Exclusive: Review of 70′s rock concert by Victoria L. Hogg
Published on June 8th, 2013 | by Caesar (ENGAGE)
Exclusive article by Victoria L. Hogg for Kuwait Music
As a music lover in Kuwait options for getting your fix of live music are fairly limited and, if you’re anything like me, the opportunity of going to a concert of great music with people you like is pretty much impossible to say no to. Cue the 70s Rock concert at BSK last week which promised a lineup of three talented local bands performing classic hits from the decade.
We got to BSK about 20 minutes before the concert started and it was great to see such a good turnout, with an impromptu mosh-pit emerging in the wings as the night progressed. The first band up, Hue, kicked-off the evening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Shine On’. In their second ever performance together as a group, Hummoud, Abdullah, Jaypal and Gurg really set the bar high for the evening. Hue’s passion for performance was clear as they powered through songs by Black Sabbath and Rush.
After a brief intermission (or, cigarette break for the smokers in the crowd) the Reverlerz took to the stage. Formed in 1999, Revelerz is power team Jaypal, Sarj, Salem and Tazz. This was the first time I’d had the pleasure of watching this group and – what a show! The band had fantastic stage presence, most notably lead guitarist Salem Al-Ameeri who was a superstar performer, engaging and energizing the crowd. Their set covered a great range of hits, from KISS’s ‘Detroit Rock City’ through to Deep Purple’s ‘Highway Star’ and their closing song, AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell.’
After another short intermission Acoustica was up on stage. If you’ve been in Kuwait for long enough to have gone to other concerts, you may have had the pleasure of seeing these guys perform before. This reboot of Acoustica (their fourth since forming) included Coco, Ivy, Adel, Alex and Dejan. Their set was the perfect close to the evening and gave the audience a great mix of songs to sing along with, from Queen’s ‘We are the Champions’ through to ‘Roxanne’ by the Police. The band had great chemistry on stage
and each member delivered an incredible performance, complimented by an appearance by Saleh from local band Switchback.
This was the first time I’d had the pleasure of watching this group and – what a show!
Overall, it was a fantastic night and the crowd really responded to the energy that each band brought to the stage. Thank you to those behind the scenes who made the night such a success, we’re all looking forward to bigger and better in the future!