Paramore Paramore came onto the stage to the high-pitched chants of "Paramore, Paramore". The curtains dropped, music blasted in and 'BOOM'. Lot's of happy kiddy-winks. What instantly becomes apparent when watching the Nashville pop/punk out fit is that their whirling dervish of a diminutive lead singer has got one hell of a voice. She's also got more energy than a box of frogs. She simply oozes the stuff. Needless to say the crowd went bonkers as Hayley, together with her shocking pink syrup, belted out hit 'Ignorance'. A great opener.


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The Black Keys In a situation resembling that of the Amy Macdonald gig a week earlier, where I knew absolutely nothing about the artist, I had a similar dilemma with The Black Keys. This time however it was at the other end of the spectrum - I'd seen the duo from Akron Ohio, more times than you can shake a stick at! Reason being.... I love em! The fact that they are a two piece with so much more raw power than most four and five piece bands have, gets me every time. Dan with his growling vocal - akin to a young Paul Rogers together with his snarling guitar lines, ably complimented by Pat on the marauding drums is right up my strata. I make no bones about it. I love, love, love em. Consequently it's pretty hard to give a balanced, entirely objective view. By the powers vested in me as a professional journo however, by golly I'd try!


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