Live at Think Tank, Newcastle

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Thursday night at Think Tank. It's a venue in Newcastle that's gradually growing on me. Small enough to host most of the bands that I like, and scruffy enough to have a bit of character. Tonight though... well, I think it's safe to say that this isn't the biggest crowd that these bands will ever play to. Maybe everyone was watching The Ladyboys of Bangkok in the MASSIVE tent outside. Anyway, the slightly flat atmosphere didn't really affect The Welcome Party who fire up their instruments and it's all guns blazing.

Live at Think Tank, Newcastle

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First on the bill tonight a the tiny, shabby Think Tank are Big Figure, a local band of young'ns who play a short set of indie-by-numbers tunes. The music is competent but slightly turgid, like Oasis when they were going through the motions, or more accurately a young band that haven't quite found their feet yet. The most eye catching thing about them is their singer who has bags of confidence and peacocks around the stage with some dodgy moves which emulate Jagger, Presley and even a strangulated Kingsley Chapman (the last one might not be deliberate) with limited success.