Ash @ Rock City

Ash playing at Rock City Nottingham, December 2016, photo by ben lee photography

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.

Black Honey

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.


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