This night saw the return to the scene of the extremely popular local outfit Jukebox Vandals (From which such amazing bands as Highwire Brigade etc. have emerged) supported by the increasingly popular and very excellent Points.
Rarely have we seen such a crowd at The Red especially on a Thursday night, the place was, quite rightly so, absolutely packed for what turned out to be an extremely splendid gig, that coupled with the LED lights and smoke did however make it very difficult to get any good shots of the bands!
Points are an alternative/indie band with a dark mathy edge from Hertfordshire
Rob Sanderson - Bass & Vocals
Martin Fairey - Drums
Dean O'Dwyer - Guitar
Jon Myers - Guitar
Rob has an extremely rich and powerful voice which goes so well with the music they play making them so distinctive and quite frankly, so good, with a new EP soon in the offing Points are indeed a band to watch out for.
A few years ago the Jukebox Vandals were on the verge or great things and I must say they were one of the local scenes most popular bands with an extremely loyal and significant following, it would seem the time is just right for their return, and they certainly didn't disappoint.
From Walkern & Stevenage Jukebox Vandals are:-
Mark Hollis - Vocals/Guitar
Kieran James - Guitar/Vocals
Paul Ingram-Tedd - Lead Guitar
Ed Stafford - Drums
Andrew Lavansch - Bass
All in all it was a mighty fine gig and now with the Red Lion offering a 10% discount on draft ales for CAMRA members it was even better!
Vandals Point to the Red
Thursday night at the Red Lion
and the punters had packed out the joint
it was as much as we could all handle
as to what end? What was the point?
To see the reformed band Jukebox Vandals
play a long overdue comeback gig
supported by that marvelous band called Points
both deserve to make it so big
and no one was left disappointed
except perhaps at the end
for time came around all too soon
for a gig we wished had no end.
Until the next time, which might be some time, so in the meantime, keep enjoying and supporting your local live music scene.