Posts tagged The Tivoli
Live Review : Buckcherry + The Treatment + Rocky Kramer @ The Tivoli, Buckley on November 1st 2019

I have no idea who tonight’s first support, Rocky Kramer is. A person? A band? Having watched them I now know it’s a person AND a band. Rocky is a rather charismatic Noel Fielding lookalike who hails from Norway and is now based in the US, and his band are a competent if somewhat proggy outfit that back up his singing and guitar playing.

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Live Review : Pete Way Band + Burn Out Wreck @ The Tivoli, Buckley on October 25th 2019

Sadly the motorway gods are not kind to me tonight and I manage to completely miss The Clan due to sitting in traffic on the M56 for far longer than I wanted to. Sorry The Clan, I’ll catch you again soon no doubt.

Burnt Out Wreck are a band I’m not familiar with, and they are a proper old-skool metal band. They sound an awful lot like early Saxon, I think because the vocals are very similar, but not in a “this sounds just like a Saxon song” way, more of a “this sounds like a song that Saxon might have written” way. So similar, without plagiarism.

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Live Review : The Burning Crows + B4time + Blood Moon @ The Tivoli, Buckley on October 4th

Let me tell you about the first time I encountered The Burning Crows. It was all the way back in 2012, at a Hard Rock Hell event in Pwlhelli. I walked into Stage 2 to find a band I’d never seen before on stage and literally stopped in my tracks. Mesmerised, mouth open, I watched this group of four young men weave an intricate and delicate mix of great music, good humour and fantastic hair and was instantly hooked. Grumpy Twat asked if I wanted to go and get a drink? I’m not moving. Go and see our friends? Nope, still not moving, I need to savour every note of this. So began a somewhat one-sided love affair that has persisted throughout the last seven years, culminating in tonight.

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Live Review : Those Damn Crows + Wasted Fate + 8ft2 @ The Tivoli, Buckley on September 20th 2019

8ft2 are like a fish out of water at the Tiv tonight. I miss the very start of their set due to the M56 being slower than a slow thing, and arrive just in time to catch them finishing off a version of Taylor Swift’s ‘Never Ever’. OK, I wasn’t expecting that. Turns out that their own material is a sort of summery jangly indie pop fused with some lightweight bursts of rock.

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Live Review : Jason & The Scorchers + Dan Baird & Homemade Sin + The Kentucky Headhunters @ The Tivoli, Buckley on September 10th 2019

Tonight I thought I was taking you to the Wild Wild West. My (t)rusty Megane was headed towards the sunset and I’ve been to Wales before so can attest to its wildness. I’d fastened on my spurs, talked the Grumpy Husband out of wearing his Dolly Parton wig, and was ready to roll my wagons. All my cowboy homilys were poised and ready to be slipped into the review. Well until I got to the venue and discovered that tonight’s triumvirate of bands are actually Southern Rock and not Country and Western. Damn. Foiled on a technicality! Genre fail!

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Live Review : Vain + Shyyne + The Clan @ Tivoli, Buckley on August 30th 2019

First band tonight The Clan I have mentioned in these hallowed pages previously. They are a local 3-piece, competent, who play pub rock. Dad rock even. They have all the clichés (waistcoats, raccoon tails, synchronised guitar necks, songs about rock and motorbikes) but they do it with a smile. They are easy on the ear, they won’t set the world on fire but I bet they play at an awful lot of bike rallies.

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Live Review : Blaze Bayley + Aonia + Hollowpoint @ The Tivoli, Buckley on August 23rd 2019

The night didn’t start well. The Creamfields Festival was on the same weekend in my home town of Warrington, and I forgot. This meant that I spent a whole lot more time than I had planned for sitting in barely-moving traffic on the M56, resulting in me completely missing tonight’s first band Hollowpoint. Bah. Sorry Hollowpoint, I’ll catch you next time. The next thing I realised was that my “proper” camera, which had been on the coffee table in my living room while the battery was charging was….. still on the coffee table in my living room. Damn. So I apologise in advance if the pictures aren’t up to our usual standard, the bands were great, the lighting was great, your reviewer is a fuckwit. Onwards!

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Live Review : Danny Vaughn + Edd Case @ The Tivoli, Buckley on July 20th 2019

I was a bit meh tonight when the support act came on. I mean when you have come to see an acoustic show by a very famous bloke with a good voice and a guitar it would really make sense to have something different supporting right? Maybe a woman? A skiffle band? A dog act? I mean, KISS had a painter recently on their arena tour and if it’s good enough for Gene and Paul…..

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