Our last Black Wax gig seems like a long time ago but that’s because so much has happened since. A warm up show for Rebellion Festival featuring the Newtown Neurotics, UnPunk’t and Cherry & Peesh, complimented by DJ Eddie O’Toole, and it couldn’t have been any warmer!
I’m not sure if I was caught up in the moment, or if I do really believe it – my ears are still ringing so it’s hard to be sure, but I did say that last Saturday’s Black Wax live show was the best yet. Definitely turn out wise, and volume wise it is at the top!
Opening band, More Kicks, were too tight for a band that has existed less than a year. They won over the audience with the high speed power pop, complete with harmony backing vocals, tight rhythm and at least one polka dot shirt. The only downside was a mix up with the delivery driver meaning there were no copies of their debut single available on the night, but it can be heard and ordered direct from the band here.
Black Wax kicked off June in style with The Bonnevilles and Murray Torkildsen playing live. Both put in brilliant sets. A special mention has to go to Murray for bringing out a guitar made from the bar of our beloved lost venue The Square – a touch of pure class. The Bonnevilles set was a chance to hear tracks from the new album ‘Dirty Photographs’ live alongside firm Black Wax favourites ‘My Dark Heart’ and ‘No Law In Lurgan.’ Summed up perfectly by one punter’s comment – ‘Its been too long since I left a venue with my ears ringing.’
Well, the good news is there’s a chance to do it all again in July when The Len Price 3 return to Harlow!
Black Wax is proud to present 2 upcoming shows in Harlow, Essex. The live music scene in Harlow has been in a funny situation since the closure of much loved venue The Square. Lots of people have been putting on events at alternative venues across the town, and more of this is encouraged. Whilst The Square was a massive part in the lives of many of us, it is no more. They’ve finally knocked the place down!
Black Wax has been working with Phoenix Live for well over a year, and we’ve hosted a number of live music events as part of our radio show. Now we’re working on some full on rock & roll gigs and here are the first 2 announced –
Quite a delay in getting this one up, but it really is worth the wait. Black Wax returned to the air waves one last time and Brandy Row performed an outstanding live session. You can hear the full show including a short interview with Brandy Row right here –
Yes – that’s right. Northern Ireland’s finest will be back in Harlow playing an intimate show at Phoenix Live.
You would have heard them regularly on the Black Wax radio shows (check out the archive) but right here right now you can watch their brand new video from the new album ‘Dirty Photographs’ (Alive Naturalsound)
After a bit of a break we’ll be back for a special Friday night show this week, Friday 9th March!
Tune in from 8pm on phoenixlive.online!
OR – if you’re local come on in to watch the show featuring a special live performance from Brandy Row!