Live Review | True Strays @ Whiskers, Newquay

Words & Images | Kieran Webber

The Bristol based blues band True Strays offered up their music to Newquay this Wednesday at the town’s premiere live music venue Whiskers, the intimate setting provided the perfect space for the duo to lay down their sultry deep rooted blues jams.

The first half of the show saw the band focusing mainly on a more acoustic blues sound that was infused with a delicate modern twist, it was pleasant but felt lacking, I couldn’t help but feel wanting something more, it was void of attitude and power. However, this all changed with the bands second half as a more confident and brash version of the band was revealed, providing a foot stomping, hip shaking barrage of blues rock ‘n’ roll. The duo moved towards a sound similar of early The Black Keys and it was magnificent.

As their set came to an end they were joined by Jake Landers and Chris Hogg of local blues renegades The Big Sets, the collective jam was a fantastic finish for what was an already impressive night of blues revival.

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Kieran Webber

Journalism graduate based in Newquay, Cornwall. My project Clunk Magazine covers surf, Music, Art, skate and Lifestyle. In time we hope to integrate with as many artistic and creative people as possible making an online hub for creativeness, surfing and lifestyle, something I feel that accompanies the other.

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