Rescue rooms Nottingham 4.3.17.
Local three piece hard rockers ‘SKAM’ started the night off and what a band to get the crowd rocking! It was great to see them back at The Rescue Rooms supporting The Answer, as they did when they first hit the scene five years ago.
Entertaining the crowd with some of their classics including “Holy City”, “The Wire” and a personal favourite “Going Away” and of course the mighty “Massacre”, was guaranteed to get the crowd rocking. We were also treated to a new song from their new studio album (promised later this year!) “Take it or Leave it” which was very well received. While we wait for that new album, SKAM have a live album coming out this month which is available to pre order now.
Now what everyone was waiting for, The Answer! They are a Northern Ireland hard/blues rock band who I first saw supporting ACDC back in 2009 and instantly fell in love with.
Tonight was the final gig of the ‘In This Land‘ tour and saw them playing the majority of their new album “Solas” which included “Beautiful World”, “Demon Driven Man”, and “Tunnel” but not forgetting some classics from previous albums including the mighty “Never Too Late” and “Under The Stars”.
Back to the “Solas” album and they did a beautiful version of “In This Land”, when out came the percussion and Mandolin for a great acoustic version followed by the fantastic ballad “Thief Of Light”. “Demon Eyes” saw Cormac do his signature move getting up close and personal and coming down into the middle of the crowd and getting everyone down on their hands and knees. He then got out the Bouzouki for “Being Begotten”.
I was starting to worry that I wouldn’t get to hear my favourite song from the album “Battlecry” but it was the perfect song to end a fantastic night and the crowd certainly agreed with plenty of rocking, dancing, clapping and singing along.
The amazing crowd was certainly not disappointed with an absolutely fantastic night of great rock and I hope they don’t leave it too long before they are back rocking the UK again.
Review by Toni Reed and Photography by Neil Reed.