The Eyes Have It is a small festival in Duffield Derby, giving visitors a fantastic weekend of rock, pop and blues.
In the tent this afternoon we have Joey Greener. Joey is part of a 4 piece Indie/rock band called The Public Eye, but today he’s here doing a solo acoustic set. It’s hard to believe Joey is only 16 because he has the confidence and stage presence of a much older, seasoned musician.
Joey works his way through his set with confidence. He has an incredible voice and it was great to hear a varied set that gets people singing along. If you get the chance, go and see Joey, either solo or with his band.
Joey Greener setlist
Out of line
Made of stone
Bigmouth strikes again
Down in the tube station
Do I wanna know
Dont look back in anger
Its the second time Eddie & the Wolves have played The eyes Have It, having played on the smaller stage last year, tonight they are on the main stage. Eddie & the Wolves are a rock powerhouse not to be missed. Tonight’s set is made up with songs from their debut album, that was released a year ago. They open with ‘Burning Embers’ but change it up a bit and start it acapella style and it really works.
Eddie tells us they are starting work on the second album and we get to hear new song ‘Bad Touch’ which is really catchy and makes me look forward to hearing the new album.
Eddie & the Wolves setlist
See me fall
I could be yours
Through it all
Headlining Sunday is Dr and the Medics. I’ll hold my hands up and admit I have only heard Spirit in the Sky and don’t know anything else that they have done. But I’m looking forward to seeing them live. The weather is fabulous and it’s such a relaxed atmosphere to sit in the warm weather, enjoying some of the food from one of the many vendors on site.
The band enter the stage, followed by The Doctor. He looks exactly how you expect him to look. Flamboyant, dressed for the occasion and with the distinctive make up we know him for. First song is You Spin Me Round (like a record) and everyone is up dancing and singing. The Doctor chats to the audience and he comes across as a thoroughly lovely chap.
Earlier in the afternoon he had been out walking round the site, chatting and taking photos. The set is a mix of original songs and covers, all received really positively and with lots of enthusiasm. Of course they finish with Spirit in the Sky with some audience participation and plenty of dancing. The Doctor tells us he’ll be sticking around after so everyone can have the chance to meet the band, take photos and buy merchandise. There was quite a queue of varying ages wanted to meet the band and I don’t blame them. If you get the chance, go and see them live, you won’t be disappointed.
Dr and the Medics setlist
You Spin Me Round (like a record) – Dead or Alive cover
Burn in Your Love Love shack – B52s cover
Dancing in my Hand
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones cover
Kids in America – Kim Wilde cover
No-one Loves You When You’ve Got No Shoes
She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult cover
Spirit in the Sky
Rebel Yell – Billy Idol cover
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