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
Once again an absolutely cracking afternoon with these two ! In such worrying times Gary and Billy certainly cheered everyone up with their singing and the banter between them both simply adds to the entertainment. Nothing but praise from all the people who came out to see them. I think they both had a good time as well ! You just know they will be back. Thanks boys for a brilliant afternoon and see you again soon. We all love you at Broadlakes xShirley, Monday 19 October 2020
Shirley, your staff, club, and members continue to welcome us,
and make our visits an absolute pleasure.
Thank you for your hospitality, you really are the BEST!
Broadlakes just can’t say enough good things about Gary and Billy. They are a first class act who bring a bit of fun and humour to an otherwise very dreary time. Their singing and harmonising is second to none and added to the banter between them makes them firm favourites at our club. Thanks for cheering up our customers and putting a smile on all their faces. The diary is out for their next booking ! Hopefully I’ll be able to get them back before the end of this miserable year. 10 out of 10 for everything !
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
Entertainer Roger Kiesa is the consummate professional.
Despite Coronavirus restrictions, a major hold-up on the motorway getting there and a power failure, Roger continued to smile and perform to the highest possible standard at this early evening gig.
Roger was a superstar in several Scandanavian countries in the 1970s and his records are still played on Danish radio. His vast experience shone through at this performance at the Builder's Arms.
Right from the opening song, the Eagles' haunting Lyin' Eyes, Roger demonstrated his amazing one-man show. And, believe me, this really is a one-man extravaganza.
He is a highly accomplished guitarist playing both lead and rhythm guitar; he uses a vocal harmonizer to create the sound of several voices; while a foot pedal controls a digital drum machine.
So it's like hearing the Roger Kiesa Band as he works his way through numbers like Mike Oldfield's Moonlight Shadow; the Beach Boys' Sloop John B (the harmonies being used to great effect on this one) and the impressive Darius Rucker country hit Wagon Wheel.
Roger's excellent sense of humour shines through between songs and he offers a wide variety of material and is happy to take requests.
So punters were treated to rock 'n roll -- Chuck Berry's classic Johnny B Goode; Elton John's catchy Crocodile Rock and Elvis's early smash Blue Suede Shoes.
; plus plenty of country sounds like Kris Kristofferson's Help Me Make It Through The Night; Ricky Nelson's Hello Mary Lou and Don Williams' I Recall A Gypsy Woman.
If you add to that some hits from the sixties, a couple of Irish tunes and a few soul numbers it made for a great musical cocktail.
Congratulations too to the management of the lovely Builder's Arms pub and restaurant. This was the first night of the new 10 pm restrictions and they did a brilliant job in very difficult circumstances.
Roger (and his band) worked tirelessly for a full two hours without a break. I would urge you to see his one-man band at the earliest opportunity. You won't be disappointed.
COLIN FENN, DJ/Freelance JournalistColin Fenn, Thursday 8 October 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed the evening.. such a delight to go out and play!
And thank you Colin for a such a nice review.. I was just delighted to see people enjoying the music..
The cut-down Maida Vales, consisting of guitarists Paul and Mateo, gave a buzzing performance in the Mermaid's specially adapted garden, all social distancing rules being observed.
The duo have a great musical understanding of each other, playing almost like brothers. They engaged and pleased the full-to-capacity seated crowd, and were obviously enjoying every second.
Great covers of Stones, Doors, Supergrass and everything in between. A delight.Mac, Sunday 4 October 2020
Wow! What an awesome night. I haven't had so many positive comments for years. We were hesitant putting on a rock band on a Saturday night due to most of our clientele being elderly and only wanting music to dance to. How wrong we were. Although dancing isn't allowed everyone loved the music played by these guys and what powerful vocals from lead singer Elaine. Really recommend Bottle Kids and we will certainly be booking them again.Paul, Sunday 27 September 2020
Thanks so much Paul! What a fantastic night, I hope you could see us smiling behind our masks! We are very excited about coming back, you're a lovely bunch. Take care, the BK guys :)
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.
