Those Damn Crows have been tearing up venues across the UK for several years now, and they sold out yet another gig tonight at The Garage. They have a very loyal fanbase that follows them, as evidenced by the loads of fans wearing their club colors in the audience.
The band formed seven years ago in Bridgend, Wales and has steadily risen to the top thanks to their debut album ‘Murder In Motive’, the sometimes difficult second album ‘Point Of No Return’, and I suspect ‘Inhale/Exhale’ will continue this success.
With music blasting and the lights dimmed, Those Damn Crows hit the stage running. The lights then switched to full blast, blinding the sell-out Glasgow crowd, who went wild.
Shane Greenhall is a very enigmatic frontman who never stays still for more than a couple of seconds. He’s all over the stage and more. His huge grin and look of sheer joy are addictive and resonate with the crowd, who reciprocate in kind all night.
The band is more than just their singer, though. Guitarists David Winchburgh and Ian “Shiner” Thomas belt out riff after riff, supported by very powerful drumming from Ronnie Huxford and the low end from bassist Lloyd Wood. These guys gel well together and play their respective instruments with ease and class.
The big moment of the show comes during a magnificent rendition of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Dead’. Greenhall vanishes from the stage only to reappear on the outside of the balcony above the now delirious crowd, holding on with one hand. He leads the faithful below in the chorus, which is sung with much gusto.
Well, I can safely say that, based on tonight’s magnificent performance by Those Damn Crows, rock ‘n’ roll is very much alive and kicking, thank you very much. I hope it won’t be too long before The Crows are selling out stadiums all over the world because tonight’s show proves they certainly have the goods to do so.”
Due to phenomenal demand, THOSE DAMN CROWS have also added some new dates to their series of instores around the UK next month, which kick off on album release day!
Instores rack up as follows:
Fri 17th Feb (Leeds show day) – Crash Records, Leeds at 2pm
Sat 18th Feb (Manchester show day) – HMV, Manchester at 2pm
Sun 19th Feb (Newcastle show day) – Reflex Records, Newcastle at 2pm
Mon 20th Feb – Assai Records, Edinburgh at 7pm
Tue 21st Feb (Glasgow show day) – LOVEMUSIC, Glasgow at 2pm
Wed 22nd Feb (Bradford show day) – The Record Cafe, Bradford at 1pm
Thu 23rd Feb – Rough Trade, Nottingham at 6pm
Fri 24th Feb (London show day) – Flashback, London (Islington) at 1pm
Tue 28th Feb – Rough Trade, Bristol at 6:30pm
Fri 3rd Mar – Banquet Records out-store @ Pryzm Kingston (full band electric show)