Threshold - The Peel, Kingston - 1 July 2011

One day all bands should play here!

Holds 200, no windows and a tiny stage but hot and sweaty and very close and personal.

With the band finally starting to record a new cd with returning vocalist Damien Wilson, they are playing a few shows to help with the studio fever.

This is what they played:

Slipstream
The Ravages Of Time
Long Way Home
The Destruction Of Words
Hollow
Sanity’s End
Falling Away
Clear (acoustic)
Ground Control (played full band but with Karl Groom on acoustic and Pete Morten playing some very tasty electric solo’s)
Pressure
The Art Of Reason
This Is Your Life
Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams
Mission Profile
Encores of One Degree Down
Light And Space

2 hours went past in a flash.

A perfect gig. The crowd singing every word and the band playing a blinder and such interaction. In fact Damian spent nearly as much time in the crowd as on the stage.

So many highlights

The acoustic section worked fantastically but everyone wanted heavy.
Johanne James on drums was a blur the word powerhouse was made for him.

Richard West on keys and Steve Anderson on bass held it all together leaving Pete and Karl to riff to their hearts content.

Karl Groom is a total star, he is so underrated but his melodic soloing with Pete riffing away is just a joy! Also a top man and apologizing after knocking the microphone stand off the stage with me catching it saying he wasn’t trying to kill me!!

A fantastic evening that could have gone on forever.

Surely Britain’s best underground band.

10/10

Shazz

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