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What’s On This Jan – Staines and Area

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The River Card – Jan 29 2010      The Firestation     Windsor

Formed in Stoke-on-Trent at the end of 2005, The River Card are a melodic hardcore band who after a few member changes have existed with the current line up since the beginning of 2007.

The River Card have shared a stage with the likes of Hatebreed, Killing The Dream, Set Your Goals, Grave Maker, Have Heart, Vultures United, Bane, Down To Nothing, Parkway Drive, Your Demise, Verse, Dead Swans, Reign Supreme, Cruel Hand, Ruiner, Unrestrained and Dirty Money to name a few. Since the release of ‘No Prize Just Pride EP’ in 2007 The River Card have worked hard touring the UK and Europe a number of times.

The River Card have just released a new album ‘Serious Titles’ in March 2009 and extensively toured the UK, followed by a 6 week Euro tour in late 2009 and a split 7″ release on Power Negi Records. 2010 will continue to see The River Card as one of the hardest working bands in hardcore.

http://www.myspace.com/therivercard

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BAD PENNY ~  Live


Formed by some of the most accomplished and gifted musicians on the circuit. BAD PENNY will rock you to your foundations, playing the best classic rock anthems, executed with all the passion and fury you would expect from this impressive collection of musical maestros.

Bad Penny  JAN gigs

Jan 16 2010      9:00P
Ye Old Swan Inn     Burnham

Jan 29 2010     9:00P
The Royal Oak     Hampton

Jan 30 2010     9:00P
Rose and Crown     Sandhurst

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/badpennylive

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Prezence

Local hard working 5 Piece Classic Rock Covers Heroes,  Prezence have a load more gigs lined up at local venues this January…

JAN/FEB gigs

Jan 16 2010      9:00P
The Coach & Horses     Isleworth

Jan 23 2010     9:00P
Pyrford Social Club     Pyrford

Feb 6 2010     9:00P
The Fox & Duck     Ham

Link:

http://www.myspace.com/prezencerock

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Alix Live–  Percy Lambert – Jan 30 2010
2 High Street, Weybridge, Surrey

Like a lot of great artists, Alix is influenced by different genres and keeps his music fresh and exciting by blending rock, soul and funk in a wide ranging repertoire.

This includes James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, The Doors, Funkadelic, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, The Troggs, Lenny Kravitz, Otis Redding, Little Richard, Prince, Marvin Gay, Wilson Pickett, Bill Withers, Doobie Brothers, Stereophonics, Sam and Dave and other major rock/soul artists.

Overseas tours have included clubs and stadiums in Canada, Hong Kong, Belgium, Holland, France and Dubai where his band Unkle Jam, played at major function venues including the Hard Rock Cafe. Alix has backed Dennis Edwards and The Temptations on the same billing as the James Brown Band and has played with George Clintons P Funk Allstars to name a few major bands.

His vocal range continues to wow audiences with the authentic sounds of the original artist in his own unique style.

Alix can now be seen touring the Home Counties with his Alix Live Band performing a mix of his own material and covers as one of the most versatile acts available to live music venues.

Sat 30th Jan ( + Jam Pact With Tony Chick & Mark Z):
The Percy Lambert, Weybridge

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Land of Cain

Land of Cain is a superb four piece rock/metal outfit from West London. Featuring astonishing guitar work, a pounding rhythm section, progressive strains and thought provoking lyrics the band are becoming a force to be reckoned with on the local  hard rock scene.

The band started life as “One Bitter Pill” in 2004, with Grant Chambers and Aaron Waddingham in the original line-up. In 2007, Grant and Aaron decided to take the band in a darker and heavier direction, and with the addition of Spencer Dargue on Drums and Chris Jordan on Bass, the band began writing the new material which would later evolve into the songs for their first album “Collapse the Control”.

Land of Cain  JAN/FEB gigs:

Jan 30 2010      8:00P
THE COACH AND HORSES     Isleworth

Feb 5 2010     9:00P
THE GLOBE     Brentford

Link:

http://www.myspace.com/landofcain

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News from The Bridges – December 2009

Loaded Dice

Another year over …. and it’s goodbye to old friends … ‘Loaded Dice’ the Shepperton band has decided to call it a day and to concentrate on academic studies and some solo projects. The ‘Best Live and Unsigned Band’ winners have issued a statement: “After nearly 6 years of playing together we have decided to take a break to concentrate on other projects and boring things such as uni. We want to say thank you so much for making our time together so special and memorable for us we will truly never forget the wonderful memories. Who knows we may be back sooner than we think but for now this is goodbye. In particular we would like to thank our friends and family for all their support you know who you are and we are very grateful.”

