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No more British Invasion

Post by kcarts » Apr Sat 23, 2011 8:30 am

From their facebook page.....

To Our Fans.
First thanks to all the fans of the British Invasion for all their support over the years!!
It has been an honor to perform for you and Disney all these years!
We have given our notice to Disney Talent and Casting that we wouldn’t be playing after April 30th some time ago. We will be back to play at Disney from time to time and you will find those future dates posted on the British Invasion Facebook page!! Stay tuned for a british invasion fan appreciation party in May and details of our first concert appearance in downtown Orlando on May 14th.
Sincerely,
The British Invasion 2011

Link to their page.....
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Briti ... 8399797182

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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by Jacca5660 » Apr Sat 23, 2011 1:55 pm

That (INSERT STRONGER WORD HERE) stinks!!! I guess somebody is going to pay them more money. I will miss them greatly!! What a sad day April 30th will be!!

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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by Wizzard419 » Apr Sat 23, 2011 2:45 pm

Is there really that much demand outside of Disney for a tribute band? :D

I always thought the bands at Epcot were like the ones at Disneyland where the name stays the same (since it's owned by Disney) and the talent changes out, but it appears that some of them are contracted.

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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by cccmouse » Apr Sat 23, 2011 4:50 pm

This will make my father extreemly sad. One of his favorite parts of going to EC was to sit and listen to the British Invasion.This will be almost as bad for him as when they did away with the double decker busses that used to circle EC.

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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by jlpeaches255 » Apr Sat 23, 2011 6:27 pm

Wizzard419 wrote:Is there really that much demand outside of Disney for a tribute band? :D


Believe it or not we just went to a concert by a Beatles tribute band.....I can't remember their name at the moment. It was a lot of fun.

Edit: My husband says it was the Fab Four. (He did not have fun) :lol:

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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by Wizzard419 » Apr Sat 23, 2011 8:29 pm

Yeah, that's kind of what I was getting at. :D No one, other than event planners, actively seeks out a Fab Four (they can't call themselves a Beatles Tribute without extra payout). Have you ever asked "Oh is there a beatles tribute band playing tonight?":D

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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by TTA Traveler » Apr Sun 24, 2011 12:14 am

That's a shame. I never actually saw them perform, but I just love hearing them on the radio here. They did a phenomenal job, and actually sounded a lot like them. :)

Hope everything works out for them.. and I'm able to catch them once they do a reunion of some sort. :lol:
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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by Len90 » Apr Sun 24, 2011 12:59 am

Wow that is kind of saddening. It was always a treat to walk into the International Gateway and hear the music as you went through the turn styles. They always sounded great and will be a great loss to the pavilion.
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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by cccmouse » Apr Sun 24, 2011 6:38 am

Maybe Disney could assemble their own version of "The British Invasion" to continue to play at Epcot. They really added to the experience and it seemed like they always drew a crowd.

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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by missynole » Apr Sun 24, 2011 7:21 am

oh well

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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by kcarts » Apr Sun 24, 2011 7:33 am

There's got to be some demand for tribute bands. A quick google search shows there are 127 Beatles tribute bands. British INvasion was not listed among them. The Genesis website lists 57 Genesis tribute bands. And that's for band that has more of a cult following.

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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by Wizzard419 » Apr Sun 24, 2011 11:46 am

Quantity does not always mean demand, you could have 2,000 copies of the movie Glitter, it doesn't mean people want them. :D I remember a funny quote about tribute bands (paraphrasing here) they all suck because the fans will never say they are as good as the original and they can't do any original work because the fans dont want that as well.

I'm sure they are casting a new band right now, they must have left on decent terms since they said they would return occasionally.

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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by kcarts » Apr Sun 24, 2011 12:25 pm

Wizzard419 wrote:Quantity does not always mean demand
There must be some demand. It would reason to think that if there was little demand, the bands would not exist.

If you have 2000 copies of Glitter, someone paid to have them produced. And further, you were the "demand" for them as you purchased the copies. :D

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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by Wizzard419 » Apr Sun 24, 2011 1:09 pm

There may have been a prank invovled to replace all the movies at a library with copies of glitter.

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Re: No more British Invasion

Post by jlpeaches255 » Apr Sun 24, 2011 3:07 pm

When we went to see the Fab Four the theater was full. (It was a pretty good size venue too)
My husband did not enjoy it because the Beatles are not his thing, but considering the number of times I have had to go see Earth, Wind and Fire...He owed me!! :lol:

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