SugarSlam and The OK – De La Rue – 4/5/13


On Saturday 4th May 2013 SugarSlam and The OK played at the Thomas De La Rue in St Peter Port.

The OK have been growing in confidence since their debut last November and continued this trend tonight with their mix of covers, now bolstered by a couple of originals. As previously the band were still finding their feet but their choice of covers, mostly culled from indie and garage rock revival of the late 90s and early 2000s, are certainly a set of crowd pleasers and, though the crowd held back a bit tonight, they were still appreciative.

SugarSlam also fell victim to the reserved crowd tonight but still put in a great performance. With the set mostly made up of songs from the recently released Fameless album there were many in De La Rue singing along and, as the set went on, tables were moved and people began to move forward onto what could be described as the venue’s dancefloor. As seems to have been the case at their recent gigs it was a cover of Queens of the Stone Age Lost Art of Keeping a Secret that really grabbed the crowd and, for the last few songs the pub was bouncing.

You can see a few more of my photos from the show over on the BBC Introducing Guernsey Facebook page.

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