First up is Cheltenham alt-rockers Halfway To Nowhere. The young quartet do a good job of opening the show. There are some good moments and they show some promise. Second, we have Renegade Twelve. The East Anglian quintet are the heaviest band of the night and combine face-melting riffs with great vocals.
Next sees Speaking in Shadows take to the stage. The Nuneaton alt-rock quintet out on one of their trademark shows albeit with frontman Adam Smith struggling with a throat infection, he still put in maximum effort and managed to sound great! We’re all taken back to the ’90s with a cheeky Backstreet Boys cover thrown into the set.
The next band provided a bittersweet moment as it is All Ears Avow‘s last show on the tour. But they do not disappoint! The Swindon alt-rockers show why there is a lot of hype beginning to surround them. Frontwoman Claire Sutton has a great voice and the quartet are exciting to watch.
Last but not least is Elessar. Tonight serves as the quartet’s hometown show and it was clear to see as from beginning to end, the crowd sang every word back to them. I’d personally been waiting a long time to see the alt-rockers live and they did not disappoint, playing tracks from EP Reflections and their infamous cover of Bloodhound Gang‘s The Bad Touch. Their energy filled performance is reflected on the crowd and it’s safe to say it is made perfectly clear why they are tipped for big things!