Ash Return To Rock City
This December Rock city played host to Ash’s 20th anniversary tour of their successful debut album “1977”.
Following a recent trend Ash played their debut album “1977”in its entirety.
Ash has a solid following and there was a healthy turn out for a cold Monday night. It was obvious that band enjoyed being there and still had enthusiasm for playing the music. This was my first time seeing them live and was I thoroughly impressed with the intensity of their performance.
It wasn’t all serious stuff. After finishing the original 1977 album track list they jumped across to a quick rendition of the music being played in the Cantina Scene in Star Wars: A New Hope (it’s the bit where they go into the bar and first meet Han Solo), before playing a range of tracks from their other studio album releases. At one point they played a cover of the Abba song “Does Your Mother Know” encouraging the audience to sing along. Closing out with the tracks “Shining Light” and “Burn Baby Burn” I thought back to my teenage years and the soundtrack of the 1990’s, a great time for music.
In support were Black Honey, a popular indie four piece from Brighton who have been beavering away building a solid fan base and racking up the Spotify and you tube hits.
Opening the evening were Moses, a four piece hailing from London. Moses didn’t waste any time getting off to a flying start; energetic and animated they showed no fear as they maximised their time and presence on stage.