty good showing at the Back Room in Berkeley as we played two sets of so many notes. As Sam (the guy who ran the place) said at the end, it was hilarious how the moments in 7/4 were the relaxing times during the show. Anyway, we did really good all things considered for a first show in front of people playing this hard shit. Some old friends I haven't seen in a while came out for this, which was lovely.
Sunday, March 19th, 2023
Great gig at Baltic Kiss up in Richmond, CA. Fun venue that I hadn't been to before, and they were super friendly and people showed up. We went through a similar set like the previous gig but we actually whipped out all the Gentle Giant stuff we've been working on as well. Somebody went "woo!" after I played those medieval bits in the middle of "Experience." Good fun, good playing, and we kind played solidly from 7pm to 10:30pm except for a break in the middle. Phew! So many notes!
Saturday, June 17th, 2023
Another fun show with this band, this time playing at Jupiter in Berkeley. First time I played that venue in almost 20 years! Same old, same old - fun crowd, a lot of people came out, my keyboards were too low in the mix as we were cramped on the stage and amp was right next to my head. But we made it through three sets of this material successfully despite wind knocking my music around (even with page protectors!) and cold fingers not wanting to do all the gymnastics during the solos.

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