DATE: Sunday 18th May 2014
VENUE: Cavern Pub and Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool
COST: it's all free today
This is blog is intended to be a way for us to capture our personal memories from all the gigs we go to see. The International Pop Overthrow in Liverpool hosts over 150 artists, across 3 stages, ranging from solo acts with an acoustic guitar to full on rock bands covering different music styles from folk, pop, rock and everything in between!!!! Whilst we can’t see every artist / band, we try to catch as many as we can. Some we like, some we love, some are pure nuggets and some are just not our cup of tea. This is just our personal opinion of the acts we see through the IPO festival, highlights and lowlights included. If there’s a band we are not fond of, do still check them out as tastes differ and you could have a different opinion from uhttp://www.spygenius.co.uk/s.
Bands seen today = 2
The Wellgreen, The Junipers
No of different bands seen so far = 53
The Wellgreen were making their encore appearance. There was a pretty decent sized crowd for this lunchtime slot and they absolutely loved this quartet. All four of the guys are great singers and musicians in their own right and when they sing together your ears are pleasantly walloped with lush harmony. Once again, the solo vocal from Dan on “She’s The Greatest” was a real stand out song which got another terrific reaction from the audience. Other stand out songs were “Grin and Bear It” with some great harmonies and “whoo hoos” and their closing number “Southern Rain” which had a real catchy beat.
It was good to see that they completely sold out of their CD and were giving IOUs in promises of sending out copies to the disappointed people who couldn’t get their mitts on one in Liverpool. Nice one guys.
Next up were The Junipers, a Leicester based band who first caught our eye a few years ago with their quiet, melodic harmony. The Rickenbacker really adds to this band’s sound and with a keyboard player who seems to be a jack of all trades, playing acoustic guitar and some percussion as well and with the 3 vocals blending rather nicely, we loved their set. Their set had a light breezy summer flavour to it and if we ever get another opportunity to drive down the Pacific Coast Highway (this time in an open topped car) they will be in the CD player. We can totally recommend their albums.