"Amazing, amazing!" were just some of the words from Take That's very own Artistic Director - Kim Gavin to describe the performance of The Greatest Take That Tribute Band at one of their recent live shows!
They described, advertisted and introduced them on the ship as The Worlds No.1, Take That Tribute Band and 'The Greatest' didn't disappoint as they proved they really do Rule The World on Royal Caribbeans 'Grandeur of the Seas'!
The 74,000 ton luxury cruise liner, which recently had a $48 million refurbishment, took in Marseille, Corsica, Naples, Sicily, Malta and Palma de Mallorca in a 7 day tour of some of the Mediterraneans most exclusive locations during August 2012.
The Greatest Take That Tribute Show were flown over to pick up the ship in Naples to perform for just one night before departing 5 days later in Palma de Majorca and what a night it was! Two shows, lighting galore, a live 6 piece band and an ecstatic audience culminated in a night to be remembered.
The live band set list included, Back For Good, Rule The World, The Greatest Day, and many other hits as The Greatest treated the Palladium Theatre audience to a real Take That experience!
Will 'The Greatest' Take That Tribute Band be Back For Good with Royal Caribbean.............well we'll just have to wait and see, but on the strength of the response on the night, on board the ship the day after and from the quotes we've received since, I wouldn't be surprised!
"Saw The Greatest on board Royal Caribbean cruise last week and they were fantastic, best act of the week they brought the house down. Would love to see them again very authentic!" Trish
"My Wife, Daughter and myself went along to see "The Greatest" take that tribute band recently while aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the seas and they were fantastic, so good in fact that we went along to the second performance as well! We have been on many cruise ships over the years and have seen many tribute bands on various ships and can honestly say that these guys are the best we've ever seen, so good in fact that we are driving down to Stoke on Trent this weekend to see them perform again".
To see photo's of The Greatest Take That Tribute's trip on Royal Caribbeans 'Grandeur Of The Seas' in August 2012
NB: 'The Greatest' Take That Tribute are NOT to be mistaken with a completely different tribute show to Take That which has performed on Royal Caribbeans Independence of the Seas with very mixed reviews.
The Greatest Take That Tribute were honoured to provide the evenings headline entertainment for The Baking Industry Awards 2010.
The prestigious, sell out, event was held at The Park Lane Hilton, London, and the ceremony was hosted by non other than TV presenter and producer Esther Rantzen CBE.
There were over 800 key industry executives in attendance for what proved to be a sensational night.
Group Events Manager, Emma Hooper from organisers William Reed Business Media, summed up The Greatest Take That Tribute, “…they were simply amazing! When we listened to their audio clips on the internet we questioned whether or not it was the real Take That, and hearing them live proved how great they were. They were such nice people to work with and I’m sure we will be booking them again."
To see further photographs of the event visit the BIA 2010 website at www.bakeryawards.co.uk
Yes, the real ones! The Greatest Take That Tribute were delighted to support Scouting For Girls at this recent major corporate event.
The grounds of Micklefield Hall near Rickmanworth, Hertfordshire was the venue that saw The Greatest support hit recording artistes Scouting For Girls during the evenings entertainment, as part of an all day event for lottery organisers Camelot!
The attending 1,500 guests were treated to some spectacular production & entertainment which culminated in the live on stage performances of The Greatest, and ultimately SFG.
There were tribute bands to Kings Of Leon, Oasis, Stone Roses and Girls Aloud, at The Sounds Festival 2009 at Galashiels but you've guessed it, it was none other than The Greatest Take That Tribute who in the words of the fans and even the promoter, 'stole the show!'
Here are some of the comments left by fans:
'...best of the whole Festival'
'...absolutely blown away by the whole show'
'...you were brilliant'
'...that Mark Owen soundalike spooked me out'
'...best band there by far'
'...Went to see Take That at their Sunderland gig and thought nothing would compare to that but I was really impressed by you'
And what exactly did the promoter say?
'Awesome, you stole the show!' - Steve Cass, Event Promoter
Two of the fans at the outdoor event that took place on Saturday 27th June at the Gala Fairydew FC ground have even posted two video's on You Tube of The Greatest on the night performing 'Rule The World' and 'Shine'. Although the quality isn't too brilliant we thought you may enjoy them (please see above and below).
NB: If you've taken a video or photographs of The Greatest performing live at any of their shows please let us know. You never know we may even post them on this site!
Tuesday 19th May was Take That Day at the BBC and it was non other than The Greatest that were requested into the studio’s of both BBC Radio West Midlands and BBC Radio Nottingham to talk through the launch of their tour and what distinguishes them from all the other Take That Tribute bands out there.
BBC Radio WM was the first to interview the boys which was broadcast live in two parts between 10am and 12 midday. This included live and off the cuff acapella renditions of ‘Why Can’t I Wake Up With You’, and ‘Everything Changes’.
During the interval the boys took a chance to sample some Latte’s in the BBC’s coffee shop where Lee (aka Gary) met the cardboard cut out of the show’s presenter Joanne Malin and Matt (aka Howard) couldn't get off the phone - as usual!
It was then a trip back up the M42 to BBC Radio Nottingham and the John Holmes show. This also included an acapella version of ‘Why Can’t I Wake Up With You’ and a strange but true realisation for the shows presenter that one of The Greatest is distantly related to him! To find out which one you'll have to listen to the clip!
To hear both interviews click here