Pete grabs everyones attention again, announces the headline band, and their entrance music starts. Those in the audience old enough to remember it joined in with 1970’s glam rock band ‘Mud’ with - not surprisingly - ‘The Cat Crept In’.
The band kick of the set with ‘Johnny Rocket’ from the most recent album ‘Day Trip to Narnia’. This is the first time we have heard Mark Pascall on vocals since he took over earlier this year. He puts his own stamp on the performance, and his voice is a perfect fit for the musical style.
The tracks are full of harmonies, and Mark blends his well with the more mature sounds of Greg Hart (Guitar) and Jeff Brown (Bass) who have superb voices and massive ranges themselves. It is captivating as the 6 Cats take the audience on an adventure through three superb albums.
Dean Howard (Guitar) unleashes his talents on an audience that is enjoying every second of the show, whilst Andy Stewart fills out the sound with his keyboards and the solo intro to 'The Greatest Story never Told' is captivating.
As the set draws to a close, the audience are cheering - thoroughly enjoying the musical feast. The band leave the stage and the hall darkens. As if summoned by the audience, Steevi Bacon (Drums) returns to the stage and we are entertained by a superb drum solo before the rest of the band join him for 'Thunder in the Night’. Cats in Space are a band that take you back to the 1970’s glam rock era. To the days when the ‘Christmas Single’ was a tradition welcomed, and the commercial fight to get the coveted ‘number one’ slot. What a fine way, then, for the band to finish the show with their own, 2019 single ‘My Kind of Chritsmas’. A superb track that thoroughly deserves the chance to get to the top of the singles chart - and in proper Christmas tradition, we have confetti canons from the stage, and a snow canon in the balcony showering everyone with Christmas cheer.