Gig Photography and Review by Jason Broadhurst

Dave Hause

It’s hard to believe that a couple of years ago Dave Hause was opening up The Revival Tour as a relatively unknown solo artist, despite having already released a couple of albums with his punk rock band The Loved Ones. So it is great to see that tonight’s gig has been upgraded from the Deaf Institute just down the road due to the demand for tickets.

Northcote
Northcote

The support act tonight is Northcote another product of the great music label that is Xtra Mile Records who continue to churn out great acts like Frank Turner and tonight’s headline act Dave Hause and luckily for us Northcote does not disappoint. Despite being just one guy with an acoustic guitar he manages to captivate the audience and keep them entertained with tracks from his self-titled album. Having never listened to him before the gig I will certainly be going home to check out more from his album.

Dave Hause
Dave Hause

Opening his set with ‘Damascus’ , the first track from the new album ‘Devour’, Dave Hause is greeted by cheers. As he makes his way over to his makeshift piano he explains how on this tour he intendeds to play the songs as he created them, before leading into ‘The Great Depression’. He then pauses during his set to thank everyone for turning up and say how it seems to be the same people showing up to his gigs, before turning on one guy at the front of the stage. For all of us that were there at the Revival Tour in 2011, It turns out that this guy is the one that stood there shouting “CHUCCCKKKK” through the entire of Dave’s set… so it’s funny now that he is one of the first people here tonight waiting at the barrier.

Dave Hause
Dave Hause

The interaction between Dave and the audience is electric tonight with both bouncing off each other. “Tonight is the biggest headline show I have ever played” Dave says to which the Manchester crowd greeted with an almighty cheer. One thing about Dave is that he is incredibly thankful to be where he is, thanking The Revival Tour guys and their bands individually.

Dave Hause
Dave Hause

Joining him on stage for an encore of songs is Northcote, playing ‘Prague (Revive Me)’ and a couple of Northcote’s very own songs before finishing on the duly fitting ‘Benedition’.

Setlist: Damascus // Heavy Heart // Autism Vaccine Blues // Great Depression (Piano) // We Could Be Kings // Melanin // Time Will Tell // Same Disease // Father’s Son (Jane/Trusty Chords Medly) // Resolutions // Before // C’mon Kid // The Shine
Encore (With Northcote): Prague (Revive Me) // The Bridge // Worry // Benediction

Dave Hause
Dave Hause

One Response to “Dave Hause + Northcote at Gorilla, Manchester, UK – 16th November 2013”

  1. Chuckragan st team Says:

    here is a link to what day actually said. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k8uI7aW61k&feature=share

    Same story has been used a number of times at a number of venues

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