THURSDAY nights in Aspire, Redcar, are home to some great gigs, but last night Sons of the City absolutely stormed it.
Without a drummer the band still managed to triumph and be one of the best local bands that I have ever seen.
Although lead singer, Pete Jones, claimed it to be their most disappointing gig, I thought it was phenomenal.
For a band that have only been working together for a short amount of time, these guys know how to put on a show, there is a raw talent there that is hard to find among other local live acts.
Members Pete Jones, Andy Peart, and Kieran McGurk put on an acoustic set that moulded brilliant covers with their own unique songs.
Sons of the City have a sound that is beautiful, the chords lullaby you into a sense of confidence with the band, and it’s easy to fall in love with their tunes.
Jones has an astoundingly gorgeous voice, he’s confident, charismatic and overall he lets his voice do the work for him.
He doesn't need theatrics, or an attitude. His voice is enough to capture the entire attention of anyone in a room with him.
Opening with a solo set from Andy was a treat, there’s a bass player that has earned his stripes.
Playing songs such as Jimmy Eat the World’s ‘The Middle’ and Old Crowd Medicine Show’s ‘Wagon Wheel’ we were showcased to just some of the talent that this band member has to offer.
In fact, each band member had a lot of talent, they were equally brilliant players and all three were the reason that the audience were enjoying themselves, loving the music that was being presented, and the reason why we all had big smiles on our faces.