These guys were sick with vocal, thanks to Pete's friend Kelly Skaggs. And, I have to tell you, I got an adrenalin rush reliving this when selecting photos for the blog post. AWESOME!
I do recommend, if you have not done it already, to read my other blog post on The Robots (click here). This will get you prepped so that I don't leave you behind.
So, for a quick introduction, and then onto a big bunch of photos . . .
Now, hold your breath while I take you on this magic Robot ride . . .
Audience energy means a lot to a performer. It increases the performer's level of participation for your enjoyment. The Robots, and any other artist, understand it starts within the artist, extends to you and I, and in return we re-energize them. Sounds exhausting? Yep, and a good night for all.
Can you say, "get down with the base" . . . (how low can you go) . . .
I think Chris has the perfect spot in the band . . . in the corner and seeing everything that goes on. The band hear's when Chris lets loose on the keyboards. However, we get to see it, and what a show.
I do not think Kelly believed the tight complex sound Pete was making out if his guitar.
What was also cool about this night was Bob taking the mic out into the audience to jam with them, and the audience really appreciated it!!!
And, Ed's first time up at the mic doing lead vocal . . . hey, who's playing the drums?????
Oh, and here is the drummer, Stosh Cialkowski . . . who did a great job . . .
Bob, mixing it up, showmanship at it's best . . .
Now, The Robots do not have good vocal, however, why work when you have Kelly around . . .
And the next song made Bob happy . . .
Friends of Pete . . . Kelly Skaggs (left), John Tondello (center), and Jeff Marlowe (right).
And, Stosh now on lead cow bell . . . :)
Never thought a cow bell would bring out the best in Pete, but it did . . . holy killer guitar Batman . . .
And the Crazy Chris on Keyboards was not going to be outdone . . .
Bob was back out in the audience on the next song . . .
Oh oh, here he goes again . . .
Now, talk about knowing yourself, comfortable with what comes at you, executing it without breaking a sweat, and Super entertaining, Ed on anything in the house but the drums. Ed has a drum solo where he is brought all sorts of items to create a sound on. From whiskey bottles to pie pans, beer bottles, to on this night even a snow shovel. Cool sound, very cool talent . . .
Near the end Pete had to leave because of work, so others stepped up to fill in. Below is Joe Goodrich.
And to close out the evening was Danny on guitar. Now, Danny took this last song of the night, and I mean TOOK it. He made it his own, wrapped it tight, spit on it, and turned it into a ball of fire. What a way to kick some guitar butt!
Mike Shrader (below) was also helping out on guitar after Pete left . . .
All I can say is that my photo's do not tell half the story. You really need to experience this talent yourself! Should you ever be in the position to hire a Rock band, these are your guys!
And that's all I have to say about that . . .