View Full Version : Patti Russo with The SAS Band

28 Nov 2007, 12:12
Not long to go now :cool:

Just wondering who's going and to which dates?...

I'm going to all 3.....

28 Nov 2007, 12:27
Count Lucy and I in for a mini-tour :))

28 Nov 2007, 13:06
:cool: All 3?

28 Nov 2007, 13:57
:cool: All 3?

Yeah :)) Jill rang me this week, she'd found two tickets for Saturday!

28 Nov 2007, 14:28
well done :-)

See you next week!

28 Nov 2007, 17:02
What are you going to wear Deb! :panic:

28 Nov 2007, 17:12
A black sack at the rate I've been eating the last week :( I did have it all sorted, well almost anyway lol. But food got in the way :twisted:

28 Nov 2007, 17:16
I've not even thought about it yet, it's really snuck on me time-wise... funny thing though, after all the time I spent sorting clothes out for tour in May I didn't do it in October, the night of the Newcastle show I just threw a load of clothes in a bag to go back to Andy's with...perhaps my wardrobe knew it wouldn't go ahead! :shock: :p

28 Nov 2007, 18:14
Thanks to Patti I am going !

Friday 7th :cool: !!

28 Nov 2007, 20:00
Wonder who won the remaining tickets..?

28 Nov 2007, 20:21
Thanks to Patti I am going !

Friday 7th :cool: !!

thanks to Patti :? I'm lost lol

28 Nov 2007, 20:22
thanks to Patti :? I'm lost lol

Patti offered some free tickets via Myspace today, so it's not a personal invitation that's been offered ;-)

28 Nov 2007, 20:25
Ah ok, must of missed that lol, that makes more sense now. Thanks Ansy :D

So you're only doing this one show you won Emma? I thought you were doing more as after missing Italy you said next time you'd definitely be there.

28 Nov 2007, 21:14
Patti offered some free tickets via Myspace today, so it's not a personal invitation that's been offered ;-)

dammit, shouldve spend more time sucking up lol

28 Nov 2007, 21:57
Buying one would be a far better option RJ :lol:

28 Nov 2007, 22:07
Seems the more obvious option for an event you want to go to! :lol:

Ageing Bat
30 Nov 2007, 10:18
I'm going..... thanks to Emma :D....... and Patti :D

Emma - your hand of friendship has been a real comfort this week. Thank you.

30 Nov 2007, 11:56
Your welcome Sarah, glad I could help :cool:.

30 Nov 2007, 14:54
It'll be great to see you again Sarah :-)

01 Dec 2007, 03:39
So you're only doing this one show you won Emma? I thought you were doing more as after missing Italy you said next time you'd definitely be there.

Some people only do things if it's for free.
I hope the security is good at that show :shock:

Pud :twisted:

Ageing Bat
02 Dec 2007, 11:30
Is it really that difficult to say "Congratulations!".......?

Sometimes I despair, I really do :roll:

02 Dec 2007, 20:15
Emma, Anji and myself will be there on the Sunday.

You know who you are and the first round's on me!!!!!!!

02 Dec 2007, 23:14
Is it really that difficult to say "Congratulations!".......?

Sometimes I despair, I really do :roll:

Congratulations Sarah :lol: (ewww they've all got Christmas hats on lol)

02 Dec 2007, 23:15
Emma, Anji and myself will be there on the Sunday.

You know who you are and the first round's on me!!!!!!!

I knew i'd get to see you before xmas ;) and Michael, you really have to learn to hold your drink lol

duke knooby
02 Dec 2007, 23:17
i know i should know this.. but whats the sas band?

03 Dec 2007, 09:54
Sometimes I despair, I really do :roll:


Pud :twisted:

03 Dec 2007, 10:25
See you Sunday Michael, I shall look forward to it! :))

03 Dec 2007, 10:26
I wouldnt.....:p

03 Dec 2007, 10:38
i know i should know this.. but whats the sas band?

Spike's All Star Band ... Spike Edney is the keyboardist form Queen.

