The Horns, Watford [Pub]
I'm an avid Lemon Rocker, this is where I find the bands I go to see every week! This week I traveled to The Horns, Watford for the first time. It took the wife and I, 1 hour to get there. The pub was good and the people friendly.
Saw Replica Rockaholics in January at the Crown Hotel, Chertsey. I couldn't wait until April when they are next at Chertsey.
This review is more about the band as well as their music. The wife agreed the band was every bit as good as I intimated. she remarked that Tom the singer had a very versatile voice.
The Band! Lead Guitar - Mark, he makes the guitar sing. he produced a beautiful sound playing Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine.
Bass Guitar - Rhys, Mr. Bass Fingers - the way he strums the guitar, it resonates around the pub ( quality ).
Drums - Rich, a tight display with incredible dexterity, pace and speed ( he roasted that drum kit).
Lead Vocals - Tom, No matter what the song, he manages to find the depth, range and key to sound like the original. He is able
to capture the essence of Bryan Adams voice, with Summer of 69 - it is not easy!
Some bands spoil there performance with too much banter between songs, losing the momentum. This band belts out number after number with a seamless transition. They also change their set list, very important!
They played 7 songs I have never heard them play before. Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven,The Commitments - Mustang Sally, Elton John - Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting, George Micheal - Faith, Huey Lewis and the News - The Power of Love, Kenny Loggins - Footloose and Scouting For Girls She's So Lovely.( All with great aplomb).
We also heard, Jet - Are you Gonna be my Girl, The Killers - Mr Brightside, Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama, The Sufaris - Wipe Out and The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger. Plus many other songs, the band played their hearts out until 00.30.
What a tight sound they produce, they gel so well together.
The dance floor was heaving and you could cut the atmosphere with a knife. We all wanted them to carry on playing after the encore of Joan Jett's - I Love Rock and Roll. See you at Chertsey in April. Ron ( Geordie).Wednesday 27 March 2019
Wow! Great review. Thanks, Ron. Always a pleasure to see you at one of our gigs. See you at the Crown!
Elena and her band were fabulous at the Horns on Tuesday 5th March and had everyone dancing. A mixture of 50s and 60s classics as well as some real golden oldies, including an Eric Clapton style guitar solo! Get down to their next gig, you won’t be disappointed...Friday 15 March 2019
Thank you Vicky hope to see you soon to our gigs!x
The music was great and Elena fantastic. I eas foot tappin and singing along with all the vocal tracks. Took me back to my teenage years.
If you get the chance to and see them liveWednesday 13 March 2019
Thank you so much and I am glad you enjoyed. I hope to see you soon again to our gigs
Never one for handing out compliments... your band was exceptional yesterday. Brave.. innovative...fun... and playing with ... and for each other. Nigel Spennewyn's solo in Comfortably Numb felt like being in a stadium ... and in my youth and brought me tears... but the absolute jewel was Kashmir! As that intro went into that iconic riff... I emitted a cry of joy... as did the bloke next to me. Quite the best music I’ve heard in a pub for 5 years. Wonderful!Monday 25 February 2019
Thanks for the kind words - it means a lot. Hope to see you again soon.
Fantastic night every time we see them!! Keeping the ska alive and kicking. Cheers boys. ??Sunday 13 January 2019