Cry Wolf [Classic Rock, 4 piece]
I saw these guys last night for the first time arriving late after work to catch the second set, which kicked off with 'Comfortably Numb' - always a 'risky' song for a band to play due to Gilmour's famous solo! The band had no keyboardist but, despite this, they delivered an excellent and sensitive version of the song, which was really quite close to the original we all know. Notably, the lead guitar and vocal harmonies were all excellent and better than some Floyd 'Tribute' bands I've been to see.
Demonstrating how well the band play together, several other favourites like "Crazy Train", "Whole Lotta Rosie" and "Paranoid" were performed. Throughout, the twin guitars played really well with some very good lead work (don't know which guy did the 'tricky' solos, but he was excellent) and again the vocals were very good indeed with a terrific range to suit whatever song they played without sounding 'stretched' or 'screamed' and driving it all forward were the bass and drum who were nicely locked in together.
One of the highlights for me was a sound version of UFO's "Doctor Doctor" showing off the band's abilities while using the twin lead guitars to very good effect. All this without playing 'too' loud (I play in a LOUD band!) made it an excellent evening for everyone in a packed out venue.
Criticisms to make it a 'balanced' review?
I felt you needed more ride cymbal in the chorus of "Doctor Doctor" (but maybe I couldn't hear it clearly?) and for Nickelback's "How You Remind Me" it didn't sound as if you changed to the dropped 'D' tuning the song needs?
All in all though guys - very, very good indeed. I'm well impressed and I'm a fussy SOAB! A very well earned 6/6 'Brilliant' rating!
Colin EcclesSunday 1 July 2012
May the \\m// be with you Colin!
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday night to see the phenomenal performance of Cry Wolf! This band had the whole pub rocking from 9pm through to midnight and were lucky to get out alive after smashing their way through a set of rock classics, which had the crowd jumping off the walls and begging for more!
If you ever get a chance to see this band, then I strongly suggest you do so. The set up was perfect, creating a loud, crisp sound, which really captured and created an electric live atmosphere at the Admiral Nelson. The only downside was that the pub wasn't big enough to cater for the huge following of rock fans in tow.
Cry Wolf will be playing again at the Admiral Nelson, although a date has yet to be confirmed. However... when it has...
DO NOT MISS IT!
A music fanMonday 14 February 2011