Nice to see plenty of bands down enjoying the atmosphere and bands.
Perfect Sin are a bunch of young rockers. Its been a long time since I've seen a rockabilly band and even longer since I've seen a psychobilly band.
The signs were good with the singer having an old fashioned microphone and tattoos and the double bass player had a cool do. So the intent was good. The execution was a bit patchy. Some of it was great and some was a bit ordinary. Early on the band suffered from nerves, but then the applagave way to some confidence.
The bass player wielded his instrument with aplomb and looked at home on the stage. The singer looked the part and the guitarist was hitting some big slabs of riffs. But the band need a bit more cohesion. I suppose I'm used to seeing all action rockabilly bands and Perfect Sin looked a bit hesitant. Stage craft is a hard won skill and rockabilly bands need energy and skill to bring it all off. When you get started it's hard to get play and perform as well.
Replica have been around for a while. They continue to play material with a strong 80's bent. Singer Marliese soars over orchestral sounding guitar riffs. They have honed their sound and this makes it easy for the band to concentrate on performing well. Touches of the Cure, but mostly more of a radio sound. More commercial than Gothic.
The Gingers are all bluster. Three seventeen year old girls who rock. They have had a lot of publicity for signing to Ralph Carr's record label and have had a song featured on a TV commercial.
The Gingers play punk rock. Ramones like punk rock. 1-2-3-4. The guitarist plays huge slabs of riffs, the drummer bangs away and the bass player singers and rocks. She is
definitely a star. She has attitude and ability and teen sex appeal. The band is raw and needs work, but the energy and some of the songs come through well. The was broken into two with the singer playing bass in one half and keyboards the other. This will need to change.
The singers top came apart at the back during the and badges were needed to fix it. Gaffa tape was never going to do.
But the bands shows promise. They need work, but they have the spark that marks them out.