Fantastic! Paul appeared, for the first time, last night, and from the word go he had the audience captivated. Apart from his obvious talent he wowed the crowd with a diverse mixture of songs. All were hits that everyone knew but a lot of bands/singers don't do. Tired of the same material used by a lot of bands we were treated to some fresh material. Great night had by all and we'll definitely be inviting him back. If you haven't seen him yet then check him out if he is appearing somewhere near youPaul, Sunday 6 September 2020
Thank you Salisbury Club people for making my first gig back after 6 months a memorable one. I look forward to returning!
Went to our first gig in over 6 months at The Horns last night to see the always excellent Tom Billington & Sinead Quinn.
Firstly, well done to Jane & her team for getting gigs back & running, and their usual good humour and fantastic service.
Tom & Sinead are always good but after 6 months without live music, we thoroughly enjoyed their vast repertoire of songs last night from Gone, Gone, Gone, right through to Leaving on a Jet Plane. We were there early enough to hear Tom's great rendition of Times are a-changing in the sound check.
Really good night out, and a big thank to Jane & the team, and Tom & Sinead.
Bob & MarianneBob Chambers, Sunday 6 September 2020
This review was written by Frank Hood
I’ve seen many bands at the Purple Turtle but Mythicals really blew the place away with their Christmas gig. They had the place packed out and it was rocking and I don’t think anyone wanted to the gig to end! I loved their diverse list of songs, playing hit after hit and getting people dancing non-stop with their energy and enthusiasm to the music they play, they are clearly a talented bunch of musicians. I can’t wait to see them again!Frank Hood, Monday 30 March 2020
Thanks for this, Frank - we had a great night too. We hope to see you at the next one!
Well what can i say. Another truly brilliant performance from a truly worthwhile band.
Place was buzzing and quite busy compared to previous weeks band.
Have seen this band at various venues and they never fail to deliver a great evenings entertainment.
Very professional musicians and well versed at what they do.
If you havent had a chance to sample this band yet then dont miss out when theyre near your town!
Definitely worth travelling to see, you wont be dissapointed.Kram, Thursday 19 March 2020
Cheers Kram, great gig and a great venue...
Lord Algae have a very high standard of musicianship so it's no surprise the band are in big demand on the pub circuit.
The three-piece group brought their own brand of blues and rock music to the Butchers where they have built up a large following.
The rock trio -- comprising 'Mad' Max Edwards on bass guitar and lead vocals; Johnny Rock 'n roll (that's how he likes to be known) on lead guitar and backing vocals and, on this occasion, highly respected dep drummer Ivan Hoe on drums -- pounded out some rock, rock 'n roll, blues and even some soul during their two sets.
The music was well chosen and I liked the way the band often performed two consecutive songs by the same artist.
They kicked off with J J Cale's mean and moody Cocaine and followed it with some sixties' classics -- the Kinks' rousing All Day And All Of The Night and a Rolling Stones' twosome -- (I Can;t Get No) Satisfaction and Jumping Jack Flash.
It was a great lively start to a rocking evening and the punters really enjoyed themselves. I particularly liked the two Who numbers -- The Seeker and Pete Townsend's arrangement of Eddie Cochran's Summertime Blues.
There was solid tight musicianship throughout and although Max is not the greatest vocalist in the world (as I'm sure he would agree) he is very effective on the bluesy-rock numbers.
Two more Stones numbers started the second half as Lord Algae pumped out Brown Sugar and Honky Tonk Woman. It was nice to hear a few numbers that most pub bands would not tackle including George Thorogood and the Destroyers' anthem Bad To The Bone; Cream's dramatic White Room and the final song -- Motorhead's raucous Ace Of Spades.
Despite their obvious experience I have one piece of advice for the boys. Mad Max needs to engage more with the audience as there were too many silent spells between songs.
