SUPERSUCKERS + The DeRellas = LOUD, GUTSY ROCK N ROLL, and a helluva good time!
I can tell you – Rock n’ Roll will not die or fade away! Well, not as long as the Supersuckers and The DeRellas are around doing what they do! The Scene was set at Patterns in Brighton on cold damp Sunday night in Brighton.
There is a strange atmosphere inside Patterns. The overworked smoke machine had started up early. The entrance was full of smoke, and then walking into the main event room it to was full of dense smoke. It’s all rather strange as you couldn’t see anyone – just shapes moving, chatting in the fog. You couldn’t really tell that there was a gig about to take place as the smoke had subdued the crowd and kind of killed of the usual pre-gig excitement as everyone complained about the smoke. Oh well… Then in the darkness you could see a merch desk with a great range of Supersuckers and DeRellas items. Quite a few folk were there considering it was a Sunday. Good to see, gotta keep music live!
Rock, Punk, Country
Eddie Spaghetti – Vocals, Bass.
‘Metal’ Marty Chandler – Guitar, Vocals.
‘Captain’ Chris Von Streicher – Drums.
“You’ve heard our name, you’ve seen our records, our t-shirts and our stickers. We’re probably the favorite band of someone you know and yet maybe we’re still a mystery to you. Well my friend, that’s okay, you’re at the right place to get to know the greatest rock-n-roll band in the world, The Supersuckers.
And the next time you see the ‘Supersuckers’ name, whether it’s in the record store, online somewhere, or on the marquee at your local rock club, know that there’s some quality, honest, ass-kicking, hard working individuals behind it all trying to make your life a little better through the “Evil Powers Of Rock-n-Roll” (and the occasional detour into the country music, of course) and we’d love nothing better than to have you there with us as! Just remember to wear clean underwear, ‘cuz we’re gonna rock the pants right off of you!”
– Eddie Spaghetti, The Supersuckers
The band play their stuff, its right up there and in your face, irresistible catchy tunes with a full frontal guitar and bass assault that shakes your brain from the get go! Loud and fast. Eddie in his cowboy hat and splendid glittering guitar strap, topped off with a pair of Ray Bans was on Bass. Marty sporting a well used baseball cap, T and a guitar, with Chris at the back, on drums – although for much of the set we couldn’t see him because of the smoke!
A blistering hour + of rock and roll was delivered, with plenty of between songs chat and humour which was lapped up by the crowd. Let me tell you these guys are not shy and have confidence by the bucket load. They seemed to be playing and acting the part of being on stage, in, say, a stadium playing to thousands. They point those Gibsons to the low slung ceiling or hitting a rock god pose, sometimes spreading their arms wide at every chance offered, which caused the crowd to react and they seemed to be catching whatever response is fired back at them.Brilliant.
Turn it up!
This really was a set of stripped back, good-time American rock ‘n’ roll! The oxygen starved crowd seemed to fade halfway through the set, but, back they came harder and stronger. This one did the trick “I Want the Drugs”. Did you know Motorhead took these guys on tour with them? After this set you can see why! The music fired at us fast and furious all the songs, short and sweet which at times included healthy injections of punk, rockabilly and anarchy into the show.
Eddie and Mary announced “no encore as ‘we can’t be bothered”. The crowd stood wondering what was going to happen. No need to worry we got another fierce couple of tracks to round of the night. Awesome. They got warm, well deserved applause and the crowd started to drift out, buzzing from the music.
The DeRellas are:
The DeRellas have been real busy, touring right across the UK and Europe and a rather tasty new mini album recently dropped.
The gig tonight saw the introduction to the many assembled Brighton fans the new vocalist Joey DeRella. Yep, another line up change as Steve DeRella has moved on to pastures new.
Timmy, Bish and Luca took to the stage in Patterns with the new vocalist and guitarist Joey. The damned smoke obscured Bish at the back as the down lighter created an invisible shield! We couldn’t see him for most of the set. I cant imagine what it must be like trying to play in that intensity of smoke and light – BUT the Bish did the business as always. Timmy looking the part as always, leather jacket, white boots is always the showman. Top bass playing from Timmy coupled with his stage leaps and lots of pointing with his bass into the crowd, always a joy to watch. Luca, always cool and always adding a different layer to the sound with some lovely riffs and solo parts. It was his birthday and it was a privilege to be able to buy him a beer. Joey sporting his star shirt and a large black cap/hat settled center stage with his guitar.
The set was a short set tonight, and some of the older songs were missing – never mind, what we got was 30 minutes of pure unadulterated DeRellas goodness. Bass man Timmy was on fire twisting, high kicking and jumping all over the stage. Joe seemed right at home up there the The DeRellas and sharing his guitar duties with Luca. The two of them produced a good gutsy sound and at times Luca breaking thru with some top fret play. Some of the songs we got “Dont Go”, “She’s A Pistol”, “Freakshow” and finished up with “Slam Bam”
They have shuffled up the set listing and included some of their older material but also tracks from their mini LP Freakshow. A great mix of tunes fellas! These guys will fill your brain with punk rock, rock’n’roll, glam-punk and a just a dash more punk. What they do, and deliver, is a package of damned infectious rock and roll and this is married perfectly with the characters who make up the band. The DeRellas are one of those bands who are always good fun to watch live, they have a knack of pulling you in with their infectious brand of glammed up punk amd leave you wanting more.
As always, The DeRellas gave us a helluva show. The DeRellas, always deliver and tonight was no exception cutting to the bone of punk rock n roll whilst serving it all up with a slice of 70’s glam tinged sleazy rock and roll.
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