The delighted crowd at the Hobgoblin, Staines jostled and cheered as Hayes based local lads The Megadudes fired up their colossal riffs and spitting rat-a-tat percussion, demanding the ‘Right to Rock’. And if you like your bands to be confident and assertive and to possess the awesome power to deliver, then this group is for you.
Dishevelled and vaguely ‘through-the-hedge backwards’ looking Chris is the lead man on guitar and vocals. Kyle (the smarter one) is on the rumpy thumpy bass guitar and provides backing vocals along with Adam (lead guitar) who also takes those power-chords and elastic riffs and puts ‘em high up on an altar of his own choosing. The immediate energy and determination of these guys cannot be questioned. Listening to this band is like bungee jumping from a helicopter in motion, without a safety belt. It seems dangerously exciting. You want to do it with them. But you know that when the free fall ends, you’re gonna be catapulted right back to even more perilous levels.
A new drummer was working with the Megadudes the night I saw them playing. His energy and solid power-house performance didn’t go amiss. The crowd loved the ‘old’ single “Ballad of Terry McGann” with its keen wedges of guitar, greedy chunks of vocal sound and briskly exciting bass and drums – a great bouncing, grifting, heart pounding headrush of a song.
Other stuff like ‘Rhythmic Social Ritual’ with those jug-jugger chords and that fiery lazy guitar that entwines itself through those slightly distorted driven, yet rind-less chords, had the girls and boys on the hop and yelling for more. Piping hot vocals and smooth pop-rock harmonies just made you wanna clap and move.
If you like the crisp vocal harmonies, tight arrangements and choppy riffs of pure power and you enjoy the sound of bands such as The Knack, The Libertines and The Vapors, then you are sure to love The Megadudes. Take the journey to success alongside them. Start today by checking their site.