band take to the stage a little before 9 pm and break the crowd straight
in with the song 'Cry'. It's good that they introduced themselves to us
as the posters on the walls describe them only as '+ Support'. Not a
very flattering or fitting description for one of the hottest bands to
come out of the North East in a great many years.
The crowd soon warms to them as lead singer Sharron shows us just what
the word powerful means with her impressive vocal range. By the end of
this first song the crowd are well and truly hooked and waited eagerly
to see if there was more of the same to come. Well there was, and plenty
This four piece
really know how to give a crowd their moneys worth, more than their
moneys worth I would say. Throughout the songs the crowd sat in awe and
watched silently. The only time they made a sound was at the end of each
song to clap enthusiastically and encourage the band to play then
When the band played 'Head down to my Toes', (taken from their
forthcoming single), you realise that you are witnessing something
rarely seen, a band with real talent who haven't been manufactured or
corrupted in any way. This new song is very catchy and should do very
well in both the clubs and also on the airwaves. Another favourite of
mine from the set was 'Window Shopping' which is sure to see the band
with yet another hit on the horizon.
This band is definitely one of the UK's best kept secrets. It's
incredible to believe that they have only been together 6 months as if
you heard any one of the songs they played here tonight on the radio,
you would accept it straight away as the sound is so perfect and the
The passion with which the two guitarists Alex and Neil play are
remarkable. The drummer may look fresh faced as he sits at the back of
the stage and plays with all his might, well he is! He is in fact only
17 years old!
Anyone who has been to a Purity Jar gig will confirm that the talent
this young man shows and the determination to make sure the beat carries
on throughout all the songs is commendable. Such talent in such a young
person is remarkable to find these days. He doesn't just play, he plays
with all his might and all his skill, through every single beat.
It's hardly surprising to find out that the band have already had a
couple of labels making lucrative offers to them. They, like the rest of
us here tonight, know a good thing when we see one.
As the tempo becomes more lively so also does lead singer Sharron who
really reads the rhythm as she performs. Guitarist Alex also gets stuck
in, while we see bass player Neil looking strong and silent at the left
hand side of the stage. The set was nicely finished off with the lively
melody of 'Sunshine'.
You only need to hear this band perform once before you soon realise
that they shouldn't be playing support to anyone. They should be the
ones headlining the gigs. Believe me when I say this time is not that
far off. Go catch them while you can for tomorrow they might be playing
the Arena and it will cost you a hell of a lot more to see them play
Setlist: Cry, High Position,
Little man, Powder Pill, Head to toe, 7%, Window Shopping, Beautiful,