Heavy metal covers band ‘Netherworld’ has also hit rough waters. The sensational guitars of Jason Stretch and the nimble bass play of ‘smiffy’ will not be wasted though – the boys have started up a new project titled ‘Bad Penny’. They are joined by Rob Owens, “The Mighty Mammal” from our local circuit favourites ‘Rough Justice’ who will provide the power-house percussion. Look out for ‘Bad Penny’ at a venue near you in the New Year and check them out on: http://www.myspace.com/badpennylive.   The new band will be playing at Ye Old Swan Inn, Burnham on Jan 16th and The Royal Oak, West Molesy on Jan 29th.

Doug Lip

Finally, we have to say goodbye to the incarnation that was ‘Blue Fuses’ – a favourite local ‘hard rock’ outfit famous for their Pink Floyd and AC/DC numbers that had been playing together for 15 years.  Guitarist Doug Lip and drummer Just Will are to soldier on without the talented vocalist and bassman Noel Jones who has decided to take a break from gigging. We wish him well. A new band is expected, it will probably be re branded as ‘Fused’,  and rehearsals have already started with a newly recruited bassman, Simon.

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Sticky End for Live Music in Staines?

Sticky End for Live Music in Staines?

Message from STICKY FUNGUS:

I guess by now that most of you (even those that have not yet visited The Club) have heard that Sticky Fungus has closed. That is correct. However…….

The club Had to close as we were informed that the Licensee had been objected to by the local Police and Licensing Authority and insufficient numbers through The Club made it un-viable. That was enough to cause a temporary closure.

Unfortunately, since we have been closed, The Club has been subject to a serious theft. Sound and Light equipment plus fixtures, fittings and Drink Stock with a total value in excess of £10,000.00 was stolen. Some has been returned but insufficient to immediately re-open. The Police are aware of who is responsible and when CID have finished with evidence and video images, those who carried out the theft, will be prosecuted….

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With the sudden closure of Sticky Fungus just four weeks after its faltering opening (and let’s not forget that the whole project was on/off on/off on/off more times than a professional stroboscopic light show at a Hawkwind concert in downtown  Vegas) together with the total collapse of the Phoenix as a venue, along with the complete dogs dinner at the Dog & Partridge (the latest owners apparently left in quite a hurry … without leaving a gig diary) and it would be easy to assume that the live music scene in Staines is looking shakier than Shakin’ Stevens standing on a lilo in the North Sea.

But that good ole musical equivalent of a soup-kitchen- The Hob (Hobgoblin, Staines) – is still going strong (thanks to the sheer dedication and hard work of those nice folks BUCKLE UP) every Sunday and Thursday (ACE & GRAVITY IS DEAD are on JUNE 7th entry £3) and don’t overlook the Staines Riverside Club.  Yes, yes, it may look like your nan’s front living room and have the same atmosphere as a fun-night in at a retirement home in Eastbourne, but they have hosted some magnificent acts there over the years … none more exciting than this week’s headliners – BRAINSCAPE – Friday 5th June entry £3…

And just a few stops down the line at Windsor & Eton riverside you have got the thriving Old Ticket Hall venue – almost on your doorstep. (Jun 12 2009 they host ALOUD OUT for all you Killers and  Kaiser Chiefs fans out there)… not to mention The Firestation Arts Centre a short walk down the hill from the riverside station (20th June sees Post War Years + MidiMidis + Vienna Ditto all in their Basement Studio entry £5.)

If you have the cash left, you could take a mini-cab to the ROYAL OAK HAMPTON ( Friday 12th June – Smileys Heros – or Saturday 13th June – Netherworld .) Or pop along to The Barley Mow, Shepperton – a really comfortable pub – who are hosting a classic rock night with local favourites BandX on Saturday 6th June.

