MIKE RANDLE BLOG
"California 66 Revue rolls on"
If you visit california66revue.com you'll find the first officially
announced shows from the upcoming tour that even Sky Saxon is referring
to as "The Fantastic Party!"
And fantastic it shall be. I am really excited to share the stage with
some amazing and talented musicians and personalities. James and Mark
of the Electric Prunes had been kicking the idea around for a while.
They teamed with friend/tour producer, Patrick Hand, to sketch together
this idea of several bands, all part of the west coast 60's music
community, coming together to play music and share in that special
family of friends and musi lovers.
Once Johnny Echols signed on we discussed the music and how much fun it
would be. Michael Stuart-Ware was inboard as drummer and Dave Chapple
and Rusty signed on as well.
If you may remember, Love with Arthur Lee toured Europe in 2003 with The
Seeds. Well, the enignati Mr. Saxon now plays under his own name but we
offered this up; how about if Chapple, Dave Green and myself back you,
Sky? We love yer music and we know it. And thus, the Revue was rounded
But we still needed someone to play keys with Sky and LOVE, but who
could also do some of the woodwind and trumpet parts. And that's where
Probyn Gregory came in mind. Probyn (who plays 40 instruments and gigs
regularly with The Eels, Brian Wilson, Jan & Dean - you name it!), was
happy to get on stage once again and tour with us and busting that
trumpet out for Alone Again Or!
So, we hope to see you in your town for what will truly be a fantastic
party! Blogged from Starbucks on Main & Hill, Santa Monica.
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