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Barfly, 17 November 2010
Wembley Stadium tonight many football fans were sitting in the cold wet
windy rain watching Capello's men getting French fried. Luckilly I
had the hottest ticket tonight watching a band who may well be capable
of filling that stadium themselves in a few years time.
big hit down under and making a massive splash over the other side of
the pond the Sick Puppies have so far remained a secret in the European
from Sydney Australia, the band relocated to Los Angeles USA and haven't
looked back since. Sick Puppies are making their debut performance
in the UK tonight at the sold out Barfly playing to the media and many
hardcore fans who have travelled from afar as USA, Japan and Scandinavia
who are here to sing along to every loving word.
influences from Green Day, Rage Against The Machine and fellow Aussies
Silverchair, this trio have the commercial edge of Nickelback and the
heaviness of Nirvana.
of the band is formed around former school buddies singer/guitarist
Shimon Moore and bassist Emma Anzai. Completing and complimenting this
tight unit is American drummer Mark Goodwin.
has a zest for life proving there is life after grunge singing a
positive message, talking to the Barfly at any given moment. Emma
Anzai plays the bass as hot as she looks with some heavy chunky funky
The set list
is made up of songs that will be buzzing around your head this time next
year. EMI are releasing the single 'All The Same' just before Christmas
here in the UK, a much loved song that due to the Free Hugs Campaign has
been viewed a staggering 65 million times on the youtube channel.
(Yes, you did read that correctly.)
sure is another big hit when it is released as a follow up, already a
Top 40 radio hit in the States, there is no maybe about it. Anzai teases
us with a perfected riff from RATM's 'Killing In The Name Of' before the
band launch into 'Should've Known Better' before getting even heavier
with the Nirvana breedish sounds of 'You're Going Down'.
The gig flew
by, and - in years to come - this was one of those gigs where people
will proudly say ''I was there''. You'll be sick as a dog if you don't
take note of this great band right now. Catch them on tour early next
year in the small theatres whilst you can.
are about to put some much needed nickels back in the EMI coffers.
Welcome to their world because Sick Puppies are about to go global.
Set list: Street Fighter (War) / Cancer / Survive / My World / Odd One /
All The Same / Riptide / Maybe / Say My Name / Should've Known Better /
You're Going Down