A LIVE REVIEW FROM THE OLD BLUE LAST
Band : Sovereigns
Venue The Old Blue Last
Date 20th April 2022
Promoter : CSR Promotions
The Sovereigns played tonight at the Old Blue Last, quoted as east London’s most notorious venue (NME). This certainly won’t be a last for the band.
The night kicked off with support from Ross Davidson, formerly of The Collars, and then onto support from female fronted Floras Bar and Grill, who literally submersed herself in the crowd.
Sovereigns have only been together for a matter of months and have already had gig after gig, reaching out far afield to Liverpool and Manchester, to name just a few. Tonight’s show was a warm up for their upcoming tour with the CSR On The Road Festival, hitting the road on May 2nd, starting off in Southend, the bands home turf.
There was nothing warm about these guys. The room was on full heat, sweat inducing sounds ripping through the infamous venue ignited by dedicated fans who follow this band from place to place, starting off with a new song ‘Give it Some Time’, before heading into the band’s debut single ‘Now You’re Gone‘. Elliott’s raspy vocals have a Nirvana feel that compels you to dive into the mosh pit, two songs in and the crowd was already going wild , there was no sign these lads had been together just a short while.
Sovereigns have grown into a class live band with their polished yet raw songs ‘End Up Dead’ my personal favourite A Song for youth but yet can transport anyone back to that angst we all experience, you literally loose yourself in the song.
What stands out is the connection between the band, the chemistry you can see they genuinely have, a pure passion for what they do and rightly so, their efforts showing on stage with Bennie on lead vocals and rhythm guitar: his charismatic, flamboyant moves command the stage. From punchy, catchy tunes, he then cools down into his solo led song ‘Alright’, soft, melodic, atmospheric vocals echoing though the room, showing just how versatile this band is.
Third song in and we get to hear their latest release, ‘Tomorrow Won’t Be the Same’, a song with heart, talking about being supported by your friends, something that really resonates with people of all ages.
This band really does have so much heart, soul, and passion, something we all need to share in.
Sovereigns are most definitely a band you need to try and catch live on their upcoming tour in Southend ,Brighton , Cambridge Bristol , Manchester , Sheffield , Liverpool , ticket link https://www.eventbrite.com/o/33265055733
Live review by The Songbird HQ