#84. The General Roy, Feltham. 22.7.17.
Set 1 saw the Phantoms instantly into top gear with an audio assault of 90’s sing-along fav’s including Living for the Weekend by local band Hard-Fi (who incidentally have never been asked to play at the Roy – Losers!). A few songs later as a downpour from outside was hammering onto the arched window of the Phantoms cosy indoor stage, the irony of the lyrics in the Monkees ‘I’m a Believer’ was not lost on the band & crowd alike: “when I wanted sunshine I got rain”!
After an all too brief beer break the boys were soon back in action. Normally venues are not too happy when the band announce ‘it’s happy hour next’ but the Roy were certainly ready with their 2-4-1 on cocktails offer as the boys belted out the Housemartins classic.
With the addition of a cheap light bulb from Amazon, the Roy stage was then turned into a flashing disco & the final set duly started with an impromptu unrehearsed request from the 80’s loving table of lovely ladies down the front. Turned out the band just about remembered how to play Cars by Gary Newman. Nice.
|The Phantoms were: Mark Gibson (lead vocals & keys), Kevin Rogers (guitar), Jason Biggs (guitar & vocals), Jon Novice (bass & vocals) & Alun Westoll (drums & vocals).|
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