Benji often banters with the crowd and ensures maximum enjoyment, for my personal favourite ‘That’s my Jam’ he separates the crowd and assigns them different parts of the song
As the classic Holy Water had finished ringing in our ears, the band played a couple more numbers including I Don’t Need Your Loving, and then Tim Prottey-Jones returned to the stage to help perform on Eye Of The Storm
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.
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It’s hard not to get yourself sucked in into their sound, as classic cuts like “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Lazy Days, Crazy Nights” are presented in the flesh
The four-piece makes their best effort to represent every era contained in their almost four-decade career. This live performance is structured like a theater event, including intervals between acts, which help the audience to recuperate and reflect upon what they have just experienced.
‘Northern Lights’, the fan favourite being sung before the band came onstage hit the spot perfectly and the crowd surged forward leaning heavily on the barrier reaching out for the briefest of opportunities to touch a hand or a leg as the three lads worked tirelessly at the front of the stage.
Cast A Spell, personal favourite Pink n Leopard and a groovy swing version of Harder Faster (see above for content info kick started everything with some serious kudos going to Indya’s lead guitarist Aaron King who channels his inner Hendrix with ease and resulting sound is soaked up by the eager crowd, already few pints in and eager to be entertained.
The newer material like ‘I Wish’ showed a side to Noora’s voice that we never knew existed. Sure, we know that her special power is to lay waste to armies with her voice but when you take away the screams and roars, the most heavenly voice is uncovered.