Wednesday 11th June 2014.
Rainbows charity gig at The Shed.
On the main stage tonight: Jonezy, Velocity, No Apologies, Three Thirds Below, Scream Blue Murder.
And in the Basement: Her Burden, Les Hariden, Castle Hill, The World Can Wait, The Exhausted.
Tonight charity show was opened by Jonezy, on the main stage, performing a selection of his fizzing tracks that soon had the crowd dancing, clapping in time with the beats and joining in with the choruses.
It was a warm summer evening and despite the exams, there were plenty of young people here tonight to enjoy a night of musical entertainment.
Velocity performed a good set of covers and pop songs and their cover of an AC/DC song, featuring strong vocals from the lead singer, was particularly enjoyable.
Down in the basement the audience was sitting on the floor listen to singer Les Hariden and a set from Castle Hill.
Also in the basement The World Can Wait did a likeable cover of a song from Iron Maiden as well as their own song Rabbit in the Headlight – one that I have heard several times now and like more each time I heard it. TWCW have a knack of choosing really good tunes for their set-list. Well chosen covers such as Loose Lips Sink Ships by Change and Pace. Tonight the audience was with them, getting involved and loving what the band was doing.
The audience was split between upstairs and downstairs, with contrasting line-ups, providing a choice of musical styles.
Upstairs Three Third Below’s trio of vocalists were delivering some exceptionally good songs. Fastly-paced and forged with pounding beats, they stormed the stage and gave us a resoundingly good set of songs. Their last song Expectations was extremely good.
As Jonezy said “All the bands performed really well” and yes, he was right about that. It was a night of varied music but all of it was well worth seeing.
The main stage reached a climax with Scream Blue Murder’s set of head-banging screamo songs. Congratulations to Jamie Borland for organising the show with Millie Potter and Leanne Boat.