The Walrus, Plymouth [Live Music Venue]
I went out last night to watch / listen to a great entertaining rock and roll band, The Dellatones, who have recently been signed by Western Star Records. I was not disappointed, they looked great on stage and sounded great too. A mixed audience seemed to love what they did. Bearing in mind that this band haven't played to a live audience since February of this year, what a performance, like they'd never had a break. Thanks Wendy Wolf, Pete Jamieson and Stuart James, great job.keith nicholls, Monday 19 October 2020
Went out last night to watch / listen to a great entertaining rock and roll band, the Dellatones, who have recently been signed by Western star Records . I was not disappointed, they looked great on stage and sounded great too. A mixed audience seemed to love what they did. Bearing in mind that this band haven't played to a live audience since February of this year, what a performance, like they'd never had a break.
Thanks Wendy Wolf, Pete Jamieson and Stuart James, great job.keith nicholls, Sunday 18 October 2020
Love going to the walrus as it's right in the city centre . Great pub lovley atmosphere great dance floor lovley bar staff who make u feel really welcome also Karan and Pete landlords . But the great music that is on there this night was a total stranger he was amazing as always
Gets any party started people were on the dance floor as soon as the singer had started playing there was a varied selection of songs from different years talk talk the night by the four seasons which was really great the man who sold the world by lulu amazing !! Worth checking this guy out I know he plays here once a month counting down the days when he next plays here againMonday 5 June 2017
On entering the pub tonight punters were hit with a wall of heat akin to a sauna. Not sure if the heating was on the blink or it was a ploy to up sales of cold drinks at the bar but the band certainly had no worries about warming up the crowd. Thankfully by the time they got going the stifling heat was replaced with a more comfortable crowd generated warmth. And what a great crowd it turned out to be.
Launching straight into their set with "Sanctuary" (The Cult) "Four Kicks" (Kings of Leon) and "Lithium" (Nirvana), the 4-piece Rusty Angels were on a roll with particular favourites that always go down a storm, like AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" and Black Sabbath's "Paranoid".
The band ensured there really was something for everyone in the mix making even Adam Ant's "Stand and Deliver" sound like a respectable rock classic, further proving their diversity with the surprising inclusion of crooner Andy Williams's "Can't Take My Eyes off You.
Pleasing their audience well, the band delivered numbers with big, rousing sing-a-long choruses, which the crowd loved and fully engaged with but, for me, hearing renditions of favourites "Pride (In the Name of Love)" by U2 and the Foo Fighters' "The Best of Me" sealed the deal, making for a great night of live music!
Rusty Angels have been gigging relentlessly around the pub circuit for a few years now during which time they've carefully honed, crafted and developed their sound and built on their stage presence. This band really do place emphasis on fun fused with audience participation, giving you permission to rock mosh and head-bang till you drop, releasing your inner Rock God (or Goddess!).
Heck! With all the talk of austerity and triple dip recessions, we need something to get excited about. In The Rustys we have our own rock and roll Prozac!
Ellie Hudson-Hopton: Gig reviewer, Plymouth Herald.
Ellie Hudson-Hopton (Plymouth Herald)Friday 9 August 2013
Sincere apologies if it was hot... Unfortunately the venue has a flat roof and with the good weather we have been having it is difficult to control. The heating was not on, the doors were wedged open and all fans were on, we even turned the lights off at the bar to try to cool down ;-)
New owners Dec 2013....
WE HAVE INSTALLED AIR CONDITIONING SINCE TAKING OVER - :)