We at ADPONTES really hope that Sticky’s can get up and running again (soon) and , if and when they do, we will support them as much as possible …. but in the meantime DON’T GIVE UP on STAINES ….

“Going to stand on that bridge
Keep my eyes down below
Whatever may come
And whatever may go
That rivers flowing
That rivers flowing”

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5 Things – This Week in Staines

1.


Hardcore Rock – Live in Staines This Week


Imicus at Staines


Imicus

May 07 2009

Hobgoblin

Staines



supporting/ BLOODLOSS & WITHOUT THOUGHT


Imicus
formed at the turn of the year 2005…

Early highlights in 2009 have included being part of the first ever
Hellfire festival at Islington academy alongside acts such as Breed 77,
Sabbat, Exit Ten, Malefice, Romeo Must Die, Forever Never and Sacred
Mother Tongue.

They are now going through the signing process with Transcend Records…

MILLER (VOCALS)

DALE (DRUMS)

BILLY (LEAD GUITAR)

STEVE (BASS)

DAN (GUITAR)

Links:

www.myspace.com/imicus


Buckle Up Staines


http://www.buckleuppromotions.com

For
LIVE MUSIC REVIEWS  in STAINES keep checking WWW.ADPONTES.CO.UK

Here are the links for BLOODLOSS REVIEW and WITHOUT THOUGHT Review

2.


West Coast Jazz Live at Ascot


Allison Neale - Jagz Ascot


Allison Neale

Quartet

May 10 2009

Jagz

Ascot


Allison Neale Quartet


Allison Neale is a jazz saxophonist and flautist. born in
Seattle, USA, and raised in Northamptonshire, UK. She has been playing
alto from an early age, assimilating the stylistic approach of many
players, but above all Paul Desmond and Art Pepper, with whom she still
has a particular affinity. Spending her formative years playing alto in
the midland youth jazz orchestra, she had the opportunity to perform
with many leading international artists such as Adelaide Hall, Bud
Shank, and Lanny Morgan, amongst others. she also held the flute chair
in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra between 1996 and 1998. after
completing a Ba(Hons) in performing arts at de Montfort University,
Allison attended the Guildhall school of music and drama in London,
where she attained a postgraduate diploma in jazz and studio music. The
Allison Neale Quartet features Dave Cliff on guitar, Simon Thorpe on
bass, and Steve Brown on drums.



Upcoming shows


Sunday, 10th May

Show will start at Doors 12.30pm, two sets 1pm to 3.30pm

Ticket cost: £6.00

Special entrance and roast lunch £12



Links:


http://www.myspace.com/allisonnealemusic


3.


Powerful Rock Covers – Windsor



Axis at Old Ticket Hall Windsor




Axis

May 08 2009

Old Ticket Hall

Windsor


AXIS is a powerful rock covers band making some serious waves on the local music scene. You haven’t heard AXIS until you have heard them
live as performing live is what they love. You can expect to hear rock
favorites from the 70s era thru today. Performing hits in our own AXIS
style from Nickelback to Pink Floyd from Greenday to Lynyrd Skynryd,
from U2 to The Eagles and everything in between + DJ PLAYING
80’s & 90’s HITS – BAR OPEN TILL 2AM

The
Old Ticket Hall Windsor & Eton Riverside Station

5/8/2009 8:00 PM at AXIS

THE OLD TICKET HALL, WINDSOR, SL4

Links:

www.myspace.com/axisrockyou

Also on at the Old Ticket Hall this week:

Grouper

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…GROUPER play songs from Coldplay Travis TheStrokes Stereophonics Wheatus Van Morrisson Wild Cherry James BrownEagle Eye Cherry Toploader Steelers Wheel Kinks Beatles Dandy WarholsLenny Kravitz Chili Peppers Reef… AND MANY,MANY MORE! FOR MORE INFO
VISIT  + DJ PLAYING 80’s & 90’s
HITS – BAR OPEN TILL 2AM

www.grouperband.co.uk/

4.


New Wave Punk Covers – Live at  Hampton


Scam 69 at Royal Oak, Hampton


Scam 69

May 09 2009

Royal Oak

Hampton


A tribute to the classic hits of 1977-1982


Scam 69 are widely regarded as the finest New Wave Tribute act in the UK.
Scam 69 authentically reproduce the sounds and energy of the Clash, the
Undertones, the Buzzcocks, the Stranglers, the Adverts and many more…


Links:

http://www.myspace.com/scam69com

Royal Oak Hampton

45 Oak Ave, Hampton, TW12 3BS

http://www.theroyaloakhampton.co.uk/


5.


