Crooked Styx @ Verve Bar, Leeds

Posted by vibrations on 01-12-15

Castleford based band Crooked Styx rock out Verve Bar on Saturday night with their rock and blues sound. The young trio make a big noise with their original set and amazing talent. They begin with ‘Work’ a great song that catches people’s ears with it’s rhythmatic guitar rift and classic blues/rock sound.

 

Mirroring, in sound, bands like Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy. Andy Bailey (Vocalist and Bass) stunned me with his natural voice hitting shattering highs and great lows, echoing the likes of Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) and Jay Buchanan (Rival Sons). I was blown away by guitarist Shaun Bailey, his stunning guitar solos that looked so relaxed and natural to play amazed me and the crowd: like a young Jimi Hendrix he made the most complicated solos look easy. Adam Slater (Drums) did not miss a beat, hitting every note perfectly and quick as lightning. There is so much talent in this young group of lads.


Each song got you hooked from the start and didn’t disappoint, after the set i was lucky enough to be able to have a few words with lead singer and bass player Andy Bailey. When asked how the music, that was around before they were born, come to them he said ‘We just try to do what comes naturally, we don’t set out to with blues/rock intentionally, but it comes from out influences of Zeppelin and Hendrix. We like to be memorable and give something different to the audience that come to see us.’


I really enjoyed this band and they clearly have amazing talent between them and I think they will do very well in the future. Well worth a listen.

 

Laura Reed.




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