Review: Voodoo Vegas are charged-up like a battering ram

Voodoo Vegas performing at the Zephyr Lounge in Leamington. Picture by Andrew Lock.
Voodoo Vegas performing at the Zephyr Lounge in Leamington. Picture by Andrew Lock.

Voodoo Vegas, Zephyr Lounge, Leamington, October 19.

Just a couple of months after the band’s knockout second stage headline slot at this years Cambridge Rock Festival, Voodoo Vegas returned to bring their all action breed of rock to Leamington for a performance at the Zephyr Lounge.

Support was provided by local metal band Eighteenth Dynasty, who provided a full-on wall of sound with crashing riffs and pounding rhythms - and for me the highlight of their set was a terrific cover of Black Stone Cherry’s Lonely Train.

Voodoo Vegas with a brand new drummer in the line-up treated the audience to most of the their sensational debut album and had a real bonus up their sleeve with a hot-off-the press brand new number.

Highlights - a difficult one with a Voodoo gig as the whole set is always a highlight - but from The Rise of Jimmy Silver album, No More charged like a battering ram and, away from the rest of the set’s high voltage rock and roll, the slower paced Lost In Confusion was superb. With knockout new number Killing Joke, the band look like they will have no problems when it comes to put together that difficult second album.

Band all on top form with vocalist Lawrence once again proving that as a frontman he is up there with the very best in the business.

Andrew Lock