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smokey angle shades

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:38 pm
by matt m
have seen this band twice now and they are so, so good live. the best live band I've seen currently doing the london circuit in AGES - probably cos all of them sing, swap instruments and go to the trouble of bringing their own admirably knackered piano along to their gigs.

www.myspace.com/smokeyangleshades

they're kind of like the Beach Boys might have sounded if Chas'n'Dave and Steve Harley had joined. There's something very late 70s/early 80s pub rock about them - they're a bit cheesy but it's all part of their charm. Proper big harmonies, great songs

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:08 pm
by NormanD
Thanks, Matt, a good recommendation. Cheesy? Nah.... well, ok, we all need some from time to time. They've worked well on their singing, the harmonies blend with a rough side, and the melodies stand out. Gary Crowley (BBC London, Sat eve) would love them.

The non-electric (ie real) piano is a real bonus. They must be healthy shlepping that to gigs.