LAST GIG REVIEW ...
Venue: ON AIR
Date: FRIDAY 27TH JULY
Review by: Jodi McGowan
On Air was chockablock with rock and roll music on Friday night as The Bo-Weevils made a sensational comeback.
After their last performance nine years ago, the Liverpool lads hit the stage with their raw talent and unique sound in the heart of the Baltic Triangle, sending our emotions through the roof.
From the very beginning, the crowd was eager to see the band, repeatedly chanting, “Weevil, Weevil, Weevil” in the Scouse accent, of course.
Despite the torrential weather outside, it didn’t stop us all from smiling, dancing and drinking through the night.
Concertgoers got louder and louder as the supporting acts’ built unbearable anticipation before finally asking, “Who’s ready for The Bo-Weevils?”
Entering the stage, the lads kicked off the show with Paramount, leading into Goosies and The Filth.
Welcomed with exhilarating cheers, the band made the room their own.
With us reciting their latest single and renowned music video, Sister, back to them, the weevils made sure we could feel the spectacular rhythms all the way through the venue.
After all those years out of the limelight, Stephen took a minute to talk to us, “We haven’t performed in a long time, but I’ll tell you what, we are excited to be back!”
This effortlessly flowed into Ste’s solo, 'Shoot to Kill'.
The lads brought out violinist, Amy Chalmers, adding a modern taste to their three tracks, Come On, Faces and Ain’t the Same.
The packed venue had some famous faces, including professional boxer, Rocky Fielding who was also enjoying the night with friends.
After an 11 song set list, the quartet ended the night with one more surprise for us.
Musician, Rory Ballantyne played alongside the band with his trumpet and finished the set with 'Hit the Floor'.
Having left the stage to cheers, The Bo Weevils were ecstatic and made sure to stay and party with every single fan into Saturday morning.
Entertaining, emotional and all round epic, The Bo Weevils made their comeback a night to remember leaving their mark on our city.