Aylesbury Shootpool, Aylesbury [Live Entertainment Venue]
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Wow! Blonde Rebel on Fri 20th Jan 2017
See these guys at shoot pool Aylesbury, best band I've seen at shoot pool, great band and vocals, nice to see a band with great harmonies as well!
Sun 22nd Jan 2017
Reply from Blonde Rebel:
tha is for your comments, hopefully see you there next time x X x
Callow saints are an amazingly talented young band. Weather your looking for original material with catchy lyrics that stay in your head for days or a great mix of lesser played hits, all sang with the amazing vocal talents of Ruby and Seb who have completely divers singing style but work together so well. And supported by oran the bass man and Alex Drumming.Highly recommend for an original music night as a headline band or family party or celebration, book these guy you wont regret it.
Thu 25th Jun 2015
Reply from Callow Saints:
Thanks very much Sue, we always love playing at Shoot Pool!
U2Baby on Sat 31st Jan 2015
"What an amazing start to our monthly Tribute Nights. U2Baby rocked, the crowd loved the opportunity to listen to their favourite music all night. 80 tickets sold in advance with a further 70 on the night and they stayed . With two encores what more could a venue ask for, thank you! U2Baby - definitely recommend this band great show xx"
Sue, Shootpool Aylesbury
Sun 22nd Feb 2015
New, but not to be forgotten band Dealey Plaza on Sat 20th Dec 2014
In the nebulous, ever-changing world of music, it's very rare for bands to last a long time. And even when that band is as popular at a local level as "The Observers" (please check their info & reviews here on Lemonrock), events happen which mean things have to move on.
So it was some months ago three musicians (Jimmy on drums, Martin on bass guitar, and Paul on lead guitar) found themselves wanting to make music, but without their old band after one member had left. Did they simply get a replacement and carry on with the successful format? No. To their credit, they took some rock'n'roll style risk, decided to make some changes, and came up with a new band, Dealey Plaza.
First new recruit was Luke on keyboards. Luke had often played a couple of songs with the Observers at gigs, but on guitar. However, he has training in classical piano, and of course in his spare time he's extended his repertoire to rock/pop style.
Second new recruit was Lisa, an experienced and very talented vocalist who has been a member of at least one previous band (I should have done a bit more research before writing this, ha ha!)
So how did their first full, headlining gig go? Well, basically they used their combined experience and a couple of months of rehearsal time to completely storm it!
Starting off with the very catchy and foot-tapping "Runaway Baby" (Bruno Mars), they moved smoothly through "You Got the Love" (Florence & the Machine), and "Ironic" by Alanis Morrisette. Then came the first surprise in their set. Not many bands would try to take on Adele's "Skyfall", but with Luke's superb keyboard intro, and Lisa's rangy vocals, they made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Excellent.
They completed the first half of the gig after eleven songs, other highlights being "Clocks" (Coldplay) and "Turn Back Time" (Cher).
The second half was just as good, just as ambitious, and just as well-delivered. Another eleven songs included classics and surprises such as "Ghost" (Ella Henderson), "Little Bird" (Annie Lennox), and "Maybe I'm Amazed", the classic McCartney song last performed by Wings. That was one of my favourites of the night.
One other highlight which has to be mentioned is the Blondie track, "Maria". It's sad to say, but Debbie Harry's voice is now not what it once was, and she has to tone down the vocals when Blondie are performing live. So I'm going to say something quite bold here. The Dealey Plaza version of Maria is excellent, and unless there is an extremely talented Blondie tribute band out there with a great vocalist, then I reckon you won't hear a better live version of "Maria" from ANY other band.
After an encore of two songs, ("Baby I'm Ready to Go" and "Titanium"), the gig was done.
The acoustics at Shoot Pool are always good, and the band had sound-checked well, except for a troublesome speaker in the first half of the gig. It was fixed for the second half. This is the only reason I can't give them the full six stars. The crowd really enjoyed the gig, and the atmosphere was excellent, with some good-natured banter and joking around between the band and the crowd.
All-in-all, Dealey Plaza are a talented group, with a very varied and adventurous set list, and I'm looking forward to hearing them more in the future. Keep an eye out for them, and if you're a venue manager, book them! You won't regret it!
Sun 28th Dec 2014
Reply from Dealey Plaza:
This is a fab review from a great authority on live music in and around Aylesbury, thank you Keith for this wonderful write up
Bad Wolf on Fri 15th Mar 2013
Saw these guys for the first time last night and they were awesome! They have a great range of songs all of which were played brilliantly. I had a really good night (topped off by having sweet child of mine played for me) and will definitely be looking out for future badwolf gigs!
Sat 16th Mar 2013
Reply from Bad Wolf:
Cheers Fella! We're all really chuffed that you chose to come out to The Shootpool to see us on your birthday weekend last night! Really glad you enjoyed the G'n'R we played for you, Thanks!! :)
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This venue page is jointly maintained by Lemonrock and Sue. Last updated 24 July 2017.