The Rollin’ Stoned
The Rollin’ Stoned are a tribute to The Rolling Stones focusing on the early part of their career from 1964 – 1969 including ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Not Fade Away’ and ‘Satisfaction’.
They have been described by The Times as ‘better than the real thing’ and it’s not just enthusiastic fans who rate The Rollin’ Stoned so highly, it’s the people in the know and those from the Stones’ inner circle; even booking the band for a band member’s birthday party..
With a Rollin’ Stoned show, the costumes are shamelessly camp gaudy and fab, the instruments genuinely vintage and the wit irreverent. However while the tongue is never far from the cheek theymake sure it is never to the detriment of the music. This band is not to be confused with the grotesque parody on parody ‘Stella Street’-Lite Stones bands that abound, nor a bunch of seasoned old pros, opportunistically hitched on to the “Tribute Bandwagon” for an easy ride. What clearly comes across to audiences seeing the band at work is the passion they all have for the music of what is, cliche or not, “The Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band” the world has seen.
A typical show includes not only all the classic crowd pleasing hits, but is spiced with enough eclectic selections from the deeper recesses of Stones Album archives to satisfy the most demanding of “Buffs”, all performed with the same vibrantly authentic attack and raw energy that characterised the original Stones shows in their prime.
For those who witnessed the Stones – Brian Jones et al – in their hey Day, this is a chance to revisit lost youth, for the rest of you, now’s your chance to see what all the fuss was about.