Local Alt Rock band  –   Live in Staines



Instincts of Nature- Sticky Fungus Staines


Instincts of

Nature

May 07 2009

Sticky Fungus

Staines

w/ Big Truck – Powerful,
melodic rock with a punch. Emotive stuff…


Instincts of Nature are a STAINES band mixing elements/influences of grunge, punk and even the Chilis (a big rock soup)!

Time: May 7, 2009 at 8pm to May 8, 2009 at 1am

Location: Sticky Fungus

Street: Elmsleigh Road

City/Town: Staines

Doors open at 8pm. £5 entry. Over 18’s only (ID required)

Links:

www.myspace.com/instinctsofnature





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Five Things – This Week in Staines

1.

Fresh Emo / Punk – Live in Staines This Week

Kyoto Drive at Staines

Kyoto Drive
May 03 2009
Hobgoblin
Staines

w/ The Sketch

Kyoto Drive formed out of the ashes of two Birmingham hardcore bands, when the two acts disbanded the remaining members came together to create the band that they are today. They joined forces in early 2008 and have been playing the length and breadth of the UK thereafter. The band have just released a debut EP ‘Spotlights and Stars’ which is available as a free download on their myspace page.

Adam Binder
Vocals + Bass

Chris Piper
Drums

Mike Levell
Vocals + Guitar

Mark Piper
Vocals + Guitar

Links:

www.myspace.com/kyotodrive

Buckle Up Staines


http://www.buckleuppromotions.com

2.

World Class Jazz-Funk Live at Ascot

Damon Brown - Jagz Ascot

Damon Brown
Quartet
May 03 2009
Jagz
Ascot



A “Ronnie Scotts” recording artist Damon Brown is one of the United Kingdoms leading Jazz musicians. His trumpet playing and composing have won him unanimous critical acclaim both at home and abroad. Damon performs and tours internationaly with his band and has also played with many great Jazz musicians including Steve Grossman , Benny Golson, Dave Liebman , Don Braden , Rubin Wilson, Steve Wilson, Bruce Barth and many others. Today he is leading his quartet with Leon Greening, piano, Mike Janisch, bass and Sebastion de Krom, drums.

Upcoming shows:

Sunday, 3rd May
Show will start at Doors 12.30pm, two sets from 1pm to 3.30pm
Ticket cost: £6.00
Special entrance and roast lunch £12

Links:

www.myspace.com/damonbrownjazz


3.

Classic Live Rock – Windsor

Spiderwire at Old Ticket Hall Windsor


Spiderwire
May 02 2009
Old Ticket Hall
Windsor

Spiderwire are a fab four piece band that worship at the altar of rock. Playing covers from numerous great rock icon’s, such as Nickelback, Velvet Revolver, Kings of Leon, Rage and even the god of the quad Ozzy. Come along and enjoy an evening with the fast and furious. For those about to rock……We Salute You!!!!!!!! + DJ PLAYING 80’s & 90’s HITS – BAR OPEN TILL 2AM

8:00 PM at SPIDERWIRE
THE OLD TICKET HALL, WINDSOR, SL4
Cost: £3

Links:

www.myspace.com/spiderwirerocks

4.

New Indie Pop Sensations – Live at  Windsor

November 5 at Firestaion Windsor

November Five
May 01 2009
Firestation Arts Centre – Basement Studio
Windsor


‘Band of the Month’ ‘ Kool Rock Radio

The summer season of Ignition! Starts with a bang.. Following the release of new single ‘Closure’ and recent headline slots at Alan McGee’s Death Disco and Club Velocity, The November Five are a band on the up and they bring their driving, infectious indie pop to The Firestation’s May Ignition!

Band portrait of November Five’Closure’ has already received enthusiastic support and airplay from DJs such as Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music, ‘Band of the Month’ feature on http://www.Koolrockradio.com and ‘You Heard It Here First’ on the Britsound Radio Show, nationally syndicated across the USA. If that wasn’t enough, online music bible The Quietus recently jumped on board with an interview that takes in everything from the bands sounds to Glenn Close’s haircut! Read it here.

