Retro69 A Tribute to The Music Played at Woodstock 1969
might recognize RETRO 69 as
the hosts of the seasonal Woodstock 69 - Monterey Pop Tributes
that have been hitting Long Island clubs every few months since
June 2005.After a few years of working the
Long Island /Rockaway club circuit, the group has recentlyfound its niche promoting and hosting these events that
feature 12-15 bands covering music that was performed at these
music festivals in the late 60ís.
themselves as a "Tribute to Woodstock", Retro69 has had
the opportunity to perform its show in the same order of the
original 1969 festival, running from Havens through Hendrix. They
have "recreated Woodstock" at Yasgurs Farm,
Kennedy Park in Long Beach, Virgils Bar B Q, Fire Island, Hippy
Park (Seacliff) , and many indoor venues. The goal is to be able
to play everyone of the 350 plus songs from the actual festival,
in arrangements as similar to the original; in other words, to be
the "Dark Star Orchestra." of Woodstock.
addition to Woodstock, working together with other supporting
bands, Retro69 can reproduce other Festivals such as Monterey Pop
1967 and Watkins Glenn 1973, as well as some of the shows
performed at the Fillmore 40 years ago.
addition to the Woodstock and Monterey Pop Festival songs, their
repertoire includes many cover versions of the ALLMAN
STONES, BEATLES, BOB DYLAN, DOORS, RASCALS, ANIMALS, DRIFTERS,JAMES
bandís unique ability to fuse the 60ís psychedelic flavor with
blues influences gives it the rich versatility and a wide genre of
material. The Hammond organ, fuzz reverb guitar, and unique Motown
influenced vocals creates a vibe that canít be missed.
versatile sound takes the audience on a trip through the Motown
days, then to Woodstock, back again to the Downtown New York Blues
Scene of Dan Lynch and Mannyís Carwash. Most of all, the crowd is
kept on their feet dancing, but at the same time, manages to keep
the volume and dynamics under control.