The Rhythm Collective [Rock & Pop Covers, 6 piece]
The Cross Rifles in Bridgwater is a fairly small venue, but perfect for intimate performances with space for dancing, which helps when the groove of a band drives their audience into a dance mode that's simply too compelling to ignore, as with this gig when The Rhythm Collective - who always give lively performances with big smiles and infectious enthusiasm (particularly the singers) - got everyone fully engaged so that all were clearly enjoying themselves.
I'm not your 'average Rock fan', so LOVE that TRC aren't your 'average Rock band', since they tackle songs from a wide variety of genres, using guitar and keyboards creatively to replicate a wide variety of instruments from harmonica to brass section, which always makes for an interesting song mix and sound.
In addition, as an accomplished covers band, TRC always manage to make their song choices interesting and fresh to listen to, often putting a new spin on an old classic as demonstrated in their rendition of Muse's "Uprising" with female vocals, and a 'Punked-up' version of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark".
So far as my favourites of the night were concerned, I particularly enjoyed the band's energy during their performance of Blondie's "Hanging on The Telephone" and in Kings of Leons' "Molly's Chambers." It has to be said though, that the whole gig displayed great chemistry between the band members, good vocal harmonies and some fantastic guitar solos making The Rhythm Collective well worth going to see.
Laura PatersonSunday 4 January 2015
Thank you for your positive feedback. We always enjoy the enthusiastic reception we get at the Cross Rifles and look forward to playing there again soon.