SoloDallas’ Band Rehearsals

27 Mar SoloDallas’ Band Rehearsals


naturally it is not called “SoloDallas” band; I’m just the lead guitar player. But I named the post this way so that it would be understandable.

This was the third rehearsal, and things to me look (and sound) good.

Today I finally was able to bring in my 2204 and a 4×10 1970s cabinet. To tell you the truth, I think this cab “cuts” a bit too much in the mids (cut’s through, but a tad too much).

Used two guitars, the “Husk” les Paul and one of the several 1969 Gibson SG standards.

Anyways, I recorded the band before my two weeks long departure, as I wanted to have something to listen to, as I know I will be missing this place, my band and playing guitar.

Here it is to you, humbly. The drums and bass player are two known Italian pro’s that use to play for Mr. De Greogori (unknown to all of you most likely).

English speaking natives, please be kind towards the singer; I think he has a great voice, but naturally, English is not his first language (and neither his second one lol).

I recorded everything personally, with my two AT4047 put rather high (at eyes hight) on the corners of the room we play in. Recorded through an Mbox 2 Pro into my portable Mac Pro via ProTools 9.0.x

In no way by god do I remember the names of the songs lol. These are all covers, some of them are John Hiatt’s. I realize it may well not be your music genre (although, it’s well rooted into the blues) but still, first I wanted you to have a listen to my new band πŸ™‚

Secondly, you know I always put myself on the line to give personal example of the fact that, AC/DC – yes, them – will let you play anything related to blues/rock with pride. If you consider that I still almost don’t know the structure of the song and that I have improvised every single solo, this should speak at lengths.

But anyway, enough with the chatter. Here we play for you, our first audience, with pleasure πŸ™‚

PS should you wonder where I am in the stereo position, you’ll find me on the left! πŸ˜‰




Song 1

Song 2

Song 3

Song 4

Song 5



Fil "SoloDallas" Olivieri

We Are Rock 'N Roll People.

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    Posted at 06:35h, 13 April

    Hey Filippo, this is CLASSIC ROCK at its best ! I like very much the singer, to say the truth I think he is very good and the right guy for your kind of rock. And your guitar is amazing !

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    Chris Garbutt
    Posted at 20:00h, 06 April

    Great tunes!
    I like those John Hiatt songs. I’d never heard of him before but will go to check out more of his stuff! That last one had a really cool funky groove to it.

    …my Marshall has gone to the amplifier hospital… sniff… πŸ™
    It is so cold and lonely here without her… lol

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    Posted at 18:55h, 04 April

    Could you do a tutorial on Slow Turning (the song #2)? Please? So awesome.

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    Posted at 21:04h, 31 March

    Sounds great,
    Really enjoyed listening to you guys =)
    I like his voice! Great guitar as always!
    You guys have a nice sound together!

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    Posted at 18:35h, 31 March

    nice playing! good drumming too πŸ˜‰

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    Posted at 21:09h, 27 March

    Love the songs and the improvisations !! do anyone know the names of the songs??

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      Posted at 00:20h, 28 March

      #1 John Hiatt (Papar Thin)
      #2 John Hiatt (Slow Turning)
      #3 CCR (Have You Ever Seen The Rain)
      #4 ?
      #5 ?

      Don’t know the last two but they are great!!!!! πŸ™‚

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        Posted at 17:52h, 28 March

        Did some more Lyric digging to figure out the last two.
        Which proves that the singer has great English singing because I listened to his lyric lines and typed into Google to find the song names!!! πŸ™‚

        #4 John Hiatt (It’ll Come to you)
        #5 John Hiatt ( Memphis in the Meantime)

        Fil…. I actually found John Hiatt performing some of these on YouTube. Your singer hits John’s voice and style to a SPECTACULAR degree!!! πŸ™‚
        Downloaded ALL of these to my MP3 player! My Father-in-Law had me burn him a CD of them.
        Again….. simply Awesome!!

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    Posted at 21:02h, 27 March

    Cool! love 4 and 5 very bluesy πŸ™‚

    i would love to be in a band πŸ˜›

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    Posted at 19:47h, 27 March

    Great job all the guys in the band πŸ™‚

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    Posted at 14:45h, 27 March

    How did you manage to get Roger Daltrey to sing for you?
    I’d buy this, make a live album!

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    Posted at 13:13h, 27 March

    Fil, these sound awesome! The band’s really tight and the singer’s got a great voice, couldn’t really hear any accent anyway. Have you got any gigs lined up?

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    Posted at 11:17h, 27 March

    Listening to the second song right now.
    May I say there is some Free in the bands attitude, Kid Rock in the vocalists voice and a lot of Fil on guitars? πŸ˜€

    I think there is a high demand for a band with this potential!

    Ciao and enjoy your time without internet πŸ˜‰

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      Posted at 11:21h, 27 March

      Third song: CCR – yeah!!!1

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    Posted at 10:39h, 27 March

    Man, these were all my genre of music.
    If You’ll ever do some rehearsals like this, bring You AT’s (4047’s) with You (You know what I mean) =)

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    Posted at 08:56h, 27 March

    I just got back from jammin with the guys and get to listen to this? Fil these are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish the guys I play with were this organized. πŸ˜‰
    I wouldn’t know which one to choose as a favorite? They are all excellent!! I would put these on a CD and drive around town right now. πŸ™‚ CCR cover is FANTASTIC!!!
    I hope your apology for the singer is a joke? πŸ˜‰ His voice is perfect. I HONESTLY don’t really hear an accent! (except for the Italian speaking before and after the songs. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ )

    Anyway, have a good vacation. Taking these rehearsal recordings with you, I think, will only make the time away worse. πŸ™‚

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    Posted at 06:43h, 27 March

    This Band = Win

    Agree once again on singer, his Annunciations are just fine.

    Plenty people I know actually here in the States sound much….much worse,


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    Posted at 06:03h, 27 March

    What do you mean by apologizing for your singer, there are times where he has better annunciation than I do, and Im from the smack-dab middle of the United States!

    I like number 5, its pretty bomb

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    Posted at 05:39h, 27 March

    I loved Song 4, it has a Creedence Clearwater Revival feel to it, definitly great tune!

    Oh boy, you actually did a Creedence cover! Song 3 is “Have You Ever Seen The Rain”, nice, I love CCR!

    Slow Turning has a very cool vibe to it, but it sounds like if you guys were playing really low… could it be? Sounds great, anyways, I’m looking forward to this band!

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    Posted at 04:12h, 27 March

    Singer has a good voice,accent aside,

    Did pretty good on Song 2 (Slow Turning)

    Song 4 is great too,gotta nice groove.

    Song 5 is prob. my favorite.

    Sounds a million times better than your last singer (not to be mean,but….yeah,lol)

    Can’t wait til’ your back man πŸ˜€

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    Posted at 00:55h, 27 March

    Nice πŸ™‚ Songs 1 and 2 are really there! I like them.

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