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"Alle-Kiski band finds niche as Fleetwood Mac tribute group"
by
Rex Rutkoski - Valley News Dispatch  - 8/19/10
It's hard enough to try to do one band well, let alone two, Jim Stamps says.

Yet, that doesn't keep the Lower Burrell resident and his fellow Alle-Kiski Valley area musicians from taking on the
challenge as members of variety classic rock band
Harder Edge and the Fleetwood Mac tribute band THE CHAIN.
The former band he founded; the latter he co-founded. It's the latter in which he portrays drummer
Mick Fleetwood, with
Fox Chapel High graduate
Kim Scholl of Shaler, lead singer for Harder Edge for almost 20 years and known for her vocal
similarities to
Stevie Nicks.
The Chain will perform Sunday on the Ribs on the River 2010 multi-act concert bill headlined by Eddie Money at Trib
Total Media Amphitheatre at Station Square on the South Side.
"When you play in a cover-dance band like Harder Edge, you have many different styles to imitate, but you can take a lot
of liberties doing it," Stamps says. Their repertoire includes the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Doobie
Brothers, Janis Joplin, Santana, Steppenwolf, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler and Eric Clapton, among others.

"Folks come out to dance, unwind and are happy there's live music and just maybe, for a few hours, they can forget their
troubles," he says.
When you play in a tribute band, such as
"THE CHAIN", he says, the focus is on one group and style. "But, brother,
you'd better be very close in getting it right," he says.

"THE CHAIN" is primarily a concert band. "People, as a rule, aren't dancing but they're listening, watching and always
comparing you with the real Mac," Stamps says.

Those comparisons are complimentary for
"THE CHAIN", which evolved out of a Harder Edge gig at the VFW in Lower
Burrell last August. "We would constantly have folks come up and ask for more Stevie and Mac during our Harder Edge
shows," he says. They offered six songs in costume, did a quick change and finished the evening as Harder Edge.
Stamps says fans e-mailed him after the show that they wished they could have done at least another hour as
"THE
CHAIN"
.

Stamps says his drumming style mirrors Fleetwood and that Scholl "is almost a dead ringer" for Nicks. "She is the best
singer I have ever heard doing Stevie," he says. The last time Harder Edge played Disney World, one of the sound
technicians came up to the band and said, "I just came off a two-year tour with Stevie Nicks and the first job I have is
with ... Stevie Nicks."
In addition to
Stamps and Scholl, "THE CHAIN" is Sandy Anderson (as Christine McVie), keyboards and vocals, Lower
Burrell;
Keith Cole (as Jeremy Spencer), guitar and vocals, Apollo; Rob Gamerro, (as John McVie) bass, New
Kensington; and
Mike Pollock (as Lindsey Buckingham), guitar, Butler.

"THE CHAIN" played at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh this summer to a sold out, standing room only
crowd.
"Omitted from the News Article above", but I think should be mentioned.
What is it about Fleetwood Mac that continues to resonate/touch people today?  
Fleetwood Mac is a never ending story.  Musically as well as their personal lives.  It is one constant in our ever changing
lives, that we want , and can hold on to.
"Alle-Kiski band finds niche as Fleetwood Mac tribute group"
by
Rex Rutkoski - Valley News Dispatch  - 8/19/10
It's hard enough to try to do one band well, let alone two, Jim Stamps says.

Yet, that doesn't keep the Lower Burrell resident and his fellow Alle-Kiski Valley area musicians from taking on the
challenge as members of variety classic rock band
Harder Edge and the Fleetwood Mac tribute band THE CHAIN.
The former band he founded; the latter he co-founded. It's the latter in which he portrays drummer
Mick Fleetwood, with
Fox Chapel High graduate
Kim Scholl of Shaler, lead singer for Harder Edge for almost 20 years and known for her vocal
similarities to
Stevie Nicks.
The Chain will perform Sunday on the Ribs on the River 2010 multi-act concert bill headlined by Eddie Money at Trib
Total Media Amphitheatre at Station Square on the South Side.
"When you play in a cover-dance band like Harder Edge, you have many different styles to imitate, but you can take a lot
of liberties doing it," Stamps says. Their repertoire includes the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Doobie
Brothers, Janis Joplin, Santana, Steppenwolf, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler and Eric Clapton, among others.

"Folks come out to dance, unwind and are happy there's live music and just maybe, for a few hours, they can forget their
troubles," he says.
When you play in a tribute band, such as
"THE CHAIN", he says, the focus is on one group and style. "But, brother,
you'd better be very close in getting it right," he says.

"THE CHAIN" is primarily a concert band. "People, as a rule, aren't dancing but they're listening, watching and always
comparing you with the real Mac," Stamps says.

Those comparisons are complimentary for
"THE CHAIN", which evolved out of a Harder Edge gig at the VFW in Lower
Burrell last August. "We would constantly have folks come up and ask for more Stevie and Mac during our Harder Edge
shows," he says. They offered six songs in costume, did a quick change and finished the evening as Harder Edge.
Stamps says fans e-mailed him after the show that they wished they could have done at least another hour as
"THE
CHAIN"
.

