Review & Photography by Paul McGowan for MPM
First up tonight are Slowmo75, who hail from Robin Hood Country. This five-piece bunch of rockers hit the stage and don’t waste a minute of their allocated support slot.
Fronted by Mustang, who is a beast of a vocalist, the sound is tight and spot on from the start. The setlist compiles of songs taken from their 2019 EP “Scarecrow” and 2020 Album “Life Goes On”, both of which are solid pieces of work.
With the recent addition of rhythm guitarist, Stan Hallam, to the ranks, this powerhouse of a band plough through some excellent heavyweight rock that seems infused with a southern blues feel at times.
The solid rhythm of Nathan Wilson on Drums, Dave Anderson on Bass and the searing lead licks from guitarist Paul Smedley top the sound off.
The healthy crowd enjoy the interaction of the band and all too soon it’s over. A band full of energy, enthusiasm, quality and smiles have made their mark.
The truck is clearly serviced, cleaned and rolling its way to rock utopia. A quick intro and the lads set the stage alight with their blistering opener, ‘Set The Night On Fire’ and just don’t let up.
Anyone who has seen Trucker Diablo live knows what a treat they are in for. Those that have not seen them need to strap in and hang on for the next 90 minutes or so. This is quality Rock N Roll, from NI, that is just simply glorious.
With several solid rock albums in their back pockets there’s something for everyone and even the odd surprise too. From early to current releases, there is something for everyone within the setlist.
Between songs there are splattering’s of impromptu comedy banter and chit chat with the crowd, all soaked up by an eager audience of rock lovers. It also gives the band a few precious moments to try and rehydrate in what is a hot and humid room.
Tom, Simon, Jim & Terry do, what they do, superbly and it is rewarded with healthy appreciation between songs. Four mates enjoying playing quality music, having a laugh, whilst entertaining a crowd together is a perfect mix.
Just one thing remains to be said ……… “BIG TRUCK KEEPS ON ROLLIN