Al Mitchell & The New Born Sinners, Colden Drystone, Notes From the Underground + Arkansas Dave
With some seriously heavy riffs in their arsenal Al Mitchell and the New Born Sinners are definitely worthy of your attention
The upstairs room at Crowleys provided a perfect backdrop to their performance, and we're increasingly impressed by the quality of the bands - and the quality of the sound in this town centre venue.
A one-man pop machine, Colden Drystone can be found in Whistle TYrago in George Street most Monday nights doing his complex thing.
Tonight, as the main support to Al Mitchell and the New Born Sinners he was on top form, deftly manipulating an array of loops to create drum, keyboard, guitar and vocal sequences that filled the space and gave the feeling of being at the heart of an electronic orchestra.
How have we not seen Notes From The Underground before? Seriously - here's an outfit you have to experience first hand!
Dexterous violin playing coupled with avant-garde drums and percussion plus a heary dollop of bass in just the right place makes for a visually enthralling performance that perfectly complements the accomplished musicianship on display.
We started the night on the far side of town from Crowleys at The Stag Inn, where Arkansas Dave was holding court in the corner of this intimate ittle music pub.
It's always a treat when touring musicians of this quality touch down in the corner of your local boozer - so it was no surprise that it was standing room only for a show that proved to be a masterclass in how to deliver a full band sound in the smallest of spaces with tight control of drum and guitar volume allowing the vocals to soar..