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Reviews and News - February 2010

Review: Waddy Wachtel Band at The Joint 2/8/10


Note from Nina:

First......... upcoming Waddy Wachtel Band gigs at The Joint:
February 15, 2010
February 22, 2010

Next........ Here’s a bit of info about the fantastic time we all had at The Joint on 2/8/10:

The players:
Waddy Wachtel - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Phil Jones - Drums
Rick Rosas - Bass
Jamie Savko - Vocals, Percussion
Keith Allison - Regular Guest - Vocals, Guitar
Peter Asher - Special Guest - Vocals, Guitar
Steve Ferrone - Special Guest - Drums

As you all know, we’ve got some of the best performers in the world up there on the stage on Monday nights at The Joint - the guys in the Waddy Wachtel Band. These guys refuse to give less than 1000% any time they perform, and it’s a real thrill to hear them sounding just as fantastic now as they did years ago. True professionals - and that shows in every tune they do. If you’ve seen them....... You KNOW!!!!!!

And because they’re so amazing......... Many special guests have shown up on Mondays to share that stage with them. On the 8th we got not only the spectacular Waddy Wachtel Band, but 2 other special guests.

Peter Asher was a real treat - singing perfect harmonic vocals with Waddy Wachtel and playing his Gibson “John Lennon reissue” acoustic/electric guitar. Waddy played his J-45 Gibson acoustic/electric guitar with him on their first tune “I Go To Pieces,” which was a hit record for Peter Asher and Gordon Waller as Peter And Gordon in the late 60’s. They did two more tunes together with Waddy back on his Les Paul (check the set list below) and everyone was mesmerized by how great they were.
Peter Asher has been a huge influence in the music world for many years. He’s not only a wonderful singer and guitarist, but he took charge of the Beatles’ Apple Records A&R deprtment in the late 60’s after Peter And Gordon disbanded. He signed James Taylor to Apple Records, and went on to produce and perform with many top artists - like Linda Ronstadt, J. D. Souther, Bonnie Raitt and Cher. He met and worked with Waddy in the early 70’s and they continue to work together on various projects to this day - like Peter’s upcoming tribute album to Buddy Holly, featuring many artists singing Holly’s songs.
We all loved hearing that beautiful voice of his, and it was obvious he was having a great time being up on stage again. Deeeelightful!

Steve Ferrone is a well-known and well-respected session and live performance drummer. There doesn’t seem to be anything he can’t play along with, and he definitely rocked all of us Monday night on “Eight Miles High.” And check this out....... He’d never played that tune before, but with Waddy’s direction he kicked ass on it! A true professional for sure. Steve’s credentials include playing with The Average White Band, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Santana, and The StoneTemple Pilots.

Okay....... is that enough info for you...... making you glad you were there to experience it with us or sorry if you weren’t?

Set List:
First Set:
1. "All Down the Line" (The Rolling Stones) Jamie Savko and Waddy Wachtel vocals
2. "Girl's Got Rhythm" (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals
3. “Substitute” (The Who) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals
4. “I Go To Pieces” (Del Shannon) Peter Asher and Waddy Wachtel harmony vocals and guitar
5. “Crying in the Rain” (Howard Greenfield, Carole King) Peter and Waddy harmony vocals and guitar
6. “A World Without Love” (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Peter and Waddy harmony vocals and guitar
7. "The Rover" (Led Zeppelin) Jamie lead vocals
8. “The Shape I’m In” (The Band) Keith Allison lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Jamie and Waddy harmony vocals
9. “Poor Poor Pitiful Me" (Warren Zevon) Keith lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Waddy harmony vocals and slide guitar
10. "Eight Miles High" (The Byrds) Waddy and Jamie harmony vocals; Steve Ferrone drums

Second set:
1. “Supermassive Black Hole” (Muse) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals
2."Lawyers Guns and Money" (Warren Zevon) Waddy lead vocals
3. “Dog Eat Dog” (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals
4. “Desiree” (The Left Banke) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals
5. "C'Mon Everybody" (Eddie Cochran) Keith lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Waddy harmony vocals
6. “Honky Tonk Women" (The Rolling Stones) Jamie and Waddy vocals; Keith rhythm guitar
7. "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) Waddy lead vocals
8. "Bitch" (The Rolling Stones) Jamie Savko lead vocals; Waddy Wachtel harmony vocals; Keith rhythm guitar
9. "Sin City" (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals

Here are some photos and videos of the gig. Look for a photo of Waddy and Peter from 1977 (on tour with Linda Ronstadt) below.

