Scopyons invited to perform at MJ Guitars Anniversary Show with The Scorpions very own Matthias Jabs in Munich
Scopyons invited to play at the 5th Anniversary Party of MJ Guitars in Munich on the 16th March 2013.
MJ Guitars is the brand is owned by none other than Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs and as part of the 5th Anniversary celebrations Matthias and store manager Stefan Eyernschmalz have invited us over to play an in store set on Saturday 16th March 2013 at the Munich store. Matthias will join us for two or three songs so not only do we get the chance to join in the celebrations but we also get the chance to meet and play alongside one of our heroes.
What an amazing endorsement as a UK tribute band to be invited to play in Germany by one of the band themselves!
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“Fantastic band, I would recommend the band to anyone, venues or fans of the Scorpions!!!” :
Ray Bispham – Jolly Tar, Nantwich & Former manager of The Limelight Club in Crewe
So why are we called sCOPYons? Hopefully the capital letters method of spelling the name will explain the name is just simply we are a COPY of the Scorpions but it also is given more meaning because its also what Klaus Meine sounds like he is saying when he says Scorpions…………Founder member Nige did have to explain this even to certain intelligent friends and members of the band.
The embers of The Scopyons were formed in late 2011 when 5 North West based musicians decided to get together a definitive UK based tribute to the great German Rockers The Scorpions. The band was founded by Nige Roberts, better known to some as the lead vocalist for reformed Liverpool NWOBHM rockers Marseille who toured the UK extensively back in the late 70′s with Judas Priest, Whitesnake, UFO, Gillan and Nazareth. Nige joined Marseille in February 2009 and recorded an ep called Fourplay and a full album called Unfinished Business and the band toured the UK and also appeared at the prestigious Hard Rock Hell Festival in Prestatyn. Nige had some down time after the re-launch of Marseille and he turned to fellow North West musicians Daz Green, Barry Lowe, Paul Anderson and Phil Gavin to finally put together a definitive UK Scorpions tribute, something the lads had long since talked about but Nige’s Marseille commitments had previously taken priority.
Scopyons have a leaning toward the post Uli Jon Roth era (1978 Lovedrive up to the present day) and as 2012 is officially the real Scorpions last year of year on year touring there probably has never been a more perfect time to unleash the UK’s first full 5 piece definitive Scorpions tribute band and YES they do ‘sometimes’ play Wind Of Change!!!!