The loose, fluid, almost made up on a whim, medley of classic rock and pop tracks from the 70s, 80s and 90s showed just how versatile this band can be when they want to. It also served to paint the widest of grins on the faces of most of the people present.
I reckon Bob went to the same school of hand-signalling as Uriah Heep’s Mick Box and if you asked him to say anything WITHOUT moving his hands he’d be totally flummoxed.
Tonight’s main attraction would be in the guise of those wiley old veterans and pure powerhouses Magnum,
Vega have gone for the throat on this album.
It can be strange to see this form of idolisation come from one of rock’s very own success stories but, in many ways, Joe was our guide on this journey through the Ian Hunter and Mott back catalogues and, for all intents and purposes, his Down ‘n’ Outz did a fantastic job of bringing some old, and perhaps even forgotten, classics back to life.
A band that, since 2010’s phenomenal single ‘Kiss of Life’, has displayed a refreshing sensibility and an expertise in vocally powerful, hook-laden rock and roll, Vega are an absolute must for any fan of melodic rock.