Support comes from long time Windsor scenesters Self Esteem.

£6
Doors 7.30pm

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/thenovemberfive

http://www.myspace.com/selfesteemmusic


5.

Energising Alt Rock  –   Live in Staines

Alphabet Backwards at Hobgoblin Staines

Alphabet
Backwards
Apr 30 2009
Hobgoblin
Staines

w/ Lemonshaft

Even if our zeitgeist (spirit of this age) yokes us away from this inexplicable xenophobia and withdrawal from various prejudices; the undefined beauty of this theoretical Acousto alt.ectronika band is that they subsume delicicious sounds in their rarefied qualitative productions openly, but not nihilistically, as a motif (laconic or otherwise) kinetically determined judiciously inward – yet holistically grafted in a frantic effort towards a dynamic and a cosmically broadened anxiety.

Neil_Mach
2009

Yeah, thanks Neil … blah di blah di blah ….  yawn …  why don’t you go see ’em for yourself and see if you agree with him?

Links:

www.myspace.com/alphabetbackwards

www.myspace.com/lemonshaft

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Ed Hudson Band

ROYAL OAK HAMPTON
Friday 16th January 2009

Ed Hudson Band

Ed Hudson Band

Hey little thing let me light your candle

Let there be Rock – The Ed Hudson Band

The Ed Hudson Band plays a variety of warm and agreeable country rock sounds with an aggressive blues-rock edge… a bit more alt country than pure blues but ‘fused’ well so the music retains an authentic rock n roll sound. The band  plays as a trio so it is no surprise that the lively set includes covers of tunes from the likes of ZZ Top and Thin Lizzy. Bravely, though, the boys did manage to pull off a successful rendition of ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ which was originally played by a whole ‘backyard’ of teenage friends including a keyboardist.

Ed Hudson looks every inch of a Mississippi swampland good ‘ole boy… raised on a diet of Yazoo catfish gumbo and muddy water blues. But, in fact,  Ed got the musical bug in West Cumbria (back in the good ‘ole U of K) in the 1980’s when he played in a punk band and, later,  a hard rock group called Belfagan.  Ed moved to London town in 1993 and spent years gigging with bands like Panting Skeletons, Good Company, The Flame Tattoo and Three State Blues. By the early 2000’s Ed was recording and touring with the band Red Road co-writing much of their material but failing to get noticed by the industry- even though he was managed by Trinifold (Who,Page and Plant, Judas Priest.)

Red Road never went stellar the way they shoulda, and in 2001 Ed started to sing and play guitar for Bad II The Bone. We are now fortunate to be able to see Ed Hudson and his various side projects near to us somewhere in Middlesex County as he tours the more intimate local venues with his choogling twangy guitar and bluesey improvisations.

When I saw the band (at The Royal Oak, Hampton)  the set-list included “Cocaine”, the song written and recorded by Lynrd
Skynrd songwriter J.J. Cale in 1975 but most widely known in a cover version recorded by Eric Clapton. In this song Ed, wearing his cowboy hat, boots and denim combo, smoothly and soulfully sings out the lyrics (the song is unquestionably anti-drugs) whilst often incorporating simultaneous lead and rhythm parts on his guitar. His bassist and drummer are steadfast and reliable compadres to these living blues- but they never dare to rise in stature to threaten the main man. Ed rules the stage with a gentle hand, though, asking and persuading rather demanding song choices, adjustments to sound and lights, re-tunes etc. He is a compassionate and loyal band-leader and even allows the bass player to vocalise on the Stones delta blues cover “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”.

Free’s ‘Wishing Well’ (later covered by Pearl Jam & Blackfoot) provided ample opportunity for the band to grind up some notches and pull out some raw chords whilst weeping some emotion into their pure RnB sounds. The band also covers Otis
Redding’s “Hard to Handle” but more in the style of the Black Crowes circa 1993 than the original.

Ed has an affection for the British blues scene of the 1960-70s, and the set included numbers from the Free, Eric Clapton and the Stones song-book but he also adds some welcome heavy metal touches, with songs like Deep Purple’s ‘Black Knight’, to keep the punters roaring for more.

