Strangefish, John Hackett Band & Encircled.

A brilliant review from the Bilston gig.

Spirit of Progressive Rock

Sunday 5th May 2019, The Robin 2, Bilston, West Midlands

It was the first May
Bank Holiday weekend of the year and hordes of fans descended upon Bilston,
well okay, maybe not hordes of fans, but a respectable sized crowd for this
special night (organised by Dave Kennedy as a memorial-gig for his wife Steph).

First up was Stoke based band Encircled, a band that I saw for the first time at the recent Fusion festival and one that deservingly received a glowing report and a new set of fans from that performance. Encircled are Mark “Busby” Burrows (vocals, guitar, keyboard and “smartphone”), Scott Evans (bass) and Gareth Evans (guitar) plus Conor Chamber (drums). Opening with “The Obsession” from their latest album “The Universal Mirth” they immediately caught the attention of the crowd, particularly as the smartphone makes a guest appearance with Mark utilising it as a prop swiping left…

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Author: Kris

Bassist. Cat servant. Everything is better shiny.

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