Still nodding my head and tapping my fingers against last night’s pint. The evening lingers….
I made the short walk in glorious sunshine last night to Whitley Lodge Snooker Club. Why? To see a debut gig by a local band from North Shields, I See Red.
Ah…the debut gig… I know the feelings well. Fear & excitement beforehand, disbelief at being onstage then that wonderful waterchute comedown fuelled by lager, band bear hugs and slaps on the backs from mates.
I See Red ‘s line up is: Joshua on vocals, Dean on bass, Rob on lead and Martin on rhythm guitars with TJ on drums.
The band’s short set comprised of three covers and one original composition. Cover versions might seem like the easy option but new bands should be cautious performing them live. Classic songs covered by fledgling musicians will show up the cracks in the newly-formed bands.
I must stress this was NOT the case with I See Red. The band are tight, polished and full of life. They owned their covers of Animal I have Become by Three Days Grace, Your Betrayal by Bullet for my Valentine and Toxicity by System of a Down.
Their fourth and final song was original and I look forward to hearing more of their own material.
I See Red made a wonderful noise and looked fantastic on stage. To find out where and when they play next visit https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1583774128549494