Today I’m at Silverstone for the F1 weekend. No, I’m not confused, I know this is Rock News, but I’m not actually here for the racing. What you may not realise about Silverstone is they have a several campsites which provide evening entertainment, so you can spend the day at the track, then in the evening there is an abundance of food & drink, rides and of course, live music.
I’m in the woodlands campsite to see Eddie & the Wolves followed by Matt Peach. First up are Eddie & the Wolves. Having played here several times before, it was great to see them back again. They play an electric set full of original songs peppered with covers. The very large crowd are drawn in with the rock / blues sound and they definitely had a lot of new members join the ‘wolfpack’ tonight.
Eddie & the Wolves debut album ‘War’ is excellent and it’s wonderful to hear so many of the songs live tonight. My personal favourites being Through It All and Nine Lives. Of course they finished with their amazing cover of The Chain, which is very much their own take on it and they had the crowd eating out of their hands.
Eddie & the Wolves setlist
See me fall
Pride & Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughan cover)
I could be yours
Through it all
Come Together (Beatles cover)
Bad guy (Billie Eilish cover)
The Chain (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Matt Peach has played Silverstone a few times and knows just how to get the crowd going. Matt Peach is made up of Matt on guitar and vocals, James on bass, Mattie on lead guitar and Oolay on drums. The set alternates between original songs and covers, which is very positively received and the crowd are up singing and dancing.
The original songs come from several of the bands albums and you get a real taste of their sound. Matt enjoys chatting to the crowd and telling them stories about how the songs came about. I don’t think anyone can fail to enjoy listening to someone that can sing songs by the Darkness, Green Day and Frank Turner, so well and make it look effortless.
Matt Peach setlist 1992
Morning Glory (Oasis cover)
Hey Boy, Hey Girl
I Believe in a Thing Called Love (Darkness cover)
Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones cover)
I Still Believe (Frank Turner cover)
Cut Our Teeth
Life on Mars (David Bowie cover)
Rebel Yell (Billy Idol cover)
One Night In Paris
American Idiot (Green Day cover)