Once we had completed the guided tour of the city that Michele offered me, I returned to the hotel for a bit before we met up with the members of Duke, a local Genesis tribute band for a wonderful supper.
|The very friendly members of Duke.|
After supper, I got to sit in on one of their rehearsals for an upcoming performance in Verona....
|In the Duke practice room.|
Next day, it was time to get the first show up and running! After the customary technical problems for the first few hours, everything ran smoothly and the show was a real pleasure.
|playing Seven Stones|
|talking about my meeting with The Great One|
|playing Mad Man Moon|
|promoting each other's CDs, with Paolo Chiarandini|
After the concert, I got to meet a lot of people, including the ultra-talented Paolo Chiarandini, who learned all my arrangements by ear(!!!) and made his own CD of them, as well as performing them in the same venue as I did.
|with Michele Maran, the organizer, and a brand new fan!|
I was also introduced to the best kind of Genesis fan: a brand new one! :)
|concert hall in Padova|
It was a night of sharing great music with really nice people in a beautiful town.
The tour got off to a great start...
To see all my photos of Padova, visit my Dropbox folder