Saturday, 13 June 2015

Soular and guests rocked the Brewery Blues last night


Competition winners Karima and Sylvie, having a great time

A well selected and diverse line up hit the stage for the Brewery Blues, Evan Burgess reviewed last night's performance...

Starting off the night was convenient at Made By Bob, with great food on offer and friendly and helpful staff, Made By Bob has something for everyone. An ideal place to eat whatever time of day, it was particularly rewarding as the reasonably priced starters sated the appetite, yet left enough room for a dance later.

The sold out night at the Brewery Blues was no doubt a lot due to local openers A New Leaf. With lovely harmonies and defined song structures, everything was pitch-perfect. With a debut record out later in the year, they’re definitely ones to watch for the future.

Great deserts at Made by Bob
After the confident start, Salisbury based solo artist Antoine Architeuthis took to the stage with his lovely bouzouki. The 8-stringed instrument gave a slight mandolin feel but had the depth of a guitar. Accompanying himself with a loop station and drum machine, the tunes hit the spot and were entertaining. Getting the audience to join in a chorus was a nice touch and endeared Antoine to the crowd.

Soular were glamorous and fun
Headline band Soular may have experienced a bit of a drop off in crowd numbers, but they more than made up for that by the enthusiasm the audience put into dancing. With a loving crowd joining in with the well picked covers, it was no wonder this band were picked as headliners. With powerful vocals by Dolly James covers of acts like Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross fit well together in a tight set. By the end of the night people still wanted to dance and Soular came back for an encore.

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