Great Gig, Great Venue! from Mallorie, 14/07/14
My daughters and I went to see Snakecharmer because we all like Accident Prone, the single. I heard that the band was made up of members of such acclaimed bands as Whitesnake, Wishbone Ash and Magnum and so we knew that they should be an amazing mix. We were not disappointed! We have not been to this venue before and we liked it a lot. The staff were professional and helpful and when the support band, Raw Glory, came on we were very impressed with the sound quality in the hall. Raw Glory were very good; the vocalist was excellent and the band had a full sound despite there only being one guitarist, a bassist and drummer. Snakecharmer came on and filled the stage up! I understand they had a stand-in keyboard player since Adam Wakeman is away playing with Ozzie Osbourne and he did a great job. I have loved twin guitar rock since I saw Thin Lizzy in the 70s on their Live and Dangerous tour and Micky Moody and Laurie Wisefield were just brilliant; their styles complemented each other well. Micky did a solo spot which showcased his playing beautifully but didnt go on too long and become self indulgent. Neil Murray and Harry James did a great job on bass and drums and Chris Ouseys amazing vocals topped it off perfectly. He spoke to the audience as well between songs which is appreciated. My daughters were so impressed as well, saying that it was a very good gig and they were glad to have seen it. The band were so tight, polished and professional and full of energy. After the show they came out to sign autographs. They were friendly and chatty and were kind enough to sign their photos in the booklet from the CD I had bought. The lady at the merchandise stall was very helpful and provided a pen! All in all, we were very impressed with the venue and both the bands. We would certainly come to another gig at the Assembly Hall and will keep an eye open for more Snakecharmer gigs and Raw Glory too. Many thanks to everyone involved.