Camden. A name these days associated with Ginger Wildheart such is the amount of time he seems to spend playing here, being involved with bands that also play here and if you play 6 degrees of separation with any act in Camden at any time, it’s highly likely you’ll get to Ginger in under four. Tonight’s headliner, Michael Monroe had Ginger in his band during the writing and touring of Sensory Overdrive. Similarly, Monroe also has Rich Jones in his band who is also a member of the Ginger Wildheart Band. A small world indeed.
The new material and the focus for the night sits comfortably with the old and uber guitarst Gus G peels off lick after lick like the consummate professional he is. That doesn’t stop lead singer Henning Basse teasing him with a few glances at his watch as Gus pulls another solo out of the bag.
The bottom line is that FIND ME is a studio project with some good songs and skilled musicians, but it isn’t the promised “Monster Melodic Rock album of the year”, therefore there are too many other releases this year, which are simply better (have a look at the new W.E.T. or Robin Beck). “Wings Of Love” is a calculated, well played melodic rock product – maybe this is good enough to many genre fans, but to me it needs a bit more than this to blow my mind.