03 Dec 2007, 11:32
A little more info from the SAS Band site..

7th December '07


Spike Edney presents a night of Motown, Stax and Soul Classics, featuring renowned soul and jazz singer Madeline Bell (Blue Mink), Kiki Dee (the first UK artist to sign to the famous Tamla Motwon label), Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), Jeff Scott Soto, Patti Russo (Meatloaf); all performing some of the greatest Motown and Soul hits ever recorded.

9th December '07

Featuring, Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), Graham Gouldman (10cc),Jeff Scott Soto (Ex-Journey Frontman), Patti Russo (Meatloaf), Madeline Bell, Kiki Dee and Toyah Wilcox. It will be another rockin' night of The SAS Band line-up singing their greatest hits, along with other great rock and pop classics

03 Dec 2007, 23:40
Just found out Southampton's only 80 miles from home, wont have to stay the night now

08 Dec 2007, 11:44
Hey..... any news yet?!?!?!

Reviews, pics.... wake up everyone and inform us!

08 Dec 2007, 12:02
Hey..... any news yet?!?!?!

Reviews, pics.... wake up everyone and inform us!

Remembers to wake up and post early Monday morning, Ankie's scarey when she's impatient lol

08 Dec 2007, 17:59
An incredible night !

Patti was phenominal :)).

10 Dec 2007, 22:59
If you ever get the chance to see Spikes All Star Band they're well worth seeing, check out their website for an impressive list of names that have, and continue to play with them!!! From my point of view they are people that have played venues 100's of times the size of Friday's gig but get together purely for the fun of making music, and what a job they make of it.

Here's a few photo's from the night.........

http://media.mlxxfc.net/SAS 1.jpg

http://media.mlxxfc.net/SAS 2.jpg

http://media.mlxxfc.net/SAS 3.jpg

http://media.mlxxfc.net/SAS 4.jpg

http://media.mlxxfc.net/SAS 5.jpg

And now Patti. Was the first time I've had the opportunity to see her since she left the NLE and I'm so glad I went. Watching Patti bounce around the stage was amazing, no choreography or playing second fiddle and she owned the stage. Her voice was amazing and she seemed to be loving every minute of it just as much as we were in the audience.

It was great to see Patti again, reminded me of many great performances I've seen her give and reinforced my humble opinion that certain other songs just aren't the same live without her.

Here's a few photo's and please hurry back to our shores again Patti!!!!!!!








10 Dec 2007, 23:09
thanks sis was working so couldnt get down

luv the riendeer one

10 Dec 2007, 23:11
Stunning Michael, thank you.
I took pics but their not that great... One came out fantastic and it's now one of my all time favourites...


Friday, 7th December, 2007 will be a date I hold dear forever :cool:.

Ageing Bat
10 Dec 2007, 23:24
I agree with everything you say Michael - if you ever get the chance to see the SAS Band then do. Friday evening was Motown, which I wouldn't usually put high on my list of musical likes...... however, I'm delighted to say that I'm probably on my way to being converted!! The quality of each of the singers' performance was excellent, and although I'm probably biased, I have to say that Patti is definitely up there with the "stars". Joining Spike's All Star Band is a good career move for her in my opinion - a way to get her noticed more in the UK. She looked so happy, so vibrant and so very beautiful, even with very little stage makeup on.

It was lovely for all of us there to get the opportunity to meet her briefly at the end of the show...... I know she made a certain someone's day!!

11 Dec 2007, 00:45
It was a brilliant night Patti was amazing and rocked the venue!! She looked stunning and sounded incredible and it was great to see her again I just hope she's back soon Thanks Patti XXX

11 Dec 2007, 11:46
Wow! What a blast this past weekend has been, the SAS band are an incredibly talented bunch and the guest vocalists are indeed the cream of the crop ... Jeff Scott Soto, Kiki Dee, Toyah, Hamish Stuart, Madeline Bell, Jack Bruce were all incredible!

