Sunday, March 15, 2015

Thunder - Saturday 14th March - Hammersmith Apollo

The return of Thunder to mainstream shows is much welcome in my book (perhaps less welcome at home as even when they've been in retirement there seem to be several "Thunder related" shows that I attend).

Reef are the support at London's premier music venue (that place in Putney has surely lost the copyright on that phrase!), We caught the last part of their set and they were a fair bit heavier than I'd envisaged.

Thunder came on to an excellent 70's montage on the giant video screens. They are supporting the marvellous new album, "Wonder Days" which is one of the highlights in their now extensive back catalogue. Danny Bowes vocals and enthusiasm were in evidence as normal and the band as solid as ever. Of course it was great to see Ben Matthew's looking so well after his recent health issues. I did wonder if he was being eased back in with the shorter than normal set, but he more than played his part.

As you now come to expect from Thunder, a great night out.

Hopefully a fuller tour is on the cards later in the year.

Wonder Days
River of Pain
Black Water
Resurrection Day
The Devil Made Me Do It
Empty City
Backstreet Symphony
I'll Be Waiting
The Thing I Want
When the Music Played
Love Walked In
I Love You More Than Rock 'N' Roll
Low Life In High Places
Higher Ground
Dirty Love

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