The Jokers plus guests
The New Crown, Merthyr Tydfil
31st March, 2018
Review by Angel & Lynne
The first band Social Me-Dear is a four piece band who are no strangers to this venue. They have a nice mix of sounds from start to finish and get the evening off to a good start.
Hang11 are a 3 piece band with a female drummer, who play a mix of covers and their own stuff. With a mind blowing bass swap with guitar then drums swap it was a really cool performance.
But the band we are here for are headliners, The Jokers.
Their sound is a mix of old school rock mixed with a new sound keeping it fresh.
They have gone from strength to strength after supporting bands like Hayseed Dixie and Status Quo. They played at HRH festival in November and on Stage 2, and also at the aftershow party for VIP ticket holders and were so good they really should have been on the main stage.
The Jokers always have a big smile on their faces as they enjoy playing live whether it is a big or small venue and tonight is no exception, and as they hit the stage they again blow your mind.
Paul Hurst on guitar is a mix of animal from the Muppets and Hendrix – he’s crazy and can rip a tune. On the drums is John Hobbo not missing a beat, and the bass from Tom Crane has a style that you know is class and vocals from the charismatic Wayne Parry.
Tracks from their two albums feature in the set including the tracks ‘Angel’, ‘Radio’, ‘Let It Rock’ and ‘Silver City’ all from their most recent album ‘Hurricane’. There is also an amazing cover of the Free classic ‘All Right Now’ which really got the crowd going.
The band will be leaving the following day to travel to gig in Belgium – now that’s rock ‘n’ roll!
If you are a rock music fan then the two albums from these guys should be in your collection.
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