Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Watching the Mooney Suzuki at The Joiners

cheer up lads- you got the record deal...

After the Planning public meeting (see blog entry below), Cllr Jeremy Moulton, his mate Andy and my friend (and bass and madolin player extrodinaire in The Family) Aidan went down to The Joiners Arms in St Mary's Street to watch The Mooney Suzukis on the last night of their UK tour.

I hadn't heard the band but Andy had seen them live before and rated them so for a tenner a throw, we thought it was worth a punt!

The garage rock band played an entertaining set of rock tunes for over an hour and a half and the almost sell-out crowd loved them. They certainly are not the most original band in the world taking musical and stage cues from The Who, Suede and The Zutons. They even copied lyrics from an old Gerry and the Pacemakers hit but they hit the spot on a wet Tuesday night, giving it their all.

Quote of the night came from Aidan "I'm not into all this American accent stuff they are putting on"- he was a bit crestfallen when I told him they were from New York!

Highlight of the show was at the end of the night when the lead singer played his guitar while climbing up and hanging it up from the ceiling which drove the audience crazy- the management of The Joiners didn't look too happy at this point tho!

The UK tour seems to have been something of a success for them- they told the crowd that as a result of the gigs, they had just signed a new record deal.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you and Jeremy and co could form a band? The cons or something? Tribal Tory maybe?

3:35 pm  
Blogger Matt Dean said...

I used to play the drums- I was terrible!

1:07 pm  

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