See you on the 15th!!!!!!!!
And Rockin’ love from all of us to all of YOU!!


"I Go To Pieces"



"C'mon Everybody"



"Eight Miles High"



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Rick Rosas, Jamie Savko
Rick Rosas, Jamie Savko

Keith Allison, Rick Rosas
Keith Allison, Rick Rosas

Waddy Wachtel, Rick Rosas
Waddy Wachtel, Rick Rosas

Waddy Wachtel, Keith Allison, Rick Rosas
Waddy Wachtel, Keith Allison, Rick Rosas

Waddy Wachtel, Rick Rosas, Jamie Savko
Waddy Wachtel, Rick Rosas, Jamie Savko

Waddy Wachtel, Steve Ferrone, Jamie Savko, Rick Rosas
Waddy Wachtel, Steve Ferrone, Jamie Savko, Rick Rosas

Waddy Wachtel, Steve Ferrone, Jamie Savko, Rick Rosas
Waddy Wachtel, Steve Ferrone, Jamie Savko, Rick Rosas

Phil Jones, Peter Asher
Phil Jones, Peter Asher

Waddy Wachtel, Peter Asher, Phil Jones
Waddy Wachtel, Peter Asher, Phil Jones

Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Peter Asher
Waddy Wachtel, Phil Jones, Peter Asher

Waddy Wachtel, Rick Rosas, Peter Asher
Waddy Wachtel, Rick Rosas, Peter Asher

Waddy Wachtel, Peter Asher - 1977 on tour with Linda Ronstadt
Waddy Wachtel, Peter Asher - 1977 on tour with Linda Ronstadt




Waddy Wachtel Band at The Joint 2/15/10


Note from Nina:

Yes........ The Waddy Wachtel Band will be heating things up at The Joint this Monday night 2/22/10. You want some of the best classic rock tunes played by some of the best performers around? Then join us.
Warning: These gigs are addicitive.
I’ve never come across one person who’s come to see them and hasn’t wanted more!

The Joint, 8771 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

Everyone had a great time last Monday night 2/15/10. Much thanks to my sweet friend Donna for getting the set list and sending this........

High Voltage electricity was in the air from the first note to the last as The Waddy Wachtel Band rocked The Joint last night 2/15/10, and the audience was right there generating that electricity with them.

Here's last night's line up:
Waddy Wachtel - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Phil Jones - Drums
Rick Rosas - Bass
Jamie Savko - Vocals
Keith Allison - Guitar, Vocals

...and here's the set list:

First Set
1. Misty Mountain Hop (Led Zeppelin) - Jamie Savko lead vocals
2. Rocks Off (Rolling Stones) - Jamie and Waddy Wachtel vocals
3. Shot Down in Flames (AC/DC) - Jamie lead vocals
4. Rover (Led Zeppelin) - Jamie lead vocals
5. Lawyers, Guns, and Money (Warren Zevon) - Waddy lead vocals
6. When Will I Be Loved (Everly Brothers) - Keith Allison and Jamie vocals
7. Pump it Up (Eddie Cochran) - Keith lead vocals
8. Supermassive Black Hole (Muse) - Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals
9. Jumping Jack Flash (Rolling Stones) - Jamie and Waddy vocals

Second Set:
1. Substitute (The Who) - Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals
2. High Maintenance Girlfriend (Waddy Wachtel) - Waddy lead vocals
3. Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young) - Jamie and Waddy vocals
4. Highway to Hell (AC/DC) - Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals
5. The Shape I'm In (The Band) - Keith lead vocals
6. Poor Poor Pitiful Me (Warren Zevon) - Keith lead vocals
7. Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan) - Waddy lead vocals
8. Bitch (Rolling Stones) - Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals
9. Eight Miles High (The Byrds) - Jamie and Waddy vocals

See you on Monday, Februrary 22!

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My deep thanks also to all of you who sent me get well wishes, told me how much fun you had, and to Charlie Wood for calling and letting me hear “Rocks Off” over the phone.

