May 142011
 

Kipp Lennon, who is performing backing vocals on Roger Waters’ The Wall Live tour, has given his “behind the scenes” account of the reunion of Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason at London’s O2 arena on 12th May 2011. (Full story)

In the interview, Kipp discusses the relationship backstage between Roger and David, his own feelings about the whole thing and what it was like to witness!  Kipp is, of course, from the band Venice. Kipp was interviewed on KLOS 95.5FM. Thanks to Matt from the Venice crew for sharing the audio recording which you can listen to below.

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Sep 212010
 
Pat Lennon, Kipp Lennon, Roger Waters, Mark Lennon, Michael Lennon

Pat Lennon, Kipp Lennon, Roger Waters, Mark Lennon, Michael Lennon

Michael Lennon who was meant to be singing backing vocals with his band Venice on Roger Waters The Wall Live Tour has had to leave the tour due to his voice being unsuitable for the pieces he was assigned.

This happened before the tour started back in August so must have been quite bad news for him.

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He said in his band’s newsletter, “Unfortunately, the vocal part I was assigned ended up out of my natural range, and made it very difficult for me to consistently deliver……and I don’t like “not delivering.”  Luckily for Pat, and for Venice, these parts seem to be in his “wheelhouse” (the strong part of his voice).

As crazy as this whole situation has been, this is still an amazing opportunity for Venice.  I love my brother and cousins, and of course it will be strange to have them traveling to gigs, checking into hotels, laughing until crying and ultimately singing on stage without me, but I wish them all the best on this tour, and I know they will blow people away with “that sound.””

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Roger Waters Rehearsals Backstage Access

Roger Waters Rehearsals Backstage Access

You are likely aware that Kipp Lennon from the band Venice is keeping a blog on their band’s website with lots of info, photos and videos from behind the scenes. He made a new entry on his blog yesterday so go there and have a good read!

It’s terribly nice of Kipp to keep us informed from behind the scenes like this. A much more interesting picture of the tour than is presented in the likes of magazines and cunjured up by websites like this one! Read Kipp’s Blog.

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Mark Lennon from Venice on stage on Roger Waters Wall Tour

Mark Lennon from Venice on stage on Roger Waters Wall Tour

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