Lord Algae are well worth seeing and I would thoroughly recommend them to rock and blues fans.
COLIN FENN, DJ/Freelance JournalistColin Fenn, Monday 16 March 2020
Mr. Dave Behenna the man with the thinnest legs in showbiz appeared at the Sportsmans Inn, much to the surprise of a lot of our locals who thought he only existed as part of a double act. Having known Dave Banana and booked him under that name for 38 years I, of course, was not surprised when his amazing guitar work, vocal talents and personality filled the dance floor for the whole event. Cheers Dave - looking forward to many more.BILL, Sunday 15 March 2020
First thing that hit us, was how accomplished each of these three guys are, very impressive musicians. The drummer is a free style solo unit, think Mr Baker, with controlled power, providing a dynamic backdrop on each number, whilst the bass has depth, with a lovely clear "pop" on each note, and some nifty fret work. Combined, these two ensure the rhythm section was a tapestry that could be enjoyed had the guitarist failed to show. As it was, the guitarist was on stage, and proved every bit as good a player as his band mates. Hit just the right mix on every number, spot on for rhythm and solo, and with the amazing set list played this evening, that was impressive. Not easy for a trio to play Floyd, but man they did a very good job...well done to you gents for a most impressive evening, we will look to catch you another time, for sure !!The Artisans, Wednesday 11 March 2020
I was looking forward to seeing The Dockneys play again their high energy sets are addictive just as one song finishes you cannot wait to hear what the next number will be. As only a three piece band they still have an excellent sound very tight and vocals together with harmonies makes it stand out from other bands I have seen. Impressive guitar solos, powerful bass playing and tight drumming. Memorable numbers too many to choose from but a particular favorite My Sharona . I will be looking forward to seeing them again very soon.
Pete BurrowsPeter Burrows, Saturday 7 March 2020
Thanks very much for this! Glad you enjoyed the set. Especially well received coming from a fellow musician.
See you soon hopefully
Chris, Andy and Martin
It's been a very long time since I last reviewed a gig by the mega-talented duo Hit 'n' Run.
It has been so long, in fact, that the Barnet pub in which I saw them has been demolished and a housing development built.
Hit 'n' Run were sensational last time and at the Wheatsheaf in Enfield they proved the Barnet show wasn't a one-off. These two guys are truly amazing.
If you walk into a venue where the two of them are playing it's hard to believe there are only two performers on stage.
So full and dynamic is their sound that you could be forgiven for thinking there were five people on stage.
Tony Upson (lead vocals, drums, percussion) and Chris Jobson (keyboards, flute, saxes, harmonica, special effects, backing vocals) are masters of their craft and they know also how to please a crowd.
It is fascinating just to watch Chris moving from instrument to instrument. Any second you expect him to bring out a kitchen sink.
The Wheatsheaf audience loved Tony and Chris and marvelled at the wide variety of their material.
Let's face it not many pub bands would tackle, in one set, Soul (Marvin Gaye's Mercy Mercy Me); Irish (the uptempo, singalong Galway Girl; rock 'n roll (Elvis's All Shook Up and Chuck Berry's You Never Can Tell); Musicals (I Wanna Be Like You from The Jungle Book); and even current material (George Ezra's Shotgun and Rag 'N Bone Man's Human).
There was just as much variety in the second half when Tony and Chris played more uptempo music as several punters were celebrating birthdays. Ska numbers like the Specials' A Message To You Rudy and Toots and the Maytals' Monkey Man were mixed in with some great rock 'n roll classics like Bill Haley's Shake Rattle And Roll (I've never heard it with a harmonica solo) and Big Joe Turner's Flip Flop And Fly.
Check out the gig list for this two-man orchestra. You will love them.
COLIN FENN, DJ/Freelance JournalistColin Fenn, Thursday 5 March 2020
You’ve got us down to a tee Colin!
