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Porcelain Hill live at Brunswick, Hove 7.10.21 (photo Charlotte Horton) (click on the photo to enlarge!)

PORCELAIN HILL + WAIT FOR THE RIVER + SILVER BULLET – THE BRUNSWICK, HOVE 7.10.21

American Rock and Rollers Porcelain hill made their Brighton & Hove debut last night at Brunswick, located at 1 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF. The local group was also on the bill Silver bullet and tour support Wait for the river. With a sound and stage presence more suited to Wembley Arena than to Brunswick, Porcelain Hill blew the crowd away with huge guitar sounds, endless solos and more.

Silver Bullet live at Brunswick, Hove 7.10.21 (photo Charlotte Horton) (click on the photo to enlarge!)

The opening of the show was a local band from Brighton Silver bullet, formed only six months ago with their second live performance. Led by frontman Michael Herbert, the set opened with a cover ‘Hell yeah’ by Rev Theory, followed by a set of original blues rock tracks composed of guitar solos by lead guitarist Osian Jones and maintained by rhythm section bassist Jacob Clark and drummer Troy Foster.

Silver Bullet live at Brunswick, Hove 7.10.21 (photo Charlotte Horton) (click on the photo to enlarge!)

Voices merging the lines between classic rock and metal created an interesting cover of ‘Saturday The night is perfect for fighting ‘ which I can’t imagine Elton John would have approved, but brought the crowd out of their shells and left them screaming for more after the final song.

Silver Bullet live at Brunswick, Hove 7.10.21 (photo Charlotte Horton) (click on the photo to enlarge!)

The crowd favorite of the ensemble appeared to be a song with the title of ‘Resist’, which they clearly could not! By popular demand, the band returned to the stage for one final track, with bassist Jacob taking the mic for the comedic skate punk air. ‘Pont Fuck’.

There is more than one rock band called Silver Bullet, but you can read more about our guys from Brighton HERE.

Wait For The River live at Brunswick, Hove 7.10.21 (photo Charlotte Horton) (click on the photo to enlarge!)

Next to the stage was a Portsmouth-based band Wait for the river, who were joining Porcelain Hill on their tour of the UK. They include singer and guitarist Ben, bassist Jordan and drummer Tyler.

Wait For The River live at Brunswick, Hove 7.10.21 (photo Charlotte Horton) (click on the photo to enlarge!)

Start the set with ‘Are you satisfied’, Muse-style basslines paired with guitar sounds and Royal Blood vocals, filled the crowded room with electric energy. Or as the band said “A group of three grunge / blues / rock musicians from the south of the UK. Fuzz-laden guitar riffs, heavy basslines and upbeat drums create the sound of Wait For The River.

Wait For The River live at Brunswick, Hove 7.10.21 (photo Charlotte Horton) (click on the photo to enlarge!)

Accompanied by a cover of the track by Stevie Wonder ‘Superstition’, their first single ‘Exit’ (which you can listen to / buy HERE) the trio grabbed the attention of the crowd and managed to warm it up perfectly for the main act of the evening.

Leonie Wilson attends Wait For The River in Brunswick, Hove 7.10.21 (photo Charlotte Horton) (click on the photo to enlarge!)

Closing the set with the guest voice of Leonie Wilson, her powerful voice with incredible range and control left the crowd with a mixture of awe and shock.

Learn more about the group HERE.

Porcelain Hill live at Brunswick, Hove 7.10.21 (photo Charlotte Horton) (click on the photo to enlarge!)

Finally, from California to the Brunswick scene, there were American Rock and Rollers Porcelain hill, which formed in 2012 and features Darnell “Big D” Cole on guitar and vocals, Jakob “Special K” Parnham on bass and vocals, and Sonny “Wildfire” Campos on drums and vocals.

Porcelain Hill live at Brunswick, Hove 7.10.21 (photo Charlotte Horton) (click on the photo to enlarge!)

They brought pure joy and excitement the second they took the stage. With only four shows remaining from their UK tour, the set was filled with intricate blues guitar solos paired with a road tale to match each song, which brought an intimate atmosphere to the crowded venue.

Porcelain Hill live at Brunswick, Hove 7.10.21 (photo Charlotte Horton) (click on the photo to enlarge!)

Vocalist Darnell’s heavenly voice stood out at the start of the set with ‘Bossman’ a track from their 2016 album ‘See now’. The electricity on stage and the chemistry between the group resulted in synchronized guitar and bass dance moves, along with their back-to-back solos, gave the group an energy that seemed much more suited for an arena tour. , and as a result made the crowd feel even more fortunate to be able to attend Porcelain Hill in such an intimate setting.

Porcelain Hill live at Brunswick, Hove 7.10.21 (photo Charlotte Horton) (click on the photo to enlarge!)

Find them on the last three dates of their tour this month in Southampton, Sheffield and Yorkshire.

Discover their releases on their Bandcamp page HERE.

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