Thunder – Barclaycard arena, Birmingham – 13th march 2015


Tax the heat were the first up on this all-British bill. The Bristol band have a very smart image with their suits – something you don’t see very often, with Joe Bonamassa being one of the few other acts to dress in a suit on stage. The band have a great Blues-rock sound that doesTax the heat were the first up on this all-British bill. The Bristol band have a very smart image with their suits – something you don’t see very often, with Joe Bonamassa being one of the few other acts to dress in a suit on stage. The band have a great Blues-rock sound that does a very good job of getting the crowd warmed up. A great start to the night. Next up were rockers Reef. As most of their success was in the 90’s they pretty much passed me by, so I really didn’t know anything about them till tonight. Looking like an American Southern rock band (the singer and guitarist in particular due to their beards), they have a great rock sound, and went down fairly well with the crowd, but once they played their big hit “Place your hands” the crowd were soon singing along, and I certainly recognised the song as one I’d heard a lot even though I hadn’t realised they did it. It’s a very good set and Reef are a band well worth checking out. Finally it was time for Thunder.It’s hard to believe that a band that has been around as long […]

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