Gig Review // The Moods, Ruff Trade & Finno

Wet records presents The Moods, Ruff Trade & Finno– Café INDIEpendent, Scunthorpe – Friday 3rd November 2017

Two rising acts from Manchester, returned to Scunthorpe following their appearance at Party in the Pines, to perform alongside new local act Finno for a fantastic night for local music fans.

As well as promoting events at Café INDIEpendent, Wet Records which is run by Lesley, Zak & Molly Richards who also run a vinyl pop up shop, which takes place on the first Saturday of every month at the Cafe.

This pop up shop also supports local artists, giving them the outlet to sell their CDs and other merchandise, as well as giving them the opportunity to perform an acoustic set for visitors at the Café to enjoy.

At the start of the event and inbetween the acts, DJ Brad Brough played a selection of tunes to get the crowd in the mood for the night to come.

First act was local band Finno, who were performing together for just the third time, but you would have had a hard time knowing this.

This young Indie Rock trio from Scunthorpe consists of Marc on bass & vocals, Morgs on drums and Will on guitar, with some of their songs being heavily politically based.

This band showed a lot of potential for a young group with very little experience of performing live together.

They were followed up by Ruff Trade, who are a Reggae band from Manchester, who the crowd were in to straight from the start of the set to the very end.

With a set featuring cover versions of songs from artists such as The Verve and Coldplay, the music fans in attendance were able to sing along to the songs, even though the songs were performed in a Reggae style.

I was pleasantly surprised at just how good the band were even though I had been told they were very good by several people before the gig.

The Moods were the final act of the night, bring their brand of Electro Hip – Hop from Manchester, which also had elements of Reggae and Dubstep.

This 10 piece act performed a highly energetic set, which also had the fans in the palm of their hands from the beginning of their set, just like Ruff Trade had before them.

The Moods, who were promoting their new album “Missing Peace”, were unlike no other act I have seen live before due to being heavily in to my rock music but are definitely someone I would want to see again soon.

Again I was surprised at just how good this band was despite hearing nothing but good things about them.

I can only see good things in the future for this band.

All three acts were enjoyable in their own way, with some great tunes played by the DJ throughout the night and a fantastic crowd that enjoyed the night so much they didn’t want it to end.

Hopefully it won’t be too long before these bands return to Scunthorpe, but in the meantime I am sure Wet Records and Café INDIEpendent will have plenty more great acts performing for them.

I had to let Steven review this one as I’m quite bias when it comes to The Moods as a fan of theirs and seeing them back at Party In The Pines 2 years running, so I thought better to come from someone hearing them for the first time with a different taste in music. So I just stuck to the camcorder if you wanna check out the video above plus more via our channel.

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