Sunday, 19 March 2017

The Wheatsheaf Gig (The Phat Cardinals; Holy Moments; Freddy le Cragg)- 18th March 2017

The Phat Cardinals

And on drums is... Bojack Horseman?

Holy Moments

My fabvourite shot of the night, comprising of all three musicians of Holy Moments

Freddy Le Cragg
One of my city-centric friends organises local gigs. So it seemed fitting, that his birthday including a few gigs to mark the occasion.

This was a good down-to-earth experience, with Freddy Le Cragg's opening set displaying all the things I love about acoustic performers. Anyone that goes up there with his or her voice and guitar and does that is always worth seeing in my opinion. He even tackled a great cover as well as his own original songs. If Newton Faulkner has Spongebob Squarepants, he does it for The Fresh Prince of Bel Air!

The final act was Holy Moments, whose blend of skater rock and indie punk has a resonance of Blink-182 and Something Corporate about them. This was another memorable set, if this floats your boat.

However, the tour-de-force of The Phat Cardinals was just the icing on the cake. Think The Stranglers and Mclusky go into a fancy dress shop to emulate Slipknot, but making do with whatever are there instead just sums up the punk-metal madness of the group's repertoire. They made me smile for all the right reasons, as I am a sucker for this kind of music, and any act that goes into a dodgy raffle must be doing something right. Go check them out whenever you can if you want something big, loud, and downright bombastic.