Egham United Services Club Ltd, Egham [Social Club]
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!