Thanks for the great review, and please don’t leave it so long next time
Tony and Chris (Hit ‘n’ Run)
L K Mule Bletchley Blues Club 11 feb 2020
L K Mule gave Bletchley a real treat! Live performance is what this band is all about, and , with mixture of swinging rhythm & blues, hard edged rock and roll and expressive melody to create a soulful and original blend of the blues. Inspired by such varied influences as Little Walter and Magic Sam to Rory Gallagher and Dr Feelgood - it's all about 'blues with a difference.'
Leroy Kong on vocals and harp, fronts the band, he sings the blues with a passion and is no mean harp player. Add two excellent guitarists in Mark Walters and Barry Waller, with the cracking rhythm section of Phil O'Rourke on Bass, and Claudio Cafolla on drums, and you get a wonderful evening. The band kicked off with a super version of " Checking On My Baby" and then proceeded to thorougly entertain us with their splendid mix of original songs, and their treatment of some classic blues."Old Love" closing the first set, and "Evil" from the second set were the stand out songs for me, whilst the LK Mule originals "Blues Come a Calling" and "Trouble" are great songs.
L K Mule are well worth going to see, these guys know how to play the blues, and they have a great album, "The Whipcrackers Social Club".Mark Stasiuk, Tuesday 3 March 2020
Many thanks for your fine comments Mark,?we really appreciate it and look forward to the next time we meet at Bletchley Blues Club.
Absolutely brilliant. I'm not exaggerating when I say this is one of the best covers bands I have ever seen. The singer Andrea's voice is incredible and the range of styles she performs is something I have never heard before - and I see A LOT of bands. There are not many bands who have Guns and Roses, Sister Sledge, Marc Cohn, U2, Temptations and Aztec Camera in the same performance, all sung by the same singer. Just stunning. It's not just her though. The whole band is talented and work really well together. There lots of smiles and interactions going on between them. They were clearly enjoying themselves - not as much as we were thoughVince, Tuesday 3 March 2020
Thank you! What a fabulous and generous review. Hope to see you again and thank you in person.
We caught these guys playing at The Goat in Berko last Friday, and enjoyed the most superb gig we have attended for quite some time. Checking out the bands C.V. it's clear why these gents are such good musicians, but it does not always follow, that after so many years, they will carry the same enthusiasm, and play with the freshness of younger bands on the circuit. No worries on this score, they are, quite simply, superb entertainers, with a cracking set list. Kicking off the second set with a classic from Booker T & the Mg's, they had the place up on the dance floor
Thankfully, just prior to the start of the second set, there was an influx of punters, mainly ladies, who always lead the way onto the floor, which raised the level of the evening up a notch, and was pleased for the band, getting the size of audience they deserve. If you have the chance to catch them, do yourself a favour…. "Quality will always rise to the top"David & Colin, Friday 28 February 2020
Thanks guys - lovely review. John the Bass Player.
So many people had told me how good Jamie is but after seeing him I could completely agree but he is even better than I expected. What a voice and what an absolutely lovely man. He sings because he loves it and has such a variety of songs. Anyone who was seeing him for the first time just fell in love with him. Looking forward to seeing him at Broadlakes again in April. Can’t come round quick enough !Shirley, Monday 24 February 2020
We went to see many bands leading up to our party and Glo were by far the best. We went to see Glo at the Komo in Guildford. They really engage with the crowd and get everyone up on the dance floor (at our party and at the Komo). The song choice was spot on and all our guests loved them. (The songs and the band). Our guests kept asking where did you find this band from? I would recommend them if you are having a party or any event. Thanks again.Dave Williams, Sunday 23 February 2020
Many thanks for your feedback, your party was a really great event, I am glad you enjoyed the Komo too. Many thanks
I see a band every week and have done for years. This performance at the Nightingale, Sutton, is the best gig I have ever seen on the pub circuit. Why! I have raved about Highside before. They did 3 sets plus an extended encore. The band played for 2hrs 45mins and performed 40 songs.
