It was night filled with mixed emotions as long time local legendary band, the Missiles of October played their last gig at the Marine Room in Laguna Beach after over 24 years of playing the Sunday afternoon spot for lucky locals and assorted visitors from all over the world.
Old fans, new friends, regulars and used to coulds all showed up for a great evening of music and fun.
For those of you who weren’t there, here are some rough cuts of what you missed:
First video: Apologies to David Witham on piano for not panning ’round to catch his solo, but Richard Bredice’s blistering guitar solo makes up for it, and takes the room to another dimension, and gives an indication of the level of musical prowess on hand that night.
The Band takes a riff on Les McCann’s “Compared to What” with audience and crowd shots.
Production note: The audio is not optimal as we had only the on-board Canon camera mike, no credits either as these are completely rough. Set playback to 720 or 1080p HD.
More to come. Bob Hawkins, the original guitarist sits in on a co-composition of his and Poul’s, Back to the Basics:
The Missiles of October Band will take up residence at the White House in Laguna Beach on Sundays, starting Nov 15th from 4pm to 8pm.
More info on the White House here: http://whitehouserestaurant.com/events-calendar