Wrecking Ball [Country, 4 piece]
What a great way to kick of our 2019 residency at the OSA! Some great comments in via social media:
"Who needs C2C when you have Wrecking Ball. a great night in Minehead" - David Phelps (via twiitter)
"Well we did see you guys there last night and you were amazing. Hugely talented and you gave a great performance, better than some we saw at C2C in Dublin last year!!! Thanks for a fantastic evening. Can’t wait to see you again !!" Jennifer Ruddock (via twitter)
We come up to Minehead every couple of months to play the OSA, and will shortly make out first visit to close by Watchett. If you've not seen us play yet, come on down and see what all the fuss is about!Monday 25 February 2019
We love playing the Old Ship Aground - always a great atmosphere and lovely crowd. Thanks for taking the time to let us know that you enjoy it as much as we do. Looking forward to returning! Mark, Chris, Andrew & Martin
Our first gig at the Foresters and it was a fun and thoroughly satisfying gig. Friendly, excellent staff, respectful of music, up for something different, really good acoustics and a great Sunday arvo vibe. We are booked to come back and really looking forward to playing here again.
Cheers from the Wrecking Ball Crew
Aussie Nick, Mark Hills, Chris Bridgeman and Andrew MoloneySaturday 20 January 2018
Yep! Great music at the Beach last night. Loads better than the average Friday music merry-go-round at the Exmouth pubs. Love this sort of music and such a serious lack of it. So well done from me. Only disappointment for me - is I cant see any future bookings this neck of the woods till next March (I think)....but will keep checking. CheersSaturday 18 November 2017
WOW! Well grateful
YOU make it all worthwhile. We will get to work on more Jurassic Coast Gigs
Thank you for the feedback.
I went to the Park Hotel to watch and listen to Wrecking Ball, a new band and venue for me. Neither disappointed!
The pub had a great family friendly atmosphere in the beer garden, and judging by the way the staff and customers were joking with each other a great pub in general. The beer and food were good, and sensibly priced - thanks, that always helps :).
Wrecking Ball are a band I'd not heard before, but liked the sound of the MP3s on this page. I wasn't sure whether the Country would be all Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, I needn't have worried it was Modern Country, far more rocky than I'd expected - that's always a good sign for me. The band covered a wide range of artists from Johnny Cash, John Denver through to Keith Urban and Chris Janson, as well as the ones mentioned below.
With Mick and Nick on vocals you could hear every word, much more important when you don't know the songs yourself. It's hard for me to narrow down the review to just two or three songs. The easiest way is to say I'm going to go to i-tunes for Eric Church and Chris Stapleton. Of these two, new to me, artists I think Creepin' by Eric Church and Parachute by Chris Stapleton were my favourites. Of the covers that I recognised one of my all time favourites was played, and these guys played it well, that was Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Thanks for a brilliant afternoon.Monday 28 August 2017
Wow thanks for your thoughtful review!
You've hit on the challenge for Wrecking Ball............. the notion that Country is all Kenny, Dolly and Hee Haw. Don't get us wrong, we love traditional country but we realise not everyone does hence our focus on New Country.
We don't need to label. This is just good old bar room and festival music that converts everyone willing to give it a chance. We tip our baseball caps to you sir for doing so.
Chief - Eric Church, Traveller - Chris Stapleton, Vaquero - Aaron Watson, Wheelhouse - Brad Paisley, Buy Me a Boat - Chris Janson
Fantastic night, I do love country rock and you guys did not disappoint .Very professional ,look forward to seeing you in Exeter again .God bless PaulWednesday 19 July 2017
Thanks for asking the time to post a review, we really appreciate it and even better that it's a positive one! Glad you enjoyed us and for Keepin' it Country!