FROM GREAT HEIGHT, TACOMA NBD, KYRBGRINDER, EL SCHLONG, GRAVANZIA Live at the Gaff 29.11.09 (Gig Review)

FROM GREAT HEIGHT
TACOMA NARROWS BRIDGE DISASTER
KYRBGRINDER
EL SCHLONG
GRAVANZIA

The Gaff, Holloway Road 29.11.09

GRAVANZIA
This band really surprised me with their blend of Hawkwind/Stranglers/Joy Division and Pink Floyd, to hear this style played with such conviction was quite something!Great musicians and a good vocalist performing huge songs including a 10 minute finisher, it was very entertaining.

EL SCHLONG
Just cannot get enough of the New Zealand trio, they make such weird and wonderful music that seems to blend nursery rhyme lyrics with melodic harmony and death metal!You cant help but love it, and despite the fact that the band were still recovering from a night out they played a faultless set!!!

KYRBGRINDER
One of the most powerfull and entertaining rock trios in the uk, great songs with plenty of chances to singalong and one of the best drummers in the world centre stage with a mic strapped to his head.Some new songs from the fourthcoming album were unveiled tonight including one about stupid americans (Very good!!!!!).

TACOMA NARROWS BRIDGE DISASTER
Now this band were quite a revelation, an instrumental band, playing long progressive almost jazz tinged compositions, it was good stuff but i did kind of expect some vocals somewhere just to break it up a bit.

FROM GREAT HEIGHT
The farewell show for drummer Gary who is leaving because of work commitments.It was going to be an emotional and explosive show and it did not fail to live up to expectations.It is perhaps most noticable with Adams performance as to just how much the band have matured this year, his stage presence and vocal attack (yes attack!) are totally different from even a few months ago, the stage becomes his and he has a dark charisma that carrys it off to perfection.But let us not forget guitarist Mikey who stalks the stage weilding his guitar like a weapon and headbanging at every heavy powerchord, and his playing is amazing, paul of course on bass moves and smiles all the time whilst holding down some solid riffs.

I dont think i have ever seen gary so happy behind the kit, very relaxed, it is a shame he is going as he has helped shape the band over the last 2 years, but the band have Tim primed and ready to go.

The set included a great (but short) Pink Floyd cover with adam screaming his heart out and stomping the stage, masque wearing to great effect and possibley the greatest encore in the history of rock music ever, err well actually a quick rendition of a Barry Mannilow classic!!!

STU

GRAVANZIA
EL SCHLONG
KYRBGRINDER

TACOMA NARROWS BRIDGE DISASTER

FROM GREAT HEIGHT








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