|Having been to a fair few
gigs in the great city of Glasgow, this was our first time in Ivory
Blacks, the venue is in a great spot right by Glasgow Central station,
and it filled up nicely as Fahran opened up for what was promised to be,
and indeed was a great night of Hard Rock. Just as they took the
stage we had to go downstairs to interview Eden's Curse, but chatting to
people around the place, who witnessed these energetic rockers they were
mightily impressed. Fahran won a lot of new fans from their
I first had the
pleasure of catching Estrella a while ago supporting The Burning
Crows and on that night I was blown away and totally hooked.
This time a few years down the line Estrella have developed into
an even more amazing and enthralling band, I mean these
highlanders know how to Party with a capital P!
'Shout' the enigmatic frontman Paul Gunn gets everyoneís
attention and the place is jumping. I try not to make too
many comparisons but this frontman has the vibe and intensity to
become a true legendary frontman and as someone remarked, heís
in the mould of Dave Lee Roth and I canít disagree with that
The set consisted of
tracks from the debut album and with crowd pleasers like 'Come Out
To Play', 'One Love' and 'Whatever It Is', the band had the whole
room in their grasp, dancing and singing along to catchy anthems
that rock. They get into your head and make you want move,
head-bang and sing into the night.
Thereís guitarmanship and
trickery from Luke Gunn during the bands set that leaves you open
mouthed and thinking is this guy the new Angus Young / Eddie Van Halen!
I kid you not, this lad is an accomplished lead guitar player and knows
how to shred those strings! Leo McPherson on drums is like a
Tasmanian devil as he smashes his kit and thunders along. This was one
hell of a set, Nathan Gunn's thumping bass combined with his brotherís
talents and McPhersons skills will see this band go even
The final song is
'Party', the bands anthem. It's a huge number that has
the place bouncing. This was a spell-binding and totally
superb set, itís been to long since I last saw them! I for one
wonít leave it so long next time. Estrellas pedigree and
reputation is growing with their fan base increasing rapidly!
Having supported Robin Beck and The House of Lords recently in and
around Europe. Catch these guys live soon and if you donít
have the debut album go and get a hold of it now! Estrella deserve
all the accolades and should be massive!
Now for the headliners
Eden Curse, playing a variety of tracks from their career and the
excellent new album 'Symphony of Sin', this was the first date of
the tour starting in Eden's Curse founding member Paul Logue's
home town of Glasgow. This always promised to be something
special and it really was a perfect end to a night of
hard rocking heaven.
Eden's Curse played
the crowds favourites such as 'Trinity' and 'Angels and Demons'
and a lot of tracks of the new album, which all went down really
well and have been accepted by the Curses faithful fans, as well
as the new singer. Let's hope Eden's Curse can now stay a
settled unit and make even bigger waves in the melodic power metal