Tigertailz and Estrella, Railway venue, Bolton. 14th November 2013

Bolton’s Railway venue hosted the first night of the Tigetailz uk tour, with Scottish group Estrella as support.
Estrella play primarily 70/80s infused rock, and they did just that, they rocked. Since kicking off their first UK Tour and the release of their debut album “Come Out To Play” – in May 2012, Scottish rockers ESTRELLA have been earning themselves a reputation as one of the best live up-and-coming British rock bands around today. The brothers Gunn, Paul on Vocals, Luke on Lead Guitar and Nathan Gunn on Bass Guitar ( not forgetting Leo McPherson Drums ) blasted out a great mix of thunderous rock n roll to an appreciative crowd. Paul is a great showman and easily got the near sell-out crowd going with his crowd interaction, even handing out free beers to some lucky punters. His version of the famous “Warriors” Coney Island “Come Out To Play” scene was great fun to watch, as he used it to introduce the title track of their debut album.
Estrella put on a great show, they gave a big performance in a small venue, Estrella know how to entertain.
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Tigertailz are back, back with a new line-up and back with a new E.P, ‘Knives ’.
Founder member Jay Pepper has reunited with long-time drummer Matt Blakout to create – with singer Jules Millis and bassist Rob Wylde a new, hungry, revitalized Tigertailz.
This was a very strong performance, playing tracks from all of their albums as well as a couple from the latest E.P. ‘Knives’. Jules Millis was on fine form, singing from the soul, while Jay was playing like a man possessed.

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‘Sick Sex’ and ‘Hollywood Killer’ kicked things off before the classic ‘Living without you’  got the crowd all fired up, and it really never dropped much from there. Matt Blakout and Rob Wylde worked well together forging a very loud and tight rhythm section that never let up for the whole set. A lot of Tigertailz songs are crowd sing-a-longs, none more so than my highlight of the night, ‘Tear Your Fuckin Heart Out’, it rocked, as did the rest of the night. This was Tigertailz’s first night of the tour, so they are just going to get better and better. A quick blast back in time to the Bezerk album for ‘Heaven’, ‘Twist and Shake’ and ‘Call Of The Wild’ before the new stuff got an airing, with ‘The Shoe Collector’ being well received. No Tigertailz gig would be complete without their glam anthem of the 90’s, “Love Bomb Baby”. I think the whole venue had joined in singing the chorus by the time it had finished, even the bar staff, what a way to end the night.
Tigertailz tour dates can be found on the website, and I urge you to go and see them, you will be in for a cracking night.

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Setlist.

Sick Sex

Hollywood Killer

Living Without You

Bite The Hand

I Can Fight

Love Overload

One Life

TYFHO

Heaven

Twist and Shake

Punched In The Gutz

Call Of The Wild

Star Attraction

Shoe Collector

Love Bomb Baby

 

 

www.tigertailz.co.uk

 

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About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at planetmosh.com. Manager of The Goddanm Electric www.thegde.co.uk, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Hammerfest.co.uk. Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.
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