Roadhouse Live at the Hope Tavern, Holton Le Moor – 18/3/2012

A return to one of our fave venues and always a firm bastion of support for this Band. Graham the Govevernor is a top man, always booking top Bands and after 7 prior great gigs here we count him as a firm friend. After he filled us up with his excellent local fare in a blow out Hope Tavern lunch it was a later than usual transformation of this quiet Country Pub into excellent Blues/rock venue. In came the stage the wall hangings and then the famous Hope Tavern crowd.

The crowd here are so in your face that if you make a mistake you can see the reaction, so Rule one, try not to screw up!!!. Mothers Day had culled our usual size of crowd by about 20%, but it was still a strong turn out.

Roadhouse rocking at Skegness 2012

The first set was well played but plagued with sound problems. A perfect sound for the centre of the club was muffled at the back and the guitars were out of balance for the right hand side (apparently).

So the we applied the scientific solution, TURN IT UP!!!!!!
After a blistering second set that left half the Band deaf, loads of people came up and said that it was perfect and totally what they wanted (we just had to get them to write it down)…..
All the second set crowdpleasers were there, we just did not play ‘Dark Angel’ as I was just not in the mood forthat song.. sometimes I feel that the song plays me, only when it wants too, weird!
Rogers drum solo was really great, Bill was spot on in the second set (I could hear him then). The girls and Danny were both amazing.
We roll on in our 21st year….. towards the new CD, 3 songs are nearly completed, one was played at this gig…………Do not forsake us
Gary

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