Thursday, August 07, 2008

100 Club

Garry Roberts and Simon Crowe were back, but this time they had two new recruits. Peter Barton and Darren Beale.

Peter Barton is a strong R'n'B vocalist who added depth to the vocals on a bunch of classic tracks. Barton even wore his pyjama bottoms lest anyone miss Fingers' sartorial style. He was aided and abetted by Darren Beale whose virtuoso guitar made up for the lack of horns, strings and keyboards. There was the majestic drumming of Simon Crowe holding it all together, and the authentic sound of Garry Roberts, providing the main riffs that made the Rats sounds from 1977 -1979.

The audience were treated to a run through of many of the Rats finest moment from the late seventies.

They played (Peter Barton on lead vocals except where stated) ....
  • Close As You'll Ever Be
  • Looking After Number One
  • Neon Heart
  • Mary of The Fourth Form
  • Joey's On The Street Again
  • Someone's Looking At You
  • I Can Make It If You Can
  • She Does It Right (Lead Vocals : Garry Roberts)
  • Like Clockwork
  • Riot in Cell Block #9 (Lead Vocals : Simon Crowe)
  • She's Gonna Do You In
  • All Through The City (Lead Vocals : Simon Crowe)
  • Rat Trap
  • She's So Modern
  • I Don't Like Mondays
Gerry Cott was also in attendance to watch his former band members going down a storm with the enthusiastic crowd.

It was brilliant! Go and see the Rats! Next stop Blackpool.

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