Dates: Sat 30 June
$20 on the door
Come and celebrate the music of one of the worlds most highly acclaimed alternative rock groups - Radiohead. Interpreted and performed by the magnificently passionate Hail to the Thieves.
Ready to give you the Bends, whilst seeing Rainbows as you watch your King of Limbs contort like a KId A on OK Computer. For all you Amnesiacs out there - this show will be as cool as a Moon Shaped Pool full of Pablo Honey........do not miss out.........
Radiohead is one of the more complex, nuanced bands to have appeared in the past 20 years, with a catalogue of diverse, stunning albums that have garnered them a massive fanbase. I saw them almost 20 years ago in Wellington and their gig is still one of the most memorable ones I have been to. On Friday, at the Paisley stage, 'Hail to the Thieves', a Radiohead tribute band performed a selection of their songs from across the years and styles, from Pablo Honey to Moon Shaped Pool. Like anyone who knows Radiohead's music, the challenge to recreate 'that sound' must be daunting, to say the least. Well, I was blown away, as were the rest of the intimate audience, by this band's energetic, multi-layered performance. The accuracy and passion that they delivered number after number was amazing. They absolutely tore the roof off the joint with some absolute (in frontman Ben Throp's words) "bangers." 'There, There', 'Weird Fishes/Arpeggi,' 'Reckoner,' 'House of Cards' 'Optimistic' and, of course, Radiohead's magnum opus, 'Paranoid Android' all were fantastic, and the audience were most appreciative.
The band: Jakob stalwarts Jeff Boyle and Jason Johnston, and the multi-talented Ben Throp, Willie Devine and Bysshe Blackburn are all at the top of their game in this latest project.
If you get the chance, make sure you don't miss Hail to the Thieves when they perform next, you will not be disappointed!