They level of performance was sheer quality. We heard Ac/Dc, Aerosmith, Billy Idol, Blink 182, Blur, Bon Jovi, Chuck Berry, Elvis, Green Day, Gun, Guns N Roses, The Beastie Boys, The Beatles, The Foo Fighters, The Killers, The Who, Radio Head, Steve Miller Band, Wheatus, plus many others.
With Andrew's dynamic bass playing backing vocals - John makihg the lead guitar sing backing vocals - Wayne's Rhythm Guitar and exceptional lead vocals. I have left Hannah the drummer until last because she replaced Matt, who had to give up drumming because of back problems.
She is very accomplished and has stepped in, there has been no drop in quality. ( there should be more women in bands.)
Lastly just to thank Corrine the Landlady at the Nightingale and the bar staff, she get's some great bands on.
Thank you from Ron ( Geordie )Ron, Thursday 20 February 2020
What a great gig at the 3 Wishes. This is the best band band on the circuit, with great musicans. All playing in harmony of each other. Unbelievable music of the 50, 60, anfd 70,s.
Played from the heart and respect for the songs and for that era. Excellent musicans.
Thanks band , whetre your music always uplifts me and makes me feel good.
Again, great band, great musicans and nice people.
Thanks alot for Keeping Rock and Roll, a live. Aidan.aidan, Monday 17 February 2020
Thank you, Aidan. We hope to see you again at one of our forthcoming gigs!
Seen this band last time they played here.
They were good then. To say there was a marked improvement last night would be an understatement!
They were superb. Really capturing that late 70’s/early 80’s spirit and atmosphere.
A packed, appreciative house added to the great vibe.
Only complaint I had was, I couldn’t hear the drummer singing, which he seemed to be doing very enthusiastically, in all the correct places. But then, everyone in the band performed the songs with great enthusiasm.
A really enjoyable night.Bruce., Sunday 16 February 2020
Allan (Bass and Backing Vocals), Sue (Rhythm and Vocals) , Gary (Lead Guitar and Vocals) and Kev (Drums) together the Harvey Baker Band. I've seen them play on many an occasion and they have never failed to deliver. in my opinion, they give more in an evenings entertainment than most bands out there on the circuit today. Instrumentally they are tight with rustic vocals and they share a popular catalogue of music from across the decades. Good food, good wine, good company, good music - three out of four ain't bad folks - Enjoy them!DarwinsApe, Thursday 13 February 2020
Thank you for your review, much appreciated. Love the bit about rustic vocals - am wondering if we should learn a couple of Wurzels numbers :o)
This Bloke Grouvecat (Mark to his M8s) gave an astounding show on a wet stormy night in Watchet. People were well relieved to come in from the rain to listen to his accomplished guitar work on both Rock classics and his own songs too.
If the 3 self written songs he played at the end of his first set where anything to go by, Mark has a big future and should be encouraged to write more solo stuff and release an E.P. or Album.
He also does excelant re-workings of old classics. By doing this, he shows what a real talent he is and breathes new life into old classics such as Wishing Well and Beat It.
10 out of 10.Tony CHAMBERS, Sunday 9 February 2020
Thank you Tony, your venue is very conducive to getting the best out of whoever is performing, friendly people & lovely surroundings, see you next time dude!
Mark actually playe Billie Jean. I was a tad hungover when i wrote the review, but everything else i said still standd.
It's great to watch a band who really seem to be enjoying themselves while performing on stage.
The Beatin' Hearts are an exceptionally talented group of musicians who spent a lot of time rehearsing. And I can tell them that all that hard practice was well worth the effort.
It came as little surprise to note at the Butcher's Arms that the band's reputation is spreading and a large group of supporters from Bricket Wood made the journey to Barnet to see them in action.
