"2PM" is Pete (guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bass), Pete (guitar and bass) and Mike (guitar and harmonica). We specialize in three-part harmonies, so we particularly enjoy not having to deal with a monitor mix. We've been using the L1 in small concert venues for about two years. Because we concentrate on harmony vocals, all three vocal mics go to the T1 (Channels 1,2,3) to take full advantage of the mic presets and effects. Pete's instruments (guitar, mandolin and fiddle) are submixed on a small Mackie mixer, then taken to the T1, channel 4/5. The remaining instruments (2 guitars and bass) are submixed on a second mixer and taken to the analog input on the power stand. The clarity the system provides and the confidence it instills (you know exactly what the house mix is) make this an ideal setup for close vocal harmonies. Instruments sound great, too. Thanks Bose!
DIG what you're doing guys!
Me and two friends started something similar 8 years ago, but quickly (audience "demand")became a classic rock dance band with drums (still with harmony emphasis and focus).
Your name is very cool, and your amplification and connections are very creative - bravo.
Now I'd just like to see your website and HEAR your music!
Thanks for your interest. Unfortunately, we're three "Type B" guys so we haven't gotten around to getting a website of our own. But, we do have a page on Mike's website -
Somewhere on that site there's a link to an archived live radio show we did on WMNF in Tampa with Bill Dudley. We really do need to get our act together, get our own website and get our CD out there!
As far as classic rock is concerned, Pete and I are certified Beatle fanatics, so we sneak a few of their tunes in among the folkie stuff ("This Boy" and "Yes it Is" are a blast to sing!) and some Byrds songs as well (Full Circle, My Back Pages).
Again, thanks for writing.
Oh wow Pete, we do BOTH those Beatle tunes, and a full set more! We are just working up Yes It Is - our new drummer, when he was a kid, worked out the harmonies IN HIS HEAD, for his family to sing, and then he's taught it to later bands - amazing, without any instrument to work notes from... I play solo too, and have like 75 Beatle tunes I pick from.
Love Byrds too - we do Feel A Whole Lot Better. My Back Pages is great.
I'll check out that page tomorrow.
Just listened to the complete radio program. Good stuff.
Really enjoyed the radio show, great vocals.
Beatle fan here too.
I'll bet you guys would sound really sweet through 3 L1 Compacts...with those voices all spread out.
Would love to see you play that house concert on Anna Maria...one of my favorite places!
We had to rely on the Beatles "white book" tablature (you may have it as well or seen it in Musiciansfriend) to work the harmonies out. But in your head?? That's pretty impressive. I'd love to hear some of your music. Got a link?
Thanks for listening. I'm impressed you hung in there for the whole show!
THANKS Pete! *I* sure could NOT do it in MY head - what impressed me was my drummer friend, as a KID, did it all in HIS head, WITHOUT an instrument with any NOTES! Pretty amazing.
Our band site has some video links, mostly just live classic rock - thus NOT perfect - FAR from it, but it's something out there. I hope to have more and better tunes back out on my solo site as soon as I can get to it, but I'm not holding my breath. This pesky making a living with my day job tends to get in the way of my fun!
Rivers West - click the MUSIC page...
Anna Maria is one of your favorite places, too?? Imagine that! Would love to get a chance to play there - I have relatives in that area. We're at the "Sloppy Pelican" in St Pete Beach tomorrow night. If you're writing from Central Illinois, I hope the snow's not too bad. If you're in town, hope you drop by!
Thanks for the link. I enjoyed the videos - still got a couple more to watch; love the Beach Boys, and nice version of "Nowhere Man." But 4 L1 systems? Must be awesome to play through! I've been thinking about another B1 unit - I see you guys have a few! And we have something else in common - is that a black 614ce? Mine's amber (not in the picture - it was in El Cajon at the time having some work done).
Good talking to you and swapping links. Take care.
Excellent vocals Pete - I'm listening to the radio show right now - love your sound and groove!
My Taylor is actually a jumbo - 615CE, sort of - I learned that I detest the Expression System, and ordered my current one without electronics, and have a custom Fishman Infinity Matrix system installed - uses the Taylor knobs and end pin, so it LOOKS like the ES, just sounds like I want it. I also learned I wanted the true glossy black, not the transparent, which looks dark brown. Anyway...
Yeah, we play the rock pretty wide open, and each person having a Bose system is the way to go.
Y'all seem like great guys - nice visiting with you!
Again, I can't access your radio show - all I get is to download a 78 byte Rhapsody file that won't open or play. Am I cursed or what?
Just tried again and it works for me.
Did you click on the link just below the pic labled 2PM at WillFest? Scroll down, 2nd pic on home page.
Sure did - but this isn't the first time I haven't been able to access this - Pete told me about it a while ago. Not sure why I can't get through.
Try www.wmnf.org/programs/249. Then type in the date 11/28/2008 and see if that works.
This is actually a later radio show than the link on Mike's website. A little better, IMHO.
More good stuff. The lead singer on the first selection reminds me of Jimmy Dale Gilmore.
Your host must have a nice home studio, this is a quality program.
Thanks for the kind words. The lead singer on the first tune is me...wish I had as cool name (and as good a voice!) as Jimmy Dale Gilmore!
Oh, forgot to mention that Bill does indeed have a nice setup. Running Nuendo with a collection of good mics (as you might expect of a old radio pro). We basically recorded live in his living room.
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