Review // The Moode at Ashby Mill Road Club

The Moode! Presented by William Hazon and Mill Road Club in Ashby.

With appearances all over the UK, and mentions on BBC Radio York, The Moode from the Barnsley/Sheffield area strive to deliver a great sixties and seventies tribute show playing some of the greatest hits 100% live!

This was their first visit to Scunthorpe.
They aim to give the best experience, covering many genres including Pop, Rock

and County

, to suit everybody’s taste!
The band consists of:
James – Lead Vocal, Lead Guitar, Piano Accordion
Mel – Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar, Harmonica
Ann Marie – Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar
Pete – Drums.
They said “Playing in a band with your family is a great experience as its brought us closer together, which not only brings smiles to us, but also brings smiles to the audience, as they see that we enjoy what we do.”
Their aim is to entertain with their appearance and music throughout the show, playing songs from the 1960’s by artists like The Beatles, Kinks and Procol Harum all the way to David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Billy Ray Cyrus and many more! They always aim to give the audience an enjoyable night! I think they more than succeeded tonight!!
The band consists of; three family members, dad (Melv) on bass and vocals, mum (Ann Marie), on superb keys, vocals and twelve string guitar. Son (James) is a dream to watch on lead guitar with his riffs (pure genius) and lead vocals. Last but certainly not least is Pete on drums. I can highly recommend ‘The Moode’ for any venue.
They had agreed to perform 3 x half hour sets. The first set started with the classic Manfred Mann song “Pretty Flamingo”. The amazing vocal talents from 23year old James took from Jonny Cash to Elvis finishing the first set with the sing along song “when I’m cleaning windows.”
The second set with a change of costume started with the Equals tune “Baby come back”. Followed by “Shaking all over”. Ann Marie took her turn in the spotlight with her very moving version of “Whiter shade of pale” on her keyboards. Then James took centre stage with an absolutely amazing version of the Shadows tune “Apache”, such brilliant guitar skills, he really made that guitar sing. The sixties hits kept rolling out.
After another costume change the third set started with the Van Morrison classic “Brown Eyed Girl” which filled the dance floor. Jean Genie and other tunes hit the audience who danced throughout. Finishing the evening with “Spirit in the Sky”.
During the encore James introduced the band members and gave a passionate thanks to the audience saying that “many live venues are closing due to lack of support but you are brilliant for coming out and giving your support to us and to this place”. He also made comment about the how the venue was “very hospitable and is a great venue to play” and thanked William Hazon for inviting them to play.
In between the sets 70’s music was played by DJ Billy Clark.

Review and images courtesy of Dave Chennells. More images via DPC Photography here

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