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Shot Down in Flames tribute band – live bit

01 Dec Shot Down in Flames tribute band – live bit

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Renato Figueiredo
rjofig@gmail.com

Renato @ Florida; I bought and started learning to play guitar about two years ago, a bit late in life (I am 39). Still a beginner, but motivated and inspired by Fil and other 'bedroom rockers'. I've been posting a few videos here and sound bites on soundcloud, as sort of a logbook with snippets of how my playing (hopefully) evolves, and it may help inspire others who love music to take an instrument, practice, play, and have fun. To contact me by email, my gmail.com username is the same as my username here.

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    Stevier
    Posted at 17:02h, 06 December

    Cheers for the tips guys. I will be sure to upload some footage, good or bad! Less than 2 weeks away now!

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    Stevier
    Posted at 23:12h, 02 December

    Nice one mate, good job, loads of energy. I am sure it was a blast! If I had one criticism, quite a few bends sound flat in the end solo, but I don’t envy you. It’s hard enough getting them perfect at home never mind in a live situation!
    My tribute band out doing our 1st gig 18th December and I am absolutely crapping it, I’m playing Angus. Any tips???!!!

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      rjofig
      Posted at 02:50h, 03 December

      Congrats on getting your first gig, man! The first time must be gut churning!
      I’ve never played to an audience myself, and advice is free for a reason πŸ™‚ but… I guess you’ll probably be your own harshest critic; the audience will be in the moment and probably have a much lower bar than yourself and will tolerate mistakes that might make you cringe a little if you were to hear it later. Especially if there’s plenty of alcohol to go around πŸ™‚ So I guess my advice would be to focus on giving your best energy and not necessarily your best playing.
      Good luck!

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        AngusRudd1019
        Posted at 06:18h, 03 December

        You are doing the whole schoolboy thing Stevier? Step 1, make sure you know how to duckwalk properly. Step 2, learn to play with your eyes closed because if you are playing Ang, and you want to do it “right”, you never stop moving your head and you need to close your eyes to keep from getting dizzy. Step 3, show passion and play with passion and a lot of it. You have to love the music.

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          Ant
          Posted at 14:32h, 03 December

          drink lots of water? i assume you can get dehydrated quickly πŸ™‚

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            AngusRudd1019
            Posted at 02:54h, 04 December

            yes, that’s all I drink before gigs is water.

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              AngusRudd1019
              Posted at 02:59h, 04 December

              Ant, where are you from?

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                Ant
                Posted at 14:18h, 04 December

                UK England quite a while away but if you ever do come knocking on UK’s door i will sure be there to open it πŸ™‚

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      Ant
      Posted at 14:26h, 03 December

      if i was you i would listen to some ACDC before going on stage to get phyced up! just enjoy the experience embrace it πŸ˜€

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    Ant
    Posted at 14:18h, 02 December

    ROCK!!!

    Love it! πŸ™‚ Ren you must of been blown away πŸ˜€

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      rjofig
      Posted at 15:14h, 02 December

      You bet!! Looking forward to the next gig already.

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      AngusRudd1019
      Posted at 21:42h, 02 December

      too bad I can’t get the whole SD Community to one of my shows…I think I would s@#t a brick then actually. I would especially be really nervous if Fil was watching

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        Ant
        Posted at 14:28h, 03 December

        im sure Fil would be routing you on πŸ˜‰ as would i!

        you’ve got balls getting up on stage and doing what you do anyone will respect that πŸ™‚

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        SoloDallas
        Posted at 14:21h, 04 December

        With that body of yours? Angus would be fucking pissed. πŸ˜† (He WISHes he had a body like yours!). Freaking great. YOU would be nervous? I am watching now. You nervous? πŸ˜† Nah mate. we’re family. And being UP there and playing ain’t NO easy thing babe. And YOU know it. Great. Well done. We all wish we could be doing this. Well done!!!

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          Ant
          Posted at 14:41h, 04 December

          Boom! the man himself has spoken πŸ˜€

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            SoloDallas
            Posted at 14:51h, 04 December

            And I may have just as well farted, I don’t think it would have made ANY difference. We’re all the same, people. Including Angus himself, if he could be here with us (sigh).

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              Ant
              Posted at 15:44h, 04 December

              True but you and Corey are an inspiration to others non the less πŸ™‚

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                rjofig
                Posted at 17:27h, 04 December

                Fil, a fart would have been even more of a boom πŸ™‚

                Inspiration indeed when you see people pouring all their energy into it. Wish I could play *one* song like that without running out of breath πŸ™‚ yeah, need to sign up for a gym

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                  AngusRudd1019
                  Posted at 22:23h, 04 December

                  wow, was not expecting to get this much support. Thanks guys! Lol, I was definitely not expecting for Fil to talk sooo highly about my body ahahaha. It is a tough task playing in an AC/DC Tribute Band and many “Angus'” don’t put no where near as much energy and passion into it as they should be. Angus was a wrecking ball pouring his sweat and guts into the stage and his SG.

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                    livewiredmike
                    Posted at 17:20h, 07 December

                    Hey there! Why wouldn’t we be supportive? We are all here for the same thing. I’ve got my critics…I’m my own worst critic! Just enjoy it…it’s rock n roll. It’s the only music that moves me across a stage. It’s emotional…as it should be! Keep rockin!

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                      SoloDallas
                      Posted at 21:56h, 07 December

                      Very true Mike.

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                    Stevier
                    Posted at 22:03h, 07 December

                    Very good point there about the energy he put in. I’m sure it is a good workout. Thankfully this stage we are playing is quite tiny so I will be limited for this one.

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                      AngusRudd1019
                      Posted at 08:54h, 08 December

                      I’ve played at bars that don’t even have stages, just a corner of the room and I’m all over it πŸ˜€

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              Stevier
              Posted at 21:11h, 07 December

              Maybe he is here under a different alias!

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                AngusRudd1019
                Posted at 08:56h, 08 December

                Unfortunately, I highly doubt it….

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    AngusRudd1019
    Posted at 23:15h, 01 December

    Egggggg, not my best ending solo. I was trying to balance myself on my bassist’s little amp which tilts back. Thanks for posting this though Renato! I will see you in Gville!! If you got anymore, please share em!

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      rjofig
      Posted at 00:14h, 02 December

      hey, everyone liked it! I don’t have other videos, next time I’ll shoot more.

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        AngusRudd1019
        Posted at 00:57h, 02 December

        Also, side note, I’m usually wireless but I forgot my AC plug for my wireless….The only night I have ever done that.

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          rjofig
          Posted at 02:25h, 02 December

          Ah, I was wondering why were you not on wireless – a couple of times I thought you’d trip. So many things going on the last thing you want is worry where the cord is.

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    rjofig
    Posted at 21:33h, 01 December

    Well, I had the privilege to go see them last night (and also to meet member AngusRudd1019 in person, great guy!). Awesome performance by the band, really great show, these guys gave 110%, and the audience had a blast.
    Caught some of the ending with my phone; not great quality, but, maybe some of the vibe comes through. Looking forward to the next gig!

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