Saturday, April 11, 2020

Tym Morrison's Third Live-Streamed Concert, Plus Covers From Relocated Local Musicians!!

Lately, most of the news and updates to hit our news desk have been in the form of solo performance videos, which is definitely a by-product of social distancing, but there's enough of that to keep regular posts going, and that continues today! We'll start with the third "Live Guitar & Singing Of All Mightyness 7th Show" from local hard rock singer/guitarist Tym Morrison, as live-streamed on his Twitch page on Thursday! For this first non-Tuesday installment, Tym reverted to including the entire set in one 2+ hour video, and the wait for the actual stream was only 13 minutes this time. In performance order, Tym covers Alice Cooper's "Only Women Bleed", The Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun", Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall", Bryan Adams' "Summer of 69", Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed", the second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata", Journey's "Open Arms", The Bangles' "Eternal Flame", ...

...Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke", Billy Joel's "She's Always A Woman", Tommy Tutone's "867-5309/Jenny", Abba's "The Winner Takes It All", Toto's "Africa", a Spanish guitar instrumental, Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time", brief snippets of his new originals "Angels of Light" & "Number of the Beast", Peter Cetera's "Glory of Love", Aerosmith's "Dream On", Kim Mitchell's "Patio Lanterns", Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean", The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes", Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues", The Scorpions' "Rock You Like A Hurricane", Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time", and Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me". Tym noted early that he was using a different lyric book for this live-stream than the previous two, so only "Here Comes The Sun" & the instrumental repeat from the prior shows. As usual, Tym's strong guitar work and nicely ranged vocal fit these covers nicely, including a slightly heavier array this time, so give his newest live-stream a watch below!

Next up, let's move over to YouTube for some new solo performance videos, starting with two vocal covers from former Time of Ruin frontman & local concert promoter Rich Moreland! As you may remember, Rich and his promotion agency Dismembertainment moved to Edmonton in 2012, where he has since found success as a concert photographer. These covers were posted on the Dismembertainment YouTube channel earlier this week, where he covered Billy Joel's "Piano Man" and, as embedded below, The Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris". Compared to Rich's death metal band work locally in the 2000s, this is a massive departure, but he does have a nice melodic voice that fits these covers pretty well, and it's nice to see him staying busy out west, so give these a look above and below! Rich hasn't been as active in promoting concerts in recent years, but do check out his concert photography at this link, as he's seen some huge shows (metal or otherwise) in the past two years, and he routinely gets some excellent pictures there!

Finally for today, here's a new cover from local/Elliot Lake alt-punk solo project Ashoka at the Show, planned to be the first installment of a series of "songs to quarantine to". This is the first video uploaded to project leader Darren MacDonald's 184Films YouTube channel in 3 years, now that he has regained access to it, and it features him covering Fall Out Boy's "Sugar We're Going Down" on vocals & acoustic guitar. I'm not a Fall Out Boy fan, but Darren's cover has a nice melodic base and it flows together nicely, so give this one a watch below as well, and stay tuned for more!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and notes on the site next week! Thanks everyone!

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