One decade ago a tiny local venue appeared, run by Allan Sherman of Jukebox Timebomb promotions. Saw some good gigs there during its short-lived existence. This event celebrated ten years of The Stars & Stripes with an eclectic line-up including young local band, My Device, ‘A fervent fiery three piece from
After Doctor Razzu’s set, a re-arranged stage accommodated My Device’s drum kit. All mic’s moved down to the floor area. Not seen this since Rob Lloyd (Nightingales) mingled with his audience brandishing a mop. Suddenly they appeared- Todd Jordan (guitar/vox) & Russell Eke (bass) stood at crowd level, flailing everywhere. Drummer Alex ripped off his t-shirt- not surprised, he must’ve been sweating.
Wouldn’t call it pop- they ROCK! These lads could cause serious ear damage (in the nicest possible way). What a joy to watch with real stage (or floor?) presence. A good mix of songs from both LPs and brilliant cover of The Mekons ‘Where Were You’ ended a truly energetic set with Russell lying flat out. We certainly won’t wait seven years before seeing them again.
I cast you out
Xmas in November
Show me the ropes
House on fire
Fountain of youth
Life is a blast
Where were you
Review by Shelley Guild. Photo’s from Phil Guild.