Monday, October 11, 2010

Since this is THE CHAIN's first Blog entry, it would only be fitting to give credit to whom we owe it.  That would be to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac!  Without them, my friends, we wouldn't be here today!  
   Their music has lasted generations, has influenced so many individuals and of course "want-a-be" bands like ourselves. If there is one band you should do a tribute to, it has to be them.  As I have indicated on our web site,, Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac are often imitated but can NEVER be duplicated.  They're like a very fine wine...keeps getting better with age!
   I can only hope and pray for Kimmy and myself, that before we both Bite the Big One and croak, (lol) we meet the real Stevie and Mick. What a heck of an honor that would be for both of us.  I can picture myself in a motorized wheel chair in some strange nursing home, going up and down the hallways screaming "Guess who I met"! (Yep...better get the net ready, ha ha)
   In any case, a BIG Thank You to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac!
   Kimmy and I have been playing in several bands together since 1991 and for years we have always contemplated doing a Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band.  We just never seemed to have the right combination of sound, personnel or personalities to make it work until last year.  HARDER EDGE aka THE CHAIN, has always had people come up to us while we would be playing different venues and compare us with the real Stevie and Mick.  Kimmy with her looks and voice and myself with my looks and drumming style as the real Mick. (see our Morphiness page on our web site and vote) So, last year we made that decision to give it a go and Merry Christmas Boys and Girls ... "Go it did!"   In just a very short period of time, the response has been overwhelming!  We've played at The Hard Rock Cafe(Pittsburgh) to a sell out and standing room only crowd; opened for Eddie Money at The Trib Total Amphitheater,(Pittsburgh) and by special request, played for Real English Royalty at a private party.  Not too shabby I believe for just starting out as a tribute band.
  During a recent interview I was asked,
Do you try to capture the band note for note, or just the spirit of Fleetwood Mac?   We're from that old school of thought that if you're going to do it, then do it right.  We're a Fleetwood Mac tribute band which means "we are the Mac" when we're out performing.  If they play "X" amount of chords in a song, then we do the same.  If they play 16th notes, then we do the same. We try to do exactly what the Mac does.  I have to be honest and tell you, it does get frustrating and very hard at times because THE MAC is that good, but in the long run, it's worth it.
  We're a firm believer that anything we do while we are in costume/character and performing as THE CHAIN, reflects back to to the real artists themselves, so we are constantly trying to watch our P's and Q's!

    Any comments, please send them to, and we'll do what we can to post them.  Also please stop by our web site, give a listen and don't forget to vote on our MORPHINESS PAGE. :)

   "THE CHAIN's" last concert of the year will be at the Hard Rock Cafe, Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pa on Saturday, November 6.  If you came to the last performance we had at the Hard Rock Cafe, you'll remember it was sold out and Standing room only!  If you can make it, and we hope you can, try to come early and get a seat.  Kicking things off for us will be Pittsburgh's #1 Blues Band..."Mahajibee Blues".  Show starts approx 9:30pm  Adv tickets from each band will be $5.00.  At the door,$7.00

 Until the next time...Stay Well and if you get the chance stop by and say hello.