I recently had the chance for a Friday night gig so jumped at the chance. The gig in question was Proud Mary debuting their new album at The Buttermarket in Shrewsbury; their support band was a local group by the name of The Making.
Let’s start with the venue. The Buttermarket is in the heart of the county town of Shrewsbury. It has undergone a million pound make over and the team running it are working hard to attract the top names in music to put the venue on the map.
So far they have attracted all of the X Factor finalists (which is great for the kids) but it’s the real music makers the team are working on, already they have had Steve Cradock (OCS) and Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) grace their stage, and now they have booked Parlour Flames (Bonehead of Oasis new Band), Ska greats The Selector, The Beat, and The Levellers, they also cater for House and D&B at their club night.
The Making arrived on stage in the cellars to an enthusiastic audience, their set started off with their new track Signals (due to be released in April) Which awoke the crowd and started of a storming set. After the breath-taking opener the band cranked it up with The Funny Thing and closely followed by Piranha, by this time the band were in the mood and playing tight keeping the crowd in a state of musical emotion.
They then followed it up with a change of sound, Double D’s which is a great tune , and I have to say my favourite tune Up All Night, by this time the crowd and myself where enjoying a sublime performance by a young band that have the swagger and confidence of a band who have been touring for years. Proud Mary band members where also taking an interest in the band I noticed several members taking a good look at the band (they know good talent when they see it) Take My Soul erupted and Julio followed then there outstanding song Pretty Little Thing that had the crowd jumping. Then came a great cover of Come Together which had the crowd bouncing and singing along.
The set was ended by The 45, and Act Your Age which rounded off a fantastic performance from a band who after this gig will have gained a lot more fans and will soon be rightfully noticed by the right people and get signed up.
Full Set List:
Signals (New single to be released end of April)
The Funny Thing
Up All Night
Take My Soul
Pretty Little Thing
Come Together (The Beatles Cover)
Act Your Age
Lee Bull // @leebully