Eric Gales gig review. Tonight we are back at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms, we are here to see Eric Gales with support from Danny Bryant.
It’s a packed out show and first up it’s British Blues man Danny Bryant. Danny is one of those truly amazing guitarists that never gets the recognition. Before they got into it Danny tried to sell us his fitness DVD on Betamax, he promised us if we brought it we could have a body like his. They did a brilliant 50 minute set that got the audience well and truly warmed up for the main event. Danny is supporting his new album The Rage to survive available here.
Danny Bryant Set list
Tired of trying
Now I have to confess this is the first time I have ever seen Eric Gales but I’ve got to tell you it won’t be the last. This was an evening of incredible music that you just didn’t want to end. The first thing to note is Eric really likes to interact with the audience. Eric takes the time to talk about each and every song and what it means to him, this gives you the audience a real connection to the music. They kicked it all off with a jam, it’s so good when you see a band so in tune with each other they can just play, no script just living in the moment.
Highlights included Smoke Face and his bass, Eric’s wife LaDonna stepping out from the shadows to take lead vocals. Eric said what we were all thinking LaDonna should be making her own records, she was incredible and watching the interaction between husband and wife was moment to remember.
They ended the set with a jam around Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child which was simply stunning, at one point he even took it to AC/DC’s classic Back in Black and Kashmir. At the end of the show Eric came out and met anyone that wanted a selfie or just to say hello.
There are still some dates left and Eric will be back in June so make sure you go and see this show, I promise you, you will not be disappointed. Tickets are available here.
Eric Gales Set list
You Don’t Know The Blues
Thunder (The Storm)
Put It Back
Stand Up (BVs)
Take Me As I Am (BVs)
My Own Best Friend (Praise Worship)
Sea of Bad Blood (1 verse)
Too Close To The Fire
Eric Gales takes his rightful place at the head of the blues-rock table as he announces Crown, his career-defining new album. On the new album, Eric shares his struggles with substance abuse, his hopes about a new era of sobriety and unbridled creativity, and his personal reflections on racism. Five years sober, creatively rejuvenated, and sagely insightful, the songs on Crown are delivered with clarity and feature Eric’s personal experiences and hope for positive change. This is Eric at his most boldly vulnerable, uncompromisingly political, and unflinchingly confident.