^ One Final Stitch had both guitarists warring over whose axe is better looking
Location: Southend, Essex
Bands: One Final Stitch (England)
Date: Friday 12th April 2013
For any band starting out on the gig circuit, it is somewhat a daunting experience, how will the show go? How many will turn up? Will supporting bands drop out? So many questions and yet one answer always appears apparent, simply put, the deliverance of a kick ass show.
Enter One Final Stitch, a charismatic and fresh quartet from the depths of the streets of Ockendon, of whom have more talent up their sleeves than your average pub covers band, but that does not take much to say, however from what this band showed last night, it was evidently clear that they know what path they want to take and at all costs will get strive to get there. Sure the songs varied from soft rock to full out face-melting ballsy rock, but that's the teen spirit eh? What was a major strike in last nights performance was the solidarity of professionalism coursing through each bandmasters playing style and stage presence, what with Beth truthfully trying to avoid the cliche usage of 'lets quieten things down' to Josh emphatically maneuvering the drum sticks through his hands as if they were icicles, sliding through his hand to land every beat in perfect time to the savage riffs and angelic vocals of which were bestowed upon the onlooking crowd. In one sentence, One Final Stitch are a tight unit - in composure, effectiveness on stage and in musicianship coordination, the latter being of vital importance as it becomes evident when bands don't consistently glance at their other members to get an idea on what note is coming next. No, One Final Stitch are sure to make waves in the coming year, sure it is early days, but it doesn't take the magic of artists like Susan Boyle to come out of the woodwork and achieve wonders does it? So why should this band be any different? Praise all around, they proved their mettle, showed they can break the ice in their live persona's and most importantly demonstrated a winning formula that will inevitably guide them to a successful future, simply and utterly breathtaking.
[8.5] RHYS STEVENSON
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