Andrew Colyer on the Moody Blues Cruise with the Prog Rock Orchestra – Day Five

Moody Blues Cruise 2014, Day Five

After getting to bed at 3 am last night, it felt great to be able to sleep in until 11 am!  Once I finally got up, I had to hustle, because I really wanted to see…………….

12 pm – The Orchestra [former members of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)]  Storytellers segment in the Theater

The Orchestra [former members of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)] Storytellers on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise
The Orchestra [former members of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)] doing their Storytellers segment on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise
I made sure I went to the Roger Dean gallery, and spoke to Roger for at least 30 minutes. Roger said yes, he would be happy to work with my band and do an album cover!

Roger Dean's large canvas artwork from this Uriah Heep album cover was for sale on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise and the YES Cruise to the Edge
Roger Dean’s large canvas artwork from this Uriah Heep album cover was for sale on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise and the YES Cruise to the Edge
"The Inconsolable Secret"  for Glass Hammer is one of Roger Dean's most recent album covers
“The Inconsolable Secret” for Glass Hammer is one of Roger Dean’s most recent album covers

Speaking of artwork, I had a great conversation with Rudie Baldwin from Carl Palmer Artwork.  Carl’s art is truly amazing.  He plays with drumsticks that have LED’s embedded in them, and the movements are captured on film.  Very cool.

Carl Palmer "performing" his unique artwork
Carl Palmer “performing” his unique artwork

In the afternoon, Brook Hansen and Tom Tutino of the Prog Rock Orchestra performed on the karaoke stage doing some acoustic piano and guitar stuff – Tim Marshall of the Prog Rock Orchestra joined in for a few tunes!

Brook Hansen and Tom Tutino of the Prog Rock Orchestra doing an "Unplugged" set on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise
Brook Hansen and Tom Tutino of the Prog Rock Orchestra doing an “Unplugged” set on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise

7:30 pm – Sound of Contact – Show #2 on the Black & White Stage

Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins) on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise – Performance #2a
Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins) on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise – Performance #2a – Ronen Gordon (drums) and Simon Collins
Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins) on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise – Performance #2b
Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins) on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise – Performance #2b – Randy McStine (guitar), Ronen Gordon (drums), Simon Collins (drums), Matt Dorsey (bass), and Bill Jenkins (keyboards)
Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins) on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise – Performance #2c
Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins) on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise – Performance #2c – Simon Collins (drums) and Matt Dorsey (bass).
Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins) on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise – Performance #2d
Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins) on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise – Performance #2d – Randy McStine (guitar) and Ronen Gordon (drums)
Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins) on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise – Performance #2e
Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins) on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise – Performance #2e – Randy McStine (guitar), Simon Collins (vocals), and Ronen Gordon (drums).

11 pm – The Zombies – 11 pm

The Zombies performing on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise - #1
The Zombies performing on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise – #1
The Zombies performing on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise - #2
The Zombies performing on the 2014 Moody Blues Cruise – #2

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