Sunsets on Vegas


As we all know, the sun never sets on Vegas ‘cos when the sun goes down the lights go up. In fact, in Vegas, the sunset is at the beginning of the day and preludes the start of all the fun…so it is not an ending at all..

I saw our local Sunsets (SOV) at the HOB (Hobgoblin Staines) on 02/09/2007. These boys boys swagger, pout, preen and ooze arrogance but it is all permitted in the name of ‘rock n roll’- because they deliver the goods in abundance.

Choppy, neat and persuasive guitar chords from Jimmy, dirrrty, groovy big bass lines from Sam and rat-a-tat drums from Harry. The whole set was as clean and as taut as your sister’s fresh knicker elastic.

SOV cite their influences from Gallows, Maximo Park, The Malloys, Manic Street Preachers, Morrissey, Joe Strummer and the Mesceleros, Billy Bragg, Talking Heads, Billy Talent, Elvis Presley, The Bronx and Biffy Clyro.

Well, I noticed good ole’ Woking band The Jam in there a-plenty, not least because of the three-piece soundz, but also because of the attention to detail and craftsmanship. I also recognised a good slice of Dr Feelgood (choppy guitar and jerky movements.) and I couldn’t help but notice the influence of early Police and The Blockheads.

The ‘sunsets on Vegas’ are the ones to watch because, like I say, it is at sunset time that the fun really begins!


Oct 27 2007 8:00P
The Little House Bedfont, London and South East

Nov 1 2007 8:00P
Purple Turtle Camden., London and South East

Dec 14 2007 8:00P
Club X-Ray @ Fighting Cocks Kingston, London and South East

Dec 16 2007 8:00P
All Dayer @ Black Sheep Bar Croydon, London and South East

Dec 23 2007 8:00P
Hob Goblin Staines, London and South East


Adpontes Staines Arts Magazine 


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