Six Go Mad [80s Covers, 6 piece]
Wow, here's a band that really offer something different.
St Albans-based group Six Go Mad have a unique selling point. They can perform an entire afternoon of eighties music and there are no fewer than
six top-quality singers and musicians.
The band offer not one but two highly talented vocalists -- husband and wife team Andy Woolford and Charlotte Glover Woolford. Andy is a wonderful front man and quickly has an audience in the palm of his hands with his great communication skills and witty asides.
Having both a male and female singer gives Six Go Mad a far wider scope than most acts. So Charlotte (who has a powerful set of lungs on her) entertains with impressive renditions of classics like Yazoo's stomping Don't Go and Madonna's catchy Material Girl; while Andy has both a tuneful and resonating voice as demonstrated beautifully on numbers like Simple Minds' Don't You (Forget About Me) and his own personal favourite tune from the 1980s -- Tears For Fears' hypnotic Everybody Wants To Rule The World.
I felt sorry for this sextet as they clearly have the skill ato 'whip up' an audience and get them dancing. Unfortunately, because of Covid 19 rules, they couldn't encourage guests to sing and dance.
But that did not spoil a fantastic afternoon of music. There were too many highspots in the 28 minutes to list them all but I particularly liked a splendid version of Gary Numan's Cars with superb keyboard work from James Cowling; an outstanding interpretation of Jefferson Starship's West Coast rocker We Built This City; and a pounding performance of Billy Idol's rocker Rebel Yell with nice lead guitar work from Sean Conran.
It's great too to hear songs that most bands would never tackle (and I have reviewed more than 150 bands). So there were numbers like Roxette's rocker The Look; A-ha's haunting The Sun Always Shines On TV; and Simple Minds' Alive And Kicking with excellent bass playing by Gavin Attewell. Incidentally this must be the only band in the UK with two Gavins -- Gavin Richardson is the drummer.
Congratulations Six Go Mad on providing a wonderful afternoon of entertainment in very difficult times.
Just a word too for the pub management under the the leadership of Simon Niemiec. The pub has gone to great lengths to make customers feel safe and comfortable -- with a top-class covered stage; plenty of outside seating; a grassy-looking surface in front of the stage; and track and trace checking.
Having a male and female lead singer gives the band far greater scope than most acts.
COLIN FENN, DJ/Freelance JournalistColin Fenn, Thursday 10 September 2020
Colin thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a great review. We will use this on our website.
Were excellent last night at the Horns Watford totally brilliant loved watching you all again, great vibe, great songs , great band loved it. Looking forward to seeing you all againSunday 23 September 2018
Six Go Mad? Well I counted a lot more than that in The Hightown Club when this great band made it's debut. We have never put on an eighties band before but boy was it a risk worth taking and such a pleasure to deal with this band all the way through the booking.
Hit after hit was played from the 80s and a few more up to date stuff too but the dance floor was filled with all ages and it was great to see young kids up dancing with their parents and receiving a proper lesson in good music ;-).
What I loved about Six Go Mad is how they played as close to the originals with 2 superb vocalists giving a tight backing not only from 4 great musicians but also with a excellent sound technician.
If you haven't seen Six Go Mad before then check them out ASAP you'll be mad to miss them and we would be mad not to rebook them very soon.
Cheers all on a fantastic debut.
PeteTuesday 10 April 2018
Thanks Pete for a great review. We thoroughly enjoyed playing such a great warm and welcoming club. Let's book again soon.
Six Go Mad? Nope the whole club went mad for this brilliant 80s band.
It's always a risk when you put a band on that goes against the norm but Six go Mad not only had us "kids" of the 80s up, but a lot more of the crowd who normally prefer their 60s and 70s stuff enticed by great songs delivered by cracking vocalists and musicians.
It was so nice to see all ages getting up on the floor kids with parents and even the bar staff had their 80s groove on!
So thank you Six Go Mad for such a top night and your welcome back anytime
So if you haven't see this band before do yourself a favour and do ASAPTuesday 10 April 2018
Six go mad did a fantastic performance at my 40th birthday party at the Barn @ the Horn in St Albans on Friday 8th September.
Andy and the band were a pleasure to deal with, sorting everything with the venue you which meant very little for me to organise, therefore I could just enjoy the party.
I was able to pick my favourites from their set list and my request of 'just play songs that people will dance to' was definitely answered. My guests and I had a great evening. We definitely danced the night away!!!
I would highly recommend this band for any event.Sunday 10 September 2017
Thanks for your kind comments and review Gill, we loved it as much as you did. SGM