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Mystic Rhythms: Authentic Rush Tribute Band...Holy f**k they were good!


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#1 fraroc

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:25 AM

Yesterday, I went to see this authentic three-piece Rush tribute band called Mystic Rhythms and I thought they were going to be good, but I didn't think they were gonna be THAT good. The Geddy impersonator does it all, singing, playing the bass, and playing the keyboards! He even added some extra keyboard parts to some songs.

Apparently, this was the first time they've done a fully themed show celebrating all four decades of Rush music. They kind of followed the same template as the R40 tour where they go from last to first as opposed from first to last (lol geddit) however they did mix some things up and did things to keep the fans on their toes :)

From the top of my head, their setlist went as follows

Set 1

1.The Spirit of Radio
2.BU2B
3.Far Cry
4.Limelight
5.Driven
6.Animate
7.The Big Money
8.Subdivisions
9.Mystic Rhythms
10.Drum Solo
11. Roll The Bones

Set 2

1.Tom Sawyer
2.Freewill
3.YYZ
4.The Trees
5.Closer To The Heart
6. 2112
(Overture)
(Temples)
(Discovery)
(Presentation)
(Oracle)
(Soliloquy)
(The Grand Finale)
7. Working Man

It was a neat little package they did to celebrate all eras of Rush, of course they couldn't do everything, but according to the Geddy impersonator, they have over six hours of Rush music completely memorized! But still, it was a great show. For everybody who scoffs at the idea of Rush tribute bands, please give these guys a chance. These guys don't screw around.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:52 PM

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice!

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:10 PM

Just curious how much were tickets?

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:29 PM

View Postdjflex, on 01 October 2017 - 03:10 PM, said:

Just curious how much were tickets?

Relatively inexpensive actually, I got them off Groupon

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:55 PM

Just checked em out on youtube, at least was probably them anyway, unless theres another tribute act with same name. Pretty darn good, did a very decent Big Money and the guitarist got a great 80s Al thing goin on, thanks for heads up

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:59 PM

How is a tribute act authentic?

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 04:12 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 01 October 2017 - 03:59 PM, said:

How is a tribute act authentic?

They can be authentic if they sound like the band

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 04:44 PM

Ive seen pink floyd tributes, 2 were really good and 1 sucked. I think it can be fun if you take it for what it is

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:51 PM

I'd even go as far as to say that if you really miss live Rush, these guys to a FANTASTIC job filling those shoes.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:10 PM

Yeah when you had a few beers and a tribute act like Mystic Rhythms comes on is easy to lose your sh*t. Good stuff, they do it well

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:15 PM

Tribute bands are an acquired taste. The ones I've seen (Brit Floyd, Get the Led Out, Dark Star Orchestra) were phenomenal each time. But a Rush tribute band? Trying to pay tribute to a band like Rush, no matter how many musicians happen to be in the band, is hard. I'll have to check these guys out based on that setlist alone!

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:46 PM

View PostOracle, on 01 October 2017 - 07:15 PM, said:

Tribute bands are an acquired taste. The ones I've seen (Brit Floyd, Get the Led Out, Dark Star Orchestra) were phenomenal each time. But a Rush tribute band? Trying to pay tribute to a band like Rush, no matter how many musicians happen to be in the band, is hard. I'll have to check these guys out based on that setlist alone!

Believe me, it's definitely worth it :) As a person who loves concerts, these guys were able to fill the Rush-shaped hole in my heart. That's how good they are.

Edited by fraroc, 01 October 2017 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:09 PM

The website:  https://www.mysticrhythmsrush.com/

It's got a promo video that gives a good overview of what they do.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:22 AM

Cnecked them out on YouTube,very impressed.In fact  I even got a few goosebumps.His voice is very close ,at least on the 80s stuff and he is not yodelling.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 07:18 AM

The guys who plays Geddy owns all the basses that Geddy Lee has played with the exception of the Wal, but that's understandable.

Not a lot of people want to shell out five figures for a musical instrument, no matter how gorgeous it sounds.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:12 AM

It's cool that tribute bands exist. And it's a helluva tall order to be a Rush tribute band so my hat's off to those that can do it well.

I caught a few YouTube vids of Mystic Rhythms doing their thing and they do it respectably.

Here's another Rush tribute band that does it well IMHO:



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:57 PM

View Postlifeson90, on 01 October 2017 - 03:55 PM, said:

Just checked em out on youtube, at least was probably them anyway, unless theres another tribute act with same name. Pretty darn good, did a very decent Big Money and the guitarist got a great 80s Al thing goin on, thanks for heads up

I was nervous goin in based on the  you tube clips. Thought the singers falsetto kept popping out of his fake Geddy falsetto and briefly revealed his real voice.

But live, they sounded great, played great, and even had a decent Rush themed light and video show. Considering this was their first show... impressive. They put alot of thought and effort into the show

Those in the ny area, they are playing the city in Nov. Worth it.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:04 PM

View PostGabesCavesOfIce, on 02 October 2017 - 02:57 PM, said:

View Postlifeson90, on 01 October 2017 - 03:55 PM, said:

Just checked em out on youtube, at least was probably them anyway, unless theres another tribute act with same name. Pretty darn good, did a very decent Big Money and the guitarist got a great 80s Al thing goin on, thanks for heads up

I was nervous goin in based on the  you tube clips. Thought the singers falsetto kept popping out of his fake Geddy falsetto and briefly revealed his real voice.

But live, they sounded great, played great, and even had a decent Rush themed light and video show. Considering this was their first show... impressive. They put alot of thought and effort into the show

Those in the ny area, they are playing the city in Nov. Worth it.

I was impressed he was able to hit those highs in 2112.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:30 PM

Mightily impressed with Lotus Land as well.How many Geddy lookalikes ,bald or with wigs,are running around with tight trousers?Also both bands have adapted certain mannerisms.For example the drummers look serious,studious and grumpy.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 04:48 PM

View Postgrasbo, on 02 October 2017 - 03:30 PM, said:

Mightily impressed with Lotus Land as well.How many Geddy lookalikes ,bald or with wigs,are running around with tight trousers?Also both bands have adapted certain mannerisms.For example the drummers look serious,studious and grumpy.
Yeah, they are freakin great!




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