Sky's the limit for Meldreth rock gig headliners

PUBLISHED: 10:29 22 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:29 22 February 2016

Stonewire will be performing at Melbourn Rock Club

Stonewire will be performing at Melbourn Rock Club

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A female-fronted heavy blues rock band is set to storm the stage at the first Melbourn Rock Club event of the year.

The gig, featuring StoneWire, Satan’s Empire and Angel Underground, will be held on Saturday at the usual spot at Eternit Sports and Social Club in Meldreth.

StoneWire’s blend of rock, blues, country and heavy metal create what has been described as ‘classic British rock with a dirty southern twist’.

The band consists of Sky Hunter on vocals, Gaz Annable and Jon Letts on guitar, Steve Briggs on bass and Rob Glasner on drums.

Critics have compared StoneWire to contemporaries such as Black Stone Cherry, The Answer, Shinedown and the Blues Pills.

In December 2014, their debut album When The Crow Flies received glowing reviews and radio airtime on stations like Nicky Horne’s The Classic Rock Magazine Show on Team Rock Radio and the XFM Rock Show.

On the band’s website, they said: “Sky Hunter’s soaring rock vocals and gravelly blues tones are integral to our sound, but the emphasis is firmly on the word band – which sets us apart from other female-fronted groups.

“The band’s core is centred on a mix of voice, music and an ever energetic, ever powerful, live performance. This is reflected in the loyalty of our growing fan base who are not mistaken when they say we just have so much fun on stage.”

Joining StoneWire are Satan’s Empire, a new wave of British heavy metal band that have reformed after 30 years.

The current line-up consists of Derek Lyon on vocals, Paul Lewis and Alex Mcritchie on guitar, Wayne Hudson on bass, and Garry Bowler on drums.

Angel Underground plays powerful rock, and cites MC5, Stooges, Social Distortion, Motorhead, Danzig and The Plight as its influences.

Lead singer Amory is joined by Advian on guitar, Henry ‘The Hoover’ Wallace who plays drums and Tim Richardson on bass.

Tickets for the gig are £7 – to reserve yours call 01763 261725 or email melbourn.rock.club@hotmail.co.uk.

Doors open at the Whaddon Road venue at 7.30pm and the first band takes to the stage at 8.15pm.

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