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The Cadillac Three / Broken Witt Rebels / Mandela Hall / Belfast
Review & Photography By Mark McGrogan http://markmcgrogan.com
Dang if we didn’t just see one of the finest pairings on tour right now! Belfast hosted the first night of the UK & Ireland leg of The Cadillac Three / Broken Witt Rebels Tour and what a show it was!
The Broken Witt Rebels have grafted over the past few years touring constantly, earning a fierce live reputation. With their highly acclaimed EP Georgia Pine and their self-titled debut album due November 24th, the timing couldn’t have been better for these Birmingham lads to make an impression on a hungry Irish crowd. I spoke with the boys earlier in the day and front man Danny Core said they relish a new crowd, and the challenge of winning them over in 45 minutes. “It’s like breathing,” he says. Now we find out.
The guys take to the stage as the room starts to fill, no hesitation here, no self-doubt. They take to their set like ducks to water and knock out track after track in an intense and high-octane set. As promised, the crowd are buying in and before long singing at the top of their voices. Danny’s soulful vocals fill the room, a passionate performance throughout, no holds barred. If you have yet to catch these guys live, take the time and make the effort. These guys talk the talk and walk the walk.
Tonight was about one thing, the return of The Cadillac Three to Belfast. Pretty much a year to the day these guys played here for the first time and made an impression on each and every person in that room. So to say their return was highly anticipated was an understatement. Kicking the night off with ‘Hank & Jesus’ and then ‘American Slang,’ the party was well and truly underway. Jaren has a new party-trick, throwing guitar picks in the air and catching them before firing them into the crowd. ‘Long Hair Don’t Care,’ ‘Bury Me in My Boots’ and ‘Drunk Like You’ whet the appetite as the rowdy Irish crowd soak up the trio’s southern charm.
Jaren takes a moment to thrash out on the guitar, reminding one and all that they’re no one trick ponies, before he stands alone to belt out an emotive version of ‘Runnin’ Red Lights.’ They pick the pace back up again with ‘Peace Love & Dixie’ before taking the time to interact with the crowd once again, this time noticing two crazy Irish girls who hijacked their peace and quiet back in the hotel lobby.
Big hitters ‘Tennessee,’ ‘Dang If We Didn’t,’ ‘White Lightning’ and finally ‘The South’ wrap up another fantastic night in Belfast’s Mandela Hall. A jubilant crowd in rapturous applause show their appreciation for a Nashville trio who just won the hearts of yet another Irish audience. A huge night of music by two of the best bands around, The Cadillac Three move onto Dublin before hitting the mainland for a string of shows across the UK. If you are looking for something a little bit special, look no further, The Cadillac Three are here.
Nov 9th – Belfast, Mandela Hall
Nov 12th – Cardiff, Y Plas
Nov 13th – Nottingham, Rock City
Nov 14th – London, O2 Kentish Town Forum
Nov 15th – Norwich, UEA
Nov 17th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
Nov 18th – Manchester, O2 Academy
Nov 19th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
Nov 20th – Glasgow, O2 ABC