Stamps says his drumming style mirrors Fleetwood and that Scholl "is almost a dead ringer" for Nicks. "She is the best
singer I have ever heard doing Stevie," he says. The last time Harder Edge played Disney World, one of the sound
technicians came up to the band and said, "I just came off a two-year tour with Stevie Nicks and the first job I have is
with ... Stevie Nicks."
In addition to
Stamps and Scholl, "THE CHAIN" is Sandy Anderson (as Christine McVie), keyboards and vocals, Lower
Burrell;
Keith Cole (as Jeremy Spencer), guitar and vocals, Apollo; Rob Gamerro, (as John McVie) bass, New
Kensington; and
Mike Pollock (as Lindsey Buckingham), guitar, Butler.

"THE CHAIN" played at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh this summer to a sold out, standing room only
crowd.
"Omitted from the News Article above", but I think should be mentioned.
What is it about Fleetwood Mac that continues to resonate/touch people today?  
Fleetwood Mac is a never ending story.  Musically as well as their personal lives.  It is one constant in our ever changing
lives, that we want , and can hold on to.
"Alle-Kiski band finds niche as Fleetwood Mac tribute group"
by
Rex Rutkoski - Valley News Dispatch  - 8/19/10
It's hard enough to try to do one band well, let alone two, Jim Stamps says.

Yet, that doesn't keep the Lower Burrell resident and his fellow Alle-Kiski Valley area musicians from taking on the
challenge as members of variety classic rock band
Harder Edge and the Fleetwood Mac tribute band THE CHAIN.
The former band he founded; the latter he co-founded. It's the latter in which he portrays drummer
Mick Fleetwood, with
Fox Chapel High graduate
Kim Scholl of Shaler, lead singer for Harder Edge for almost 20 years and known for her vocal
similarities to
Stevie Nicks.
The Chain will perform Sunday on the Ribs on the River 2010 multi-act concert bill headlined by Eddie Money at Trib
Total Media Amphitheatre at Station Square on the South Side.
"When you play in a cover-dance band like Harder Edge, you have many different styles to imitate, but you can take a lot
of liberties doing it," Stamps says. Their repertoire includes the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Doobie
Brothers, Janis Joplin, Santana, Steppenwolf, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler and Eric Clapton, among others.

"Folks come out to dance, unwind and are happy there's live music and just maybe, for a few hours, they can forget their
troubles," he says.
When you play in a tribute band, such as
"THE CHAIN", he says, the focus is on one group and style. "But, brother,
you'd better be very close in getting it right," he says.

"THE CHAIN" is primarily a concert band. "People, as a rule, aren't dancing but they're listening, watching and always
comparing you with the real Mac," Stamps says.

Those comparisons are complimentary for
"THE CHAIN", which evolved out of a Harder Edge gig at the VFW in Lower
Burrell last August. "We would constantly have folks come up and ask for more Stevie and Mac during our Harder Edge
shows," he says. They offered six songs in costume, did a quick change and finished the evening as Harder Edge.
Stamps says fans e-mailed him after the show that they wished they could have done at least another hour as
"THE
CHAIN"
.

Stamps says his drumming style mirrors Fleetwood and that Scholl "is almost a dead ringer" for Nicks. "She is the best
singer I have ever heard doing Stevie," he says. The last time Harder Edge played Disney World, one of the sound
technicians came up to the band and said, "I just came off a two-year tour with Stevie Nicks and the first job I have is
with ... Stevie Nicks."
In addition to
Stamps and Scholl, "THE CHAIN" is Sandy Anderson (as Christine McVie), keyboards and vocals, Lower
Burrell;
Keith Cole (as Jeremy Spencer), guitar and vocals, Apollo; Rob Gamerro, (as John McVie) bass, New
Kensington; and
Mike Pollock (as Lindsey Buckingham), guitar, Butler.

"THE CHAIN" played at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh this summer to a sold out, standing room only
crowd.
"Omitted from the News Article above", but I think should be mentioned.
What is it about Fleetwood Mac that continues to resonate/touch people today?  
Fleetwood Mac is a never ending story.  Musically as well as their personal lives.  It is one constant in our ever changing
lives, that we want , and can hold on to.
"Alle-Kiski band finds niche as Fleetwood Mac tribute group"
by
Rex Rutkoski - Valley News Dispatch  - 8/19/10
It's hard enough to try to do one band well, let alone two, Jim Stamps says.

