DATE: Friday 7th December 07
VENUE: Mountford Hall, Liverpool University

“Hard to beat” was the only way to describe the vibrant atmosphere at the Hard-Fi gig held in Liverpool University’s Mountford Hall. Despite negative feedback from previous shows, the Staines band gave one of their best performances as part of the Liverpool Music week, leaving the audience screaming for more even before they had left the stage.

The gig came as part of their December tour, celebrating the release of their newest album, ‘Once Upon A Time In The West’. The tour hit other venues in Birmingham, Manchester, and London, with a set list included a variety of songs from both their albums, mixing old favourites like “Cash Machine”, “Tied Up Too Tight” and “Living For The Weekend” with newer hits such as “Can’t Get Along”, “I Shall Overcome”, and “Suburban Knights”.

The vocal talents of lead singer Richard Archer swayed a little on some of the older songs, which were out of key, but the majority of the performance was strong, and the spirit of the crowd helped make the show unforgettable. Definitely not a disappointment, considering the apparent shaky performances I’d heard about, and I believe things can only improve.

After all, it’s not every band that gets to support Greenday on tour…

Kirsty Watkinson


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