York indie favourites Shed Seven ended their string of tour dates with an epic sell out show at Manchester’s Albert Hall. The band, fronted by the charismatic Rick Witter blew the roof off as soon as they took to the stage receiving a ridiculously excited welcome from this Manchester audience.
The crowd were already buzzing after being warmed up by support act Liverpool band Keyside. Described by many as ‘a band on the up’ The Sheds are known for their support of grassroots bands and have toured with some excellent bands on this recent stint of gigs including the fabulous Slow Readers Club.
Anticipation grew as the band started to walk onto the stage. The audience was already fully charged and their was a huge buzz in the building which reached a climax when Witter walked out and took his place centre stage. The band kicked off with ‘Room in My House’, followed by ‘Speakeasy’ and ‘Long Time Dead’.
One of the earlier highlights of the gig was the ‘Going for Gold/Suspicious Minds’ mash-up which got the whole crowd involved in mass singalong. Another highlight was when they welcomed the Queen of Manchester onto the stage herself, Rowetta who has just collaborated on their latest single ‘In Ecstasy’. The audience were delighted to have Rowetta on stage and she received a huge reception, and quite rightly so, what a voice!
The gig continued to impress with the bands energy and stage presence never faltering. The three song encore also saw another appearance from Rowetta and of course the fan favourites ‘Chasing Rainbows’ and ‘Disco Down’.
This morning the band announced a huge homecoming gig in York which I imagine will sell out immediately. For more information on those dates next year click HERE.