EPIC - New Band @ Fat Cats

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#1
Rochester, NY
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I got a message on Facebook from a member of this new band:

Roadside Louis and The Dusters, will be appearing in Fat Cats Jazz and Blues Club from October 1st thru January 15th!



http://www.roadsidelouie.com/Bio.htm

Blues band Roadside Louie and the Dusters is a New Jersey band that has backed up and performed with blues legends James Cotton, Bo Diddley, Jr., ...
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#2
New York
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Well I go on epic on 1/15 so I guess I'll miss them. Boooooo.
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#3
BUFFALO, NY
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It appears they are rotating the talent on the EPIC every 4 months. That's great news, as it will always be "fresh" then!

The bad news? I still have to wait 3 more changes to I get to cruise the EPIC!
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#4
Haughton, LA...or wherever the AF sends us.
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Darn, I was really looking forward to hearing Slam Allen and Co, so hope the new band is equally entertaining. On the plus side, assuming you don't sail Epic more than once every 4 months, you should see different entertainers each time.
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#6
New Haven, CT
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Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by pcreek
I got a message on Facebook from a member of this new band:

Roadside Louis and The Dusters, will be appearing in Fat Cats Jazz and Blues Club from October 1st thru January 15th!



http://www.roadsidelouie.com/Bio.htm

Blues band Roadside Louie and the Dusters is a New Jersey band that has backed up and performed with blues legends James Cotton, Bo Diddley, Jr., ...
Thank you so much for the info! After hearing all the rave reviews about Slam Allen I was a little depressed to learn he was leaving the ship before we cruised. I took the advice of another poster here and looked up Roadside Louie on YouTube, and I'm psyched to see that it looks like they put on a pretty rockin' show as well
#7
Rochester, NY
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Joined May 2008
Originally posted by lderosa920
Thank you so much for the info! After hearing all the rave reviews about Slam Allen I was a little depressed to learn he was leaving the ship before we cruised. I took the advice of another poster here and looked up Roadside Louie on YouTube, and I'm psyched to see that it looks like they put on a pretty rockin' show as well
I have to agree! I looked at a couple of their utube videos..they look like a LOT of fun!
I'm 'fixin' to find out for sure in a couple of weeks!
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* cruising w/ Son & his GF - not the grandsons. Things change.

Pamela

email - [email protected]

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NCL Getaway - Caribbean 11/29/15 (Haven Spa Suite)
NCL Gem
- Caribbean 11/25 - 12/4/13 (SF Aft Handicap suite)
(http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/pc...=recent&page=2) <--look at all the albums for GEM photos
NCL JEWEL - Florida/Bahamas 11/12 (Haven-2br Suite){http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1747593}
NCL PEARL - W. Caribbean 11/11 - DH obtaining a broken leg - on a beach in Jamaica (Balcony)
{blog: http://travelsintime-pamela.blogspot.com/2012/01/november-2011-road-trip-part-1.html}goes to part 10
NCL EPIC - W. Caribbean 10/10 (Spa Suite)
{blog:http://travelsintime-pamela.blogspot.com/2013/06/ncl-epic-cruise-october-2010.html}
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#8
London
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Joined Feb 2008
They have also played with Slam Allen. I expect that is where the intro came from. If they are half as good as Slam they will be still be the best thing on the boat!
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#10
New Haven, CT
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Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by pcreek
I have to agree! I looked at a couple of their utube videos..they look like a LOT of fun!
I'm 'fixin' to find out for sure in a couple of weeks!
Make sure you come back and give us your review.
#11
New Jersey
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Joined Feb 2007
Originally posted by coffeebean
Here they are performing "Red Hot". They look great. Can anyone compare them to Slam Allen???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRiUK...eature=related
I'm quoting myself here....Just went to YouTube and there are a few videos of the Slam Allen band.
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#12
SE-Florida
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Originally posted by youngestof9
Well I go on epic on 1/15 so I guess I'll miss them. Boooooo.
Yea, but you'll get to see Slam Allen
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#13
Lake Jordan, USA
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Joined Dec 2006
New group...Louie and the dusters. talanted but never did pack em in like Slam Alan did. Not my style of music. This was the last week for the Wildfire duo.....they did pack the atrium and fat cats . We liked them a lot. Wes Johns was also very good.
#14
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Originally posted by akupupule
New group...Louie and the dusters. talanted but never did pack em in like Slam Alan did. Not my style of music. This was the last week for the Wildfire duo.....they did pack the atrium and fat cats . We liked them a lot. Wes Johns was also very good.
Wildfire....last week? Vacation or for good? do you know?
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#15
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Joined Oct 2010
Originally posted by youngestof9
Well I go on epic on 1/15 so I guess I'll miss them. Boooooo.
Slam Allen will be back in Fats Cats on that sailing, and TRUST ME, he & his band rock the house. And a few times he sings the blues with such emotion and soul, it will literally make you cry. Dude is incredible.
#16
Lake Jordan, USA
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Joined Dec 2006
Originally posted by maja
Wildfire....last week? Vacation or for good? do you know?

Lydia said the Oct 2 cruise was their last week on Epic. Didn't say if they would be on another NCL ship or not. They were previously on the Pearl. We really enjoyed them!
#17
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Joined Jul 2008
i just saw video with the new blues band dont like it. but will give them a chance.
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#18
Roslyn, New York
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Joined Sep 2007
Originally posted by fi'fi
i just saw video with the new blues band dont like it. but will give them a chance.
I loved Roadside Louise and the Dusters....they are incredibly talented.......give them a chance....I literally spent five out of seven nights in there...and I was one of those people that were dissappointed to not have the opportunity to see Slam Allen.....trust me..... you will not be dissapointed.......the best bar server on the ship is in there as well......Tell the lovely Venus that Cheryl said hi.....she is the sweetest......