Melodramas are vocalist Matt, guitarist Rob, bassist Greg, and drummer, Sam. I first saw them play at Joiners in Southampton in 2009 and knew they were on the path to bigger things. With their clever sense of wit, hugely energetic and upbeat sounds teamed with a tight, professional attitude, it seems they have the winning combination.
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Yes are one of the most innovative and successful rock bands of all time with a career that now spans five decades. In 2001 the band took to the road accompanied by a full orchestra for the first time in their career in support of their symphonic album, Magnification.
So, aside from a new design here on the blog (of which there'll be more coming very soon), what's on offer from us this week?. First up our 'Gig of the Week' - The Pretenders' Loose In L.A. from 2002, Chrissie Hynde and band rocking through a hour and a half set (20 tracks!) from a fantastic performance at the Wilton Theatre.
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The Pretenders have been consistently making classic albums and hit singles in a career that now spans 25 years. Lead by the charismatic Chrissie Hynde, possessor of one of the most recognisable voices in rock music, they have topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and in many other territories around the world.
Well, here we are. One week down, 51 weeks to go. Don’t know about you, but the first week of 2012 has been a blast, here at Gigseen High Command. We’ve packed away the Christmas kit, got our resolutions up on the whiteboard and figured out where that cheesy smell was coming from. So, none of those January blues for us, unless you count some of our great gigs, of course.
It's a new year with new opportunities and, as usual, the month of January can sometimes be a slow one. With certain industries and companies recovering and recuperating from the Christmas period, there's often not a lot going on in the world of music and arts.