Friday's Motown, Stax and Soul night was a party from start to finish, with some incredible singers singing some incredible songs. Saturday and Sunday was a mix of a rock show and a revisit of some of the classics form Friday night. Talented musicians and singers on stage just having fun, it didn't matter if they got something wrong, they just laughed it off and started again! It was such a relaxed night, with not an ego in sight anywhere!

Of course the main reason we made the road trip down south was Patti, and she didn't let us down! She was amazing from the moment she walked on stage with that huge smile she was incredible, you could clearly see the admiration that many of the stars who've been in the business for many years longer have for her talent! I count myself so lucky to have been a part of those three nights.

I'm gutted now of course, because it's brought back to me just how much I miss seeing Patti on stage. Come back soon Patti We miss you!!! Will post some pictures when I get home tonight,

Cpl Mickey
11 Dec 2007, 13:11
Wow great pics Michael, sorry i couldn't make it, but this time of year i soo busy at work and at weekends, but i will be up for it next time. I know there will be a next time. Emma love the pic of you an Patti. Glad you all had a great time. xx

11 Dec 2007, 13:57
Not much I can add to Andy's post really...we'd booked to see the three shows expecting that we'd probably have a good night with the added bonus of seeing Patti, but I really couldn't have expected the shows we got.

The insert of one of the SAS Band's CDs describes the band as a "musician's social club" and that really is what they are...a bunch of mates up there having fun, and it's bloody good to watch! On the opening night they got things wrong, sang from lyric sheets, Spike would stop the band to correct a mistake or ensure that the instruments sounded just right, and it really didn't matter at all, absolutely outstanding band.

In regards to Ms Russo there's not a great deal I can say about her that you don't already know, but these three nights have certainly reinforced how much she is loved and missed in the NLE - I certainly had a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat for several of her performances! Her presense on stage is second to none, her voice was as perfect as ever, and it was fantastic to see her completely in control of the stage whilst still happy to step back and sing with or for others during their sets.

We met Patti afer the show and what a woman! She has the most amazing humour and spirit about her, completely mesmerising to speak to...girls, you know those days when you wake up and look in the mirror, and no matter what you wear, what you do to your hair or how much make up you put on it just doesn't go right? Don't stand anywhere near Patti Russo on those days!

11 Dec 2007, 17:12
Michael would you mind posting or sending me the group pic from Sunday please, thanks!

11 Dec 2007, 18:47
Michael would you mind posting or sending me the group pic from Sunday please, thanks!

As requested, in the queue..................

A cold queue......................

Actually it was bloody freezing!!!!!!!!

http://media.mlxxfc.net/SAS group.jpg

Edit...I always forget to put names to photo's!!!!

From left to right, Emma (Samcat) Andy K, Lucy (Smoggy), Moi and Anji (Djfierce) in front.

11 Dec 2007, 21:55
Thanks everyone for your stories and pics!!
And like some of you already mentioned:
Can't wait to see her on this side of the big pond again!

11 Dec 2007, 22:48
As requested, in the queue..................

A cold queue......................

Actually it was bloody freezing!!!!!!!!

Bloody freezing is an understatement ... thanks for posting Michael ... and thanks to the random strangers you accosted to be David Bailey for a minute who made us all look fairly reputable for once! :))

duke knooby
11 Dec 2007, 22:49
(a clip form one of ze shows is ze tube u)

11 Dec 2007, 22:50
Thanks for the pic Michael, though kinda wishing I'd approved it first!

11 Dec 2007, 22:52
Thinking of approving pics, we are going to need to see the party hat ones before they appear here Deb!

