UFO – The Classic Rock Band
UFO is a English rock band that was formed in London in 1968. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. The band’s current lineup includes vocalist Phil Mogg, lead guitarist Vinnie Moore, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Neil Carter, bass guitarist Rob De Luca, and drummer Andy Parker. They have gone through several line-up changes, leaving Mogg as the only constant member. In May 2018, Mogg announced that he will retire from UFO after one last tour as a member of the band in 2019.
Career spanning 52 years, UFO have released 22 studio albums, 14 live recordings, 16 compilation albums and one album of cover songs. They achieved moderate success in the late 1970s and early 1980s with several albums and singles (including their 1979 live album Strangers in the Night) in the UK and US Top 40 charts, and have sold over 20 million records worldwide. Some of their best-known songs include “Doctor Doctor”, “Rock Bottom”, “Natural Thing”, “Lights Out”, “Too Hot to Handle” and “Only You Can Rock Me”. UFO are considered one of the greatest classic hard rock acts, and often cited as one of the key influences on the 1980s and 1990s hard rock and heavy metal scenes. The band were ranked number 84 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”.
Mogg Stepping Back:
In May 2018, vocalist Phil Mogg announced that UFO’s 50th anniversary tour in 2019 will be his last one, as the front man of the band, who may also either split up or move on with a replacement for him. Mogg explained, “This decision has been a long time coming. I’ve considered stepping down at the end of UFO’s previous two tours. I don’t want to call this a farewell tour as I hate that word, but next year’s gigs will represent my final tap-dancing appearances with the band.” He added that “the timing feels right” for him to quit, and that “there will be a final tour of the U.K. and we will also play some shows in selected other cities that the band has a strong connection with. But outside of the U.K. this won’t be a long tour.
Longtime keyboardist and guitarist Paul Raymond died from a heart attack on April 13, 2019 at the age of 73. Two weeks after later, it was announced that Raymond’s initial replacement Neil Carter would be rejoining UFO for the remainder of the band’s final tour.
UFO’s Stage Presence:
UFO – The Classic Rock Band, played around an hour and half or so, and without leaving the stage doing a quick encore. The energy and fierce pace that they had on stage was awesome, interjecting the crowd into the show, probably outpacing most bands based on the energy and enthusiasm.
UFO Musicians are:
- Phil Mogg – Vocals
- Vinnie Moore – Lead Guitar
- Rob De Luca – Bass Guitar
- Neil Carter – Keyboards
- Andy Parker – Drums
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The UFO – The Classic Rock Band Photo Gallery contains over 300 images from the show. They are all posted in high resolution size, perfect for viewing on any device. You can visit the main gallery page for Jeffrey Vogt Photography here.
Live Video Playlist: of UFO – The Classic Rock Band at Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg VA on 2/21/2020. Video’s may have sound and or focus issue’s, and crowd noise and offensive language, do to the nature of the shows.
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Live Audio Playlist: of UFO – The Classic Rock Band, at Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg Virginia on 2/21/2020. Audio may have sound issue’s do to the nature of the shows. We recorded the shows audio, and have posted a few songs.
Set List for UFO – The Classic Rock Band, Tally Ho Theater Show on 2/21/2020
Set List 1
- Mother Mary
- We Belong To The Night
- Run Boy Run
- Lights Out
- Ain’t No Body
- Only You Can Rock Me
- Burn Your House Down
- Love To Love
- Too Hot To Handle
- Rock Bottom
- Doctor Doctor
- Shoot Shoot
The set list is provided by the band, or venue prior to or during the show. Importantly as the show goes on, song’s can be added or deleted. We will attempt to update if it is changed.
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About Tally Ho Theater:
Tally Ho Theater is in Leesburg Virginia. Located around 30 miles west of Washington DC. Leesburg features plenty of shopping and restaurants. The Tally Ho Theater is a old movie theater, converted to a concert venue. The stage is around 30 by 40 ft, and appears to work for most all bands and shows. In my opinion the Tally Ho Theater is a great venue to see your favorite band.
Tally Ho Theater Amenities:
With a capacity around 750 standing, 350 for a sitting show. Some bar stool seating, with high top tables on the floor for certain shows. With a few small tables near the bars, all seats fill up quickly. The balcony above the main floor that has tables and a separate bar as VIP Seating. Tally Ho Theater features 4 full service bars, serving beer, wine and mixed drinks. The food menu includes burgers, sandwiches, salads, fries and beverages. You can park at the municipal parking garage located next door, it is free any time after 7 pm and weekends.
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Photography Equipment Used:
I had the chance to photograph and video songs in it’s entirety from the pit area in front of the stage, with the crowd and the upstairs balcony area. For the photos we used Nikon D850 Body, with a Tamron 28-75 F2.8, Tamron 70-200 F2.8, Nikon 200-400 F4.
Video and Audio Equipment Used:
For video’s, we used the Sony A7R IV Mirror Less Body, recording at 1080p, utilizing a Zoom H6 Pro Audio Recorder / Microphone. We utilize a second Zoom H6 audio recorder to record the audio from the entire show.
Links to some prior events:
- Damon Johnson at Tally Ho Theater 2/21/2020
- Eaglemania at Tally Ho Theater 2/14/2020
- The Wailers at Tally Ho Theater 2/13/2020
- Journey Tribute Trail By Fire at Tally Ho Theater 2/08/2020
- Sun Dogs at Tally Ho Theater 1/18/2020
- Beatlemania Now at Tally Ho Theater 1/17/2020
- The Four Horsemen at Tally Ho Theater 1/10/2020
- Eyes of the Nile at Tally Ho Theater 1/10/2020
- Get The Led Out at Rams Head Live 1/04/2020