The Complete Stone Roses
The Flowerpot, Derby.
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
The Complete Stone Roses are one of the UK’s most well-known, most seen and most successful tribute bands. Selling out venues across the UK and Ireland regularly, they have helped to carry on the music of one of the UK’s most influential bands - The Stone Roses.
The Stone Roses played a pivotal role in the history of the UK’s indie music scene. Famous hits like Fools Gold, I Am The Resurrection and I Wanna Be Adored are as recognisable now as were the heyday of Madchester and the Hacienda, the cultural icons from which the original band were born.
The Complete Stone Roses play to acclaim from fans themselves, the press, and even original Stone Roses band members. Stone Roses bass player Mani has not only just appeared as a warm up DJ for the band on the odd occasion but has also played onstage with them as their guest bassist playing She Bangs The Drums on more than a few times when he was touring about with the band. Mani says "they do our songs real justice. At times, they play even better than we did".
The Complete Stone Roses have performed on stages with audience capacities spanning from 300 to a staggering 40,000 people. In the summer of 2002 the band played their first major music festival to a packed dance arena, at the Witness festival in Ireland, those who came and saw always remember that gig, and it showed as the band were invited back to the newly renamed Oxygen festival in 2003 and 2004 (a hat trick and surely a first for any tribute band - 3 yrs on the trot and packing them to the rafters in their thousands), It just goes to show how much The Stone Roses music still has a massive effect on people even today.
The Completes have since appeared at many major festivals over the years such as Rock Ness, The Isle of White, Live at loch Lomond and Get Loaded during which the band have shared a stage with major acts such as The Sex Pistols, The Prodigy, Biffy Clyro, The Happy Mondays, Glasvegas and Faithless to name but a few. Probably their biggest crowd to date was at Edinburgh Hogamany in 2009, the band had been asked back for the second year running and played to a rapturous crowd of 40,000 New Year revellers. DJs such as Clint Boon, Alan McGee, Peter Hook and the one and only MANI have performed in between bands so as to keep the entertainment flowing. Good Times!
The set that The Completes play consists of either the early Roses material and B-sides with anything from Tell Me and Here It Comes to classics like Waterfall and Fools Gold on to the Second Coming era with Love Spreads and Tightrope and all recent Stone Roses material. The band and their management pride themselves on recreating for the legions of fellow Stone Roses fans, both the live sound and the clear and unmistakable sound of the studio recordings.
The Completes have travelled far and wide and played to Stone Roses fans in many different countries all over the world. International shows include Dubai, Bahrain, Holland, U.S.A and Australia.
UK music publications such as NME, Q, Guitarist and other top music tabloids have either featured, or interviewed the band at some point. Articles in newspapers such as The Sun, The Star, The Guardian, Manchester Evening News, Scottish Sunday Mail, Scottish Daily Record, The Evening Times, Irish Star, Ireland on Sunday and The Sunday Herald are not to be overlooked either.
The Completes are perfectionists at their art though and are always improving and have gone from strength to strength after several changes in the line-up - something very few bands manage to do so effortlessly. Of their commitment, Mani says "their attention to detail is amazing. The bass I use a Rickenbacker 3000 which is as rare as rocking horse shit but they have found one"
The Completes current line-up are the longest serving so far and have been playing together now for over a decade.