Rock band Voodoo Vegas, the pride of Bournemouth made a welcome return
to Leamington Spa with this support slot for The Doors tribute band The
Doors Alive. Surely the Voodoo guys/gals are one of the hardest working
young rock bands in the business and can often be found performing
headline and support sets around the country.
quality of their (all original) material, the top musicianship on
display and the audience response surely it is only a matter of time
before they headline venues like The Assembly.
For me this
was the band's finest performance in my home town to date (I make this
the bands fifth show in their second home!) the playing was really
tight, the set pulsed with energy and the sound was full of the bands
usual power only more so.
Roll really works when you have someone with the stage craft and
showmanship of vocalist Lawrence Case up front, the band's very own Mick
Fleetwood (but without the drums !) towered over the front rows, geeing
the audience up all set, vocally on top form and looking every inch the
lead guitar attack of Nick and (I hope she does not mind me saying) the
beautiful Meryl, both top draw axe wielders add plenty of dynamics to
the sound, (I have always been a fan of the duel lead guitar format ever
since discovering Thin Lizzy in my late teens)
The band is
chock full of characters and headbanging bass player Ash only adds to
the visual impact of the band on stage, interacting really well with
Meryl many times during the set, this just leaves the new boy Matt on
drums, and a powerhouse he is as well.
of the bands regular gigging is that they have finely tuned the numbers
in the set, several of which are already regarded as live classics by
their ever growing fan base.
opened with the catchy 'No More', followed by the monster riffs of 'Out
There', this belting number coming over like vintage Areosmith, rockers
'King Without a Crown' and 'Cheeky Riff '(pounding bass work) kept the
Unfortunately this was far to short a set but it ended with two of the
bands classic rockers the 'full of balls' 'Mary Jane' a stunning number
that would not have been out of place on 'Appetite for Destruction' and
they closed the set with another Voodoo classic 'So Unkind' a number
full of bite and passion, during these last two numbers Lawrence had the
audience in the palm of his hand, had them singing along a treat.
stunning set by Voodoo Vegas who are hoping to get their first studio
material released later this year, not that long ago I tipped this band
to be the next big thing and witnessing this performance I think I was