Turbowolf + Puppy at Scala, London, UK – 14th March 2018

Posted by Bianca on Wednesday Mar 14, 2018 Under Alternative, Hard Rock

Review + Photography by Marianne Brits-Strodl

Turbowolf put on an absolute scorcher of a show at Scala in London on Wednesday night last week. They released their third album, ‘The Free Life‘ the prior Friday and is currently on tour in support of it. Fans flocked to the 800 pax venue in high anticipation of seeing this new offering live on stage. On tour with them is Puppy, another band I was looking forward to seeing.

Turbowolf live at Scala, London, 14 March 2018

I luckily arrived in time and caught Puppy, a three-piece metal band from London. I saw them first at Leeds Festival and was blown away. Don’t be misled by the name, these guys rock and they do it hard.

Puppy live at Scala, London, 14 March 2018

Puppy live at Scala, London, 14 March 2018

Puppy properly warmed up the crowd and when Turbowolf came on stage the excitement and energy was tangible. Guitarist, Andy Gosh came on stage, followed by vocalist, Chris Georgiadis, dressed in white skinny jeans, white blazer and golden sequenced top, bassist, Lianna Lee Davies and drummer, Blake Davies. Chantel Lewis-Brown made a special appearance as they blasted off with ‘Capital X’.

Turbowolf live at Scala, London, 14 March 2018

Turbowolf live at Scala, London, 14 March 2018

‘American Mirrors’, the second song, brought the house down and the crowd went into overdrive. High-octane rock song ‘Domino’ was a fan favourite with the audience singing along at the top of their lungs. Another one that caused a crowd frenzy was ‘Good Hand’ with a mosh pit; as well as riff-heavy ‘Ancient Snake’.

Chris Georgiadis is a showman of note and one of the most entertaining I’ve seen. He owned the stage and oozed rock n roll. He kept the crowd engaged the entire time, bounced around the stage and to the delight of the crowd, spent quite a bit of time crowd surfing and being on the other side of the barrier in the audience. Fans sang along word-for-word, note-for-note. Guitarist, Andy Ghosh showed off some serious skills on guitar and one impressive pedal board which he covered as soon as the show started.

Turbowolf live at Scala, London, 14 March 2018

Turbowolf live at Scala, London, 14 March 2018

Like every album they’ve recorded, they performed like it was their first and last ever show. It’s was all about the riffs, high-pitched vocals and enormous energy – each band member contributed to one larger-than-life and memorable performance. They ended their set with newly released ‘The Free Life’.

Turbowolf are one of the most underrated bands around. Although they won’t appeal to the masses, they are as tight as you get, passionate, innovative and shoots every light out. A band worth making the effort to see live at least once.

Turbowolf live at Scala, London, 14 March 2018

Turbowolf live at Scala, London, 14 March 2018

Set list: Capital X / American Mirrors / Cheap Magic / Solid Gold / Blackhole / Ancient Snake / The Big Cut / Domino / Good Hand / Very Bad / A Rose for the Crows / Rabbits Foot / The Free Life

See the complete photoset from tonight’s gig here.

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