Monroe’s stage presence is that of a man who permanently has his bits wired to a 12 volt car battery. He jumps, twirls, shouts, yelps, screams and sings in equal measure. He could recite the Encyclopedia Britannica from A through to Z on stage and the fans would still lap up every single word uttered.
The what-are-soon-to-be classics from the new album, ‘Unleashed’, ‘The Crownless King’, ‘I Am Broken Too’ and ‘The Signal Fire’, seamlessly fit into set.
Having given every ounce of themselves to the crowd with boundless energy, the band proved once again that they are a force of nature.
The first few tracks of the set, giving us a taster of what to expect from the album will, I’m sure, result in a few more pre-orders of ‘Resist’.
As much as Toby would like to put a little of the past to bed these days, they were obliged to add a few extra numbers in to fill out a decent length set comprising some classic Little Angels tracks
Everything from Carnivore, Ricochet, Point of No Return and of course the huge My Demons all sounded immense
The show perfectly balanced the Kiske era and Deris era albums as if they had always been destined for their careers to culminate in the ‘United’ series of shows
We are going to ride off the energy we are feeling at the moment and it feels really good, we are coming up with new ideas and it’s all flowing freely, so we are going to jump straight into that and get a new record underway!
They really do deserve to be recognized more, and hope that after they have supported Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow gig in Birmingham in a month’s time that they will have quite a few more fans