Words and Pictures: Adrian Hextall / MindHex Media Following on from Part I – our review can be found here: Rockin’ The Bowl – Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield – Review Pt 1 , Saturday September 11 2021 And so to Sunday, where The Dukes of Bordello got the day off to a moonshine fuelled start. […]
Having grinned my way through Shanghai Treason and thoroughly enjoyed the ever-reliable Gin Annie and Bad Touch, all that remained was for the Queen of Metal, Doro Pesch to arrive and preside over the strong audience of rockers.
No Styx show would be complete with Tommy taking center stage to perform “Renegade” with its lush vocal harmonies and the powerful new ballad “Sound the Alarm,” which was written pre-pandemic and foretells what we all were all going to face in 2020. Todd Sucherman told me in a previous interview that when he first heard the song, “I damn near burst into tears because the lyrics were so in tune with what is happening now.” It was quite an emotional moment to hear Tommy sing it live.
If music is art and art is designed to trigger discussion then they win hands down as myself and my esteemed ‘gig-wife’ Krishan remained enthralled, bemused, intrigued and more throughout their frenetic set. Full marks for impact as I definitely want another go!
With Bloodstock Open Air 2021 less than a few weeks away, the difficult journey out of lock-down, organising a festival that can actually go ahead, meeting all of the COVID-19 safe requirements and ensuring that the bands that have been booked can actually get to Derbyshire to play their allotted slots has been nothing short of both a nightmare and a miracle of perseverance of character in the face of adversity.
The jam-packed virtual gig, is shot on location in London at Hard Rock Cafe – Piccadilly Circus. The show will centre around a house band aptly named, ‘The Tier Jerkers’, which features touring musicians – Rex Roulette, Seye Adelekan (Gorillaz), Mat Hector (Iggy Pop) and Ben Ellis (Iggy Pop). The houseband will perform alongside the all-star lineup, with guests recording both on location at Hard Rock Cafe and remotely from their home studios.
In addition, the DVD and Blu-ray will show the incredible live performance “A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris” for the first time on video.
Every year millions of visitors from London, the UK and across the globe enjoy the iconic Hyde Park, one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. Spanning 350 acres of green space in central London, Hyde Park has hosted world-renowned music artists since the 1960s. The summer concerts are an essential part of income generation for The Royal Parks, providing necessary funds to maintain and develop the parks for future generations to enjoy.