Alima Centre, Sefton Street
16th November 2006
The Tom Cartledge Band is an intelligent band, and they played to an
appreciative audience at The Performance Room, Alima Centre, Sefton Street,
proving they had arrived at a destination befitting their musical charisma.
part of the TNT Night of Musical Excellence, Tom, George, Nick, Chris
and Joseph (Tom Cartledge Band, pictured) were invited to the new live
music venue with a stage large enough to enhance and withhold the quality
they exuded. With songs like Anglesey and the bewitching words of ‘and
this thing you don’t expect that opens up its elegance’, sung
with a sensuous and dextrously strong voice, the quintet are favourites
to go far up the musical ladder. Further rapturous tunes such as Change
and Receipt, Seasonal Allergies, and The Starving End are all part of
their collective on EP, The Common Cold.
The night was opened with alternative acoustic sets from Jo Bywater and
Sam Kearney, backing vocal accompaniment came from Sam Leigh. Together
this trio of girls gave insightful and soulful sounds. The Real Kicks
took their stage by storm and powered a set that rocked just the way rock
‘n’ roll should be. Their stalwart army of fans shook their
hips and shuffled feet to the throws of Karma Queen and English Rain,
echoes of The Kinks and Yardbirds giving character and style to this up
and coming group who have supported The Alarm and record with such greats
as The Who.
music included the urban punk genre of Post War Wage Slaves, ska and breakbeats
from DJ Jojopops and DJ Richard Brown, and the illusionary art of Daniel
Halsall was exhibited for visual appreciation. Upstart Productions and
Screen Scene were part of the TNT Sound and Visual crew.
All artists can be found on myspace together with more details of the
Comment left by Rave on 22nd November, 2006 at 22:38
Tom Cartledge band Rocks!!
Especially that Chris...AKA "the Hot One"...