Metalic Planet Music
review by Garry Spiller
Hollering out of Bridgend the howling prairie dogs of Coyote Creed.
The latter open the show, one down on their normal number. Their bassist is seemingly missing in action; not that it detracts from the fine set of Southern-laced country-rock that the trio, who have hotfooted it eastwards, deliver in accomplished style.
Kicking off with 12 bar southern rocker ‘Little Too Much’ gets the early doors crowd onside swiftly. There’s more than a dash of Quo and Dr. Feelgood to go with that good ol’ boy stateside feel.
This instantly likeable trio hit a country groove with ‘Doesn’t Mean A Thing’ before heavying it up with ‘Outcast’ that echoes ZZ Top and Skynrrd. The stomping 12 bar beast ‘Sick, Sober & Sorry’ heads off instantly drawing comparisons to The Doors’ ‘Roadhouse Blues’ prior to angling into a gritty, dark blues realm featuring some mighty fine harmonica work from vocalist / guitarist Dave Mac; his gravelly vocals landing somewhere between Lee Brilleaux and Billy Gibbons.
The gritty ‘Ride On’ serves up a dirty cocktail of Creedance Clearwater Revival and The Stones as Dave Mac and his fellow guitarist Jack Thomas go head-to-head out front of drummer Andy Harding. The fast tempo of ‘Goes Down South’ closes the set. It’s a good old-fashioned foot-stomping hillybilly rock n’ roller that gets the heads nodding and receives a deserved loud cheer.
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When Southern rock is mentioned, people automatically think of LYNYRD SKYNYRD or BLACKBERRY SMOKE. Well, that changes when you see Bridgend bred COYOTE CREED. Usually a 4-piece band, but tonight performing with no bass player, the guys are absolutely tight in the form of a trio. There's stamina, there's energy and also great Southern rock n roll tunes. Fantastic way to open up the night.
GIG PIGS WALES.
Foot tapping country rock that played to the early arrivals.
With Dave Mac on lead guitar and vocals, Jack Thomas on guitar and Andy Harding on drums, we are treated to a set which was creative and engaging. A great opening act.