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Trans Siberian Orchestra on Tour in Austin, TX

Trans Siberian Orchestra, or commonly referred to as TSO, is currently on tour selling out live concerts all over the nation. The TSO winter tour of 2009/2010 made a stop in Austin, TX and Matt and Krystle were lucky enough to have been there. Here are some things that they have said about the concert.

The concert was amazing! They had the best set, the best musicians, and the best singers at the concert. They even showcased songs from their most current album, Night Castle. The concert had the most incredible lights, lasers, and pyrotechnics which made the concert unique and outstanding. The light show went along with the songs they were playing and were synchronized perfectly. When a guitarist would play and use the whammy bar, laser streams would light up the stage. Also, when the entire orchestra, guitarists, and main violinists would rock out the stage would light up and fire would be blasted from the stage. Without these effects the concert still would’ve been good, but the use of such effects made it even more incredible.

The guitarists couldn’t have been any better. They all had long hair which was always being used for head banging and flaring around. They would rock out with their guitars and moved and ran around the stage. Some of the best musicians tour with TSO and make up the band. One of the lead guitarists produced amazing rock bands such as Aerosmith. The guitarists had amazing stage presence and got the crowd involved with cheering and clapping. Angus was always pointing and smiling at Matt and Krystle.

There were two crazy and incredible violinists. They would play madly and wildly, run around the stage and the concert venue, and flare the hair around while rocking out on their violins. They had very interesting violins that must have been made specifically for the genre they play which is rock and roll mixed classical music. The violins were hollow. At one point during the concert Matt noticed that the girl violinist’s hair got stuck. Krystle also noticed that she was playing so hard that some of the strings broke on the violin.

The singers’ voices were beautiful. The girls could carry out any tune. One man who had a lot of solos throughout the concert, has toured and sung with Journey during his career. His voice was so strong and loud and represented the essence of rock and roll. He also had long hair that was never short of a hair flip or some type of head banging.

TSO is such an awesome rock band that transforms classical Christmas music for their concerts. Matt and Krystle would recommend anyone to go to one of their concerts and support their music. Not only are they a great band, but they are also very charitable. TSO donates proceeds from every concert to a local organization or school from every city they tour in.

About the Author: Jeff Bachmeier is owner of 977music.com, an online music and online radio station network providing live streaming Internet Radio channels with music from the 50’s thru Today. Users can also choose to create their own customized on demand playlist through their own social media profile. For more information please visit http://www.977music.com.

Trans Siberian Orchestra Rocks Christmas Music

Christmas music brings out the holiday cheer. You can sing along in the car driving to your grandparent’s house, you play it when you decorate your home, and you are filled with memories from Christmas celebrations with your family. A lot of Christmas music can be repetitive or sound out of date. Modern musicians remake our favorite holiday classics and make them sound more pop or country sounding. One of my favorite bands that have remade my favorite Christmas songs is Trans Siberian Orchestra. They bring a whole new meaning to rockin’ around the Christmas tree.

Trans Siberian Orchestra eloquently keeps the holiday spirit alive by bringing together the sounds of rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, symphonic metal, and classical music. In 1996, Paul O’Neil had the idea to bring his musician friends Jon Oliva, Robert Kinkel, and Al Petrilli together to remake Christmas songs with a more up to date and new sound. They formed the group which has become a sensation for their music and live tours. Paul O’Neil knows his music and is the right man for producing rock and roll Christmas music. He managed rock bands such as Aerosmith, the Scorpions, and Humble Pie to name a few.

Their live tours are incredible and sell out all over the country. They have two casts for the east and the west sides of their touring schedules. This allows for their tours to be seen by more people around the nation. They tour during the holiday season and they wouldn’t be able to fit in as many cities in their schedule by Christmas if they didn’t have two casts. Their live performance is multi faceted with light shows, music, and pyrotechnics. The streams of light and fire are synchronized with the music so the performance stimulates more than your sense of hearing. The performance is long, but you don’t want them to end when you are at their concert. The first half is dedicated to Christmas songs, and the encore is filled with rock and roll music.

They have seven albums, and any one of them would make a great Christmas present. The new album is called Night Castle. The album took four years to produce and record, and Paul O’Neil said it was well worth the wait. They started in 2005, and in 2008 they released one song on the Internet so that their fans knew they were working on something new and they could listen to music online. Their other albums are titled: Christmas Eve and Other Stories, The Christmas Attic, Beethoven’s Last Night, The Lost Christmas Eve, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, and The Christmas Trilogy.

About the Author: Jeff Bachmeier is owner of 977music.com, an online music and online radio station network providing live streaming Internet Radio channels with music from the 50’s thru Today. Users can also choose to create their own customized on demand playlist through their own social media profile. For more information please visit http://www.977music.com.

 
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  • About the Author:
    Jeff Bachmeier is owner of 977music.com, an online music and online radio station network providing live streaming Internet Radio channels with music from the 50’s thru Today. Users can also choose to create their own customized on demand playlist through their own social media profile.

    For more information please visit 977music.com.
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