Review: Collateral / Piston

Nottingham Rock City B (September 21st 2019)

Review / Photos: Dan Mann

There was a half decent crowd at last night’s Collateral / Piston gig at Rock City B, which isn’t too bad a venue imho. Personal observations of last night’s gig. Piston sounded a lot better than their album, however still not seeing the appeal if I’m honest, to me they came across as a glorified bar band.

Collateral hit the stage with a swagger, their new material sounding great live. After their stint on Jon Bon Jov’s Mediterranean Cruise there’s a noticeable difference, the guys seem more confident, more relaxed in who they are as a band. A shame their album is delayed until next year, they need to get it out while their on this upward trajection.

Great reactions from the crowd to both bands, an entertaining evening for sure.

All photographs copyright Dan Mann / RPR Media UK

It has been a long time coming for fans for Northern rock powerhouses A Joker’s Rage, but the news fans have been waiting for is finally here! Their debut album, ‘The Rain Dance‘, will be released this Autumn, specifically on the 25th of October 2019. The news of the release for ‘The Rain Dance‘ follows on from the huge success of the album’s first full single ‘Shylock‘, which is currently doing the rounds at UK rock radio. You can check out the fantastic music video for ‘Shylock‘ below:

The Rain Dance‘ is available for pre-order right now, along with a limited edition tee bundle, check out the deals by clicking here.
The single, ‘Shylock‘ is available at all good outlets, check it out on:
Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, & Google Play.

The Rain Dance‘ is an album that will keep listeners guessing from track-to-track as A Joker’s Rage take them on a full blown musical journey. There are nods to classic rock’s mighty heyday, full blown modern rock anthems, songs that have pop sensibilities and everything in-between. All the while, A Joker’s Rage have managed to create an album that flows brilliantly from start to finish and never once loses the sense of enjoyment and love from those who have assembled it.

The Rain Dance‘ follows on from the band’s two previous EP’s and the 2018 single ‘Ballet To The Masses‘ – A Joker’s Rage‘s tribute to one of their heroes, Freddie Mercury.

Anyone who sees A Joker’s Rage‘s photos will quickly notice the face paint – aka the #GAMEFACE. It’s something that may seem small to some, but those little things can sometimes make a big difference. To lead vocalist Zakk Taylor, guitarist Adam Gauton, bassist Geordie Ginface and drummer / keyboardist Matt Collinge, #GAMEFACE is the mode in which the band choose to escape reality, channel their alter egos and deliver their message.

“It’s our war paint. When the chips are down, life gets tough or you’re simply bored out of your skull, put your #GAMEFACE on and handle it with a stronger attitude”.

Having most recently donned the #GAMEFACE for a show stealing performance in headlining SOS Festival 2019, as well as lighting up the stage at the inaugural Call Of The Wild Festival, A Joker’s Rage have cemented their reputation as one of the UK’s best live unsigned bands. They will be announcing live shows in support of The Rain Dance in the coming weeks – so stay tuned.

Line up:

Zakk Taylor – Vocals
Adam Gauton – Guitar / Vocals
Geordie Ginface – Bass / Vocals
Matt Collinge – Drums / Keyboards / Vocals

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