november, 2023

Romeo's Daughter plus White Skies, driving melodic rock live at BLACKBOX

Blackbox HastingsFeaturedCompleted18nov7:30 pm11:00 pmRomeo's Daughter plus White Skies, driving melodic rock live at BLACKBOX35 years down the line, and Romeo's Daughter still sound as fresh as ever. Meanwhile white Skies are new on the scene, but made up of seasoned pros. Event TagsMelodic rockEvent Type Live music


Blackbox Hastings

Blackbox, 10 George Street, Hastings

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(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Event Details

Romeo’s Daughter bring their memorable melodic hooks and inventive arrangements to Hastings on Saturday 18th November 2023.

Support from White Skies

TICKETS £16.75 incl

Romeo’s Daughter hit Hastings as part of the national 2023 tour.

35 years down the line, and the band still sound as fresh as ever.

Over the years, their infectious music: brimming with power, passion and sophistication – and fronted by Leigh Matty: voted in the top 5 ‘Lady Rock Singers of all time’ – has attracted the highest calibre of established artists; with Heart covering their single: ‘Wild Child’ on their 3 million sell-out album, ‘Brigade’ – achieving No. 2 on the Billboard Rock All Play chart; as well as Eddie Money, Bonnie Tyler, and the recently reformed Steps!

‘Heaven in the Backseat’ – also from their debut album – also featured as the opening track of the 1990 film: ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 5’.


This video features th efirst single from White Skies’ debut album “Black Tide” which was released via Pride & Joy Music on November 4th, 2022.

White Skies is a UK based AOR band formed by former Samson/First Strike vocalist Mick White, former Ya Ya guitarist Ray Callcut and former Double Cross/Dante Fox keyboard player Pete Lakin.

Just prior to the start of the pandemic in 2020 Mick and Ray (who were old friends from the eighties) had discussed the idea of writing a pure AOR album very much in the style of the giants of the genre Journey, Foreigner and Toto.

As the world entered lockdown the writing process began and it was clear from the first couple of songs that they had a natural songwriting partnership. Ray suggested bringing in his longtime bandmate Pete as the songs were going to need a gifted keyboard player to really take them to the next level and the nucleus of the band was formed.

The writing continued over the course of the next year with the tracks being honed down to twelve songs that the three musicians were satisfied were the best of the best they had written and the recording process continued in their separate home studios while the pandemic continued to grip the world.

Finally the mixes were undertaken by Pete to painstaking detail and the album ‘Black Tide’ was completed in the Spring of 2022. White Skies are: Mick White – Lead and backing vocals Ray Callcut – Guitars, bass and backing vocals Pete Lakin – Keyboards and programming