The Longest Day are a four piece rock band from Poole in Dorset that are destined for great things, I've seen them live several times before and they never fail to put on an excellent show, tonight is no different. The band impress right from the start with everybody in attendance being pulled away from the bar to take notice of the great sound this band produce. An excellent rhythm section coupled with melodic dual guitars and Dan Henry's excellent passionate vocals, the bands enthusiasm and energy seems endless, with all 4 members putting 100% into their performance. An eagerly awaited debut album is due in May and it will include such live favourites as the atmospheric 'Suit of Lies' and 'Kamakaze Dreamin'. After a 45 minute set of epic anthems, the small
The stage is filled with dry ice, the lights dimmed and huge green laser lights filled the stage giving the band an impressive entrance, Fight the Empire full of confidence start their first number. The bands sound of Grizzly T's thumping bass lines coupled with original trippy guitar sounds, lead singer Leo wraps himself around his microphone stand delivering some blistering vocals, playing to a home crowd should always be a bit easier, however Leo has to work hard to win over the initially lack lustre crowd. The band perform a few numbers from their debut self titled album including 'Escape' and the hard edged 'Last Chance to Dance' which both got a great reaction from their home crowd. The set was unfortunately short and as Leo said "we don't do encores so make the most of our last number". Once again the Joiners have presented their audience with a diverse mix of music and an all round great night for only £5, which at only £1.25 per band is an absolute bargain.
The Longest Day – King Of Infamy
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Review/photos/videos by Dave Chinery (Chinners)