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2 Great Bands 1 Great Venue

December 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
You could launch a space ship with that. This was the description of the kit being lifted onto Bootleggers Bar Kendal from the Exploding Sun van.
This is one great venue it has a good stage, bar, gallery, friendly music loving crowd and Chris on the desk doing a great job with sound and lighting.
I wrapped my hands around a coffee and began to feel my fingers again as the bands conducted their sound checks.
The first band had traveled down from Carlisle, The Sun Explodes play progressive rock and play it well. As they worked through their set it got more energetic including jumping from the stage to play guitar amongst the crowd. They also managed to dive off the stage onto each other at one point. Look them up on You Tube for a drum cam view during their great song Seven Three One.
As with all good bands they stayed to watch Knighthood and chat with their fans both old and new after their set.
The knighthood have a good reputation and they have just released their latest Album Bad Habits which is worth a listen. The band consist of Paul Curtis on lead guitar who dispite not feeling 100% demonstrated what a great musician he is. Frank Knight is the voice of Knighthood and he nails song after song. He also has the appearance of a man who has been there and done it which makes all the songs feel sincere. Luis is an amazing bass player. Shaun Phear was hidden at the back but made his presence known on the drums and did a great job.
Thanks to The Exploding Sun and Knighthood for an amazing night of music.
Thanks to Bootleggers for their hospitality.
2 great bands 1 great venue


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