REVIEW: Bring The Soul @ Wrexham Central Station 06/07/11

As a music lover it’s very rare these days that I get to go to a band’s first ever gig. Normally there’s a bit of hype or a nod from someone in the know, but tonight I find myself becoming that ‘someone’ as I joined the assembled friends and family at Wrexham’s Central Station for the opening salvo from North Wales indie outfit Bring The soul

Charismatic frontman Benjamin Harvey is every inch a rock star in waiting blessed with a style and swagger that his Gallagher heroes once had. The pre-gig nerves that kicked in about an hour before the show did not seem too obvious as guitarist Nathan Greaves announced their arrival in a howl of feedback before moments later Harvey appeared banging his chest and launching into opener ‘Secret to Hide’.

The Gallagher ‘effect’ is apparent in Harvey’s vocal but Bring The Soul are no Oasis covers band. With the blossoming writing partnership of Harvey and drummer Joshua Davies they have already built up a tidy collection songs that surprise those who have only heard the shakily recorded demos on the band’s Facebook page. ‘Look At You Go’ is the perfect example of this, available in an acoustic version on Facebook, the live version is full of energy and drive and gets the intimate venue rocking before tonight’s headliners All The Young have even left the house.

With early nerves now gone the band relax into ‘Split Me In Two’ and the highlight of the set ‘Your Fantasy’ before closing the seven song set with ‘Scream For Me’ and the anthem ‘Miss Rebel’ much to the delight of the packed out venue.

Bring the Soul have already lined up a couple more gigs at Central Station this summer and they will also go into the studio to record a demo shortly. For more info check out the band’s facebook page

Set List
Secret To Hide
Silver Bright Lightning
Look At You Go
Split Me In Two
Your Fantasy
Scream For Me
Miss Rebel

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