ONCE upon a time, not so long ago, a band named Grievances Aside was formed in West Drayton.
And like most bands in the vicinity, they found themselves gigging at The Crown and Treaty.
I witnessed this performance, and I could liken it to either a force 10 gale or taking the back end of a 747 engine full in the face.
Loud and proud, they cited their heroes as Dream Theater, Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Periphery, Architects, Children Of Bodom, Rage Against The Machine and Your Demise. Quite a heavy yet inventive bunch of influences.
Front man Christian Reeve is now focusing on solo and acoustic material, and it’s quite a departure from the power that was Grievances Aside.
Pensive, dark, melodic and mystical, Christian presents his new material with an acoustic guitar, sometimes detuned, sometimes standard, but always precise, and his voice is a mixture of Dave Vanien meets Trent Reznor.
If you don’t know who they are, look them up.
Better still, look up Christian Reeve himself – he has a site at www.soundcloud.com/christianreevemusic – and then tune in to his live performance at 9pm on my radio show on Tuesday next week – at 91.8FM on your radio, or online at www.hayesfm.org.uk.
? AT THE Crown and Treaty on Friday, you can enjoy the hard-hitting indie sounds of three fantastic bands.
Jubilee Courts, Girl in the Garden and Post Me To The Stars are all energetic, mighty and tight.
The latter two have featured on this page before, as you may remember, and I’m sure they will again.
Post Me To The Stars have been off the scene for a while but I know drummer, Ash, is itching to get back in the driving seat.
It all starts at the pub in Oxford Road, Uxbridge, at 9pm.