11 Dec 2007, 23:10
I was lucky enough to see Patti on Saturday night. I did have a great lunch with the wonderful Deb and her lovely hubby Dave. Also Andy, Lucy, Steph and Suzy, oh and my hubby of course. I can't remember much but i do know that Andy can multi task, and there are very big showers in the rooms where they stayed;)LOL...
Now for the show, thanks to Steph for keeping me a spot:) I was right at the front, i didn't really know what to expect, all i can say first of is WOW! From the moment the SAS band stepped on stage i was hooked! For me the stand out performances were Toyah, what a version she did of Sweet Child of Mine! I never really liked her in the Eighties, hell if she had been like this i would have been a huge fan.
Jeff Scott Soto, was truly a revelation, i had never heard of him before, i now want his albums, this man has a phenomonal voice, the power was amazing! He also had huge stage presence of oodles of sex appeal! I enjoyed his performance immensly.
Patti was pure brilliance, her beauty and talent shone, her voice is liquid gold. Her duet with Jeff doing the Queen number Under Pressure was amazing!
Then to cap it all me and hubby had after show party passes,( courtesy of Mrs Loud ) so we got to meet loads of the band, Jeff is gorgeous...oh very nice! Patti was wonderful, got to talk to her for a while, and had our pics took.

I have some pics here, but i do have more and will post asap:)))

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11 Dec 2007, 23:34
Wonderful !!!

Thanks Michelle :up: !

12 Dec 2007, 00:37
Really quick post here as the long weekend i've just had starting from thurs and ending asbout an hr ago has left me feeling like death lol.

What an amazing weekend though :cool: It was great to spend it in such great company as all of you :-) Dave, Steph, Susi, Andy, Lucy!, Michelle, Stu, M, Anji and Emma (samcat) (in order of meeting up lol) It was really cool to get to send so much time with you all. Also great to breifly see Sarah again :-D Sorry it wasn't for longer (actually come to think of it, it just may be your fault I feel so ill lol)

Luce the party hat pics are really cool of us all :cool: But i'll send you them first. Also the other pic i'm sure you're REALLY waiting for ;) Michelle, you were the entertainment for us all on saturday day time lol. Stu, your medals in the post ;)

A couple of the things I learned (apart from the ones Michelle posted :lol:).... Stu is always wrong....
Buy wine bottles with screw tops....
.... I'll skip the rest to protect a few ;)

The SAS band are amazing! It's like one big party from start to finish. I enjoyed every moment, although some more than others :lol: Those that have posted before me have said everything there is to say really, glad I wasn't first to post lol.

Apart from Patti the highlight for me was Jeff Scott Soto singing Stevie Wonders Superstition. Actually just about anything he sang was a highlight for me lol. That man has The X Factor :cool: (Pics of me and Lucy with him to follow :drool:)

Another unexpected highlight for me was Madeline Bell, she truly is a wonderful person. Her smile is infectious and she has an amazing voice and stage presence.

There wasn't one ego on that stage.

Patti Russo is a true star in everyway possible. One of the most generous human beings there is. I think it was Lucy that said about her presence being second to none etc... I second that, I was totally in awe of Patti on stage. She is a true pro and a very kind generous person towards every person on that stage and everyone of them adored her. There was many magic moments up there :cool: It brought many a lump to my throat to see them all genuinely care about each other. To see the likes of Madeline Bell and Jeff Scott Soto backing Patti was very cool indeed :cool: Patti looked and sounded amazing. Nothing new there though lol. I agree with everyone who's said it reminds them there is something missing now, but then I knew that from day one :(

I have tons of pictures and videos of just about every moment Patti was on stage, that i'll get online asap. Some of you may get them in the post long before I get them online though lol.

hmmm for a short post i've waffled a bit here. :lol:


12 Dec 2007, 00:38
Ooopps I forgot...

Great pictures Michael and Michelle :cool:

12 Dec 2007, 01:03
I think I left my brain somewhere... good news for those who werent there, the videod fri and saturdays shows (sorry if someones already posted that, but it popped into my head and I havent got time to reread thread :-) ) good news for those of us that was there as well actually as we get to relive the shows :cool:


12 Dec 2007, 18:30
I think we all learned a lot last weekend...the vast majority of which is notbeing repeated here! :))

Can't wait to see the pics Deb!!

12 Dec 2007, 18:35
If you want to see them before they get posted, you'd better jump on msn Lucy ;)

12 Dec 2007, 18:52
They're fine, even the party hat one :p

12 Dec 2007, 19:54
A few pics from the weekend, they're a bit big, so applogies if I cripple your internet connection :))

Patti on Friday night:

Madeline Bell and Jeff Scott Soto look on as Patti sings on Friday

It's the eyes! Bisley on Saturday.

