...the band's anthem of sorts Heroes Never Die takes the place by storm ... as there are times when one could swear that the roof actually attempts to levitate itself a couple of inches, just to tip its hat All photos: Chris Walkden This one seemed a long time coming - a feeling clearly shared..
Evil Scarecrow photos: Ian Jenkinson Metal may be a serious business and not many would disagree with that notion, but humour can go a long way and is very much a requirement following the last 18 months. Even the most serious of metal heads cannot fail to be swayed by Nottingham’s Evil Scarecrow and there..
At one particular time in proceedings they both perform a song on the Korg synth at the same time, their arms crossing each other like some bizarre musical game of Twister. Out of all of the music venues throughout the world, there are a few which resonate with a particularly iconic status, big or small...
The first forty minutes saw Hackett reminding us he’s not just all about keeping the Genesis flame alive, he’s also still a contemporary recording artist of some significance All photos by Mark Stimpson 'Well, isn’t it lovely to be able to go out again? Our first tour in 18 months', Steve Hackett gushes after the..
Thursday 5th March 2020. That was the last time I went to a live gig, one of the fortunate ones to see Samantha Fish before she had to pack up her tour halfway through due to the Covid lockdown. Here we are, 18 months later, and I’m fortunate again to break my fast on Robert..
PHOTOS BY John Bull ([email protected]) After a year’s enforced absence, the New Day Festival welcomed back fans to listen to three days of music, performed by a wide assortment of acts, in the sumptuous settings of beautiful Mount Ephraim gardens, just a few miles north-west of Canterbury. A new day perhaps, but it seemed as..
Sunday 20th June saw a select audience of 295 souls worshipping their heroes Caligulas Horse at Brisbane's The Triffid (an old WW2 aircraft hangar). This was a Live after Lockdown streamed performance partly showcasing the band's 2020 album Rise Radiant. As livestream products go, I have to say this isn't of the highest standard -..
Livestream performances can be a bit of a mixed blessing. For some the lack of the crowd - and the smell and heat of the crowd - diminishes the performance to the point of merely listening to a live album. Some artists are clearly affected by the lack of atmosphere. The Damn Truth do not..
It’s a sobering possibility that there’s a generation of young people who may never experience the excitement, mutually exchanged body fluids, and archly bonding euphoria of a sweaty, alcohol enhanced live event in a club venue, packed like sardines yet utterly wrapped up in the moment. Such has been the paradigm shift of the last..
I am becoming increasingly aware that I sound like a broken record when talking about Joe Bonamassa. The reason is not just that his studio output is excellent and getting better with each passing year, or even that his live shows are so consistently superb, but also that he seems to have the gift of..