And always......... Special thanks to everyone in the Waddy Wachtel Band for making life sooooo much better by giving us those fantastic Monday nights that make the whole week better.

See you on the 22nd!!!!!!!


"The Rover"


"Cinnamon Girl"





Review: Waddy Wachtel Band at The Joint 2/22/10


Note from Nina:

The Waddy Wachtel Band will NOT be at The Joint 3/1/10. Sorry.
We’re hoping for 3/8/10. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s confirmed.

I have to tell you that the Waddy Wachtel Band was fantastic last Monday night 2/22/10 at The Joint. As always. They never have a bad night. I’m so sorry those of you not in the area have to miss any of these gigs.

I tried to stay on my barstool since my back was still healing, and it worked for about 3 minutes. Then I was up and moving. Had to. And you know what? I was cured! There’s definitely magic in their music.

Some highlights.......

Waddy Wachtel’s guitar solos are always a total pleasure to hear, and his solos on “The Rover” and “Eight Miles High” took those tunes to a different level. Higher! It’s also a real treat to hear his vocals, and he brought back a song they haven’t done for a while “Johnny Strikes Up The Band,” a Warren Zevon tune they performed together. No one can put that electricity into those Zevon tunes like Waddy. I know Warren would be rockin’ along with us.

Phil Jones and Rick Rosas....... what can you say about those two incredible performers who have continued to blast out that great rock ‘n roll behind some of the best? We’re soooo lucky to have them wailing up there for us!

Jamie Savko has such a powerful perfect-pitched voice that it makes everyone in awe of his talent. Whether he’s singing lead or harmonies, everyone stands up and take notice. He definitely belongs up on that stage, and any band or performer would be enriched by his vocals.

Keith Allison continues to Rock, and he’s just as great now as he was when he was with the Raiders and doing his own solo projects. What a treat it was to hear him and Jamie harmonize on a new tune they’re doing “When Will I Be Loved.” Now! We all love them!

Joe Vitale, our special guest, sat in with the band on drums for a few tunes, and showed how his incredible chops make him able to sit on Phil’s throne - not an easy task - but one Joe definitely could accomplish. Joe is old friends with Waddy and Rick - having played on recordings, live gigs, and some tv shows with them in Joe Walsh’s band. Joe Vitale has been a pro for many years, and it was great to have him there.

Set List:
First set:
1. "All Down the Line" (The Rolling Stones) Jamie Savko and Waddy Wachtel vocals
2. “Supermassive Black Hole” (Muse) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals
3. “Johnny Strikes Up the Band” (Warren Zevon) Waddy lead vocals
4. “Shot Down in Flames” (AC/DC) - Jamie lead vocals
5. "The Rover" (Led Zeppelin) Jamie lead vocals
6. “When Will I Be Loved” (Everly Brothers) - Keith Allison and Jamie vocals
7. “The Shape I’m In” (The Band) Keith Allison lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Jamie and Waddy harmony vocals
8. “Cinnamon Girl” (Neil Young) - Jamie and Waddy vocals; Joe Vitale drums
9. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (The Rolling Stones) Waddy lead vocals; Jamie harmony vocals; Joe Vitale

Second set:
1. “You Shook Me" (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals
2. "Eight Miles High" (The Byrds) Waddy and Jamie vocals
3. “Substitute” (The Who) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals
4. "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) Waddy lead vocals; Keith rhythm guitar; Joe Vitale drums; Phil Jones tambourines
5. “Dog Eat Dog” (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals; Waddy harmony vocals
6."Pump It Up" (Elvis Costello) Keith lead vocals and guitar; Waddy harmony vocals
7. "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" (Warren Zevon) Keith lead vocals and guitar; Waddy harmony vocals and slide guitar
8. "Lawyers Guns and Money" (Warren Zevon) Waddy lead vocals
9. "Sin City" (AC/DC) Jamie lead vocals

Okay...........
I know everyone who was there with us had a wonderful time. Buzzin’ and good vibes (can I still use the word “vibes”?) all around.

See you soooooon!!!!!!!
Rockin’ love to all of you from all the guys in WWB. For sure!

"Jumpin' Jack Flash"



"The Shape I'm In"





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