Band Profile: Mission ImposterPosted on September 4, 2012
Mission Imposter is a four-member band based in Houston, Texas who uses CHAUVET® fixtures to illuminate their performances. The group caters to the greater Houston area and will occasionally travel elsewhere to entertain classic rock lovers. Read on and get to know more about Mission Imposter.
1. What is the name of the band?
Mission Imposter is a play on the movie “Mission Impossible” and imposter implies cover band.
2. How many members are there?
The band consists of four members: Jerry (lead vocals), Jeff (lead guitar and vocals), Randy (bass, pedal keys and vocals), eRock (drums, pads, sequences and vocals). Barry handles the sound and lighting for all of the band’s performances. The band members are all talented, veteran musicians with day jobs and an unending love for performing live. Jerry’s vocals rival some of the biggest names in the industry, Jeff’s guitar work is like perfect scores on Guitar Hero — tight 3- and 4-part harmonies everywhere and solid bass and drum work for an amazing all-around sound. They often sound like far more than four members.
3. What type of music do you play?
Mission Impossible plays classic rock and classic variety.
4. What CHAUVET® fixtures are included in your setup?
The band uses five COLORado 1-Quad Tour wash lights for front lighting and highlighting performers. Additionally, four Intimidator Scan LED 200 scanners and a Q-Spot 260-LED moving head, which are all mounted to truss, create back spotting on performers and project audience eye candy. The COLORado 1-Quad Tour wash lights are amazing. They are so bright that we have to throttle them back to balance with the other fixtures. They also produce beautiful smooth colors that really look great live.
5. Are they permanently installed somewhere or do you set them up for each performance?
We spend about 2 ½ hours loading in and setting up and 1 ½ hours breaking down and loading out.
6. Complete this thought: A show without lights is like…..
Kissing your sister. If you close your eyes it may be great, but if you open them, something’s definitely missing.