Eggy Channels Elton John at ‘Haunted For House’ Halloween Celebration [Photos]

Egg celebrated Halloween with a Elton John-theme show in Charleston, SC Charleston For Home within the group Haunted casting house Course. Every member of the Connecticut-based jam band—Jake Brownstein (guitar/vocals), Dani Battat (keyboard/voice), Mike Goodman (drums/vocals) and Alex Bailey (drums/vocals) — dressed in iconic Elton John attire, and the band hosted Ross Bogan and Kanika Moore of doom flamingo to sit on the keytar and vocals respectively.

Dressed in a flamboyant outfit a la The Rocket Man, Eggy alternated between Elton John hits and original songs beginning with Elton’s “Bennie and the Jets” and their own “Broken Bluff.” Then come the covers of “Honky Cat” and “High Noon”, followed by “Tiny Dancer” with Jake Brownstein.

The set continued with Eggy’s ‘Wayless’, Sir Elton’s ‘Amoreena’ and a rare rendition of the New Quartet’s Halloween-appropriate ‘Lake Monster’. To cap off the first set, Doom Flamingo’s Ross Bogan emerged wearing his signature wolf mask to add keytar on an emphatic rendition of one of Eggy’s oldest tunes, “Golden Gate Dancer.”

The pattern continued in the second set as Eggy opened the second frame with “Bad Side of the Moon” (Elton John) followed by “Backyard Bear” (original). The group weaved teases of the Grateful Dead“Slipknot” and pink floyd“Shine On You Crazy Diamond” in Elton’s “Madman Across the Water” then infused their own jam vehicle “Onitsuka Tiger” with quotes from High ZZof “The Barn” and Aerosmith“Sweet Emotion”.

Jake returned to pedal steel for the celebratory release of “Rocket Man” before the band closed the set again with a Doom Flamingo sit-in, this time with Kanika Moore on vocals. For the encore, Eggy treated the Monday night crowd to Elton’s “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)”.

Check Out Photos From Eggy’s Elton John Halloween Show Via Photographer Matt Kimble (Kimble Creative) below. For a full list of upcoming Eggy Tour dates, head here.

set list [via The Carton]: Egg | Charleston For Home | Charleston, South Carolina | 10/31/22

Series 1: Bennie and the Jets [1]Broken Bluff, Honky Cat [1]High Noon, Tiny Dancer [2]Wayless, Amoreena [1]Lake Monster, Golden Gate Dancer [3]

Series 2: Wrong side of the moon [1]Backyard bear, crazy through the water [4] -> Onitsuka Tiger [5]Rocket Man (I think it’s gonna be long, long) [2]Burn the mission [6]

Encore: Saturday Night’s Alright (For the fights) [1]

[1] Elton John
[2] Elton John with Jake on steel pedal
[3] with Ross Bogan (Doom Flamingo) on Keytar
[4] Elton John with Slipknot (Grateful Dead) and Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd) tease
[5] with La Grange (ZZ Top) and Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith)
[6] Elton John with Kanika Moore (Doom Flamingo) on vocals
*the costume was Elton John blankets, with each band member dressed in iconic Elton John outfits

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