performance from the support band Area 54 who were either having an off
night or were just plain bad.
Guitarist Lakis Kyriacou was the bands only saving grace and is an
extremely accomplished guitarist indeed. She should think seriously
about dumping the rest of the band and finding people who are as
talented as she is to perform in public with.
Although the two other guitarists were good, the band was badly let down
in my opinion by the lead singer who didn't seem to have the power to
back the songs. The drummer was equally as bad and would be better
employed in a social club band playing covers. I'm sorry but this guy
really sounded so bland it killed them off totally for me.
Bailey and band played to a very poor turn out, especially considering
the entry charge was a mere £5. Taking up most of the available space
for the drum kit and backdrop, the band started off the set with ' The
Launch', a blistering assault on the senses.
Taken from the bands debut album 'Silicon Messiah'. Blaze has certainly
learned a lot from his stint as Iron Maiden frontman. He knows how to
whip up a crowd no matter how big or small. The last time the band
played Trillians was as a warm up gig to a German Rock Festival and they
thanked their fans for setting them up.
The band itself contains Jeff Singer drums, Steve Ray on lead guitar,
and John Slater on Bass. The set itself was a tight mix of tracks from
the new album and also a few that brought back memories from both his
Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane days.
The crowd might have been small in number and largely young males, but
that didn't stop Blaze from giving them all a show to remember. As the
fans crowded around the front of the stage heads were duly bowed and
shaken for all their worth.
good performance that was worth a lot more than you would expect from
such a cheap night out. The band even took the time out to wish Jaz the
guitar tech a happy birthday - bless.
Ghost in the Machine,
Stare at the Sun,
Born as a Stranger,
Man on the Edge,