Classical Blast

“I was shocked and amazed, pleasantly surprised, dazed and confused….to witness such a magnificent melding of talents and pure joyful noise. Thank you, from my inner ear outward! You are Magnificent!!”

 About Classical Blast:

Classical Blast is a unique band dedicated to bringing the classical arts to mainstream rock & pop music. Hear famed guitar solos by Hendrix, Clapton, Paige and other guitar heroes performed on violin & cello. You’ll also hear outstanding arrangements and vocals that will rock you to the core… famed classic rock songs mashed with renowned classical pieces, music by classical masters rocked out, medleys and so much more. Classical Blast’s concert show offers exhilarating music for everyone. They rock out music usually heard in symphony halls. Their Bach to Rock concerts show how composers like Bach & Beethoven influenced rock bands like the Beatles, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Police and so many others. It’s a musical thrill ride through the ages. Buckle up, this isn’t grandma’s classical music! From Bach to classic rock to contemporary pop and alternative, you’ll find their performance exhilarating and their musical approach refreshing. Their influences have no boundaries. Roll over, Beethoven, an evening with Classical Blast is a total blast for any age!

Fun Facts:

 

-Members have performed with renowned artists such as Survivor, Cheap Trick, Dennis DeYoung, Andrea Bocelli, and Sting.

-The band has opened for Joan Jett, The Orchestra (ELO), Don Felder (the Eagles), Stryper, Michael McDonald 

What you can expect to hear:

Rock

All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix

Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz

Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You – Led Zeppelin

Back in Black – ACDC

Beautiful (original)

Beautiful Day – U2

Beat It – Michael Jackson

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Bent to Fly – Slash & Myles

Breakfast in America – Supertramp

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd

Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

Crazy Train/ Canon in D – Ozzy Osbourne/ Pachelbel

Creep/ Ave Maria – Radiohead/ Gounod

Do I Wanna Know/ Little Fugue – Arctic Monkeys/ Bach

Dust in the Wind – Kansas

Immigrant Song/ Hall of the Mountain King – Led Zeppelin/ Edvard Grieg

In the Air Tonight/ Sarabande – Phil Collins/ Frideric Handel

Layla – Eric Clapton

Like a Stone/ Adagio – Audioslave/ Tomaso Albinoni

Love Song – The Cure

Metamorphosis – Ludwig von Beethoven/ Classical Blast

Mr. Brightside/Ode to Joy – The Killers/ Beethoven

Nature’s Way – Spirit

Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

Numb – Linkin Park

Rebel Yell – Billy Idol

Rise Today – Alter Bridge

Seven Nation Army – White Stripes

Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

Sweet Child o Mine – Guns & Roses

Sweet Dreams – Eurhythmics

Time of Your Life – Green Day

Through Glass – Stone Sour

Us & Them/ Claire de Lune – Pink Floyd/ Claude Debussy

While MyGuitar Gently Weeps – George Harrison

White Room – Cream

White Wedding – Billy Idol

Wonderwall – Oasis

Wrapped Around Your Finger/ Pavane – The Police/ Faure’

Zombie/ Lacrimosa – The Cranberries/ Mozart

 

Celtic Rock

Danny Boy – Traditional

The Gael – from Last of the Mohicans

Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye – Dropkick Murphies

King o the Faeries  – Traditional

Shipping Up to Boston – Dropkick Murphies

Swallowtail – Traditional (rock version)

Tam Lin – Traditional (rock version)

 

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