Live Review: Marina Rolink, Wrecked at the Bar, Tiger Honey, David McIntyre at Sleazy’s, 1/12/13

Marina Rolink_Nice n Sleazy_Bassline Images_2It might be a small venue but Sleazy’s has the relaxed atmosphere that everyone loves when they go to a gig.

This one seems to be a gig for mainly friends and family, but regardless to who is here the organisers made you feel more than welcome.

The House Cat Promotions; Haus of Cats launch party showcases four very different acts but all unique just the same.

David McIntyre is up first, he has a mixture of indie, folk and country sounding to both his vocals and songs.

You can tell there are a variety of musical influences to McIntyre, especially in the US as he performs in an American accent.

This is more prominent through the cover versions of Lucinda Williams’ ‘Sharp Cutting Wings’ and Springsteen‘s ‘Atlantic City’.

Up next is Tiger Honey, whose Scottish accent is prominent, his quirky lyrics are easy to relate to and comical at times.

He might look like the character from Where’s Wally but has the voice and antics of Placebo singer Brian Molko.

You would be forgive for thinking that he has anger issues as every song seems bitter, but as soon as he began to sing his cover version of Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’ we begin to see his softer side.

Wrecked at the Bar is an indie trio that could be compared to big hitters such as Arctic Monkeys and Oasis.

Lead singer Stuart Ross puts his own indie spin on a cover of Cliff Richard’s ‘Devil Woman’ and has the crowd singing along.

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Last but far from least is the exceptional Marina Rolink, her unique and distinctive vocals captivate the audience from start to finish and have them listening to every word she sings.

Using her vocals but also playing the guitar and piano shows how multi-talented this up and coming artist is, singing all her own material new and old and ‘Cosmic Dust’ wouldn’t sound out of place in a Bond movie.

A mixture of folk, indie and even some 70’s funk, Rolink caters for all lovers of music.

A great night with exceptional artists that keeps your toe tapping throughout; I eagerly await the next one.

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Words: Lorraine Dimmock
Photos: John Graham


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