“The best band in the south east”
“Yes, the headline which was made by the landlady of Mr Bumble after their 3rd encore doesn't lie. I've seen this band a few times now and they get better every time. I took 6 friends with me who hadn't seen them so I could get a different view on what the band was like. My friends were a mixture from early 20s to early 50s and they loved them right from their versions of the Stereophonics' "Dakota" and the Foo Fighters' "Times Like These" to AC/DC's "Back in Black" and "A Whole Lot of Rosie" through to my faves The Ruts' "Babylon's Burning", The Cult's "She Sells Sanctuary" and The Dead Kennedys. The venue was absolutely buzzing right from the first song and you gotta catch their punk version of the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" - pure quality, yes the landlady was spot on.”
SOTS set the Rising Sun ablaze..
“I turned up at the newly renovated Rising Sun expecting a good night, but I got was so much more. From the very start, we were treated to some absolute gems, which included the classic "Ever fallen in love with.." by Manchester's finest The Buzzcocks and a very upbeat " Bartender and the thief", which I'm sure the Stereophonics' own Mr Jones would of been proud. Each song appeared to be sung with lots of enthusiasm, which made the crowd react accordingly. There always seemed to be grateful punters (myself included) strutting their stuff on the ample sized dance floor, appreciating good well played music, and reminiscing about the days when music wasn't just picked by a panel on a talent show. The Rising Sun was a fitting venue to this well rehearsed outfit, who I'm sure will be around for a very long time. A favourite of mine was the Foo Fighters' "Times like these", which was worth the cab fare on its own.
So, if all you fans of music of a good bygone era, would like to listen to an exciting set from a very good covers band, you could do a lot worse than check out Sounds of the Suburbs, and find proof that there's much more to the 70's & 80's music scene than Abba & Duran Duran.
A definite recommend.
“Rock n Roll Stars”
“Saw them last week in Camberley. I thought to myself that they couldn't repeat that excellent performance. They just have! People pay good money to see lesser bands.
This exciting group is just so versatile. These guys really know what they are doing. Their delicious interpretation of the Stereophonics' number Dakota is sublime. The numerous punk songs like 'Pump It Up', 'Teenage Kicks' and 'No More Heroes' really hit home and are so 'in your face'.
This band is also cutting edge. The Eurythmics' 'Sweet Dreams' cover is arguably better than the original. Yes SOTS. Do release it as a single! No dancing on the tables this time only because there weren't any tables available! Must mention the quality of the sound. Brian, the sound man, really does a fantastic job ensuring that what you hear is the best you can get.