The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 12th March 2014.
With support from Santa Cruz and Resin.
Voodoo Six come bearing a hard crunch of rock’n’roll. With impressive solos, thumping beat rhythms and Luke Purdie’s immense powerhouse vocals, they kick out a rugged and rich sound. The powerful combination of Luke Purdie (vocals), Matt Pearce (guitar), Chris Jones (guitar), Tony Newton (bass) and Joe Lazarus (drums) has earned Voodoo Six critical acclaim and secured a worldwide fan base. Their 2010 debut album ‘Fluke?’ was followed up in 2013 with the awesome ‘Songs to Invade Countries To’. And if that was not enough success for one year, they answered the call to tour with Iron Maiden, proving these guys have paid their dues and are now firmly in rock’s big league.
Finnish rockers Santa Cruz hit the stage and we were back in ’86. Glam hair metal all the way with these guys ! The band members weren’t even born when hair metal had its heyday, but they hammer their instruments like seasoned pros and they have certainly learnt from the masters such as Motley Crue, Guns ‘N Roses and Skid Row, with every one of their songs full of pure adrenaline and big, hook-drenched chorus’s that get your blood pumping and your pulse racing. Having conquered their Scandinavian homeland, Santa Cruz are now ready to take on the rest of the world.
With a hard hitting mix of metal and grunge, Resin certainly tore up the Slade Rooms for the early birds of the night. Throughout their set, the Leicestershire based 5-piece moved seamlessly from rumbling bass lines to thrashing abrasive guitar work that cuts in the best way possible. Combined with immensely and intensely meshed in vocals Resin produce an incredibly powerful sound.
Words and pictures by Stephen Turner