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Blackpool Music Festival kicked off last night with a bang, with a number of venues getting their feet wet with Festival anticipation that evening I had to make a choice about where to go and it had to be the legendary Uncle Toms Cabin, why? Is it because I have history there with previous events and showcases, no…….or was it because its run by my very good friend, local entrepreneur, publican and all round modern day hedonist, Jo Jacklin, maybe…….or was it because for the opening night some of the best talent around was on show…..Oh, I think so!!!!!! Local favourites played on the back of the Illuminations switch on gig which has catapulted them to local stardom. This was the first time Id seen these guys play after so much hype surrounding them and I was worried that they weren’t going to live up to their reputation. I needn’t have bothered. What impressed me straight away was that aaak’s set was faultless and professional to the T as you would expect so how would they fair following a band who toured with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers last year, a band they too would dream of supporting….???
The answer is they just did their thing. They played their own game and soon the remaining crowd were as comfortable in their skin bouncing around and singing along, as the band were on stage. You could see they had had a taste of the big stage and they liked it, but they paid this relatively small crowd the same compliments which was nice to see although a little pretentious at times if I am to be pedantic…..but sod it I want to be pedantic, I want to scrutinise these boys, why? because they have talent, they have an x factor about them, they have an image that suits and wows their audience young and old(er) and they want to live up to the hype. This is a cruel industry and can take your heart and stretch every which way till it stops beating if you let it and if these guys are going to make the big time they need to be tested.
Don’t get me wrong I’m a local lad myself and the romantic notion of putting Blackpool back on the global musical map is not lost on me as it isn’t on many but there is a bigger world out there to conquer and if they want to be THAT band……then I hope they move to the next level quick and to do that they need to follow bands like aaak and quite frankly much bigger bands and say ‘we belong on the same stage’ and last night in my humble opinion they made a small yet very important step and passed the test.
They still have work to do but they seem hungry…..again playing for charity they know when to do the right things and my only concern is that they realise soon that they have to move on to bigger things.
But for now, they are remembering where their roots are and are doing the locals proud because in short they took the responsibility of getting things started and Blackpool’s finest triumphed. They were obviously not As Able As Kane, but I’d dare to say they were as able as aaaK.
Good luck lads and thank you all for a great first night.
We are delighted to announce that Last Breath has been invited to support The Scriptand Eliza Doolittle at the Blackpool Illuminations 2013 Switch On this Friday!! Last Breath will be on stage at 5.10pm, followed by Eliza Doolittle and a full show by The Script then top TV celebrity Jonathan Ross will throw the switch to light the Illuminations - guaranteed to be a fantastic event !! For information as to how to get tickets go to http://www.visitblackpool.com/
Last Breath would like to invite you to the worldwide official screening of our newest video "THE WEEKEND" 5pm Friday, you can find the video on this event and other pages around facebook, youtube and twitter! Please invite your friends to the event and enjoy the video, also for a few lucky people we are running a competition to WIN great prizes, all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is - Like and share the video when its live, and tag your name in the comments section, the more likes and shares= more chances of winning! Prizes include:
* Pearl snare drum from the video signed by all cast and crew
* Signed Last Breath album "24/7"
* Last breath T-shirt
* Other prizes to be announced
Competition will end at our discretion and winner will be announced EVERYWHERE lol
Video to be released 5pm Fiday August 16th (UK time)
BUT, if you want a special sneak preview of the video, sign up to our fan mailing list, for a secret showing on wednesday!: firstname.lastname@example.org
Places to find the video:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LastBreathUK & https://www.facebook.com/groups/314575238567678/
Check out our new songs on our homepage and/or our take on Taio Cruz Break Your Heart :)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDbNUGmIGR4