PowerSolo + Hamer – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – 5/3/17

When was the last time you could truly say you were thrilled by a band? Tonight, PowerSolo were truly thrilling – best live band I’ve seen in a long long time…..possibly ever! Amazingly energetic guitar playing, funny and fast – Riff-tastic! – these guys know how to whip up a party. I doubt this will be topped any time soon – a glorious night!

You know you’re in for a good night when Russell comes on stage. I’ve previously seen him as a wild front man (Russell and the Wolves) and as a wild solo synth player (Girl Sweat). Tonight he was the wild drummer in Hamer – and a bloody good drummer too! Hamer are a high octane, take no prisoners type of band. The lead singer was prone to removing the mike with his mouth whilst howling – a great start to an amazing night.

I only came across PowerSolo fairly recently when I saw their boom ba ba da ba daba video and instantly wanted more. They’re Danish brothers and have been going for years – can’t believe I’ve missed out on them for so long. The guitar work was amazing – rockabilly style with no need for a bass. They bounce off each other, obviously having a ball. Their drummer Zack looked like the happiest man in the world……and playing for these guys, who wouldn’t be?! Suave and Super Cool…..and a little bit crazy….

I can’t think of how the gig could have been better? they played for 2 hours and it felt like 20 minutes – I could have listened all night. Managed to get some footage of them at the end of the set that kind of captures what they’re like – but you really have to be there – don’t miss out on these guys next time – an absolute treat!

Bob the Chiropodist

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