AL B DAMNED
The Gaff, Holloway Road 13.02.10
Final performance from the short-lived project who decided to burn out in front of a huge audience with masks, hats and burning guitars!!
Have to say these guys really blew me away tonight, they put on a great show, very entertaining and the songs are catchy and they got everybody dancing, add to that a huge show-stopping rock ballad and a mass stage invasion, they are potentially going to be huge this year.
Once again Samara's grunge/punk crew take the stage and proceed to destroy, perfectley executed songs flow and John, Simon and Seb play their hearts out leaving Samara to play and sing centre stage with total confidence.
A couple of new songs were thrown in as well, one with a country feel didnt sit too well with the overall set but its diversity shows that the band are prepared to take chances and push themselves creatively.
The final song was their classic 'Kill Me Again' now with Simon on the dual vocals the song has come of age, just perfect!!!!
AL B DAMNED
With the band onstage waiting to start the singer was nowhere to be seen, however coming through the crowd was a funeral procession carrying a coffin which was placed in front of the stage and singer Joey emerged to huge cheers and then the music just exploded.
In a short period of time the band have matured into possibley the most exciting band in the uk at the moment, its a full stage show backed by songs full of sing a long chorus's, the new songs also show a new level to Joey's vocal abilities with screams and harmony definately creating new textures and with amore agressive and heavier sound.
We were treated to their full set and still the audience demanded more, it was 100% pure entertainment!