Amaranthe – Nottingham Rescue Rooms – 21st March 2014


Situated off the beaten track, the courtyard outside the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham is certainly one of the few places I don’t mind queueing to get into a show. With a few benches, umbrellas with patio heaters and the public bar everything adds up for a relaxed atmosphere leading up to the early 6pm doors.

UpSituated off the beaten track, the courtyard outside the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham is certainly one of the few places I don’t mind queueing to get into a show. With a few benches, umbrellas with patio heaters and the public bar everything adds up for a relaxed atmosphere leading up to the early 6pm doors. Up first tonight are hard rock band Santa Cruz, and looking around the venue it is clear a good percentage of the swelling early crowd are here for this sleazy Finnish quartet. Their set was short but brimming energy while they powered through seven of their best known tracks. Singer “Archie” Kuosmanen plays the quintessential hair metal frontman with his soaring attitude filled vocals delivered while leaning right over the crowd, foot on the barrier. First impressions are the sound guys have been earning their coin tonight as the guitar work from Johnny & Middy were crisp with the bass and kick drum deep and punchy. The short set was met well by the crowd who sung along whenever Archie held the mic out, with dancing aplenty front to back. This was my first time seeing Santa Cruz live and I am certainly inclined to […]

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