SLAVES // O2 ACADEMY, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

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Starting their UK tour at Newcastle’s O2 Academy, Slaves put on one hell of a show

SLAVES PERFORMING AT NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE’S O2 ACADEMY - 7.11.2018  PICTURE BY: WILL GORMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

On a rainy Thursday night, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my evening. Arriving at the venue I was greeted with a queue that wrapped halfway around the building. With the queue moving fast, I was in it for mere minutes. Entering the venue, the atmosphere was terrific, I could overhear people at the bar mentioning ‘How good SLAVES are live.’ I must say they were in for an amazing night.

Starting the night was Oxford’s Willie J Healey and his band. Healey has recently been working with Laurie Vincent from SLAVES to produce new tracks. I was very impressed with Healeys set, with a mix of pop and Indie, he and his band sounded terrific. With the recent release of his EP ‘666 Kill,’ his set predominately featured tracks off that, however, there was some of his older work featured. Compared to SLAVES, Healey is a polar opposite with his more soft and melodic approach, however, this was a pleasant difference. I defiantly enjoyed his set and so did the audience. Today he announced a UK tour which I recommend that you get a ticket for, I know that I will be!

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