Peregrinations: Fire & Water|
Posted Jun 16, 2002 - 02:12 PM
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Some time ago I wandered in to the Pirate on the off chance and was well rewarded by a young band that blew me away. In chemistry or physics, I recall that fire & water = steam and these guys raised plenty of that.
To my shame I can’t remember any of the names but I remember telling someone that the singer had more than a hint of Janis Joplin about her which was triumphantly confirmed when she encored with an a capella Lord Won’t You Buy Me. If this wasn’t enough the lead guitar came out with a few Hendrix-like riffs and the rest were pretty good too.
Anyway, I caught them again at the Pirate in May and they were better than I remembered. They had several Cornish dates around then and will be back this way in September, particularly at the Waterfront on the 14th. They’re working on a web-site so look out for a link to Fire & Water.
Another good band who play the Pirate fairly regularly are the Torquay–based Soft Toy Heroes who can be found on www.softtoyheroes.com.