As usual please don't reuse or copy without permission

Sapphire Lady
12 Dec 2007, 20:16
These are all great pictures guys. It sounds like you had a brilliant time and I bet Patti was delighted to see all the familiar faces :D

13 Dec 2007, 22:34
I am so pleased you all had a wonderful time.
I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos;)

14 Dec 2007, 13:51
Thanks for all the reviews and pictures folks! Patti looks amazing!;)

15 Dec 2007, 13:59
Heather I really missed you at the weekend :-( Wished you had been there...

Here's a few pics to be getting on with. Took about 350 fri night!! :shock:

The Very Talented Patti Russo!

Jeff Scott Soto - 'The X factor' lol

Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri

The very wonderful Madeline Bell

Madeline Bell + Jamie Moses

Madeline Bell

Jeff Scott Soto + Jamie Moses

Jamie Moses

Patti Russo

Madeline Bell & Hamish Stuart

Kiki Dee

Carmelo Luggeri & Mick Wilson

Zoe Nicholas & Susie Webb

Natascha Eleonore

Spike Edney

15 Dec 2007, 14:26
Jack Bruce

Patti Russo + Jamie Moses










15 Dec 2007, 14:36






Thats about as far as I've got so far, it was hard picking them from almost 300 pics. Still about 50 to come from fridays show :D


15 Dec 2007, 14:50
Here's some youtube videos from fridays show. The sounds a bit distorted but thats my camera. The pic is better on the originals so if anyone desperately would like a copy of the originals let me know.

Patti singing 'Dancing In The Streets'


Chain Of Fools

Natural Woman


15 Dec 2007, 14:55
Here's the one's with everyone in...

Can't get next to you

I want you back

Get ready

I'll be there

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

15 Dec 2007, 14:58
Last video from friday night. it's a montage of clips of some of the other artists. Superstiton sang by Jeff scott Soto being my highlight :cool:


Just realised this went on to another page. I posted loads more on page 3 :-)

15 Dec 2007, 15:44
Okay, okay, Deb. You were right..........I AM really glad you got this all on camera. Great work!! Thanks so much for getting these up here to share so quickly. Guess this means the Christmas shopping still isn't done yet, though : 0 )

Keep Rocking
15 Dec 2007, 16:29
Thanks for sharing, Deb:D

15 Dec 2007, 16:40
Next best thing to you being there Yvonne :lol:

Steph, Told you so springs to mind lol....

Xmas? whats christmas? :shock: Multitaskings the asnwer ;)


15 Dec 2007, 17:03
Me and Lucy with the VERY nice Jeff scott Soto :cool:



Us Having breakfast / lunch and dinner all in one meal on sat :lol:

The poor waiter lol



16 Dec 2007, 00:03
Thanks for the pics Deb, i had a great time with you guys, your hubby is a sweetie, can i take him home? LOL...
I do have some more pics and will try and get some more uploaded, i took about 300, i keep thinking oh thats good,thats good and never seem to narrow them down.

17 Dec 2007, 10:35
I actually cannot believe how beautiful Patti is, I really am completely mesmerised by her!!!

14 Jan 2008, 14:12
Yes Chelle (24k) you can take him home :-) You may have to share him with Steph though ;)

I forgot that I added downloadable video files from the first show at Bisley (7th) to my site just before Christmas and was going to post them as a Xmas Pressy to you all. Oh well better late than never :lol:

Bisley 7th Dec 2007 (http://www.debsmeatyworld.co.uk/mlband/patti_russo/2007.12.07_patti_russo_sas_band.htm)

I've also added all the pictures from the Friday show to that page :)


14 Jan 2008, 22:05
Awww !! This brought back so many wonderful memory's, thanks.

14 Jan 2008, 22:11
Thanks for taking the time to do that Deb, i know you've been really busy