Following months of uncertainty following the closure of the Lincoln Imp, the venue finally reopened under new ownership, with the previous landlady Lorraine returning to manage the popular venue.
There was a huge turn out to celebrate the reopening, with a packed bar, whilst many others headed to the music room to see the nights entertainment.
Opening up for the night was Johnny and the Rocket, which featured Jonny Bilton who had performed on the last night before the Imp’s closure, alongside Dan Senior.
These two local performers, belted out versions of hits from bands like Oasis and the Stone Roses, which got the crowd prepared for the night’s main headliners.
The ‘Appy Mundays, billed as the UK’s number 1 tribute to the Happy Mondays, then took to the stage.
With a full line up, that included their own versions of Shaun Ryder, Bez, Rowetta and the rest of the group, the band put on a great performance that reminded me a lot of seeing the real Happy Mondays about a few years ago.
From playing the hits such as 24 Hour Party People and Hallelujah, through to the crowd interactions, the band kept the crowd thoroughly entertained from the start.
There was even time for songs from Shaun Ryders old group Black Grape.
I couldn’t stay till the end, due to having to be up really early for a busy day the following morning, which mean’t I missed out on some of the bands bigger hits but I enjoyed what I saw and would happily see them again if they played locally.
Review courtesy of Steven Potter