A cool November evening in Sheffield see’s the might Airbourne play at the 02 Sheffield as part of their current UK tour. The line-up has an impressive three bands on, so some serious bang for your coin tonight.
Cellar Door Moon Crow
Duo brothers Phil & Tom Goodwin are up first and set the bar high. This duo is on it from the first song and don’t let up for the entire set.
Some may say that duo’s, especially on stage, lack a certain dynamic though CDMC certainly dispel that myth. From twin vocal rapping to power shredding guitar, thunderous drumming topped with occasional sublime keyboard the brothers know their stuff and the crowd fully appreciate their efforts too.
The brothers are clearly enjoying themselves and this resonates to the crowd. Each and every song concludes to the sound of cheers and substantial applause from the appreciative crowd.
All too soon the set is over though the brothers leave the stage to more rapturous applause. One duo to keep an eye on.
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Phil & Tom Goodwin
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Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee this four-piece band have been around for a few years now. Led by the exceptionally talented guitarist and singer Tyler Bryant the band are slick, well-rehearsed and deliver a superb rock sound.
Tyler is barely still for the entire set, seemingly only able to stand still whilst addressing the crowd of the next song. He is ably supported by his band who are certainly not bereft of quality talent either.
Tylers talent is clear to see, which he wraps up in a wonderous stage spectacle. From searing riffs to sublime solo’s, Tyler and the Shakedown have the crowd bouncing along with them for their entire set. As with CDMC before them the crowd are fully engaged for the entire ride.
TB&TS conclude their set and leave the stage to warm applause from the Sheffield crowd, who are fully appreciative of what they have just witnessed.
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown are –
If you have not heard of tonight’s headline act then I can only assume that you have only just been introduced to the world of rock, or you have had your head buried in sand for the last several years. Hailing from Melbourne, Austrailia, this five-piece monster of a rock band have played almost everywhere including, probably, almost every major festival there is.
The house lights dim, the crowd roars and then all hell breaks loose. The band tear into the opening song, Raise The Flag and the combined noise of the band and crowd almost raises the roof.
Joel, as always, is simply a 110% energy bomb of guitaring, vocals and whipping the crowd into a frenzy. Matt, Justin & Ryan all combine with Joel to provide what is a supersonic rock ‘n’ roll ride of epic proportion. If you don’t hang on you’ll simply fall of and be left behind.
Chit chat is minimal, for the first few songs, and the crowd is left almost gasping for air with the speed things move at. The band throw in some classic songs along with some from the new album too.
Add to the music and light spectacle, the “Lemmy Bar” interlude, which leaves you wondering about Austrailian spirit measures and the manually used air raid siren, which Ryan cranked up to an ear splitting level, and a trip into the crowd by Joel, the whole night is a huge success on every front. Those who have seen Airbourne before havebeen thoroughly refreshed to their ways and anyone in for their first time, now knows what to expect.
The band finish with the epic Runnin’ Wild and the crowd are going wild. Job done the lads leave the stage to roars of appreciation.
Set List –
Raise The Flag
Girls In Black
Bottom Of The Well
Breakin’ Outta Hell
All For Rock ‘N’ Roll
Live It Up
Ready To Rock
Airbourne are –
Joel O’Keeffe – vocals/lead guitar
Matt “Harri” Harrison – guitar
Justin Street – bass
Ryan O’Keeffe – drums
Website – http://airbournerock.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/airbournerock/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Airbourne
Review & Photography by Paul McGowan