This band needs to be seen to be believed. Unreal. On the money note perfect and tight as a drum
another review of our support slot with Danny & The Champions Orf The World ..via the Rockin Magpie
The opening turn were King Size Voodoo Traveller; the latest incarnation for local legend Ally Lee.
As the man himself pointed out; they are a ‘Glorified Pub Band’ but ‘without the Glory!’ Which is actually a bit harsh; because all four musicians are truly excellent in their own rites; but only the fickle finger of fate meant they were the support tonight and not headlining somewhere grander.
As usual Ally’s introductions were self-depreciating and very funny; especially when he told us Steve Earle was living in Alnwick when he wrote his ode to the A1 – Hillbilly Highway! The song was a doozy from start to finish; as was their Twang infested version of the Breeze; but the stand out song was Mercury Blues; stripped down and as raw as a Street racer.
another review from the Cluny ..this time from NEMS
King Size Voodoo Traveller started things off with a lively version of ‘Mercury Blues’, followed by Jimmy Vaughan’s ‘Dontcha Know’. Ally Lee is the most amiable of characters, and entertains almost as much with his banter between tracks as he does singing, and playing guitar. The lead and rhythm guitar playing was superb throughout, but particularly on ZZ Top’s ‘After the Rain’. This versatile band plays an eclectic mix of styles, to say the least, all of them extremely well, and, for their final song, we were treated to a reggae version of ‘Free Bird’….very unusual, and very good!
And here’s a snippet form our support with The Legendary Shack Shakers ..
Prior to that, however, support act KSVT were the ones to kick off proceedings. With their bluesy rock sound, characterised by gratuitous slide guitar and some very impressive guitar displays, the band didn’t have a hard time warming this audience up. And with some fun anecdotes and inspired cover versions, including ‘Smoke on the Water’ delivered in a Yorkshire twang (“smoke on’t water”) and a country take on Fun Lovin’ Criminals‘ ‘Scooby Snacks’, this good-humoured performance was enough to set the crowd up for the main act.
a snippet from a review of our support slot with Danny & The Champions of the world ..thanks NEMM :
A tough act to open up for then and at first I thought that King Size Voodoo Traveller would fall short, sounding at first a little bit ‘pub band’, albeit a very good pub band, but two or three songs into their set it was apparent that they were cut from similar cloth, boasting a very authentic rock/blues/country sound, despite hailing from the North East of England. The band were slick and as tight as a nut, whilst excellent and heart-felt lead vocals were enhanced by some fine vocal harmonies. KSVT play locally over the Christmas period so check out their upcoming dates here
Just seen you at the Craster Arms Beadnell you were fab! A ” proper band” like I remember from my childhood up in Northumberland! Fab!
Thanks for a GREAT night last Saturday at the Gosforth Civiv Hall. It was grand!!!
Graham, Rosemary, John and Helen
See KSVT 3 times now every time is so different and so very entertaining. See them in a good pub soon you wont regret it 😉
Brill!, Brill!, Just Brill! you have to see these guys live….
Hi Michael ..thanks …for EVERYTHING 😉 come see us again sometime ..
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