The Bucket Band, rocking Kansas
City with 60's and 70's music just like you remember it (but not
getting covered by other bands)!
70s Music, played just like you remember it!
There are literally thousands of
great songs from the 1960s and 70s. And yet a strange thing is
happening: classic rock and oldies stations only play about 300
different songs. (Did you know that the Rolling Stones had more
than five hits? It's true!) Today's cover bands seem to fall into
the same trap. In fact, most bands get together and figure out
what common songs all the members already know, or they go hear
other bands and say, "That song went over well - let's add
it our list." Pretty soon all the bands have basically the
same song list. When was the last time you went to see a band
and they didn't play "Mustang Sally," "Sweet
Home Alabama," or "Keep Your Hands to Yourself"?
As we were putting this band together
in 2012, we purposely were choosing songs that other bands weren't
playing. When one of us would mention a song, someone else would
say, "That's always been on my bucket list to play."
Since we're in our 50s (or thereabouts), it was time to dig out
those bucket lists and learn them. And so, "The Bucket Band"
was christened. (Well, after discovering that "The Old Farts"
was already taken.)
If you're at one of our gigs, and
you don't say or think, "I've never heard someone play
that song before," then we're not doing our job. Some
of our songs have never been done because 1) other bands weren't
willing to think outside the box; 2) the songs seemed too difficult
(with horns, harmonies, strings, etc.); or 3) the musicians that
wanted to play them were too embarrassed to suggest them to their
band, or the rest of the band ignored the suggestions.
We've all been playing for 40 years
or more. We're capable of playing the bucket songs that we've
always wanted to do. We can do the harmonies. We can play the
additional parts (other instruments, or horns & strings on
keyboard), and nothing much embarrasses us anymore.
If you want a new experience, if
you want to hear songs that you've never heard played live before,
or if you just want to have a flashback to your younger years,
put one of our gigs on your bucket list.
*Disclaimer: Just because
other bands don't play these songs does not mean they're not danceable!
You'll recognize the songs AND your feet will start moving.