Mark Lanegan Before he starts playing, Mark Lanegan demands that the minimal onstage lighting be dimmed even more and when he is satisfied he begins his ninety minute set with Death’s Head Tattoo from his latest album Gargoyle.


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Mark Lanegan Lanegan’s set starts in an understated yet powerful fashion, as he takes to the stage with his guitarist, Jeff Fielder and begins with When Your Number Isn’t Up resulting in hushed tones throughout the rammed venue. Mark Lanegan has one of the most distinctive vocal styles on the live music circuit, he has the gruffness of Tom Waits, the depth of Leonard Cohen and a raucous aspect that is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain which all combine to produce something so evocative and powerful yet with a delicacy.


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Mark Lanegan It’s good to see Mark Lanegan back in Wolverhampton. The last time he came, it was a low key gig at the Slade Rooms in 2010, accompanied by a single guitarist. Lanegan has had a lengthy, varied and distinguished career, notably as singer with Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age, as one half of The Gutter Twins (with Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs) and, most recently, dueting with Isobel Campbell on the three acclaimed albums they made together. However, tonight he is with an accomplished four-piece rock band, giving an airing to songs from his well-received new album, Blues Funeral.


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