In November last year these very two bands were the first to play the newly refurbished Mr Kyps, after that successful show they return to rock the socks off everyone once again. Voodoo Vegas have just returned from playing some gigs in France and Italy and front man Lawrence explains that he is pleased to be once again playing in front of a crowd that actually understand him. The band perform no nonsense classic rock and roll and really impresses the "Kyps" crowd once again with some great guitar work from both guitarists Nick Brown and Merylina Hamilton, front man Lawrence does his best to warm up the initially quiet Kyps crowd with plenty of encouragement getting them all to come closer to the stage. A new track with the unusual title of "Shove it In" was given it's debut UK performance tonight and showed just what the band were capable of. The band ended the set with "So Unkind" which has a great bluesy guitar rift and featured some audience participation with the band getting the crowd singing right back at them. As a band in a year Voodoo Vegas has certainly improved their act and have learn lessons from the many shows that the have performed making way for an impressive tight rock act the could well be destined for a much bigger stage sometime in the near future.
The Quireboys intro music is from the hit TV comedy show "It Ain't Half Hot Mum", Spike Grey lead singer welcomes everyone in the audience to the show in his broad Geordie accent, stating that it does not seem like over a year since the band were last here. The band perform with their twin pronged guitar approach matched with Keith Weir on Keyboards and with Spike's vocals sounding similar to a young Rod Stewart when he was in The Faces. A great set comprising of cuts from their recent album "Homewreckers & Heartbreakers" and the latest acoustic offering "Halfpenny Dancer" gives the enthusiastic crowd just what they want. Spike tirelessly works the stage with his "snake hips" and with the throwing of his microphone stand all over the place giving his all impressing everyone in the place. The best reaction of the night came from the more well known songs "Hey You", "There She Goes Again" along with a brilliant emotional version of "I Don't Love You Anymore". The band left the stage with the Kyps crowd requiring the band to do a well earned encore, the band dutifully returned with an awesome version of "Sex Party" from the "A Bit of What You Fancy" album, the band started the song and invited a few members of the audience up on to the stage, what followed next was a complete stage invasion with many members of the audience sharing the vocals with the band. A really interesting and exciting end to a great show, lets hope that they are back for more of the same next year.
Intro, Bite The Hand, Finer Stuff, Tramps & Thieves, This is Rock n' Roll, Mona Lisa Smiled, 7'O Clock, Man On The Loose, Whipping Boy, Sweet Mary Ann, I Don't Love You Anymore, Hey You, Misled, Long Time Coming, Roses & Rings, There She Goes Again, Take Me Home, Mayfair, Sex Party
'Roses & Rings'
Voodoo Vegas 'Shove It In'