And the Bricket Wood posse -- and everybody else in the pub -- were not disappointed by this five-piece bundle of fun.
The 'Hearts' started with two Dr Feelgood rocking classics She Does It Right and Roxette and followed them with the catchy Bruce Springsteen rocker Pink Cadillac. In Tony Tucker the quintet have a charismatic lead singer and he has also great banter between songs.
What makes this band a cut above the rest is the harmony work of the other members of the Hearts. These guys have spent countless hours on harmonies. Lead guitarist Mike Chandler, bass player Clive Tucker and guitarist and harp player Mick Hammersley provide excellent vocal support to Tony as could be heard on the their version of the Temptations' My Girl and the Locomotive's ska number Rudi's In Love. Completing the line-up is talented drummer Mal Egre.
The band's set list comprised a carefully selected collection of songs featuring many musical styles -- and the variety made for a great evening.
Blues numbers like the Doors' stomping Roadhouse Blues and Fleetwood Mac's moody Need Your Love So Bad were mixed in with great soul songs including Dobie Gray's powerful Drift Away; Otis Redding's shuffling (Sittin On) The Dock Of The Bay plus some rock 'n roll classics such as a rousing version of Cliff Richard's Move It; Chuck Berry's You Never Can Tell and the Big O's stomper Oh Pretty Woman.
And, as if that wasn't enough, there were Motown numbers, some ska and even a brilliant interpretation of Asleep At The Wheel's jump jive number Hot Like That. The band presented also two Rolling Stones' hits Gimme Shelter and Miss You (again not the usual choice of most pub groups). The band became a sextet when they were joined by guest sax player Paul Amsterdam on Chairman of the Board's Give Me Just A Little More Time.
The audience at the Butcher's loved this band and I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone wanting a fun night out. They are one of the best acts on the pub circuit.
COLIN FENN, DJ/Freelance JournalistColin Fenn, Thursday 6 February 2020
Many thanks for the kind words Colin. All absolutely true of course!
We had a great time,glad you enjoyed it.
The Band are back at The Butchers March 21st.
Go and see this fantastic Band. They have an energy of bands half their age, very professional and they make each song their own. They got everyone up and dancing and no one wanted the show to end! . I saw them at Broadlakes for their first gig last year,what a show! The place was packed! There were also friends of the band there who are in the music business themselves and they too were impressed with this great band!
Lovely venue too, suitable for all ages a real family place! Best of all this show is free! Don't miss it!Gary Night, Wednesday 5 February 2020
This is a tight 4 piece band that don't need to turn the volume up to 11 to get you foot-tapping, singing or dancing along!
A really authentic sound from the lead axe-man with good vocals to match.
Sal puts real feeling into this guitar work.
Ably backed on drums, bass and keyboard.
Covered The Doors, Bonamassa, Clapton etc.
Just a really good sound and created a really good vibe.
The cries of 'one more' probably had the landlord a bit worried, but that's just what a pub band should do on Saturday night!Sanj, Tuesday 4 February 2020
Saw NeverWas at the Broad Street Tavern on 31st January.
A packed and enthusiastic pub enjoyed a very varied set, covering rock, pop and soul - all played with great skill and high energy. People were dancing and singing pretty much through the whole of the three 45 minute sets.
I particularly enjoyed that they have 2 lead singers, one male and one female, as this really added to the variety of the show and kept us guessing what the next song was going to be - they did quite a few songs I've not heard a covers band do before.
They all looked as if they really enjoyed it is as well!Tina Roach, Monday 3 February 2020
Had a night in Walthamstow with my son, prior to seeing Tedechi Trucks and Blackberry Smoke on the Saturday. Such tremendous luck to stumble across this band. They set me up for the following night. Purely and simply joyful. Great musicianship and an eclectic choice of tracks. Sadly being a Northern lad from Doncaster, the chances of seeing them again are remote, but would go in a heartbeat. Thanks for a great night fella's!Richard Holland, Monday 3 February 2020
We are so pleased you enjoyed our gig in Walthamstow last Friday. Thank you for your review - we really appreciate you taking the time to do so.
