Live/wire in Leeds
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Friday 7th February 2020, £14.00
Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The hugely successful and unique six-man tribute to rock music's greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls' and over two hours of High Voltage Rock 'n' Roll in a show critically acclaimed for its closeness in look and sound to the real thing.
Originally fronting AC/DC was legendary front man Bon Scott, a wild man of rock and roll, whose untimely death shocked the World in 1980. This event came at a time when the Band were sampling global success for the first time. Dave delivers songs from the Band's first half dozen albums from Dirty Deeds to Highway to Hell with Bon's inimitable attitude, style and charisma. AC/DC turned to Brian Johnson in order to fill the void left by Bon. Brian's searing vocals Iced Back in Black, one of the best-selling rock albums of all time!
Podge Blacksmith, a double take for Brian, gives a vocal masterclass which is un-paralleled in his half of the show and brings it bang up to date with more classic tracks right up to AC/DC's hugely successful recent album, Rock or Bust. The thundering freight train of a rhythm section keeps it all meticulously together with Dan as the metronomic Malcolm Young on rhythm guitar Ed as the mercurial Cliff Williams on Bass Guitar Paul behind the kit as Phil Rudd and Chris Slade rolled into one. With the Rhythm section 'locked in' the freedom of the stage and the music is given to Simon as Angus Young who delivers an uncanny performance with meticulous detail in appearance, energy and his note for note heartfelt renditions song after song. Simon honed his craft over many years and is a livewire during his two-hour plus Axe fettling duck-walking extravaganza of bedevilled Rock and Roll.
The band aim to put you slap bang in the middle of the show with hit after hit, and you are expected to join in ! There'll also be one or two gems thrown in for the aficionados! We'd be hung, drawn and quartered if we didn't play all the classics, Back in Black, Rosie, Highway to hell are all there, and the songs keep on coming until the cannons fire ceremoniously to bring the evening to a superb crescendo. If by this time you are still standingwe salute you! Long Live AC/DC, Long Live LIVE/WIRE
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