Jamie T Once in a while – far from often – there seems to become a voice of a generation. Think Lennon/McCartney in the 60’s, Rotten in the 70’s, Gallagher in the 90’s and Alex Turner in the 00’s. It’s not just about their tunes, although all of the above are pretty much universally classed as being excellent singer/songwriters. It’s more about their ability to capture the ‘mood’ of the nation at the particular juncture in time and deliver a message in musical form. For me Jamie T deserves to sit within this group. No doubt. Read the review and I’ll tell you why…


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Tribes The video for The Brute Chorus’ Death Came Walking Parts 1 & 2 isn’t for the squeamish, featuring as it does buckets of fake blood splashed liberally all over the distinctly hirsute band members (fake blood and hairy chests...urgh...not a great look). Happily this evening the only bodily fluid in evidence is sweat, as the group crank out their particular blend of rockabilly, blues and pop. Sporting a modest quiff and rather fetching moustache lead singer James manfully does his best to get the crowd going, strutting about, lunging and throwing shapes, his vocals a mix of Lux Interior meets Billy Childish...with a little 50s Elvis thrown in for good measure. There’s a touch of cabaret about it all from time to time as James ramps up the energy but hell, you’d rather your frontman give it some welly than just stand there like a lemon eh? Good dirty fun.


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