The Bad Touch faithful descended on the Lady of the Lake, Oulton Broad on Friday and were treated to a jam-packed 2 hour show headed up by lead singer and birthday boy Stevie.
Support came from ‘Gift’, a Lowestoft-based four piece rock band who brought plenty of their own fans to the party, and got the ball rolling with a solid set, including new track ‘This Town’. Considering the band is only a few months old, it’s clear to see that they’re determined to succeed and put a lot of effort into their performance.
As seasoned veterans in comparison, Bad Touch took to the stage next and George and Bailey combined to kick off with ‘Set the night on fire’, the first single released with Animal Farm Records; a real party track that set the tone for the evening.
‘Dr Heartbreak’ and ‘Lying and Losing’ sandwiched AC/DC’s ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’, the first of six covers in a 21-song set, which switched perfectly between the old and new original material including the classic favourite ‘Lock & Load’; which saw Stevie and the guitarists leave the stage so the audience could appreciate George’s genius drum solo intermission – complete with cowbell.
Rob G mesmerised with his lead guitar contribution in rock ballad ‘Time Rolls On’ from the Born to Please EP released last year, and a highlight of the night was another pitch-perfect rendition of funk track ‘Preacher’.
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock & Roll’ saw Seeks own the stage on the rhythm guitar, and ensured the crowd would be left wanting more. Finishing with ‘Down’, Stevie and the boys were still in high demand, which will ensure they will be back at the Lady of the Lake in the near future.
Saturday saw Bad Touch perform at the Peacock Music Festival in Peterborough, and although the Great British weather did it’s best to put a dampener on proceedings, the afternoon performance by the boys didn’t let the rain ruin the party.
Next up is the ‘Live & Loud Mind Festival’ at the Revolver Venue, Birkenhead this coming Friday 24th May 2013, before the band take a much needed spring break ready for the busy summer gig schedule.