Stone Gods review

The Stone Gods bought both grit and polish to their performance at Gorleston's Ocean Room on Thursday night.Taking to the stage to a rapturous reception, the band packed plenty of punch performing tracks from debut album Silver Spoons and Broken Bones.

The Stone Gods bought both grit and polish to their performance at Gorleston's Ocean Room on Thursday night.

Taking to the stage to a rapturous reception, the band packed plenty of punch performing tracks from debut album Silver Spoons and Broken Bones.

Front man Riche Edwards was both charismatic and engaging working the crowd throughout a set where the excitement level never dropped.

The gig was something of a homecoming for Lowestoft born guitarist Dan Hawkins, who formed Stone Gods with Edwards and bassist Toby MacFarlaine from the ashes of The Darkness.


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Combing pile driving rock numbers like Burn the Witch with tongue in cheek current single Don't Drink the Water the intensity never dropped.

Amongst the highlights of the evening was Magdalen Street, an ode to the legend of a ghost called Sarah who haunts a house on the Norwich thoroughfare.

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Returning for an encore, Stone Gods ended on a crescendo with high octane renditions of Defend or Die and the Metallica anthem Whiplash.

The concert was part of a music programme for the Yarmouth Out There Festival and included performances from local bands Plan Nine, Circus and Hellcat.

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