I am sure you had a fantastic time seeing Tedeschi Trucks Band and Blackberry Smoke; they happen to be two of my favourite bands.
On behalf of the Free Electric Band “thanks again“!
I was at the gig to ‘launch’ Chapter Six at The Goat and I was blown away. The band is a new line up for what was the very established band, Wired and - with many new upbeat songs performed to a very high standard - the atmosphere was electric! The pub was jumping very early on in the evening and the energy levels increased as the night went on. Make sure you see Chapter Six! You won’t be disappointed!Sharon Lennon, Sunday 2 February 2020
Wow! One year on from their debut at The Salisbury Club (on a Friday) The Skangsters appeared for the first time on a Saturday night. The committee weren't sure of the reaction from the members but we needn't have worried. Rave reviews from both members & guests. Ska & Reggae at its best. Thanks to Wayne & the guys who were awesome....yet again. If you've never seen them I recommend you catch them at a venue near you. They will certainly be coming back here so keep an eye out. Mark them, and The Salisbury Club, as one of your favourites here on Lemonrock to get notifications of their gigs.Paul Walton, Sunday 2 February 2020
Fiona is a professional and amazing performer and entertainer, she rallies the crowd and even gets up to dance with them while singing! Her repertoire is really extensive and what seems to be all genres! I always make it my business to get to the Three Wishes in North Harrow when she is on the stage there even when I'm working late. I actually have her CD (which is glorious) and am listening to it while I'm writing this review.
Thank you Fiona, we love you!Maria, Friday 31 January 2020
New Wave, Punk and a few post punk classics thrown in for good measure and to keep everyone happy! Radio Generation manage to put their own twist on some memorable classics. XTCs 'making plans for Nigel' and The Stooges 'I wanna be your dog' to name but a few are all played with gusto and a strong well rehearsed crisp sound. Great band! Always a cracking night out! - Check them out at a venue near you SOON!!John, Tuesday 28 January 2020
Why,thank you John, we certainly like to put our own twist on those memorable classics! We love playing at The Belle Vue, always a great audience and vibe.
Thank you for your Kind words,
RADIO GENERATION. xx
saw these guys in their show called The Magic of The Beatles, and right from the start it was amazing....once the crowd got warmed up it was off the charts!!
The great playing and mind blowing harmonies are so accurate and realistic that you would not believe it wasn't the real fab four. Ive already booked to see them again in Leeds at the end of february. I strongly advise beatles fans to do the same.alan teasdale, Tuesday 28 January 2020
Having been a writer in the 60s and 70s on the now defunct Record Mirror, and a mod who went to numerous pubs and clubs that hosted live music, I wanted to find a great live band to play at my "landmark" birthday party in January 2020. Searching on this site for hours, looking at what the bands had to offer, I settled on eQuivalents. Their set list was varied and videos of them performing live showed the band in a great light. Luckily they were performing locally at the Bridge, prior to the event, and a visit to see them confirmed what I believed. The band are enthusiastic, really talented, professional and obviously love what they do. They certainly didn't let me down on the day of the party. The set list was perfect, featuring some ska and bluebeat, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs, Zutons and much more. The dance floor was continuously occupied and eQuivalents gained several encores and, selfishly, we would have loved to keep them on even longer, if the venue wasn't due to close!! Many guests asked for the band's name and commented on how great they are. Through all my dealings with them, they were quick to respond to queries, totally professional and I am so pleased that I found them here. I definitely plan to see them again. Not only did I find a great live band, but also a good music venue still hosting upcoming bands in a friendly environment.Val, Monday 27 January 2020
Val you have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Great to meet someone with so much enthusiasm and a genuine love for the music! Thank you so much for your kind review. Hope we will see you again x