Nov 10 2004
I went to a concert at Beau Sejour yesterday for Uriah Heep, who are an Eighties rock band that has been together for 21(?) years now. Don’t ask why I went, I don’t like Eighties rock music but I got a free ticket (thanks to Yrsa) so I thought “what the heck, it can’t hurt“.
I was a bit disapointed with the warm-up band (sorry, don’t know their name). They managed to get all their songs to sound dull and dreary… no matter what the underlying music was like. I don’t know if it was the singers fault or what… but I’ve never heard anything like it. So much for warm-up.
During the break between the warm-up and Uriah Heep I got talking to a random bloke, or rather he was talking at me. It seemed like he was a die-hard Uriah fan and this was the first time in 21 years that he’d been allowed out of the house. Needless to say that he was a little worse for drink but that didn’t matter, if anything it added to the atmosphere.
Finally onto Uriah Heep! The band was actually quite good, although I could help feeling that they were slightly over the top of the hill (or is that heep?). The front man was a spitting image of Legolas (Lord of the Rings) only slightly less Orlando Bloomish, and if you ask me he seemed a little too gay to be the lead of a ROCK BAND. And the lead guitar? I could only laugh as a spitting image of the comedian Bill Bailey came onto the stage, I kept on imagining the band as being made up of the cast of Black Books (Channel 4) which probably did nothing for their image as a Hard Rock band.
Despite the fact that I didn’t really like the music it was a fun night. If for nothing less than to see a room full of aging rockers who still think they’ve “got the moves“.