BAD DOG / KINGS OF THE ROCKET MEN - Rock The Park - 17.08.18

TERRY MARLAND

(PHOTO CREDITS: TERRY MARLAND PHOTOGRAPHY)

 

The 7:30pm slot tonight is an emotional reunion for a rock band that last played together seventeen years ago. KINGS OF THE ROCKET MEN are here tonight in memory of lead singer Harley Todd’s father who died 10 year ago. Prior to his death in 2008 Alan (Ali)Todd had been a well known figure in the local Rock and Biking communities. The band played a 40 minute set of their own material that was warmly received by the Campsite Stage crowd. Where the band goes from here is still uncertain but based on this performance they could certainly draw audiences in the future. 

 

Harley Todd  - Vocals

Chris Hubbard - Lead and Rhythm Guitar

Hollie Dearlove - Rhythm and Lead Guitar

Steve Kearley - Drums

Nathan Gould - Bass

 

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Headliners tonight are the the Anglesey based band BAD DOG, who have been playing a host of festivals over the summer and are building a strong following in their native North Wales. Their 90 minute performance features self penned numbers interwoven with well chosen covers that blend seamlessly into their schedule.

 

The band are a tight unit who move energetically across the small stage spilling into the crowd to extend their performance area. They play a blistering set kicked off with the raunchy ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’, a track from their first E.P. This is followed up with further tracks in the same vein including ‘Jupiter’, ‘Liar and Thief’ and ‘Primal Scream’. This band knows how to rock but also show their versatility when dedicating a mellow version of ’Wish You Were Here’ to their manager who was unable to make the gig due to illness.

 

They take their performance up to another level with the blues drenched ‘Sweet Emotion’ followed by ‘Pretty Little Thing’ with lead singer Martin Byast encouraging the crowd to join in on the chorus, which they are more than happy to oblige. The pace is relentless and all numbers are delivered with precision and attitude which is testimony to the eight years this young band have played together. Bad Dog are certainly a good night out and, based on this performance, will continue to grow their fanbase with each gig they play. 

 

Their next appearance is at the Tivoli in Buckley, North Wales on Friday 7th September when they support Dan Baird and the Home Made Sin.   


Martin John Byast - Guitar and lead vocals

Oli Owen - Guitar

Ben Langley - Bass
Mark Beech - Drums  

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