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Starship Trooper!

As performed last month at the Boca Black Box Center for the Performing Arts…

 

It Can Happen!

A great show can happen… and it did, at the Black Box in Boca Raton a few weeks ago!  Here’s a snippet (more to come):

Tomorrow night! Sound Chaser At the Boca Center for the Arts

Sound Chaser will be doing their first Palm Beach county show Friday, June 24 at Boca Black Box Center for the Arts.  Come hear this two hour show and hear us perform the Close to the Edge album as well as 90125 songs and songs from Fragile and other Yes albums!  Tickets are still available and it’s a great venue and easily accessible off the Florida Turnpike (just a minute west of the Glades Road exit). Don’t miss this rare appearance!  Click here for more info!

 

 

Come hear us at the BirdsEye in Stuart! Supporting SOAR!

From the SOAR Press Release:

The Society of Art Rock (SOAR) is an organization of progressive rock music enthusiasts and artists. The primary goal of the South Florida branch (SF-SOAR) is to promote and advance the education of the musical form called Art Rock or Progressive Rock. We need you to help build a community with a powerful presence to attract artists to the area, and persuade club and theater owners and promoters to book more art rock events.

Sound Chaser is without peer in the authenticity of sound and equipment from Yes’ classic and 90125 era. The incredible musicianship should be expected given the credentials of the band…

Opening the show at 7pm is Marbin, an all instrumental jazz-rock band that plays fast and hits hard.

Tickets for this event are only $15 and available at the link provided or purchase them in person at the Terra Fermata main bar or at the door on the night of the show. Doors @ 6pm. 21+

The Birdseye

841 NW Federal Hwy, Stuart, Florida 34994
at 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Here’s a couple videos from our last gig at O’Malley’s in Margate:

Heart of the Sunrise. Live. Funky Biscuit. Boca Raton.

We made a brief but memorable appearance at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton Monday night.

Chris Squire: A Force of Nature in Progressive Rock Remembered

We’ve eulogized Chris Squire in our social presence on Facebook and Twitter, but omitted adding a post to our web page.  Here we go…

It’s no small feat to perform in a tribute band that covers some of the most intricate and interesting music in the classic rock genre. How much more difficult was it to be the incredibly gifted anchor that guided the band Yes through over 4 decades of different players and vocalists in every other part of the band, innovating all the way?  Chris Squire was that anchor.

We have lost a great artist that defined a style of bass playing married to incredible vocals that is unrivaled in rock music. No one had used the bass as a driving lead instrument in rock before Chris.  No one had utilized so many ways to shape the bass sound — bass pedals, stereo effects, wahwah, the infamous B:AssMaster — all together like Chris.  And no one could sing the intricate harmonies and lead vocals, all while playing those incredible bass lines, like Chris.

The interaction of bass and drums between Chris, Bill Bruford and Alan White seemed almost psychic (at least when we try to reproduce the synergy they demonstrated playing live).

He is sorely missed; we, the members of Sound Chaser, consider it a privileged to have listened to him time and time again, and (for some of us) to have met him and shared time with him.

For our earlier thoughts and posts about Chris you can visit our Facebook page.

1970s, USA --- Chris Squire Playing the Bass --- Image by © Neal Preston/CORBIS

1970s, USA — Chris Squire Playing the Bass — Image by © Neal Preston/CORBIS

You said you want to hear us; now YOU can make it happen on Kickstarter.

We’ve put together a Kickstarter campaign so YOU can pledge in turn for getting tickets or other rewards!  There’s NO obligation unless the campaign is fully funded ($4000, equivalent to 200 tickets sold) so we need you to step up and pledge.

NO ONE LIKES AN EMPTY STAGEstage-setup

We have lots of fans telling us they’re dying to hear us, but most venue owners don’t want to take a chance on a Yes tribute band. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Kickstarter allows us to pre-sell a show and we can then guarantee a full house to a venue.  BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Kickstarter won’t charge your card until the campaign has run AND we’ve met our goal.  So CLICK HERE  to visit our Kickstarter page and make your pledge.

Then, when we’re  fully funded we can lock down our venue and date (likely early June).  HELP KEEP PROG ALIVE! LOCALLY!

Moving Ahead With Great Yes Music, Twitter, and Facebook!

We now have our Facebook and Twitter presence established!  Please Like and Follow us to get the latest news on what we’re up to!

We’ve also partnered with Maximum Bands, the premier representation of Tribute bands in this part of the country!

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DoWestPalm.com captured Alex sitting in with Led Hed at BB Kings…

Alex Chigos, our “Rick Wakeman” sat in on a song with the phenomenal Zeppelin tribute Led Hed at their show at BB Kings last Thursday…

And DoWestPalm caught it…

Alex with Led Hed

 

 

Yes: Heaven and Earth

What gorgeous art!

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The cover of the new Yes album Heaven and Earth has been revealed, and it looks like one of Roger Dean’s finest. Here is the article from Yes World describing the new album:

http://yesworld.com/2014/05/yes-heaven-earth/

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