Saturday, March 11, 2023 . 8PM
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Playing Dead is a Grateful Dead tribute featuring former members of Dark Star Orchestra, Slipknot!, and Uncle John’s Band. Their marathon sets feature music and jams from the entire Grateful Dead catalog. Playing Dead faithfully recreates the experience of a live Grateful Dead concert. The music of The Grateful Dead is a complex stew of different styles of music including rock, blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass and more. Their improvisational style and large repertoire guaranteed that every musical performance would be unique. Every Playing Dead show is equally unique featuring different set lists each night and exciting improvisational jams.
Lead Guitar, Vocals
Vic made his debut as Electric Hummus’ keyboard player, then surprised everyone with his guitar playing when Playing Dead was formed, despite playing guitar upside down and backwards. Vic also was a founding member of Uncle John’s Band in Tampa in 1995, and a mainstay of Rip and The Fatties way back when. Vic DeRobertis released an album of all original music in 2015 called “Crooked Soul” that is squarely in the roots camp, with tinges of folk, country, alt-country, rock and blues. His writing features tales of redemption, lost love, nefarious characters and occasional darker musings. He also specializes in left- handed guitar sales at his site Lefty Guitars Only.
Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
With an uncanny resemblance and vocals that match Bob Weir’s, Jimbo held down the role touring with Dark Star Orchestra in the summer of 2000 before returning to Electric Hummus and then founding Playing Dead. Jim is originally from Wayland, MA and saw his first Grateful Dead show at The Boston Garden in 1982. He started a side project a few years ago called “The Two Djimm Acoustic Trio” (with Tony Ryon on bass and Pete Wise on drums) which showcases some of his songwriting, along with a healthy dose of Bob Weir songs and other covers. Jim also wrote and illustrated his children’s book “Kimo and Kalini; A Hawaiian Mouse Tail”, which is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble online.
Mark is a keyboardist/singer/songwriter hailing from New York City. Initially self taught, he went on to study piano with David Frank and T Lavitz (from Dixie Dregs). Mark saw the Grateful Dead about 75 times between 1980-1995. Mark joined Playing Dead in 2007 and has fun putting his own spin on the vocals of Pigpen’s material. His keyboard influences include Chuck Leavell, Brent Mydland, Keith Godchaux, Steve Winwood, Bruce Hornsby, Dr. John, Elton John, and Art Neville. He is also the keyboardist/vocalist for The Knot (formerly Slipknot!). Mark has written 20+ original songs, which he performs with The Knot, several of which were released on the all original album “Slip Into Somewhere” in 1997.
The musical journey of Dave (aka Dr. Bass) began when he started piano lessons at the age of 5, with his mother faithfully taking him down to the church every night after school to practice on their piano. In college, Dave bought a used electric guitar from a friend for $20 and began his work on the stringed instruments. Dave bought his first bass from a fellow graduate student in 1999, and the rest is history. Originally self-taught on the bass by playing along to some of his favorite bassists Phil Lesh and Mike Gordon, Dave has since studied under bassist extraordinaire Kai Eckhardt of Garaj Mahal.
Brian brought his drumming prowess to Electric Hummus and Playing Dead as its youngest member, and he’s still hanging in there with the old guys. He also plays original music in his side project Electro Politics.
Why is there a difference in price for available seats at The Music Room?
All seating at The Music Room is acquired with a first come, first served basis approach. The Music Room provides all patrons with a live musical experience above and beyond your average concert hall, and supporting this vision are the 4 tiers of available seats at The Music Room. With a nod to classic record sales certification, the 4 tiers are: Diamond, Double Platinum, Platinum, and Gold. Seats range in price based on several factors including artist availability and distance to the stage.
Do you have the same number of seats for each tier?
No. The Diamond tier of seats only has 12 seats available. These seats are 4 top rounds located right at the foot of the stage. You cannot get any closer to the artist than these 12 seats. These are considered premium seats and are usually purchased by the most ardent fans.
The Double Platinum sections features 4 top square tables and one special 2 top rectangle, and there are 14 seats available. Still very close to the stage, these seats provide an exceptional view and personal experience. Table no. 7 is a 2 top rectangle that sits just to the right of the stage and back approximately 6 feet. It is an extremely popular table.
The Platinum section of seats has a mixture of 4 top squares, two 3 high top rounds, and 9 drink rail seats that are bar height. The total number of seats in the Platinum section is 37. These are all excellent seats and reside in the main room. Depending on a viewer’s personal taste, a table, a high top, or a drink rail might be the right choice, but they are all fabulous and unobstructed.
Gold seating is available in the bar area and can be considered first come, first serve general admission. Most of the seats are unobstructed but depending how patrons sit at the bar or high tops, there might be a slight obstruction. Standing room is permitted in the Gold section. The sound is excellent and most Gold level tickets are purchased by patrons that want to be near the bar specifically or by patrons wanting to be further away from the stage by design. Please refer to our pictures to determine if this area is what you are looking for. There are 24 Gold seats available and or Standing Room.
*TICKET DISCLAIMER: The Music Room has a NO REFUND POLICY. In the event of a cancellation/reschedule, The Music Room will always honor the purchased ticket for the same seat and same artist at the original price. If a show is cancelled and not rebooked, ticket holder will be issued a credit towards any future show/event at The Music Room. Ticket holder assumes all risks, hazards, and dangers. Event subject to change. No ticket required for entry. Please bring I.D*