Wearing a ‘Four Wheel Drive’ T-shirt (keeping local new music alive and well in Middlesex) our blues rock hero can jam hard with the best of ‘em. For a night of raw-edged insight and clear blue sky ballsy balladeering, this band is not to be missed.

So you and I are lucky, because the Ed Hudson Band is also one of the hardest working acts in the business, with plenty of dates in the near future at venues near you!


© Neil_Mach
JAN 2009



Blue Fuses at Staines Riverside


Thursday 28th August 2008

Last Year an estimated 20 million people wanted to see Led Zep’s London gig (at £125 a pop.) Jimmmy Page is 64. Robert Plant is 60.  These guys are old. Really, really old.  And the music is from way-way back. But audiences around the world are literally queuing up to see this kinda stuff. Everywhere you look these days there is some bunch of hoary old rock popinjays zimmering around on stage barely able to lift their ‘axes’ because of the arthritis setting in and sipping on their Sanatogen between breaks. Why these antediluvian antics are so highly valued in the noughties is a mystery to me.  Because, if you really wanted to see a bunch of old geezers on a tinsel stage, knocking out some masterful blues & classic rock tunes, all you had to do was pop down to the Staines Riverside Club last Thursday (28th Aug) and you would have been in for a treat. But you didn’t did you?  Shame on you. The Blue Fuses were playing. It only cost £3 on the door. And you weren’t there.

Doug Lip (who resembles the late Stevie Ray Vaughan in style and attitude) provided the classy lead guitar breaks and the crescendos.  Noel Jones, the front man with the black pudding T-shirt and the ‘comfortable tum’, provides most of the vocals and blasted out the thumping bass lines (ranging from some fairly straightforward funk-influenced grooves right up to some immensely complex and compelling prog-rock sounds.) Pete Brock (glasses and bald) played the rhythm guitar but stepped up now and then to provide lead breaks and twin-lead power when required. Will Carroll (drums) was driving the energy of the band  with some explosive percussive tricks and some reliable beats. All told, The Blue Fuses were an exceptional treat. They are an accomplished band who play some highly-charged set pieces with lots of Fabulous Thunderbirds moments, some neat psychedelic rock touches and oodles of classic rock audacity.

The best thing about the Blue Fuses is their sense of fun and self-mockery. Pete Brock likes to use his radio/wireless set-up to run around the venue doing mad stage antics that are not really suitable for a man of, ahem, ‘his advancing years’. Noel tends to drive that base guitar (rather than subtley play it)and his face contorts into a myriad of expressions as he gets those sounds out using the power of thought alone. Whilst Pete smashes, crashes and thrashes his drum set to oblivion (as demonstrated in a powerful set-piece drum solo within ‘Whole Lotta Doggin’.) But these old guys are still able to shock you or make you smile by providing those ‘special little moments’ you didn’t quite expect. For example, Noel told us that the Blue Fuses were going to get “All girly” on us. And then they played a spectacular version of Everybody Hurts (R.E.M) with some gorgeous harmonies. Early on they announced that they were going to play the title-piece of a current movie. We all waited in anticipation. Da Da da-da-da Dida Dida Disa Da Da Da.  Yep, it was ‘Iron Man’. Full of grunge, full of raw power, full of verve and a very accomplished cover.

The sensational finish to the first half of the show is their version of the famous Floyd classic (and I begrudgingly acknowledge now a Scissors Sisters ‘classic’ too)- Comfortably Numb. The light touches and the gentle imagery of this set-piece gradually build up to an earth shattering climax when Doug really comes into his own and gives the audience several minutes of truly exalted classic rock guitar. Almost holy, almost surreal. And certainly transcending the humble surroundings of the Staines Riverside Club.

Why weren’t you there?  Better value for money than Led Zep!

© Neil_Mach Aug 2008

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See the BLUE FUSES next at:

Fri 26    SEP 2008    Royal Oak Pub
45 Oak Ave, Hampton Hill, TW12 3NR

Sat 25    OCT 2008    The Cardinal Wolsey Pub
Hampton Court Rd, HAMPTON, KT8 9BW

Links:

http://www.bluefuses.co.uk/

http://www.myspace.com/wwwmyspacecomjustwill
http://www.myspace.com/baldydrawnboy
http://www.myspace.com/douglip