Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Home Grown Rock - Fiddler's Elbow, Camden 26/04/2013

Last Friday saw the monthly ‘Home Grown Rock’ event at the Fiddler’s Elbow, Camden, and a chance for Bad Touch, Hell’s Addiction and Evacuees to attract a host of new fans.

Evacuees kicked things off while the sun still shone outside, and despite a few feedback issues on stage, the indie-rock style four-piece from Bristol set things off with a mix of emotional ballads and high-tempo original beats.
Then the Bad Touch boys took over the stage and the party atmosphere continued. ‘Set the night on fire’ was followed by ‘Dr Heartbreak’ and new single ‘Too Late’ – released on 8th May.
A host of Bad Touch fans had travelled down to the capital, and filled the floor for ‘Waiting on the morning light’ and ‘Call for me’. Funky blues track ‘Preacher’ and crowd favourite and sing-along classic ‘Mirror Man’ came next, before Stevie slowed things down with ‘One last chance’

In an evening celebrating home-grown rock talent, Bad Touch showed their song writing and performance skills to the highest level, performing a range of their own tracks, but a bit of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock & Roll’ fitted in perfectly, before the boys completed the set with ‘Down’.
Hell’s Addiction completed the line-up with a heavy rock/metal set. With a raw rock energy and distinctive sound, the Leicester-based four-piece performed a really powerful show.

The drummer, affectionately known as ‘Headache’ played barefoot and held the pace throughout, and the performance of original track ‘Let the good times roll’ was the highlight of their hour on stage.
A busy few weeks lie ahead for Bad Touch, who next perform at Club Evolution, Southend on Friday 3rd May, before visiting North Elmham, Ipswich, Colchester and Wolverhampton in the following week.  

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