GIG: International Pop Overthrow Liverpool – Day 6
DATE: Sunday 19th May 2013
VENUE: Cavern Pub , Mathew Street, Liverpool
COST: all free
OUR VERDICT: Summer Surf is still here!

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 130 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 us.

We saw just two bands today before we headed back home, both of which we had seen the previous night and we had to see them again!    

The Surfin' Lungs kicked off the proceedings at mid-day in the Cavern Pub and the audience in the pub suddenly seemed to take note and really enjoyed the set. They appeared to love the harmony blend with a  Ramones style sound.The set today differed from the one we experienced last night - the keyboard was replaced with an extra guitar and kicked off with "The Beach Will Never Die". A couple of surf instrumentals were included today, "The Godfather" (a particular favourite of Minty) and from 1985, "Rockin' In Rameses Tomb". This was a great set, including a bit of Twin Peaks inspired guitar on"Bubblegum Summer" and culminating in a fantastic finale of a cover of The Beach Boys' "Surfin Safari" a la Ramones. Brilliant stuff, and thoroughly enjoyable. We really felt the other people in the pub appreciated it too. Any opportunity to see this band perform, take it! they are THE Masters of UK surf!
The Surfin' Lungs

The Sunny Boys from Italy were on next. A smaller stage but Gianluca's personality that shone through last night was not diminished in any way, shape or form! He still bopped around the stage and they opened with a great version of "Miserlou".  "Wipe Out" was dedicated to the Surfin' Lungs, and they played a bit with the guitars behind their heads during this one! Their own original material sounded great, and with Gianluca as the front man adding his own style to the songs, and with his stories behind the songs,  the set went down a storm. They finished with a great version of "Fun Fun Fun" and that is exactly what we had. Nice one. Loved it.  
The Sunny Boys

Minty & The Beeb and The Sunny Boys

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