I went out (a rarity I know) to see three bands.
They’re friends bands too - all fairly local - so the energy was even more awesome. Fantastic to be surrounded by live music again.
His solo work I fantastic, and this three piece live show he put together to perform the songs are super tight.
Poignant pop melodies with ballsy rock everything. Really ace.
We made this video together for his song ‘The Ride’ at the start of 2021.
Up next on the bill is Mr. Shiraz a local Huddersfield band going strong for the last 20 years. I’ve made videos and played along side them more times than I know. You can hear their awesome song “21 Grams” HERE
This was the best show I’d ever seen them play to be honest. It was fantastic. As we’re the audience.
Mikey (front man) was a joy, as ever.
They were super tight, high energy, highly entertaining and silly. Great combination.
They could be described as punk-pop-funk-alternative with weirdly pleasing hooks and inspiration from RHCP/Faith No More/The Bronx. You could see that they were LOVING being back on stage again.
The headliner of the evening was The Bar Stool Preachers.
I’ll be honest - I’d never heard a single song of their before the night, but my pal Karl plays guitar for them, so I was curious.
The really delivered a big show right from the first opening note. The room was packed out and bouncing.
Their super high energy style was infectious, with a mix of pop-punk and ska. The front man bounced about non-stop with constant gesticulating to punctuate the music. He held attention and interacted with the audience with incredible effect.
I didn’t expect for that above to sound like a review (which it wasn’t) - It was going to just be some photo highlights with a couple of words about some bands I know and love. But I think it’s worth taking the time explaining the context and relationship with each band before I dumped a load of random photos.