EP Launch Show, The Hairy Dog Derby 28.4.17
These Wicked Rivers II EP launch was held at The Hairy Dog, although it had to be moved to a smaller room upstairs a few days prior, it was a great evening and made the event more of an intimate affair.
Kicking the night off was The Most Ugly Child. They are a six piece country band from Nottingham, albeit not a band I was expecting but I was very pleasantly surprised. With their debut album “Copper and Lace” now available, they played some of their own original songs including “What Might Have Been” and “Golden Gates“. With a tough rock crowd, they did an impressive job of warming the crowd up and I’m sure they will have gained a few more fans.
Next up were Black Rose Cadillac and I had heard so many good things about this band so I was really looking forward to seeing them for myself. I was not disappointed! They are a five piece rock band from the Midlands who are certainly on the up. A favourite song of mine was their new single ” The Devils Road“, I urge you all to give it a listen. They had an electrifying stage presence and great hard rock n roll, Black Rose Cadillac certainly geared the crowd up and I look forward to seeing them again.
It was now time for These Wicked Rivers, with everyone now packed in like sardines everyone was geared up to listen to the long awaited EP “II”. As expected they played the EP in its entirety and was most definitely worth the wait. The crowd did not disagree, the room was well and truly rocking. My favourite being “Wicked River Blues” and a good one to start the set with. I loved the guys version of Rag and Bone Mans “Humans”, certainly something a little different.
The encore bought them back with two covers like you’ve never heard before, Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” and Coolio’s “Gangsters Paradise”. A great night was had by all and the guys should be very proud of themselves, the second EP is fantastic. I am now eagerly awaiting their debut album!
Review by Toni Reed and Photography by Neil Reed.