KANE'D Album Launch Show with support from NASTY HIGH - Eleven, Stoke on Trent 09.02.18

LINDSAY SMITH-BOAM

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I hadn’t been to a gig at Eleven in Stoke on Trent before but thought a trip to the Potteries was a good idea for a freezing cold night in February, especially when it was to see Kane’d on the opening night of their album launch tour.

 

Opening the evening was Nasty High from Nottingham. The band has been together since 2015 and touring locally around the Midlands so had a few fans in the audience.

 

The guys have a strong glam rock / hard rock sound and you could definitely detect some essences of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and many 80s hair metal bands especially in Danny’s vocals. A strong hard-hitting drummer and melodic bass provided a really thumping low end and the guitar solos hit the spot. A young band with a lot of promise.

 

Nasty High are:

Daniel Barrow-Bentley - Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
JB Haze - Bass / Backing Vocals 
Marcos Rodriguez - Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals 
Mazzy Speed - Drums / Backing Vocals

 

https://www.facebook.com/nastyhighrocks/

http://www.nastyhigh.com/

https://instagram.com/https://instagram.com/nastyhighrocks

https://twitter.com/nastyhigh

 

 

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I had heard Kane’d’s new album, ‘Show Me Your Skeleton’ a few times and I was looking forward to hearing the tracks played live.

 

Fronted by sisters Steph, Chez and Stacey, the band took to the stage and filled it and I don’t just mean with band members (there being 7 of them), the sound filled the stage, the pit, the bar and the room. Eleven has the capacity for over 200 and the sound was perfect no matter where in the room you stood.

 

The girl’s harmonies were what impressed me most, they blend so tightly and are so comfortable with each other it seems effortless. Well-rehearsed new songs and some old ones showed their versatility with each taking turns to sing verses and chorus’s or combining their voices in, as they say, perfect harmony!

 

I have seen Kane’d live a few times but this was by far the most cohesive I have seen them. The girls have mountains of sassiness and attitude on stage to match the power of the songs and music. A minor blip with Harry’s guitar not being audible was quickly resolved and did not throw the rest of the band out of kilter at all, taking it in their stride then ribbing him with some entertaining banter once resolved.

 

I don’t want to divulge the set list so early on in the tour but there were around 8 tracks from the new album including of course, the title track ‘Show Me Your Skeleton’ which sounded awesome live. Songs from previous albums including ‘Rise’, fan favourite ‘LA DI DA’ and a couple of surprises including a cover of Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell’ made for one entertaining and enjoyable night.

 

Harry, Jack, Josh and George have to be mentioned as Kane’d are more than just about the vocals. They provide the back drop of the music, the beats and melodies that gel and work well together making the band just that, a band. Laughing, clearly enjoying the night and the music they were playing, the feel-good factor was infectious. Recognising fans and friends in the crowd, the girls chatted comfortably and effortlessly which added to the entertainment.

 

A disappointing turnout for a really great night of music but one thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

 

Kane’d are:

Steph Kane

Stacey Kane

Chez Kane

Harry Scott Elliott

Jack Davies

Josh Raw

George Elliott

 

https://www.facebook.com/kanedband/

https://www.kaned.co.uk/

 

 

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