New glam rock tribute band....it takes some balls....
I went to see the debut gig of a new glam rock tribute band formed by three Clitheroe based musicians (who all play in various other weekend outfits) on Wednesday night..
They've put together this band with a view to doing mid week gigs (as they're all largely fully booked all year long in their function bands) and the chance to see my drum teacher in spandex and sequins was too enticing so I went along to film the proceedings and do some photography for their promotional material.
I have to say that they pulled it off with great aplomb and good humour. I for one couldn't trot out in clothes I'd poured myself into and notwithstanding the massive amount of mirth which was to be had they gave a spirited performance and were never short of jokes at their own expense. It was refreshing to see a different genre of music done with such style but its safe to say I shall never ever dep for BigMart in this enterprise as I am totally lacking both the balls to fill his budgie smugglers and the self depracating sense of humour he has by the bucketful.
This first gig was at the Roebuck in Leyland - a great pub with welcoming locals, and a good, albeit fairly small, stage area. There's no immediate parking outside so the load in could be a bit awkward but ample parking is available nearby. The sight of a group of 40 something men mincing around a handbag on the "dancefloor" to Tiger Feet pretty much summed up the spirit of the evening. Some classics were covered brilliantly and theres a substantial compilation of clips on this mashup video I did for them. My personal favourite track had to be Blockbuster, though the kazoo solos will take some beating!
They've already taken another couple of bookings already (and a rebooking at the Roebuck in May). Ideal band for theme or party nights. I was amazed by how many were there on Wednesday in what, I have been told, would otherwise have been an empty pub. There's something about this genre of music that I think incites curiosity and a massive dollop of nostalgia. I wasn't part of this scene the first time round (too young hahaha!) but was familiar with all but a couple of the tracks played.
Anyway, check out the video (and if any bands want any gigs filming please get in touch - happy to come out on a night off and video any performances).