-Review by Kathryn
I was at Ivory Blacks on Friday, 19 April, to see some great bands , there were 4 bands and at £6 a ticket it was a great cheap night. The place has actually had a little refurb too, so looked a little better than it had. The headliners are the band I wish to let you know about. They’re local lads who’ve been very busy and already have a following known as Stormchaserz. They were Neon Hurricane. They have been through a few changes etc. and currently comprise of Lead guitar/Vocals - Graeme Craig, Bass/Vocals -Chris Glynn, Rhythm guitarist/backing vocals - Carter Grehan and Drums - Corey Bernacchi.
Neon Hurricane have been extremely hard-working and are getting well known locally now. And with good reason they are very experienced musicians who play well and know how they want to sound.
Formed in 2016 they are influenced by the likes of Queen , Shinedown, Springsteen, Kiss, Aerosmith, Metallica, Steel Panther and Van Halen so there’s a good mix of heavy and fun to them.
They jumped on with a burst of energy and started the set with Hold on which is the 2nd track on their newly released EP Imperium. It’s a clattery rocky vibe and is great live. Cory is great on the drums on this.
Sex Lion was the next track which is always a crowd pleaser. Another fun rock track.
Rise Again which is all about hope and it was another one to get us all going.
There then followed a Drum solo by the very impressive Cory.
Fire is an instant hit and is so catchy, everyone ends up singing along and just gets it. The boys have fun doing it too. It’s another one from the EP.
Ain’t Coming Back is a song about closure and it’s another pithy track from Imperium.
Follow the Rock n Roll is a brilliant song , sounding like a mix of Kansas and The Undertones, but it works!
Graeme was excited that he just purchased a new voice pedal so we were treated at the end to Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer which everyone was joining in with, including one of the other bands who joined them for the party.
They are a hugely busy band who know how to play and are driven and constantly on the go. If you get a chance to go see them you should, it’s always fun. They have so much going on right now and big things coming. I’d recommend keeping an eye out for them.