The Live & Loud Mind Festival welcomed a wide array of rock bands to the Revolver Venue Birkenhead this Bank Holiday Weekend, kicking off on Friday night with Incubros, Lazarus Syndrome, Whiskey & Lace, and our very own Bad Touch.
Having travelled from Norfolk that morning, three of the band members took in the sights and sounds of Liverpool before heading back across the River Mersey to set up.By 9 o’clock, The Revolver was heaving with rock & roll fans ready and waiting to be entertained – and having been bumped up to the main stage, Bad Touch certainly didn’t disappoint on that front.
Darkness descended on the room and a few coloured spotlights twinkled above the stage as Stevie greeted the crowd and introduced the band’s first single ‘Set the night on fire’.
The large stage suited Bad Touch perfectly and they really looked like they belonged up there, and the Northern crowd lapped up their energy as they moved straight on to ‘Dr Heartbreak’.From front to back, all heads in the venue were turned towards the boys, and the cover of AC/DC’s ‘Whole lotta Rosie’ went down a treat.
Latest single ‘Too late’ came next and saw George show off his skills on the drums, spinning his sticks between beats, before Seeks took charge on rhythm guitar to kick off ‘Morning light’.
Bailey was brilliant on the Bass Guitar during ‘Lying and losing’, and was the only guitarist not to break a string in a set which saw all five band members give everything they had.
‘New day’ and ‘Call for me’ followed in an up-tempo set, before Rob G came into his own in ‘Preacher’.
With their hour on stage coming to an end, Bad Touch brought out crowd favourite ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ before completing the set with the amazing ‘Down’, the beginning of which saw Stevie leave the stage to embrace the audience.For Bad Touch, the party was over, but the festival continued all weekend with performances from Alice in Chains, Pearl Scam and Korn Again among many others.
The boys return to Norwich on Thursday 30th May for a charity gig alongside The Upgrade and Wicked Faith, before taking a month’s break in preparation for a busy schedule from July onwards.