The opening act for this evening is The Lunar Effect, a psychedelic rock band from London. Their music meets psychedelic rock and stoner rockers together resulting in a great mix of rock, fuzz and big riffs.
The band was originally formed by guitarist Jon Jefford and his brother Dan on drums playing a few gigs with other musicians to then be joined by Brett Halsey on bass and Josh Gosling on vocal resulting in the formation we know now.
Those guys take inspiration from what they know and what they want to say with their music. Everything around them is influencing their songs and their lyrics. And as the band describes itself “we are just rare, and we are being ourselves”! John’s vocals remind me of Ozzy Osbourne, which works perfectly alongside the huge guitar solos that make you think of the 70s rock bands.
Tonight, they are playing some old and also some new songs for all the people that come down to see them and for some reason they decide to remain at the very back of the room leaving a huge gap for me to swing in both directions while taking some snaps of the performance. I’m sure we will see them again soon.
Quick break and then the explosive Swiss rock, psychedelic, alternative, high energy rock back Dirty Sound Magnet is ready to take us into a fantastic journey made of original and electric atmosphere together with sounds from what feels like another dimension.
The set starts with an incredible and long instrumental intro, which already makes you understand that their talent is beyond the norm.
The connection that they have with their songs creates an energy that provokes the audience to tune in, dance their feet off and become part of this overall experience. You have the feeling to tip toe into their incredible and funky world. They are definitely not a common band, and they are something that I’ve never experienced before.
The drums and vocals skills that Maxime Cosandey has are extraordinary and impressive, creating a mood and a vibe that adds to the mystic and psycho material compositions. The audience is hypnotized and makes their way to the front to feel closer to the band.
The performance is divided into different acts that combine old and cheeky tracks with some new material that is equally strong. A great mix of psychedelic, and experimental rock that will not bore you at all.
You can tell that they absolutely enjoy playing their unique style of music by how the whole performance unfolds. Lead singer Stavros Dzodzos make unique and funny faces while he is playing the guitar. While bassist Marco Mottolini appears trance-like most of the time, heads down and totally lost in the music and the moment.
When all three band members are singing, the vocal harmonies sound fantastic! These guys have been on tour since March and as Dzodzos mentions “they are not tired at all” and you can clearly see it by their energy! There is no doubt that these guys have talent and enthusiasm for their music.
Go and catch them near you if you can!