Eat The Rich [Outrageous Rock, 4 piece]
Eat the Rich played at our wedding and although we have seen them many times they totally exceeded all expectations! We genuinely had the best night of our lives and can't thank you guys enough! Totally professional, lovely fun guys who ROCK!!!! We danced all night long and friends and family have all remarked on how brilliant the atmosphere was and keep asking where we found you. Can't wait till we can next make it to one of your brilliant gigs! Highly recommend booking for parties/weddings or going to a nearby gig for a great night out! Cheers you 'ansome bunch! The Arbury'sSunday 10 December 2017
Wow! You are all truly terrific! I haven't had so much fun in a long time! I'm 72 and I was jigging about like a teenager. Your energy is infectious. What a magnificent and totally professional group. Power to your elbows! Onwards and upwards! Luv ya! Guy
Guy PetersTuesday 3 May 2016
Thanks so much Guy, it was great to see you having such a good time!
Fantastic night, fantastic group. Thank you all so much.
AnnSunday 19 July 2015
Very different.. like the rock mixed with traditional stuff. Appeals to all age groups. Lead singer reminded me of Ian Anderson! (Jethro Tull). Maybe with a lead violin they should consider some ELO. Enjoyed very much.
Russell HoggMonday 25 May 2015
Thank you Russell, glad you enjoyed it, and it's nice to have confirmation that we're achieving our goal of appealing across all ages :)
When a band undergoes a change in their line-up, dynamics within the camp can shift quite dramatically, or, in some cases the change may go largely unnoticed depending on the character, personality and an obvious comparison in musical skills styles and prowess with the outgoing and incoming member/s.
Tonight Eat the Rich are debuting their new lead guitarist, Hector Mazzotti, who hails from the Brazilian state of São Paulo, so all eyes - and ears - are focused on him and his very impressive looking peddle board (the likes of which aren't often seen in a local pub setting!) ETR, of course, for those not in the know, are the 4 piece who bring a massive dollop of jiggly eclectic fun to the stage with their fusion of Rock, Punk and Irish Folk.
The line-up, Tim Trevin (vocalist and fiddle player), Eddie Kingdom (drums) and Neil Pratt (bass) kicked into the gig with what felt like a whole new vibrancy. A huge injection of freshness was prevalent and there were huge smiles all round as well as cheeky banter for the birthday girl in the crowd. They were on tip-top form tonight.
The usual suspects, "Fought the Law", "Sally Maclennan", "Boots are Made for Walking", "Should I Stay or Should I Go", "Black Betty", "Blackbird" and "Heave Away" are all in the mix, but the added bonus for us was Hector showcasing some joyous and stunningly jaw-dropping guitar solos. This is no ordinary guitarist. We were watching a master at work and the loud applause he received showed the audience's appreciation.
It has to be said that for Eat the Rich this isn't so much the introduction of a new band member, but a complete upgrade for the whole band since the previous guitar sound was often too loud and drowned out the fiddle and vocals. The lead guitar is now less about cranking up the volume and more about finesse and aptitude - a winning formula - so Mazzotti brings a great deal to the table.
If you get the chance, Google his name. This guy has Rock and Prog credentials running through his veins and his style comprises a myriad of techniques as well as the ability to demonstrate that peddle board isn't just for show either by creating some stunning tones on those solos.
This gentleman is, I believe, going to be key to Eat the Rich's elevation as a band. With Hector Mazzotti firmly ensconced in the camp they've just raised the bar sky high!
Ellie Hudson (Plymouth Herald)Friday 19 December 2014
Many thanks Ellie, we're glad our enjoyment was that obvious, and glad you had a good time.
We've had a universally positive reaction to Hector and his playing over his first few gigs, and are very much looking forward to next year. See you next time we're in Plymouth :)