[UPDATE 12/5/22]: Fast-rising New Haven, CT quartet Eggy has released the complete recording of its Elton John-themed Halloween show as an official live album on major streaming platforms. The show, which took place at Charleston, SC’s Charleston Pour House, featured a mix Eggy favorites interspersed with Elton John tunes both beloved and obscure. The show also featured sit-ins from Doom Flamingo members Ross Bogan and Kanika Moore.
Listen to Eggy’s Halloween Elton John tribute performance on the streaming platform of your choice now or give it a spin via the Spotify player below. Scroll down to check out photos and a rundown of the performance.
The new live release comes in the midst of a busy run of shows for Eggy. The band recently capped its first run of headlining shows in Colorado and will continue its late-2022 tour with shows in Nashville, TN (12/7), Peoria, IL (12/9), Chicago, IL (12/10), and Cleveland, OH (12/11) this coming week.
Eggy will wrap up 2022 with a Phish MSG late-night at New York’s The Cutting Room on Wednesday, December 28th before heading to Philadelphia, PA on New Year’s Eve to support moe. at The Fillmore. For a complete list of upcoming Eggy tour dates, head here.
Eggy Elton John Tribute Show – 10/31/22
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[11/2/22]: Eggy celebrated Halloween with an Elton John-themed show at Charleston, SC’s Charleston Pour House as part of the band’s Haunted Pour House run. Each member of the Connecticut-based jam band—Jake Brownstein (guitar/vocals), Dani Battat (keys/vocals), Mike Goodman (drums/vocals), and Alex Bailey (drums/vocals)—dressed in an iconic Elton John outfit, and the group welcomed Ross Bogan and Kanika Moore of Doom Flamingo to sit in on keytar and vocals, respectively.
Dressed in flamboyant garb a la The Rocket Man, Eggy alternated back and forth between Elton John hits and original songs starting with Elton’s “Bennie and the Jets” and their own “Broken Bluff”. Next came “Honky Cat” and “High Noon” covers, followed by the Eggy debut of “Tiny Dancer” featuring Jake Brownstein on pedal steel.
The set continued with Eggy’s “Wayless”, Sir Elton’s “Amoreena”, and a rare rendition of the New Haven quartet’s Halloween-appropriate “Lake Monster”. To cap the first set, Doom Flamingo’s Ross Bogan emerged wearing his signature wolf mask to add some keytar on an emphatic rendition of one of Eggy’s oldest tunes, “Golden Gate Dancer”.
The pattern continued in set two as Eggy opened with “Bad Side of the Moon” (Elton John) followed by “Backyard Bear” (original). The band weaved teases of the Grateful Dead‘s “Slipknot” and Pink Floyd‘s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” into Elton’s “Madman Across the Water”, then infused their own jam vehicle “Onitsuka Tiger” with quotes from ZZ Top‘s “La Grange” and Aerosmith‘s “Sweet Emotion”.
Jake returned to pedal steel for a the celebratory release of “Rocket Man” before the band once again closed the set with a Doom Flamingo sit-in, this time with Kanika Moore joining in on vocals. For the encore, Eggy treated the Monday night crowd to Elton’s “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)”.
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Setlist [via The Carton]: Eggy | Charleston Pour House | Charleston, SC | 10/31/22
Set 1: Bennie and the Jets , Broken Bluff, Honky Cat , High Noon, Tiny Dancer , Wayless, Amoreena , Lake Monster, Golden Gate Dancer 
Set 2: Bad Side of the Moon , Backyard Bear, Madman Across the Water  -> Onitsuka Tiger , Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to be a Long, Long Time) , Burn Down the Mission 
Encore: Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) 
 Elton John
 Elton John w/ Jake on pedal steel
 w/ Ross Bogan (Doom Flamingo) on Keytar
 Elton John w/ Slipknot (Grateful Dead) and Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd) teases
 w/ La Grange (ZZ Top) and Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith) teases
 Elton John w/ Kanika Moore (Doom Flamingo) on vocals
*costume was Elton John covers, each band member dressed in iconic Elton John outfits