SONIC BOOM SIX – Newcastle Academy 4/4/2011

Sonic Boom Six (supporting The King Blues
Newcastle Academy 4/4/11

Sonic Boom Six returned to Newcastle for a sold-out show supporting The King Blues.

Hardly strangers to Newcastle SB6 have an army of fans ready to greet them, from the first notes of ‘The Road To Hell…’ an enthusiastic mosh pit starts and only continues to grow as they play ‘Sound of a Revolution’ and the new single ‘New Style Rocka’ which Barney very admirably performs the rap by Tonn Piper. Two new songs are included in the set ‘Sunny Side Of The Street’ which is a slower more acoustic and far more commercial song than we’re used to and ‘For The Kids of the Multi-Culture’ which is preceded by a rant by Barney about the benefits of multi-culturalism in music – a bit pointless as he was preaching to the converted here. The set finishes with a rousing version of ‘Piggy In The Middle’, it’s been short and sweet tonight and true to form SB6 have given 100%.

Many people have said to me that they’re surprised that SB6 aren’t far more popular considering how hard they work, how good the live shows are and how wonderful and original the albums are. You can add me to that growing list. If there’s any justice in the world their time will come.
Kevin Smith