Coldplace live at The Factory Live in Worthing 10 June 2022
Coldplace brought with them big songs and big emotions to The Factory Live in Worthing. They did it to such a scale it was almost overwhelming.
Coldplace are a tribute band whose quality and experience on the tribute scene are second to none. In 12 years the band have over 600 gigs under their belts across the length and breadth of the UK and abroad in over twenty different countries worldwide.
The band are firmly established in many of the UK’s top tribute venues with repeat bookings year after year. They regularly tour Europe and have played in 22 different countries worldwide. Their adventures have lead them to appear on Sky News, BBC Radio One and Two and The Gadget Show and to have played at major festivals alongside Bob Geldof, KT Tunstall, Ringo Starr, The Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight and Roxette to name but a few.
Coldplace know what is expected from a live tribute show – the accuracy, musicianship, dedication and passion for Coldplay’s music. Their aim, as a tribute to one of the world’s biggest bands, is to capture the feeling of a live Coldplay performance, the music, the visuals, the energy and the atmosphere.
Once again The Factory had pulled in another top night of live music. I had done a bit of homework about these guys… I thought Coldplace might be good, I didn’t realise just how good they would turn out to be. The stage was packed with guitars, a huge open old looking piano with some hi-tech buried within, drums, bass guitars, timpanis and a huge bell. Not much space for the guys as they took to the stage. Also two large smoke machines, two lasers and amps everywhere.
The Coldplace guys opened up with Higher Power and second song in was Clocks giving the sizeable crowd a chance to unleash their vocal talents. Coldplace are known for their elaborate and authentic stage show, sadly no room in The Factory for pyros or confetti canons but we did get Xylobands! These are are radio controlled LED bands which can be used at live events,and notably used on a massive scale by Coldplay. Nice touch fellas, mine didn’t work initially. When I had a minute I dashed off and grabbed a working one. I didn’t want to miss out!
From the get go, you just knew it was going to be a cracking show and the crowd were seriously up for a good time, a dance and a chance to sing along to those classic tunes that were being masterfully recreated. The opening numbers really set the tone for the rest of the evening. “Chris Martin” exerts a lot of energy towards us in the crowd by asking the crowd to sing along, and asking “how you all doing?”. They seemed chuffed that so many people had come out to see them play on a Friday night. Songs like The Scientist, Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, Magic and Politik were all brought to life. Stunning job Coldplace.
Coldplace have a great catalogue of material to dip into and the set was huge, and a great selection of songs were played for us tonight. They have received praise from Coldplay for what they do. They replicate the sounds and tunes faithfully on all the songs, I only really know the big single releases. All the hits and more were there including Paradise and A Head Full Of Dreams. The crowd was invited to bounce and wave our now flickering Xylobands. Coldplace had certainly warmed up The Factory!
Coldplace brought with them big songs and big emotions to The Factory Live in Worthing, A huge shout to the sound mix, it was spot on. Clear and all vocals and instruments were mixed perfectly.