Rated 2 out of
Odd Karaoke vocal performance
The night and day in Manchester provides a great intimate venue for one of Manchester's own. 80,s Band King of the Slums became a one of Manchester's best bands never to be discovered yet had a cult status and following.
Electric violin and guitar driven music unique sound stood this band apart from the others. Wonderful punch packed lyrics .
So what would some thirty odd years later bring? Well musically nothing wrong good tight sound and although no Sarah Curtis, Clarissa Trees Violin is the glue that holds everything together.
Big problem here and its so obvious and rather odd is that the Vocalist Charley Keigher does not appear to remember a single song of his. and has them all written down on paper and placed on a music stand in front of him which he stares at throughout the performance and does not engage with the audience. This unfortunately gives the overwhelming impression of watching someone performing karaoke.
Even the bands popular anthem tracks which the audience belt out the lyrics without assistance are sung directly from the song sheet head down and uninspiring.
Not for me this performance...There was a time and place for this band and it isn't sadly now.
Date published: 2018-06-24