Listen to John Helliwell's introduction to Logicaltramp:
never seen a tribute band for Supertramp before so I have no benchmark
for comparison. However, I doubt I'm going to see a better Supertramp
Tribute Band than Logicaltramp. They needed some serious instrumentation
to bring those classic songs to life and they did so with plenty
of elan and style. The band delivered an evening of top quality
performances which did justice to the original recordings.
Concentrating on the classic albums Crime Of The Century & Breakfast In America, the band gave us two hours of classic Supertramp - with additional tracks from most of the Supertramp catalogue of albums. The one major mistake, as far as I'm concerned, that Tribute Bands often make is that they try to imitate the vocal performances. I'm glad to say that tonight both Gary & Tamas do not try and imitate Rick & Roger but sung in their own distinctive voices and left the instrumentation to carry the vibe of the original recordings.
From that first eerie string note and the harmonica solo of Take The Long Way Home we were off and running. I cannot compliment the band enough on the arrangements of the songs for the whole of the evening as they played hit after hit to such as consummate standard. Ain't Nobody But Me came up next and showed we weren't just in for (a Greatest Hits Show, the band were going to throw in some album tracks and lesser known songs. And they did it with seamless authority.
With Supertramp no longer around and Roger Hodgson playing only the larger venues - it's up to the passionate tribute bands such as Logicaltramp to keep these songs alive in a live context. And I have to say they did a superb job and I'd go and see them again tomorrow if I could. If they come near you, and you like the Supertramp catalogue then go and see them. You'll be surprised.
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Macwood Fleet (Cardiff, Wales)
Thanks so much for a fantastic concert in a really
great venue. My wife daughter and I made a special visit in Barcelona
(Jan. 21, 2017) just for one night from the UK just to see the band
and it was certainly worth the long journey. Once again thanks for
a great performance and I hope you play again soon (preferably in
the north of England)
David, Harrogate (UK)
We had the
pleasure of seeing the band in Liverpool and had a great night. Logicaltramp
are a superb tribute band and well worth going to see!
Roger Hodgson Fan Club (UK)
performance! I never thought a band could make such an emotional rendition
of Supertramp's beautiful songs. They did! They do! Thank you.
Mark (Northampton, UK)
so much for the wonderful show in Barcelona on Saturday night! (Jan.21,
2017). I saw Supertramp once and only once, back at BC Place Stadium
in Vancouver in 1983 (Roger got booed by 70,000 people when he announced
he was leaving the band!). Needless to say, you brought back a flood
of memories! Thank you so much for the impeccable musicianship and
the fully committed performances. And best of luck with the rest of
Luke (Barcelona, Spain)
Congratulation on what was an
absolute triumph of a concert on Friday evening (April 1st, 2016).
This was the third time that we had seen you at The Brook, albeit
a few years since the last one, and we thought that this was your
best. Very polished indeed. In fact, we see some excellent tribute
acts at The Brook, but we think that you are the best. The quality
of the performances and the sound through was stunningly good. If
we had to be slightly critical, we didn't think that Fools Overture
was your best moment of the night but overall it was excellent. It
is a slight shame that Supertramp for many, were one of the best kept
secrets of the 1970's, so to speak, and in terms of tribute bands,
you are also a slightly well kept secret. It would be great to get
400 people there and the night would really go off, but either way,
we all went home very happy and very impressed indeed.
Kelvin (Southampton, UK)
Could not believe my luck in going to see you in concert
at Worcester Huntingdon Hall on saturday 19th oct 2013 --- I occasionaly
visit your web site to see if you are at a venue near me and happened
to visit your site on the morning of the above concert (the first
time for ages) and as it was only half an hours drive away I along
with the Wife decided to go --- could not believe the coincidence
especially as it was listed as your last concert of 2013-- Even on
the journey there Iwas in two minds about going having been a Supertramp
fan since 1976 and not sure if it would be a disapointment after seeing
the real thing on many occasions -- Rest easy We were not disapointed
in any shape or form infact were very impressed and the venue was
great -- you even managed to send a tingle down my spine when performing
crime of the century in the same way as Supertramp and if Ihad to
pick an all time favourite Supertramp track it would have to be that
Could waffle on for ages about how good it was but basicaly whenever you tour the Worcester/stourbridge west midlands area you can count on 2 new Logicaltramp fans to be there,
Anthony Shaw (Halesowen, UK)
je suis allé admirer le groupe Logicaltramp sur le port de
Cassis, dans le 13, le 21/07/2012... Formidable groupe, plein d'élans,
de talents de gentillesse et de simplicité. Ils sont vraiment
au plus juste de Supertramp sans les copier, ce qui en fait leur grandeur.
