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The Venew, Leamington Spa 28 June 2011
This was a
Tuesday night rock double header at Leamington Spa's new live music
venue The Venew and for headliners Voodoo Vegas it was the eve of their
first support slot on the Fozzy tour.
First up an
original five piece rock band from the West Midlands Undue who
like the headliners have rocked Leamington before. This was my
first look at them and I was very impressed with their set of well
written hard rock numbers including 'Ride' and 'Addiction', they left
the only cover for the last track, an excellent run through Velvet
As well as
the strength of the music and the individual performances I was also
particularly impressed with the bands stagecraft which included plenty
of interaction between band members who often left the stage and played
from the main floor. As with headliners Voodoo Vegas they play a
classic twin guitar set up always a bonus for me and the two guitarists
even had a lead guitar lick duel.
bill the superb Voodoo Vegas once again travelling up from the
coast of Bournemouth to rock this town and also again proving what a top
British rock band they really are with their well honed set of numbers
which hopefully will grace their debut studio album before to long.
Led from the
front by charismatic vocalist Lawrence the set included performances of
'Perfect Girl', 'Bullet' the slower paced but still rocking 'The Ballad'
and the band's anthem and fan favourite 'Mary Jane'. Their style
for me has plenty of echoes of classic rock music, the numbers
overflowing with great hooks, killer choruses and real energy.
The band are
a really tight unit, strong in all departments and consists of Lawrence
who as well as a charismatic front man is a powerful rock vocalist,
plays a mean harmonica and pulls all the rock star moves with the mic
stand, two sensational and flashy guitarists Nick and Merylina, the full
of action style of bassist Ash and the top notch solid drum work of
They are a
very hard working band who really give their all on stage as well as
being a really great bunch of people with plenty of time for their fans,
rock stardom hopefully awaits, I also hope The Venew goes from strength
to strength as a live music venue.
Review and photos by
Vegas were our Featured Artist in June 2011. They support Fozzy on the
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