MASSIVE WAGONS with support from Henry's Funeral Show & Those Damn Crows - Sin City, Swansea 10.03.18

CHARLEY FARLEY

(PHOTOS BY MORAG FARLEY PHOTOGRAPHY)

 

When the promoters, Total Entertainment South Wales Ltd announced that Massive Wagons were rolling into Swansea along with two local and very popular support acts the South Wales music scene went wild with anticipation. The gig was very close to selling out and the large queue that had formed before doors opened were processed quickly meaning that with the short time between doors and the first band that very few, if any missed the start of an amazing evening.

 

Bridgend Rockers, Those Damn Crows hit the stage with all of the energy we’ve come to expect from these guys. Having recently laid waste to Planet Rock’s Winter End festival they engaged with the enthusiastic crowd immediately, launching straight into tracks from ‘Murder and The Motive’ they set the bar high, Shane’s (Vocals) charismatic delivery, using every part of the stage and barrier whipped the crowd into an almost frenzied state. Treating us to a new track from their forthcoming EP ‘Devil In My Pocket’ it is obvious that these guys aren’t taking any prisoners when it come to their future plans. With their short set closing to rapturous applause the Swansea crowd sensed they were in for a special night.

 

Set List:

Don’t Give A Damn

The Fighter

Someone Someday

Rock N Roll Ain’t Dead

Fear Of The Broken

Devil in My Pocket

Blink Of An Eye

One Of These Nights

 

Those Damn Crows are:

Shane Greenhall - Vocals

Ian 'Shiner' Thomas - Guitar

Ronnie Huxford - Drums

Lloyd Wood - Bass

David Winchurch - Guitar

 

Check them out at:

Website   : http://thosedamncrows.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thosedamncrows/

Twitter     : http://www.twitter.com/thosedamncrows 

 

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Next up were the main support act for the whole tour, Henry’s Funeral Shoe, a Welsh duo of Aled Clifford on Vocals/Guitar and his brother Brennig on Drums/Percussion. I felt that when they took the stage that they were unable to keep the momentum of the opening act - Brennig’s enthusiastic and energetic work behind the drums seemed lost on the crowd whilst Aled’s guitar work and vocals though skilful just felt a little flat to start, but as their set progressed they seemed to regain the crowd.

 

I think this was more to do with the running order of the night rather than the quality of their music. I hope to catch them again to be able to give them another listen. Henry’s Funeral Shoe’s style of heavy blues, tinged with Southern Rock got sections of the crowd dancing and by the end of their set had the majority of the crowd visibly enjoying their time on stage.

 

Henry’s Funeral Shoe are:

Aled Clifford - Guitars/Vocals

Brennig Clifford - Drums/Percussion

 

Check them out at:

Website   : https://henrysfuneralshoe.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/henrysfuneralshoe

Twitter     : https://twitter.com/hfsofficial

 

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Opening the set with their tribute to the late, great Rick Parfitt ‘Back To The Stack’ the headliners, Massive Wagons instantly gave the Swansea crowd what they’d came for, high energy, good time rock and roll.

 

Baz Mills, the enigmatic front man never stops moving, interacting with the crowd from the very start, with great light hearted banter between him, the crowd and the other members of the band they never fail to entertain. Playing a mix of tracks from their albums ‘Welcome to the World’ and ‘Fight the System’ and a few new tracks the band were clearly enjoying themselves as much as the crowd. Baz suffered from a little bit of heckling between songs but with the reactions of a standup comedian put that person in his place to the amusement of the crowd.

 

Baz said how great it was to be playing Swansea for the first time and said that they would return. Rounding off their set with crowd favourites ‘Tokyo’ and ‘Fee Fi Fo Fum’ they had the Swansea crowd singing along loudly to the choruses and they showed their appreciation with almost riotous cheers and applause. We look forward to their return.

 

Overall a fantastic night of live music, everyone left with a smile on their faces and ears ringing, demonstrating that live music is going from strength to strength.

 

Set List:

Back To The Stack

Nails

Jodie

Sunshine Smile

The Day We Fell

Hate Me

Ratio

Shit Sweat Death

Fighting Jack

China Plates

Fight The System

Red Dress

Tokyo

Fee Fi Fo Fum

 

Massive Wagons are:

Baz Mills - Vocals

Adam Thistlethwaite - Guitars

Stevie Holl - Guitar/Vocals

Adam Bouskill - Bass/Vocals

Alex Thistlethwaite - Drums

 

Check them out at:

Website   : https://www.massivewagons.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MassiveWagons/
Twitter     : https://twitter.com/MassiveWagons

 

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