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The Heathcote Inn, Leamington, 19 March 2011
returned to Leamington on Saturday 19th March for a show in a very
different setting to their last two visits to the town, swapping the
spacious Assembly stage for the more intimate surroundings of the
Heathcote Inn public house.
Bournemouth the band have picked up plenty of local support after their
two special guest slots to UK Guns 'N' Roses at The Assembly during 2010
and a number of them made it to this gig.
brought along good friend and talented singer/songwriter Si Genaro
with them from the south coast to open proceedings with a collection of
original material and well selected covers, originals included the
impressive 'Firefly' with the standouts among the covers an inspired
version of Radiohead's 'Creep' and a run through the Neil Young classic
'Heart Of Gold', his good humour also shone through in a very well
Time for the
headliners Voodoo Vegas, a tip of mine for big things in 2011 and for a
smallish show they brought an impressive array of equipment with which
they completely rocked the place with their smoking collection of
original rocking numbers and I can hardly wait for their debut studio
album hopefully out later this year; I must have worn out the excellent
live album they sell at the shows by now.
opened the set with two scorching out and out rockers, firstly the
frantic 'Tied Up' followed by the heavy riffing of 'Out There' and apart
from the one slow number the aptly titled 'The Ballad' (with Si joining
the band), it was rock and roll in the vein of Guns 'N' Roses/Aerosmith
for the whole night.
crackers included the bands anthem 'Mary Jane' the catchy 'So Unkind'
with its knockout chorus, and the 100 miles an hour encore 'Jimmy
Silver', they also performed one of the best covers I have heard in a
while, a stunning '(I'm a) Roadrunner'.
The band as
is always the case with these guys put everything into this show, and
with Lawrence one of the best front men/showmen around, the powerful
twin guitar attack of Meryl and Nick, and the solid rhythm section of
Ash and Martin, they are a young rock band full of potential, they sound
great, have excellent material, and all of the band have exceptional
stage presence, hopefully greatness awaits.
Review and photos by
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