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On 28th October 2016, InMe arrived in Brighton for the final date of their 20th Anniversary Tour and it was amazing! Supported by Empire and Aaron Buchanan and the Cult Classics, it was a concert not to be missed!
We were fortunate enough to catch Dave McPherson for an interview before the show, which you can check out here…he gave some great responses to the questions we asked and an awesome game of ‘Would You Rather…?’ was played!
Empire are a high-energy, in-your-face, hard-hitting metal band who kicked off the show with a massive bang. I loved the singer, Joe Green‘s intensity when performing and his funky moves were captivating. This is definitely a band to watch out for!
Aaron Buchanan and the Cult Classics
Aaron Buchanan and the Cult Classics were next to take to the stage and they made a huge impact on the audience, getting them worked up for InMe. The stage presence exuded from the lead singer by the bucket load and his voice was impeccable throughout the entire performance. They had some great songs and good banter with the crowd. Great set guys!
- The singer, Aaron Buchanan, had a great vocal range!
- The band played a great drinking game with the audience called Buffalo.
- There was a great stage presence by all the band members.
After two great support acts, InMe took to the stage to raucous applause from the audience who clearly couldn’t wait to celebrate 20 years since the bands creation and they certainly didn’t disappoint.
Performing a whole host of songs from their debut album, Overgrown Eden, up to their most recent release, Trilogy: Dawn the band showed off an impressive array of tracks from a now, rather vast catalogue. Fans were particularly excited by performances of iconic tracks like ‘Lava Twilight’, ‘Firefly” and ‘Underdose’ from the band’s debut album and were chanting along to ‘7 Weeks’, ‘Safe In A Room’ and ‘Faster The Chase’ taken from the hugely successful White Butterfly.
Dave had the audience enraptured by not only his stage presence but his between-songs banter, telling the crowd the meanings behind some of the songs, thanking his fellow band members (in particular, drummer Simon Taylor, for “spending the last 20 years looking at my [Dave’s] backside”) and even telling the audience where they’d be after the show, so fans could come and chat/have a drink.
This band certainly deserve every success they have due to the loyalty they show their fans, fantastic craftsmanship behind their songs and their impressive, passionate and intense performances; here’s to another 20 years guys!
- Dave’s incredible ability to switch between singing and screaming is just a marvel to behold!
- The vocal harmonies between Dave and Greg McPherson were amazing; spot on!
- The set spanned the length of their career (from Overgrown Eden to Trilogy: Dawn) and had the audience captivated throughout.
- Good chat between songs and explanations about some of the reasons various tracks were written.
- The band were very open to having fans come and hang out with them after the show, telling them where they were going for drinks – a really great, open and honest interaction with their fans.
Myths & Photographs
Ferocity In Desire
Hymn: Ivory Elder
Safe In A Room
Her Mask (P.A)
Faster The Chase
Finally, I want to say a MASSIVE thanks to Jamie at Wall Of Sound for setting up this review and interview, thanks to InMe for putting on a great show and to Dave for doing the interview with me!
Matt – Muzik Speaks