Tonight in Bilston sees the return of Cats in space with Vambo + False Hearts in support.
The Dive into Atlantis tour is well and truly under way and live music has returned once again to are venues .
Up first where False Hearts who bring with them a solid rocking sound ,this tight 4 piece from Cambridgeshire got the crowd well and truly warmed up for Vambo and Cats in Space , it was their first time playing with new guitarist Steve Balkwill who brings a musical influence of Rock blues and country to the band ,this was a solid performance a band I will definitely check out again
Up next Vambo they were excellent as always and showing why they are classed as one of the most exciting young bands in the circuit.
Singer Jack Stiles has a voice that rivals a young Glenn Hughes and uses it to full potential during songs like ‘Fast Car’ ‘Running In Circles’ & ‘Why Why Why’ Other members James, Steve & Pete make up the formidable foursome that you really need to see as they tour the country with Cats In Space and Praying Mantis in the coming months.
Cats In Space are the perfect example of a band with great songs that are played incredibly well, it’s my fourth Cats gig in the last few years and each time I walk away with a smile on my face.
The band were back on the road with new singer Damien Edwards who can nail the old songs from the previous albums while adding his own swagger to them, he’s a confident performer who has slotted into the Cats line up perfectly.
The Cats we’re promoting both the ‘Atlantis’ album as well as the new compilation album ‘Diamonds’ and from the first couple of notes it was clear to see that the band were here to mean business.
A 90 min set with both old & new songs were warmly received by a very decent crowd who were out for a good night, a couple of beers and a good old sing along…..that kind of approach might be Old School but it works for Cats In Space.
Well done to Greg Hart and the rest of the band for putting a smile on the faces of a very appreciative audience…..we’ve missed nights like these.
Photography by Lisa Billingham for MPM
Overview by Garry Foster