Last Resort [Soul Covers, 5 piece]
A lively 5 piece band who clearly love playing together. It was quite quiet for a Saturday night but that didn't bring down their spirits and they played their hearts out. Great energy and tone, and fantastic guitar solos. They deserved a larger audience because they were very good. They took requests and even if at first they weren't sure, they figured it out - and you wouldn't have known! Very talented and a great night out - would recommend!Sunday 13 May 2018
Very small venue and tight for a 7 piece band, but once they kicked off, they really rocked the place, and their being squeezed into the end of pub looked to be soon forgotten! These guys do a range of material from blues to rock to Stevie Wonder, the odd ballad or two (their soulful version of James Morrison's "you give me something" was just stunning, and much appreciated by the crowd. They finished with a rip roaring version of Joe Cocker's "unchain my heart" with a finale that left not only them, but the audience, breathless... get 'em back soon Colin, we want more nights like that!
A music fanFriday 25 September 2009
This was the first time I'd been to this pub - friendly, and with a selection of ales available (as a real ale drinker that was nice to see). It was also the smallest venue I've seen the band play in - fitting a four piece band into the space would have been a squeeze but when you add the 'Brass Boys' . . .
For anyone who is thinking "Brass"?!, please try and get to a gig and listen to Last Resort. The brass boys are an essential part of this band and with some of their signature pieces (such as Move on Up) it really makes the difference.
There were two very competent deputies at this gig - I've heard Jimmy play bass with the band before but the trombone player was new to me - and anyone who hadn't seen the band before might not have realised. The brass sound was as bright and tight as usual (and the inimitable Mr Carter just as entertaining, with or without his trumpet!). I'm a fan of John's playing and singing, and he didn't disappoint.
The audience was a mix of regulars, supporters and a lively birthday celebration - a bevy of lovelies who kept the space available for dancing filled for most of the evening.
Clearly folk here like good music - the singing along, the enthusiastic applause and the calls of 'more' every time there was a pause were strong indicators of enjoyment. Singing to 'Unchain my Heart' or dancing to almost anything played during the evening, the customers really looked and sounded as though they were enjoying this band.
Nice venue, superb gig.
Wicked AuntThursday 24 September 2009
A warm night at The Sailor and the boys took to the stage at around 9pm. 60 minutes of class playing took its toll on the band, who resembled 7 people just after an hour in the sauna, only with clothes on!!!!
These boys play hard, and the variety of music ranges from Blues to Soul and Funk to the odd ballad. In fact, their version of James Morrisons 'You give me Something' was a show stopper! The brass section can really get things cooking.
A band of this ability and musicianship in a pub is a thing to behold! 7 Piece bands don't come around every day in the Sailor and we are so glad we caught this one!!!
A music fanThursday 14 June 2007