Finally, the band that had filled many venues over the last 30 years came onto the stage amid loud, enthusiastic cheers. Opening up with ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ off their third album, ‘Stain’, they showed the reason why they are still making a success in the music business after over 30 years. back in the day, their stage wear would be garish, colourful outfits. Tonight, they are suited and booted.
The setlist tonight was, in the main, the whole of their debut album ‘Vivid’, from start to finish which is now 30 years old. Playing the whole album, they displayed a class of rock that does not age. they are supremely talented, and have a strong following. Vernon Reid (guitar) loses himself as he brings life to the music they have become well known for over the years. They have many influences from hip-hop to rock and they have a unique sound.
On many occasions, Corey Glover (Vocals) stops singing, the band stopped playing, and they let the crowd take over - which they did, with one voice. Gleefully singing the classic tracks flawlessly, and, broadly, in tune. The humbled acknowledgment from the band was visible. All too soon, the album was finished. Playing another couple of tracks they accepted the acclaim from the dedicated audience. Let us hope for new music, and a return to the UK soon.