A FORTNIGHT ago I was one of the 150 lucky fans to watch The Twang rock The Victoria in Birmingham.
The down-to-earth band played an intimate gig to round off the Gaymers Grassroots Gigs series - a set of exclusive money can’t buy gigs that bring fans up close and personal with some of the most exciting bands on the British music scene.
And boy did it pay to be there.
A free cider on arrival always goes down well but when the headline act start handing out bottles mid-way through their performance you know you’re in for a treat.
Lead singer Phil Etheridge couldn’t hide his emotions as he burst onto the stage singing how great it was to be back on home turf.
Opening with ‘Wide Awake’, the band rocked the house with a performance that included tracks from their forthcoming album, ‘Jewellery Quarter’.
They followed with ‘Back Where We Started’ and ‘Ice Cream Sundae’ before a number of more recognisable tracks including ‘Either Way’ and ‘Two Lovers’.
The crowd went wild for a final rendition of ‘Cloudy Room’ before the faithful few jumped onto the stage to enjoy their moment of fame with their idols
For those not lucky enough to be in the crowd of this final gig, you can catch it all and more on www.gaymersmusic.com and www.myspace.com/gaymerslivemusic, which will feature exclusive videos from the gigs, interviews with the bands and other behind the scenes photos and content.
You’ll also be able to watch the gigs on Channel 4 in a six-part series starting this month.
Be sure not to miss out on the The Twang on July 1.