Fireworks

Reef / Broken Witt Rebels http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/41/67/f3/reef-2018-thumb-16-1545930079.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     December 26, 2018    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
5328   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Reef / Broken Witt Rebels - O2 Academy 2, Manchester (UK) - 06 December 2018

To start your set with your first single shows confidence. This is what Reef did with 'Naked', strolling out and delighting us. They have every right to, coming back, finding people want to see them, losing guitarist Kenwyn House to Goldray, replacing him with little known Jesse Wood and producing 'Revelation', an album that is.

Cool the jets though, Broken Witt Rebels were first, who are beautifully simple and simply brilliant. As for the music, anyway; they may be one of the best musically in their Bluesy, Rocky genre and they deliver it so well. But they don't perform. Can't argue with 'Spell On You' or 'Loose Change', but there isn't live charisma on show. For all the great songs and Danny possesses a voice of a generation, but eventually this is just another great set. When will it become unbelievable?

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Reef are like returning heroes. Gary Stringer doesn't dress up, his baseball cap covers his eyes, his voice is a road-hardened growl. And yet their set was joyous, a couple danced with abandon and they aren't the only ones. Funky from the off, 'Stone For Your Love' was massive, Andy Wallace added such dance with his electric keys and in the mix even the tambourine could be heard. They brought it down for a gentle 'Consideration', pushed out early, then ramped up the Soul singing for 'How I Got Over', which sadly saw some at the bar, who missed Stringer standing with his head right in the A of the 'Revelation' backdrop.

How did they get over from this? Unpack 'Place Your Hands', that's how, taking the crowd to ecstasy and then attacking with a nasty 'Revelation'. They took it to the crowd. Literally. One by one they came out to us, lost in the throng, not for a live spot of a couple of minutes, for most of 'Summer's In Bloom', brave and breathtaking.
'Yer Old' can't lose and several refreshed people near me lost it, as if they never thought they'd see them again; they're entitled. Reef? If they needed to 'Set The Record Straight', they made a damn good defence tonight.

Steve Swift

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  October 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
      1  2  3
  4  5  6  7  8  910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 3 weeks ago
  • Berny : RIP Alan Lancaster! :(
  • Berny : @Barneypippa: I forwarded your mail to the Fireworks team. You should receive a reply asap.
  • Barneypippa : My magazine (#96) hasnt arrived yet - should have been here last week
  • Rocktopia Te : @bakerstreetish: Pls. check your email for download instructions.
  • bakerstreeti : Hi, I just bought digital download #96. How will I be able to receive/access it? First time on this site. Thanks!
  • zom414 : Have they been posted out yet? Not received mine yet but may have the release date wrong!
  • Johns Band : Received glossy Fireworks 96 and one of best ever. I am still looking at pictures and "Revisit The Gods AOR Festive" should be great. Probably get download from issue 101 to save on space & it is read to me from audio voice. Already got Robben Ford Instrumental album "Pure" great stuff & Freddy King singing & guitar I love, so Bernie Marsden new album I will have on Amazon Prime. If you are into 70's Rock then new Help Yourself 6 CD Boxset + info will be good for you plus expert to pay no more
  • Berny : Fireworks #96 is out now! :)
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Pls. check your email!
  • Paul wiv : I have paid for issue 92 but it hasn't downloaded yet.
  • Berny : @Adamson: Bitte kontaktiere mich direkt, meine Mailadresse lautet «email»
  • Adamson : kann man hier auch auf Deutsch schreiben? denn ich hätte eine Frage?
  • KI2000 : Wow, issue #95 has to be the BEST one so far. Congratulations guys!!
  • Hysteria : GREAT MAGAZINE! Keep on rockin' guys!!!
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #95 is out now!
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.
  • Berny : @Adolfo: Pls. check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • Adolfo : I have order the #94 but I can't find the download

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site