Fireworks

Michael Monroe / Dogs D'Amour / Electric Eel Shock Hot

Written by Central Electronic Brain     December 02, 2019    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
4378   0   0   0   0   0

Michael Monroe / Dogs D'Amour / Electric Eel Shock - O2 Academy Islinton, London (UK) - 30 October 2019

Openers Electric Eel Shock came on to 'Iron Man' and immediately declared their love for eighties Heavy Metal. There was definite humour to their performance and they were aware that some of what they do is a cliché, the gurning faces and the extravagant poses and this self awareness meant that the crowd were definitely laughing with rather than at this band. The band's wit extended to telling the crowd that their CDs are cheap, made in China and only one half of them work, "so please buy two!" Also eye-catching was that the drummer played naked with just a long knitted tube over his vital portions and played with two sticks in each hand: he is clearly skilled, but like Tommy Lee takes a central role with all his antics and knows the value of an entertaining performance. All the gimmicks aside, they gave a competent performance of classic Metal and departed the stage leaving everyone smiling.

Dog's D'amour played a popular set full of their Classics like 'Billy Two Rivers', 'Firework Girl' and "Errol Flynn', but managed to get a few newer numbers in like '111' and 'I Don't Love Anyone'. Unlike his recent performance at the Lounge in London, Tyla was in a good mood and jokes were flying around, like "here's a new one" before they played 'How Come It Never Rains'. With the current line-up the playing is still more fifties and sixties than eighties, reflecting the way the Dogs have been for a few years now, with only Tyla as an original member with a more vintage style band, but the crowd definitely preferred to hear these songs rather than not at all and the band were popular, Tyla smiling throughout.

Michael Monroe opened with the new single from the new album 'One Man Gang' with justified confidence in the new record. Michael had new glitter ball and glo-stick star shaped props, but he didn't need this to dazzle the audience which he already did with his energy and athletic stage moves, jumping on monitors, doing high-kicks while standing on their very edge and closing several numbers with the splits. Still very apparent is the great chemistry between the band on stage and there were lots of heads on each other shoulders, smiling and hugs. Monroe, being a sensitive kind of guy, needs just this kind of supportive environment to give his very best and he simply shone. He is a master at engaging the crowd, standing on the barrier and running along it to say hello and get close to the fans, and even running along the drinks bar stage left to the back of the room to reach those further away.

In the middle of the show the band delighted the crowd by doing several old Hanoi Rocks numbers which have not been heard for a while, including 'Motorvatin'', 'Don't You Ever Leave Me', 'Malibu Beach' and 'Up Around The Bend', the latter while doing the 'can can'. Looking like a Rock star is as much part of Monroe's being as sounding like one and he always gives the full package no matter what. However, as well as being a great front man we were treated to his saxophone and mouth organ skills, this is very much a show of substance as well as style, and aware that Michael takes most of the attention the rest of the band were happy to watch him go while they delivered their part in the amazing show. The band did not miss out popular solo career numbers like '78', 'Trick Of The Wrist' and 'Not Fakin' It' as well as Demolition 23 classics 'Nothing's Alright' and 'Hammersmith' towards the climax of the show, it being no secret that Monroe loves these songs and almost always puts them in the set somewhere. Monroe always leaves the audience breathless with excitement, tonight was no exception.

Dawn Osborne

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 
Powered by JReviews


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  May 2022  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
        1
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
  9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 month, 3 weeks ago
  • Berny : @bpomper: Could you pls. contact me at «email» ? Many thanks in advance!
  • bpomper : if i bought the hard copy can i also download and if so how
  • bpomper : im checking to make sure my fireworks #98 was sent out transaction ending in 1241
  • Berny : @all: The download version of Fireworks #98 is available!
  • Berny : @RobC68: We really seem to share a love & hate relationship, right? ;) Pls. check your mail.
  • RobC68 : still waiting for download version of #98 to be available.....pathetic service
  • Berny : @iangreenfiel: The magazine is available in a number of WH Smith branches. Could you pls. contact me at «email» ? I will then send you the latest list of participating stores.
  • iangreenfiel : Can issue 97 only be ordered online? I've tried several branches of WHSmith and had no luck
  • Berny : @vialli999: I've just talked to the guys at Fireworks HQ, unfortunately, the print copy of #90 is no longer available. Sorry! :(
  • vialli999 : DO YOU HAVE A PAPER COPY OF ISSUE 90 BERNY ?
  • vialli999 : forget that last comment i found it....der
  • vialli999 : sorry but i must be really stupid how do i take out a subscription ?
  • vialli999 : I have the download i want a paper copy cheers tel
  • Berny : @vialli999: You get issue 90 from our download store. Would you like to purchase a physical copy?
  • vialli999 : STILL DESPERATE TO GET A COPY OF ISSUE NO. 90
  • Berny : You can pre - order FIREWORKS MAGAZINE #97 now!
  • Deeppurple#1 : Hi,I downloaded my free copy of issue #87 but I can't seem to open the file. Any advice?
  • 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!!

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