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The Dead Daisies

The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton 5th December 2015.

Judging by the size of the queue outside the Slade Rooms this evening, Wolverhampton was ready and waiting to be wowed by non other than The Dead Daisies, Colour Of Noise and The Wild Lies.

And getting tonight off to a flying start were the London based classic rockers – The Wild Lies, who consist of Matthew Polley – Vocals, Zak Muller – Lead Guitar, Andre Ruffell – Guitar, Dylan Smith – Bass and Luke Wilson – Drums. Hard rock and hard work certainly seems to be paying off for these guys as 2015 has seen them going from strength to strength and paving the way for their recent performances at HRH9 and Planet Rockstock. Their set tonight was a worthy introduction to the band and an experience that I am most definitely looking forward to repeating again!

Matthew Polley - The Wild Lies

The main support for the UK leg of The Dead Daisies tour were the Brighton based band, Colour Of Noise. Classic rock was the order of the night from these guys, with their many influences including The Rolling Stones and Led Zepplin clearly being heard within their original songs.

Matt Mitchell - Colour Of Noise

The bands set tonight consisted of tracks taken from their newly released and self titled album, all of which transposed into an excellent live performance. Favourite song of the night for me from Colour Of Noise was ‘Can’t Take it With You’, as this track just captured the heart and swagger of their music. Definitely a band we are going to be hearing a lot more of!

Ben Daniel - Colour Of Noise

Set List: 1. You Only Call Me 2. Medicine Man 3. Can You Hear Me? 4. Head On 5. Can’t Take It With You 6. Hit Rock Bottom 7. Drive It Like You Stole It 8. Heavy.

Acknowledged as a musical collective, The Dead Daisies have been quite fluid in their line up since their onset in 2012, but for the purpose of this, their current tour, the band consist of the most excellent line up including John Corabi – vocals, Marco Mendoza – bass, Richard Fortus – guitar, Dizzy Reed – keyboard, David Lowry – guitar and Brian Tichy – drums.

Richard Fortus - The Dead Daisies

Tonight’s set list gave us a mixture of both original material and covers of several great songs, including the likes of Aerosmith and Creedence Clearwater Revival. For me, the greatest highlight of the set was their version of the track ‘Alright Now’ by Free, which was deftly followed up by the most outstanding drum solo that I’ve ever seen, from Brian Tichy.

Brian Tichy - The Dead Daisies

The popularity of The Dead Daisies is undeniably great and still growing and having the opportunity to see them up close and personal in a venue the size of the Slade Rooms, was clearly a treat thoroughly enjoyed by both me and the maximum capacity crowd present.

John Corabi - The Dead Daisies

Set List: 1. Midnight Moses 2. Evil 3. Mexico 4. Get Up, Get Ready 5. Hush 6. Looking For The One 7. Sick As A Dog 8. Something I Said 9. Lock ‘n’ Load 10. All Right Now – Drum Solo – 11. With You And I 12. Angel In Your Eyes 13. Devil Out Of Time 14. Helter Skelter (Encore) 1. Face I Love 2. Fortunate Son

Review and Photography by Sue Wardle.

Hard Rock Hell 9

Hafan y Mor Pwllheli – Stage 2 Saturday 14.11.15.

Saturday was the day of rain, but undeterred by the weather, we set off to see the first band of the day MORE. MORE are described as “the ultimate New Wave Of British Heavy Metal tribute band formed from previous MORE members and guest guitarists”.

Mike Freeland - MORE

Another 80’s band set to carry the party on were Chariot, a four piece metal band from London and if you hadn’t woken up by now, Chariot certainly made sure you were awake now!

John Smith - Chariot

The afternoon had Trespass, Supercharger, Sky Valley Mistress, City of Thieves and Colour of Noise keeping us rockers entertained and that they certainly did. Stage 2 was a strong stage on Saturday, speaking to some of the guests they had pretty much planned to stay on stage 2 most of the day enjoying the bands.

Danny B - Trespass

The Picturebooks were one of the bands that I had been waiting all weekend for and are a duo from Germany with a very unique bluesy rock sound. Philipp, despite having an injured shoulder due to a motorcycle accident gave it his almighty all on the drums and the crowd really welcomed them and enjoyed it just as much as I did. With the unfortunate news of the Paris attacks on Friday evening, Fynn announced a minutes silence would be held, which was a very moving moment for everyone. Find out more about why they did this in my interview with the guys.

King Creature, Dendera and Lawless carried the evening on, and what an evening it was aswell!

Paul Hume - Lawless

Stage 2 was now very busy as the crowd geared up for Those Damn Crows. Those Damn Crows are a five piece rock band from South Wales who playing their album pretty much in its entirety including their new single “Fear of the Broken”.

Ian Shiner - Those Damn Crows

Chase The Ace closed Hard Rock Hell with an awesome set. You can’t really put a genre on these guys as they are a little bit of everything and appealing to a wide audience, which was very apparent as people were cramming in to watch stage 2. They all had a great stage presence, especially Roi Vito Peleg – I don’t know where he got his energy from, but it was tiring just watching him.

Roi Vito Peleg - Chase The Ace

Review by Toni Reed with photography by Neil Reed. Interview by Toni Reed and Jay Hawkins.