Opening tonight was Sondura, a quintet that includes brothers Jack Watson, on guitar, and frontman Tom Watson. I really enjoyed this band, they delivered heavy groovy riffs and it was plain to see that they were really enjoying what they were doing.
Up next, The Mercy House. The moment the frontman walked on stage, a striking resemblence came to mind; Curt Cobain. He immediately started talking to the crowd and said something along the lines of: ”It is a shame we are not playing 80’s music tonight” and then went on to let out an almighty glass shattering scream, like in the film Rockstar, to prove his vocal range.
Sadly, their set list did not contain any songs that really showcased his vocal ability, but saying that, the show was still good, with a gritty dark sound that had their fanbase singing along the whole time.
The Mercy House
Night by Night, the main support act, took to the stage. The then frontman waltzed on stage in a flamboyant manner and sporting a lot of eye liner. I don’t really know how to define this band musically; they sounded kind of like Fall Out Boy but with Journey-esq vocals and big choruses. They also had a decent fanbase in the crowd that night.
Night by Night
On to the headliners, High Wycombe hard rockers, Jettblack.
Straight away, you could tell they were influenced by AC/DC and the 80’s era.
Due to the hype that everyone had created about this band, I think I was expecting more from them, but they failed to take my breath away.
Then my husband pointed out that the bass player, Tom Wright,who had a huge smile on his face, had played half of a song in the wrong key.
Person expectation aside,it was their penultimate night of their first UK headline tour and the gig was fast paced and fun and their fans loved them; so who am I to say otherwise?