Dog & Partridge, Yateley [Pub]
Thanks again for another fantastic night. Undoubtedly one of the best sounding bands around with every member treating the audience to a selection of great songs, definitely a see again band. Sorry about the loud chanting at the end but if you try to leave without"purple rain" on your head be it! Thanks again boysSunday 28 May 2017
So glad you enjoyed the gig at The Dog. We had a blast too. Thank you for coming and for your supportive review. Cheers - Ian.
Like the last reviewer I had never been to the Dog & Partridge in my life, although I live less than a mile away. I went on the night that The Lee Aaron Band were playing because a good friend thought that I should check them out.
The atmosphere was good when I walked in, the pub was very busy and as I watched the band set up it did appear to me that they had done this a few times.
There was a kid around 15 or 16 setting up his drums with an amazing attention to detail; I later found out that this was Lee Aaron. When they started their set they involved their audience immediately which was a great treat for me. So often a band will just go through the motions of their set without the slightest mention of the people that come to see them. I think the singer was the dad of Lee Aaron and it was wonderful to see the two generations working so well together. The bass guitarist had a feel for the rest of the band that was refreshing; it seemed that they had played together for years and there was a definite understanding between the four musicians.
The young guitarist, I think, was brilliant and complemented the rest of the band wonderfully. Lee Aaron did not disappoint me - I watched all night in awe. I used to play drums years go so I have a little understanding of what he was doing. He is quite brilliant - his style reminded me of a controlled Keith Moon with the speed of Stuart Copeland. This young man will go far, he is entertaining and has a talent that I believe cannot be taught. For a small 4 piece rock band they ticked every possible box. Their cover of the Kinks' number "You really got me" & the Who's "Wont get fooled again" almost blew me away. I will definitely go to see them again. Why they are not on TV making a name for themselves is beyond me - Jools Holland sit up and take notice! At least in the years to come when people talk about Lee Aaron I can honestly say that I saw it coming!
Colin WatsonWednesday 30 January 2008
Word on the street was that there was a new band in town. This was my first visit to The Dog & Partridge in Yateley. I was down to check out the band I had heard so much about. I had heard that this band had a young drummer - 15 or 16 years old. I have been playing drums for 10 years and I have seen plenty of good drummers both young and old so I anticipated seeing a competent drummer with an average pub band.
The pub was full and most of the folk at the venue had come just for this band.
When the band started I was blown away, the whole band was incredibly tight. The young drummer Lee was absolutely amazing: he put me in mind of a young Keith Moon but he had more speed and control.
The band powered through the first set with hot covers of Billy Idol's Rebel Yell, Spin Doctors' Princes, Too Hard to Handle, a brace of Hendrix numbers, and the first set ended with a great singalong with Sweet Home Alabama.
The band were just as they had been described to me: brilliant, entertaining and fun.
The second set opened up with a version of Ain't No Sunshine then Deep Purple's Smoke on the water. They did Ziggy Stardust and I Predict a Riot. Lee did a kicking drum solo in the middle of Won't Get Fooled Again - apparently he is a finalist in the young drummer of the year competition. After what I saw last night I think he will walk it.
This Band are the business I will defiantly be at their next gig. 10 out of 10.
Micky FinnSunday 27 January 2008