Forever Free [Free & Bad Company Tribute Band, 4 piece]
Great gig last night chaps. Although my knowledge of Free doesn't go much further than their 'best of' I very much enjoyed watching and listening. Great playing and singing. Crowd were mightily entertained. 'Seagull' another time?
Catch them folks!!
Steve GillSaturday 17 October 2015
Thank you Steve!
Seagull is on the list.......But then so is a hundred other things...& It would need to be for a bigger venue, more space for another guitar!
Thank you again.
Fantastic gig. Great sound. Mixed perfectly. Crowd enjoyed themselves immensly. Spoke to several strangers who all said Forever Free are a close 2nd to the original. How good is that. Because the crowd enjoyed themselves, the band enjoyed themselves which you could see. Well done guys!
chrisSaturday 17 October 2015
WoooW Thank you Chris!
There was so much energy coming off you guys I was at near bursting point!! :)
Thank you for your applause, we hope to see you soon!
Brilliant night hats off to all you guys for recreating a spectacle from the seventies that I never thought I'd live to see.
RobinSunday 9 August 2015
Thank you Robin,
Your words really mean a lot!
Having seen them for myself and being a huge fan of both Free and Paul Rodgers, this Forever Free gig held great expectations for me and I'm happy to confirm I was not disappointed.
The bass and drum section of this band are superb, creating accurately and in perfect syncopation the classic 'chug-chug' synonymous with many Free songs as superbly evidenced in the band's version of I'll be Creepin' and Fire & Water. Whilst the drum kit was quite modest in size the sound was excellent, not too loud and for the whole band (and venue). The bass guitarist showed great dexterity and re-created the Andy Fraser sound so well.
The lead guitarist created the classic, tremolo sound so characteristic of Kossoff himself, using a Gibson gold top Les Paul Paul Kossoff signature guitar and Marshall stack. His playing was accurate to the original and all with minimal effects, truly outstanding!
Finally and by no means least, if you want a strong and powerful rock vocalist, reminding you of the Paul Rodgers sound, this is the band for you. All four working together as good team.
First I will mention 'I'll be Creepin'. A great recreation of the original song and one getting the audience moving towards the beginning of the set. I particularly loved the 'chug-chug' sound on this from the bass/drum combo, perfect Free.
Now 'Heavy Load', a piano based song from Free but ably re-created by Forever Free with their own guitar based version and making it their own (and I say this as this song is a favourite of mine)
'Wishing Well' was a real crowd-pleaser being a popular and well received piece and so accurate to the original.
Of course, I must mention 'Alright Now'! Adopting the elongated version from the album and the guitarist nailing the lead break perfectly, backed by great drum/bass with the singer clearly enjoying this song and making it very well received by everyone.
The pub was full and the entire crowd were totally enjoying this band from the middle of the first song, with the atmosphere developing into electricity! The guys interacted with the crowd both during and in between sets and appeared to be enjoying themselves as much as the audience.
Forever Free are a 70's style rock band playing music from Free and Bad Company. A four piece (Vocal, Guitar, Bass and Drums). Their songs included Heavy Load, Alright Now, Wishing Well, The Hunter, Mr. Big, Fire & Water, Bad Company and I'll be Creepin', Feel Like Making Love, and many more.
A really good night out with a great and entertaining band.
John CrooksTuesday 24 February 2015
Thank You for that outstanding review
& so detailed!
Thank you from all of us at Forever Free
& we hope to see you soon!
GrooveCat has come of age in this newly formed Free/Bad Company Tribute Band. There was so much energy, feeling & classic music from FOREVER FREE at The Esplanade Club, Watchet last night. From the moment we walked in, we were treated to track after track of classic songs and it was an absolute joy to hear such a great band doing all the tracks that I still love to listen to at home, but never used to get the chance to hear when out watching performing artistes.
Most cover bands would usually strum along to the musical standard, "All Right Now", without - to be honest - a great deal of passion, but last night, as I stepped through the Esplanade door, I felt like I had just walked into a time-warp straight back into the magical seventies, and - with eyes closed - the excellent guitar riffs & vocals might as well have been from the original Kossoff/Rodgers combination. I am convinced this band is gonna go places: they have the power & the presence required to command any stage at any festival they could ever play at!
If I hold one criticism it's wondering why these stunning musicians aren't making their own music together as well as pouring heart & soul into playing other people's music! In any event, I strongly recommend that anyone reading this should get themselves along to a Forever Free gig to see them for yourselves! Enough Said.
Tony ChambersSunday 18 January 2015
WOW.......Tony!! I don't quite know what to say....Thank You doesn't seam to cover it. Come & find me when we next play at The Esplanade I think I owe you a pint! 😈😉😈