The iconic band that is Cheap Trick graced our shores this past week, playing three shows, and I was fortunate enough to catch them on the last of the three in Bristol. They have been supported by a relatively new and young up and coming British band called Stone Broken.

 

Stone Broken

Stone Broken

 

Stone Broken took to the stage a little after 8:00 pm and played a lively set with a mixture of current and new tracks. They only played six tracks, but the crowd definitely enjoyed their youthful energy and musical sound, and there were quite a few Stone Broken tee shirts to be seen in the crowd. After the obligatory group selfie with the crowd at the end of their set, the stage was soon cleared and set up ready for the main event.

 

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

 

Almost on the dot at 9:00 pm the lights dimmed and the music started, with audio commentary from previous tours. After a minute or two the crowd’s building anticipation was answered when the band came onto the stage to tumultuous applause. The lights came on and the band didn’t hold back, and from the very first song had the whole crowd dancing and singing along.

 

These guys are seasoned pros, and that showed after they played hit after hit from their vast 35 year catalogue of songs. The people watching were in for a real treat, as they played their way through a lengthy set list of 22 songs. Every head was bobbing and foot was tapping as the whole crowd seemed to be whisked away on this musical journey with the band.

 

The band definitely seemed to enjoy playing all these songs, and that vibe came across instantly the moment they walked out on the stage. They have signed with the Big Machine Records label in Nashville, and have recently released their latest album called We’re All Alright!.

 

They have not lost any of their showmanship, and I would highly recommend that if you get the chance, go and see these guys live.

 

Cheap Trick are Robin Zander (Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar), Rick Nielsen (Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals), Tom Petersson (Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals) and Daxx Nielsen (Drums).

 

Stone Broken are Rich Moss (Lead Vocals and Rhythm/Lead Guitar), Chris Davis (Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals), Kieron Conroy (Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals) and Robyn Haycock (Drums and Backing Vocals).

Review & Photography By Will Carter 

 

Stone Broken

Set List

 

  1. ‘Stay All Night’
  2. ‘Better’
  3. ‘Be There’
  4. ‘Wait For You’
  5. ‘Doesn’t Matter’
  6. ‘Not Your Enemy’
Stone Broken

Stone Broken

Stone Broken

Stone Broken

Stone Broken

Stone Broken

Stone Broken

Stone Broken

Stone Broken

Stone Broken

Stone Broken

Stone Broken

 

Cheap Trick

Set List

 

  1. ‘Hello There’
  2. ‘Long Time Coming’
  3. ‘Come On Come On’
  4. ‘Oh Candy’
  5. ‘Look Out’
  6. ‘Stiff Competition’
  7. ‘Got It Going On’
  8. ‘Borderline’
  9. ‘Hot Love’
  10. ‘Southern Girls’
  11. ‘She’s Tight’
  12. ‘High Roller’
  13. ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’
  14. ‘Waiting for the Man’
  15. ‘Cold Turkey’
  16. ‘Wake Up Tomorrow’
  17. ‘Sick Man’
  18. ‘Dream Police’
  19. ‘Blackberry Way’
  20. ‘I Want You to Want Me’
  21. ‘Surrender’
  22. ‘Goodnight’

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Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

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Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

 

 

 

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