J'ai été étonné de leurs richesses et
ressources musicales, ce n'est pas qu'un simple "tribute",
non, loin de là, c'est ...un autre Supertramp qui passe très
bien à en croire les applaudissements et le nombre de personnes
présentes pour presque deux heures de concert non stop. Il
y avait un grand mistral ce soir là, un mistral qui nous enlevait
le son parfois. Je ne sais pas qui a eu "la bonne idée"
de monter la scène au milieu d'un quai sur le port... mais
ce ne fut pas malin du tout... De ce fait ils étaient à
plus de 50 m de tout public. Ils n'ont pas démérité
à jouer avec ces handicaps, au contraire, ils nous ont donné
un magnifique concert malgré la distance et ce vent violent.
Pour moi je reste sur ma faim de les admirer en salle. Allors mobilisons
nous tous afin qu'ils viennent nous charmer à Paris bientôt
Jean-François (Grasse, FR)
Stunning! Hi Guys. Just wanted to say what a brilliant show
you put on last night (Nov 11, 2011). I wasn't prepared for the levels
of professionallism you guys showed throughout the night. By far the
best "tribute" band I have had the pleasure of enjoying.
Credit to you all and please be sure to visit the Brook again soon,
I'll definately be bringing a handful more people with me next time.
Til then keep Tramping,
Andy (Southampton, UK)
like to say what a fantastic treat in the middle of my holiday in
Houlgate, France (Aug.5, 2011). Little did you know that Supertramps
number one fan would be there, obviously far too young like yourselves
but grown up listening to my father playing Supertramp at home. Well
you made my holiday guys and you also played my favourite Hide
In Your Shell. Back home now in Sunny Stoke, told my dad all about
you and we will be coming to Birkenhead in September (my dad can't
wait, its a treat for his 70th Birthday) See you then.
Lesley (Stoke on Kent, UK)
was privileged to be at The Brook for your gig on Friday 25th March
2011, and what a fantastic night it was. Truly superb with both the
music, especially the stand in drummer, and the vocals spot on. The
last time I saw you guys was some maybe 3 years ago at Mr Kyps in
Poole. I think it was one of your first or maybe the first gig that
you had done. I really enjoyed that night, but since then you have
moved into the Premier League. Thanks again for a great night and
I can’t wait to see you again a.s.a.p
Brian (Southampton, UK)
Thanks for a great show at the matthew street festival today - please
come back again in the future (next year wouldn't be too soon!) -
your enthusiasm was infectious & your performance was just what
was needed for those of us who'd been standing up for several hours.
Nick (Liverpool, UK)
Hi I was at your gig in Shrewsbury on 23rd
may 2009. I was really impressed at the sound and genuine feel of
your show. It was a pleasure to watch, close my eyes occasionally
and hear your excellent renditions of Tramp favourites. When are you
touring in the north west?... I have never seen you on local events
in the Liverpool/Manchester/Chester area?? Thanks for making my day.
I travelled down from Chester (ok it was only an hour) to catch you
and was impressed. perhaps I could be put on an e-mail list so that
I get to know of any local gigs?
Chris (Chester, UK)
Just experienced the best night ever in Shrewsbury. It was the first
time I saw you and I sincerely hope it won't be the last. Have you
any gigs scheduled for the UK? Asked my brother to look you up in
case you're playing Tunbridge Wells at any point in the future?
Christine Brant (Shrewsbury, UK)
Caught the gig in Hamilton last night, Nov.
18, 2008. Awesome job! Nice to see an act that had as much fun as
the audience. It stirred up lots of memories from the hazed over 70's.
Please try to return here again. We'll be there again. Maybe catch
the show in St. Catharines next week if we can. Thanks and welcome
to Canada. Oh ya....the Rush intro before "Give a Little Bit"
Greg Chiasson (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Guys! Don't let anyone tell you any different... You are superb and
authentic! Even if Supertramp never tour again, it seems I can still
get my fix! Tunbridge Wells loves you... everyone I spoke to was bowled
over. All the favourites were in the set... not to mention a few surprises
:-) Real value for money show... Well done for having the bottle
& dedication to do this. Hope you find your paradise...
Dave Ballantyne (Tunnbridge Wells, UK)