IPO LIVERPOOL - Sunday (Day6)

The Cavern Pub and The Cavern Club
Mathew Street, Liverpool
Sunday 22nd May 2016

The International Pop Overthrow is in its 14th year in Liverpool, with around 150 bands playing throughout the 8 days. We see as many bands as we can, some we like, some we love, others not so much. This is a personal review of each day and even though some bands may not have been our cup of tea (we can’t like them all!), they are still worth checking out for yourself. Have fun, that’s what music is all about.

Bands seen today (3): Las Annettes (*), The Fast Camels (*), Jeremy
(*) saw part or all of their second slot or had seen them on a previous day

Sunday is out “heading home” day so we have the opportunity to catch only a few of the acts on around lunchtime. There were terrible clashes though.

Andy (L) with Las Annettes and Mickey Dias
Las Annettes squeezed onto the tiny stage in the pub with their band and delighting the Sunday lunchtime crowd with their happy Spanish songs. This was a repeat of last night’s show but it was a little harder to do the choreography in such a small amount of space. Undeterred, they managed it, and the sound engineer, Andy, loved every minute of their 30 minute slot. With beaming smiles from Ana, Estel and Violeta, hand claps, great vocals, synchronised dance moves, the whole sound and visual performance was spot on. Loved it.
Las Annettes

Delayed through saying farewell to our friends who were staying in the pub, we missed the first part of The Jeremy Band who were playing on the Back Stage. 

The Jeremy Band
Jeremy is the quintessential performer, a man of God and one of the most kind and gentle human beings you will ever meet. He is also the King of Powerpop and the King of the IPO, a master of the foot tapping, head nodding pop song. When we joined the audience in the Back Stage, he was in full flow. The highlight from what we saw of the set, was Jeremy showing his amazing guitar skills through  his surf medley. He has calmed down in recent years and no longer jumps on top of the speakers or catapults himself in the audience, but nevertheless you get 100% plus more from him.

It is worth seeing both of the sets from The Fast Camels as each slot at the IPO is different and it was their second slot that we ended our festival with. There is not a lot we can add to what was already covered yesterday, but this was a good gig to finish with. They powered through a set of psychedelic pop, and attracted a bit of an audience in the front stage. The lineup they have is really strong, and we cannot wait for their new album due out soon.
Click here for their website

The Fast Camels

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