Yet, that doesn't keep the Lower Burrell resident and his fellow Alle-Kiski Valley area musicians from taking on the
challenge as members of variety classic rock band
Harder Edge and the Fleetwood Mac tribute band THE CHAIN.
The former band he founded; the latter he co-founded. It's the latter in which he portrays drummer
Mick Fleetwood, with
Fox Chapel High graduate
Kim Scholl of Shaler, lead singer for Harder Edge for almost 20 years and known for her vocal
similarities to
Stevie Nicks.
The Chain will perform Sunday on the Ribs on the River 2010 multi-act concert bill headlined by Eddie Money at Trib
Total Media Amphitheatre at Station Square on the South Side.
"When you play in a cover-dance band like Harder Edge, you have many different styles to imitate, but you can take a lot
of liberties doing it," Stamps says. Their repertoire includes the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Doobie
Brothers, Janis Joplin, Santana, Steppenwolf, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler and Eric Clapton, among others.

"Folks come out to dance, unwind and are happy there's live music and just maybe, for a few hours, they can forget their
troubles," he says.
When you play in a tribute band, such as
"THE CHAIN", he says, the focus is on one group and style. "But, brother,
you'd better be very close in getting it right," he says.

"THE CHAIN" is primarily a concert band. "People, as a rule, aren't dancing but they're listening, watching and always
comparing you with the real Mac," Stamps says.

Those comparisons are complimentary for
"THE CHAIN", which evolved out of a Harder Edge gig at the VFW in Lower
Burrell last August. "We would constantly have folks come up and ask for more Stevie and Mac during our Harder Edge
shows," he says. They offered six songs in costume, did a quick change and finished the evening as Harder Edge.
Stamps says fans e-mailed him after the show that they wished they could have done at least another hour as
"THE
CHAIN"
.

Stamps says his drumming style mirrors Fleetwood and that Scholl "is almost a dead ringer" for Nicks. "She is the best
singer I have ever heard doing Stevie," he says. The last time Harder Edge played Disney World, one of the sound
technicians came up to the band and said, "I just came off a two-year tour with Stevie Nicks and the first job I have is
with ... Stevie Nicks."
In addition to
Stamps and Scholl, "THE CHAIN" is Sandy Anderson (as Christine McVie), keyboards and vocals, Lower
Burrell;
Keith Cole (as Jeremy Spencer), guitar and vocals, Apollo; Rob Gamerro, (as John McVie) bass, New
Kensington; and
Mike Pollock (as Lindsey Buckingham), guitar, Butler.

"THE CHAIN" played at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh this summer to a sold out, standing room only
crowd.
"Alle-Kiski band finds niche as Fleetwood Mac tribute group"
by
Rex Rutkoski - Valley News Dispatch  - 8/19/10
It's hard enough to try to do one band well, let alone two, Jim Stamps says.

Yet, that doesn't keep the Lower Burrell resident and his fellow Alle-Kiski Valley area musicians from taking on the
challenge as members of variety classic rock band
Harder Edge and the Fleetwood Mac tribute band THE CHAIN.
The former band he founded; the latter he co-founded. It's the latter in which he portrays drummer
Mick Fleetwood, with
Fox Chapel High graduate
Kim Scholl of Shaler, lead singer for Harder Edge for almost 20 years and known for her vocal
similarities to
Stevie Nicks.
The Chain will perform Sunday on the Ribs on the River 2010 multi-act concert bill headlined by Eddie Money at Trib
Total Media Amphitheatre at Station Square on the South Side.
"When you play in a cover-dance band like Harder Edge, you have many different styles to imitate, but you can take a lot
of liberties doing it," Stamps says. Their repertoire includes the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Doobie
Brothers, Janis Joplin, Santana, Steppenwolf, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler and Eric Clapton, among others.

"Folks come out to dance, unwind and are happy there's live music and just maybe, for a few hours, they can forget their
troubles," he says.
When you play in a tribute band, such as
"THE CHAIN", he says, the focus is on one group and style. "But, brother,
you'd better be very close in getting it right," he says.

"THE CHAIN" is primarily a concert band. "People, as a rule, aren't dancing but they're listening, watching and always
comparing you with the real Mac," Stamps says.

Those comparisons are complimentary for
"THE CHAIN", which evolved out of a Harder Edge gig at the VFW in Lower
Burrell last August. "We would constantly have folks come up and ask for more Stevie and Mac during our Harder Edge
shows," he says. They offered six songs in costume, did a quick change and finished the evening as Harder Edge.
Stamps says fans e-mailed him after the show that they wished they could have done at least another hour as
"THE
CHAIN"
.

Stamps says his drumming style mirrors Fleetwood and that Scholl "is almost a dead ringer" for Nicks. "She is the best
singer I have ever heard doing Stevie," he says. The last time Harder Edge played Disney World, one of the sound
technicians came up to the band and said, "I just came off a two-year tour with Stevie Nicks and the first job I have is
with ... Stevie Nicks."
In addition to
Stamps and Scholl, "THE CHAIN" is Sandy Anderson (as Christine McVie), keyboards and vocals, Lower
Burrell;
Bill Duff (as Peter Green), guitar and vocals, Apollo; Rob Gamerro, (as John McVie) bass, New Kensington; and
Tony Acker (as Lindsey Buckingham), guitar, Pgh.

"THE CHAIN" played at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh this summer to a sold out, standing room only
crowd.
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