Review by Maria Glover for MPM
The Mother of Crows are a six piece local band who describe themselves as ‘gothic folk’ but I would throw in prog too.
Theirs is a performance to be remembered, with great vocal range demonstrated in their 5 song set. The vocals flip between sultry, angelic and demonic.
A very interesting choice of support for Gin Annie and I’m not sure the crowd knew what to make of them but they are certainly very good at what they do!
Jack-Knife are more my style. I can’t find out much about them online but will certainly be looking out for them again. The first 3 tracks were incredibly heavy and pounded through my veins, an incredible vocal which seems to come easily, I’m not sure they know how good they are. Tight and engaging this is a band to watch.
Gin Annie seemed to stay away from Yorkshire for a while but I’m pleased they have started to come back and I always go along for the party. And what a party it was tonight! This band are so humble and good natured; if they’ve met you once they will remember you, and they value every one of their fans. They have a little banter with the front row throughout and entertain us with their playfulness on stage.
The set covers their career and the best of Gin Annie, right up to their latest album UND/V/DED. They are on fire – I’ve never seen a mediocre show to be honest, I don’t think they could do it.
The new guy on guitars seems to have found his feet and doesn’t terrify me as much as Brian did (I’m 5’2 and he’s a giant!) Byron is Byron – funny, smiley, hugely talented guitarist, Phil and Lewis make the foundations shake, and David Foster is the ultimate frontman as ever. The vocals are top notch – recording quality and all sung live – melodic and Galaxy chocolate smooth (other brands are available).
They bounce their way through the set like Tigger on acid and deliver on every single note. ‘Devil in Me’ is near riotous and my all time favourite (and huge crowd pleaser) ‘Fallin’ is pure sunshine – you can sing, shout and dance all at the same time and it fills me with joy.
The audience join in on every song and it is a fabulous night of live music and rock camaraderie.
If you haven’t yet seen Gin Annie live then you are missing out, my friend.
Band: David Foster – Vocals, Byron Garbett – Guitars, Marc Bradley – Guitars, Phil ‘Hammer’ Burrows – Bass, Lewis ‘The Kid’ Turner – Drums
Photography by Mal Whichelow