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BRACE yourself, take cover and hide under the kitchen table, there’s another wave of metal mayhem coming this way.
The foundations of the Weymouth Pavilion will be put through yet another severe examination next Friday, February 24, with the visit of InMe, the alternative metalists from Essex, who are touring their fifth studio album The Pride.
Not only do the band of Dave McPherson, Greg McPherson, Simon Taylor and Gazz Marlow write terrific songs with more hooks than a fishermen’s convention, they’ve mastered the art of vocal harmonies which, for me, sets them apart from many metal monsters.
Okay, they’re no Everly Brothers but you can see what I mean by going online to dorsetecho.co.uk/leisure/music/ livemusicandclubs where you can watch and hear the band romp though the track 7 Weeks.
Also, while you’re online have a look at the band’s website inmeoffical.co.uk where you can buy their latest album by taking The Pledge, which automatically raises money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Rockers with hearts of gold – good work fellas.
Support next Friday comes from the rather tasty LostAlone who received a massive thumbs-up from Gerard Way when the Derby band toured with My Chemical Romance recently.
Also on the bill are Irish hardcore outfit Mojo Fury and rising local hipsters This Fall.
Tickets are £12 and available from the Pavilion box office on 01305 783225 or online at ticketweb.co.uk. I’ll see you down the mosh pit, okay?
There’ll be a full interview with InMe in next Friday’s SEVEN section. Look out for it.
Right then, in the immortal words of Jon Bon Jovi: Woohoa, we’re halfway there.
Those of you who enjoyed Tom Toomey’s recent solo gig at The Appletree in Dorchester a couple of weeks ago can catch the outstanding guitarist at his day job tonight, Friday, February 17.
Tom will be strumming away with Colin Blunstone when The Zombies vocalist takes his crack solo band to The Tivoli in Wimborne. Tom will be joined by Pete Billington on keys, Pat Illingworth on drums and Chris Childs on bass as Colin – “probably one of the quintessentially English pop voices of its generation” according to The Times, no less – takes us through tracks from his recent solo album The Ghost of You and Me, his upcoming release On The Air and all those lovely Zombies hits. Smashing stuff, in my humble opinion.
Tickets at £15 are available from the Tivoli box office on 01202 885566.
Now then, what’s better than a holiday camp with one bar? A holiday camp with twelve bars, that’s what. Bridport Lions Club are organising a Blues Night at the Freshwater Leisure Complex near Burton Bradstock with three popular local blues bands.
The Fat Marrow Blues Band, C Sharp Blues Band and Custer’s Last Blues Band will be a-hootin’ and a-hollerin’ about their woman gone done them wrong on Friday, March 9, with proceeds going to two local charities: the RNLI and EDP.
Tickets for this event are £10 and available from the Bridport TIC or from Bridport Music.
Right, that’s it for this week, I’m off to look up quintessentially in the dictionary. Till next time…