Off out again to see
the cheeky chappies of punk n' rock n' roll. We were all so tired from
the weekend but still made the effort over to the Office in Shields to
have our weary spirits lifted by the B Movie Heroes.
The night started with local lads Spillage who were eager to please the
younger end of the audience, playing a mixture of Trash metal and Nu-metal,
getting the young members of the crowd wound up into a frenzy.
Eventually the crowd were told to stop moshing as there was going to be
trouble the way they were carrying on - a bit like caged animals on
heat, but what they didn't realise was that the floor was physically
moving so much they were all in danger of plummeting straight through
The second band that were on stage also played a mixture of their own
stuff and a few covers and then on came the B Movie Heroes with only 35
minutes of the night left to spare. If only the first band had come on
stage a bit earlier we would have had a bit more fun with the BMH's.
We were a bit unsure of how the lads would go down with the younger
crowd that had been earlier moshing to Spillage, unfortunately a lot of
them were not very open minded on the punk/rock side of the music world
as they all left. Either that or it was past their bed-time!! Still
there was at least 50 plus people still left in the venue, willing to
rock to their hearts content.
The BMH's didn't disappoint us though, even though it was a short set.
They kicked off with The Drug which got a few people on the dance floor
straight away and the Running on Empty which is to appear on their forth
coming five-track EP on the Changes One label. The rest were good old
favourites like, Give me Tuesday (also on the new EP) and The Image,
which is taken from their present EP.
For the penultimate song they invited people to get up on the stage and
help out with one of their songs - nice and easy, singing the
doooddooooo's for Damned if You Do.
They were really solid considering that this was the first day of the
tour. Dave and Neil having a good laugh with the audience and trying to
encourage more people up to dance, while Dave was like a rock getting
all the melodies in and keeping them all together, with Scott on the
drums banging out the rhythm and breaking his sticks in the process.
The guys gave it their best, for the little over half an hour that they
were on stage. Unfortunately they had been double booked with the
previous two bands. The guys tried there best to cram in as many songs
as possible, but it still would have been nicer if they had been on an
hour. Still enjoyed them tuns and tuns.