Sunchaser and the Wayward Orchestra CD launch at Transit, a review

johnboy 17 June 2012

It’s a rare CD launch which sees the venue evacuated, but that’s what we got last night for the lunch of Sunchaser and the Wayward Orchestra’s new CD.

Sure it was almost certainly burnt toast or pot smoking in the upstairs YHA, but getting the appliances out is always a bonus star for any party in my book.

First up on the light was Lavers who last month entertained us with the WordPlay video. A very beatle-esque sing songwriter who makes music which makes the world a brighter place.

Having gotten to know his stuff online it was great to catch the live performance which did not disappoint.

Putty on the other hand opened with a somewhat defiant “We play other people’s songs” before giving us a high quality covers set. Giving Lily Allen a hard rock treatment worked surprisingly well and their selections were nicely off-beat.

Sadly the fire alarm cut them short and the patrons had to stand around in the street while the fire brigade turned up to turn off the fire alarm in the YHA.

Then it was time for the main event.

We’ve previously thoroughly enjoyed Sunchaser’s video making efforts.

They’re a complete rock band with the violin providing a slightly Jethro Tull touch. If you’ve ever had a grudging affection for Bon Jovi then you’ll love seeing Sunchaser.

They reminded me why the world needs rock bands.

An excellent night all round.

fire brigade

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