||JONATHAN CHURCHILL: DEFENDING OUR ISLAND
VOODOO SIX, SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE
29th June 2011
It was a very exciting Saturday last weekend as I had the chance to check out two superb live bands. Voodoo Six, who I saw recently supporting Michael Monroe, and the lesser-spotted Cinderella who were making a rare UK appearance.
It's Voodoo Six I'm here to talk about though and I've been rocking to current release, Fluke, for a while now. It's a huge slice of hard heavy rock, with first-rate musicianship, and their short set-list was made up entirely from this album.
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Opening with 'Like The Others Did', Voodoo Six immediately captured everyone's attention. Lead singer Luke Purdie has such a monster growl and stage presence that you can't help but feel the band is destined for bigger venues sooner, rather than later.
With a confidence that belied the opening slot of the night (behind the ridiculous and boring Houston), Voodoo Six tore it up with power and passion.
Lead guitarists Matt Pearce and Chris Jones were on top form, while the rhythm section of Tony Newton on bass and Dave Cavill on drums belted out a thunderous racket. My personal highlight was 'Something For You', a menacing slice of riffs and attitude, a crowd-pleasing shout-out chorus and a massive solo!
The full setlist was: 'Like The Others Did', 'Something For You', 'Take The Blame', 'Take Aim', 'Live Again' and 'Long Way From Home'.
On this form, I am looking forward to seeing Voodoo Six again soon.
- Let us know what you think? How do you rate Fluke? Why were Houston allowed onstage after Voodoo Six?
Jonathan Churchill. MetalTalk.net
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