2017 started off great with the NAMM Show, a bunch of jams, some legendary bands, performers and promising up and coming artists.
NAMM was an action-packed blur, as it always is. Some of the highlights included a performance by the Can Do Musos, demos by Stu Hamm, Jordan Rudess, Greg Koch, Heavy Mellow and many other talented artists. There was tons of gear to be excited about along with some great new advancements in technology.
Lucky Strike Live hosted a pre-NAMM event for Friedman Amps. The event was not only broadcast in 360, it was also available to view with VR glasses. This event was filmed by the venue with and Orah VR camera and viewed live from home using Roland’s VR glasses and was quite a game-changing experience for live streaming concert viewing. Truly incredible!
Soundcheck Live had some incredible jams over the course of the month, including the much talked about jam between Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt, Tom Morello, Richie Kotzen, Stu Hamm, Steve Ferlazzo and Glen Sobel.
Lucky Strike Live
Ultimate Jam Night held its second anniversary and hosted several jams this month, including tributes to Van Halen and Aerosmith with many top players.
Josh Todd became the resident DJ at The Sunset Jam on Mondays at The Viper Room
Coverage of Warren Huart‘s Birthday Celebration at Sunset Sound:
UP AND COMING ARTISTS
A band to check out is The Young Royals. They opened at Aerosmith night at UJN and they rocked.
Cinematic Pictures Group hosted a release party at their CPG Gallery in Hollywood.
The Ovation Music Fund also kicked off the year by having some great auction items from Steve Vai, Billy Gibbons and Tommy Lee.