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Magistrala Show – Thanks for Coming!

Once again, thanks to all you lovely people who managed to make it for the show supporting CCEA.

Trey Roque plays Magistrala IP Pavlova Praha

Not just the show, but the entire thing was a pretty unique, fabtastic event, was it not?

I’ve never been asked to do so many encores — I actually ran out of songs!

It was so cool to be playing outdoors in the centre of Praha too. Had a real ‘Times Square’ feeling, with all the traffic and the panoply of people that make up Praha, who had to stop by and check out le Roque.

Stay tuned for more acoustic solo shows. Trey’s planning to play more live shows once the nights turn cooler and our thoughts turn to indoor entertainment.

In the meantime, have a fab babi-leto.

Trey Roque plays Magistrala IP Pavlova Praha

Thanks also to my impromptu backing band, on handclaps, tambourine and comfy sofa:

Trey Roque plays Magistrala show at IP Pavlova Praha

 

As ever, pics courtesy and (c) of Tino.

Ai! Yai! Yai! Ya!

The Story Behind the Song – Ai! Yai! Yai! Ya!

What happens when you mix Yorkshire lasses with the Muppets? Ai! Yai! Yai! Ya!

If I had any hair left, I’d say this was about a bad hair day. Or sod’s law. But, really, it’s a diary entry in running a band – it’s a long way from the bottom when you wanna roque’n’roll.

As for the music, while this sounds like a homage to the White Stripes – which would be praise indeed – I wrote the guitar riff on my acoustic. Am just too doggam lazy to flick a switch and hit a power chord.

When I hear a rock band about to kick it up a notch, they got to drop a gear down to get the revs. This was my inspiration for that B-A-E-G move to A5 for the verse, where am giving it some Whole Lotta Rosie. That bit where Mal Young is jamming on one chord for, like, foreeeeveeeer. Nice.

The mid section was me imagining a circus acrobat’s act, Gonzo fired from a cannon straight into the passenger seat of a Key Lime Pie-coloured Cadillac driven by the revomatic Lena Headey. Lucky Gonzo. In the absence of that marquee I had to put in a little schau. Great fun to play, that bit.

My last nod was, por supeusto, to Morricone and that tune from il Bueno, il Bruto, il Cattivo. Not only does the printed lyric not resemble what am yelling, it’s a placeholder for any Anglo-Saxonism you care to insert when things feck up.

I hope Ai! Yai! Yai! Ya! is just as evocative for you as it is for me.

rock music kicking more ass than a bad burro Ai! Yai! Yai! Ya! Trey Roque

 

Just prove that you cannot make anything up anymore, nossir! Here’s something I just stumbled on in writing this post.

Ai! Yai! Yai! Ya! indeed.

Cafe Na Pul Cesty Show… Better Late Than… Bleh

Thanks to all you lovely people – you roque us!

As the title says – thanks for coming to the show!

I’ve been sick as a small puppy in a box since then, and had to get my biz back on track, so haven’t had the time to let you guys know – you roqued!

Also, thanks to Tomas and the bar staff for making us feel welcome. We had a fab time.

Prague's best rock band

Cafe Na Pul Cesty Show – Delicious Poster

Extra Inducement to Come See Our Live Show March 7

This is our only show in March, and we’d love to see you there.

Especially when it’s our first chance to show off our new CD, and a few new tunes!

And we have some special offers – in addition to the gorgeous popster poster below.

  • The first 20 people through the door get a lyrics sheet (fab, right?)
  • Everyone who signs up for our mailing list at the show gets put into a raffle. Free CD prize!
  • Existing fans who bring someone new also get put into the raffle. We know who you are, you lovely roquesters!
  • Every CD bought (or won!) gets a dedication written on it by the lovely lads in the band.
  • We will roque you!

(Okay, that last one is a given, but it’s certainly a given worth shaking your butt and coming down to see us).

If you’d like to print or treasure the poster for yourself, just right click and download. That’s more than cool with us.

So, don’t forget the details:

Rock band Trey Roque play show Cafe Na Pul Cesty 7 March

 

Trey Roque Playing Concert at Cafe Na Pul Cesty

7 March, Doors 20:00

Trey Roque will be playing a concert at Cafe Na Pul Cesty next week, on 7 March.

Doors open at 20:00, and it’s donations only – no tickets!

The venue is also known as Green Doors, but don’t let that confuse you. If you don’t have a smart phone, use the handy map below and print it off.

The band will be playing all the songs from their new EP*, plus many more favourites and – as always – some new tunes! Their tireless work at the coalface of roque’n'roll is never done.

You can buy download singles from the store on CDBaby, at iTunes & Amazon, or their 4-song EP CD at the show (100Kc). The boys will be more than happy to write a personalised message on every CD you buy.

All proceeds, as ever, go towards keeping the engine running on roque’n'roll history.

(BTW, we know the website calendar isn’t showing future dates – but we have it in hand, and a real proper calendar will be up quicker than an egret in an eerie. Thanks for the feedback!)

CD for sale at concert

* Here at Power’s Towers, we call it “The Eagles EP”.

 

 

 

 

CAFÉ NA PŮL CESTY, 147 00 Praha 4, Česká republika

CAFÉ NA PŮL CESTY

We’re Climbin’ the Charts

#54 in Reverbnation Prague Rock Chart

We are no #54 in Prague’s rock chart on reverberation.com. W00t! :-O. Check it out.

http://www.reverbnation.com/treyroque

What does this mean?

Well, the higher we rise in the chart, the bette our chances of getting a chance to play in your town. We here at Power’s Towers know you guys recognise the quality when it hits your ears, but other people seem to understand number better. So, the more love we get at Reverbnation, the small that chart number gets.

Thanks to all you people who have got us this far. It’s a long way to the top when you want to roque and roll!