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Old 05-29-2012, 03:25 PM
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I took my family to see Cirque du Soleil this weekend. The show was "Quidam". I've seen a couple of these in Vegas, but this is the first "road show" I ever went to. Of course I was humbled and quite frankly felt like a fat American watching these sinewy gods and goddesses contort and fly across the stage, but also this was one of the best live bands I've heard at the shows. Why do you think that is? The drummer of course. Andre Boyd.

As soon as I got back to the house I emailed him to tell him how much I appreciated his playing. He wrote me back and among other things (like inviting me backstage next time they're in town) he gave me a link to his site (Andre Boyd) www.dreboyd.com. Checkout the Vic Firth clip about how he got the gig and just a couple things about the show in general. Very cool, unique story and such a great guy. Classic example of an unsung hero. These guys play in the shadows but command the show with the same level of professionalism as any of the stage acts. My guess is that most folks don't even realize it's a live band until the end. Great musicians. Checkout the "Q-jam" as well...
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