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UK GUNS N' ROSES, The Assembly, Leamington Spa
27 February 2010
cracking rock and roll show at The Assembly in Leamington Spa this time
a visit by Europe's top Guns N' Roses tribute, UK Guns N' Roses bringing
the sights and of course the sounds of the "most dangerous band in the
from the excellent Voodoo Vegas with a high energy set full of
rocking original material. A five piece band made up of charismatic
frontman Lawrence, Ash on bass, Chris drums and guitarists Merylina and
Nick they performed a set mostly showcasing tracks from their recent
numbers Mary Jane and Out There had the place rocking before they had to
change the set running order due to a drum problem, so they slowed
things down with the beautiful The Ballad.
sorted and time to rock again with the 100 miles an hour Tied Up, Voodoo
Vegas are really a band to watch out for a sound hard to pigeon hole but
amongst others Guns N' Roses, Black Crowes and Areosmith seem to be
time and apart from the band taking the stage on time! this was a Guns
N' Roses show, on a stage featuring a huge back drop including Use Your
Illusion style images and their own logo, UK Guns N' Roses looked
and sounded like the real thing and they performed a perfect "best of"
with storming versions of Nightrain and It's So Easy it was hard to know
where to look, Axl running around the stage, the cool Slash on stage
left or the rest of the band playing their roles to perfection.
kept on coming, rockers including Live and Let Die, You Could Be Mine,
Welcome to the Jungle, Rocket Queen, Civil War and slowing the pace
occasionally for the likes of Patience and the all time classic November
Also had a
few surprises in the set including covers of the rare Back Sabbath track
It's Alright and the Rolling Stones numbers Wild Horses and Sympathy For
the Devil the latter of course used to great effect in the movie
Interview with the Vampire.
numbers of the night and probably the most well known of all the Guns N'
Roses classics, Sweet Child O' Mine and Paradise City both of which had
the crowd rocking.
evening of rock and roll with both bands giving their all and I believe
UK Guns N' Roses are planning a return to the venue later in the year -
photos by Andrew Lock
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