Gig Review

The Answer
Leicester, Academy
25th February 2014

The Answer            

Photo Of The Answer  © Copyright Jazza WallaceAfter many years of touring and supporting with the likes of AC/DC, Aerosmith and The Who in sold out arenas around the world, The Answer were set to tour them selves with 32 dates to promote their newest album ' New Horizon'. Once i finally found the venue in the Leicester uni complex, I got a chance to photograph them at the O2 Academy.

I didn't know what to expect when i got there, as I've never heard any of The Answer's music but
have head nothing but good things about them and their music from friends and Photo Of The Answer  © Copyright Jazza Wallacecolleges, but my friends and colleges are of the older generation so i wasn't sure what awaited.

As i walked in to the small, dark venue, i then understood why it was only the older generation of people that knew of them, i could see from the many gathering fans of the band, with old classic rock band shirts on, what kind of music The Answer produced.

When the Lights dimmed to darkness, the four-piece from Downpatrick in Ireland burst Photo Of The Answer  © Copyright Jazza Wallaceout from the back, with energy on to the stage with their first song ' Road Less Travelled' from their New album ' New Horizon' which is also the name of the tour, 'Road Less Travelled Tour'. As told by others, The band smashed it on stage and just as well, considering the support acts 'SKAM' and 'Hells Addiction' had already raised the bar them selves during their performances.

In the middle of the bands set, drummer James Heatley performed a solo with just two spot lights focused on him for a few minutes. This band are really keeping Rock'n'Roll alive with Lead singer 'Cormac Photo Of The Answer  © Copyright Jazza WallaceNeeson's' Classic 70's style vocals accompanied by Guitarist 'Paul Mahon's' Old fashioned Rock'n'Roll Riffs, I really thought I had travelled back in time for a short moment and I bet the crowd thought so too. The band ended a brilliant night with the song 'Preachin' before taking a quick picture of them selves with their crowd to put on to their website, unfortunately i couldn't see myself in the photo as I was at the back, but if I ever go to another one of The Answers shows i'll make sure I'm at the front!

I rate The Answer a solid 4/5 because, seeing this kind of band and music live was very new and different to me but i really enjoyed my new experience and if i ever get a chance to photograph this band again i definitely will as i found the photos for this show came out really well.

The Answer 4/5

Review By Jazza Wallace

 Newton Faulkner

Cormac Neeson
Paul Mahon
Micky Waters
James Heatley

 Band Related Links
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 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?