BIGFOOT / THE NEW BREED - Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent 28.09.18

What could possibly be better than a gig on a Friday night at a really awesome venue? A Bigfoot gig that’s what!

 

First to kick off the evening were THE NEW BREED from the North West. I have seen them play live a few times this year and I know that they are a great addition to any line up. They certainly have the songs, they are musically spot on and J Michael Ward is a strong front man knowing how to work up a crowd. The songs have a classic feel with the riffs and arrangements but throw in plenty of twists with some southern vibes and stonking basslines laid down by Dan French and the songs become much fresher feeling. 

 

The setlist includes; ‘Should’ve Seen It Comin’, ‘Soul Train’, ‘Lie To Me’, ‘Sinner’ and their current single, ‘The Young and The Reckless’ which has a huge feel about it. Big riffs from gifted guitarist David MacBryde padded out perfectly by Tom MacKay on rhythm guitar, big drums from Michael Whitmore, catchy chorus and a solid vocal, it is a really cracking rock track. Ward connects well with the crowd instigating some participation, he chats easily between songs and seems very comfortable. A band with a strong following and a big future.

 

Check out the band at:

https://www.thenewbreedmusic.rocks/

https://www.facebook.com/thenewbreedmusic/

 

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Bigfoot have been making waves on the European leg of this ‘Consider Yourself Invited’ tour which is now rolling into the UK for 14 headline dates and a festival. The introduction of Sean Sam Seabrook front and centre has been received well, and rightly so.

 

As the band take to the stage and launch into ‘Eat Your Words’ the wall of sound and strength of Sean’s voice rips through the PA’s like a storm. ‘Run’, ‘Prisoner of War’, ‘Karma’, ‘Freak Show’ and ‘I Dare You’ all form part of the setlist.

 

A stunning vocal on ‘Forever Alone’ demonstrates why Sean was chosen above the many others who were in the running. His persona and charisma fit well with this band of top musicians. The room is bouncing, there are certainly many fans who have travelled to be along the barrier for tonight’s gig. Faces lit up by the stage lights and also by the smiles adorning them. Some seriously good drumming from Tom Aspinall, the thudding pulsing up through your toes and rumbling up through your veins with Matt Avery’s bass surging it on.

 

‘Top Gun’ is a playful intro to ‘The Other Side of Paradise’ and ‘The Fear’. The delicious twin guitar attack by Sam Millar and Mick McCullagh having driven the whole set from the front, ripping up riffs and sending them up into the rafters of Eleven. Thrown in the mix for good measure is a playful dose of Hendrix played on matching ‘Hello Kitty’ pink guitars providing much hilarity and appreciation from the crowd before they willingly join in loud and raucous for ‘Blame It’ and ‘Uninvited’. 

 

Tonight is all about the music without doubt. The band are tight from all the live performances but it still feels crisp and new. There may have been very little chat but it wasn’t needed. The personalities come out through the music. The interaction on stage seems easy, friends doing what they love and relishing the fact that people actually want to come and watch and listen.

 

No complaints from me. Totally entertaining night. A real party atmosphere and a feeling that this band have a huge future. 

 

Check out the bands website and social media for more tour dates, don’t miss out, this is a great band!

https://www.facebook.com/bigfootukrock/

https://bigfootband.co.uk/

 

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