The Complete Stone Roses
The Complete Stone Roses – The UK’s most well known, most seen and most authentic Stone Roses tribute band. 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”.
They have also performed alongside Peter Hook (New Order), Clint Boon & Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) and the legendary Bez (Happy Mondays), all Manchester legends in their own right and have even created a somewhat celebrity fan-base with artist’s such as Chris Helme, Stuart Fletcher and Andy Watts (the seahorses) Andy Rourke (The Smiths), Rick Witter (Shed 7), Andy Couzens (The Stone Roses), Richard Fearless (Death In Vegas) and Shane MacGowan (The Pogues) who each, individually over the last few years, have either appeared as a support DJ/Guest for the band or have attended one of their gigs purley as a fan of stone roses music being played to perfection in a live environment.
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.
One of the bands most recent successes was playing to a sold out crowd at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom (Nov 2016).
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.
The Completes have also 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. Their current line-up are the longest serving so far and have been playing together now for over a decade. They are also leading the way in regards what good tribute bands can actually achieve out with live performances.
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