Friday, 2 November 2012

HallowSteam: Fright night in Birmingham.

HallowSteam, Fright night in Birmingham.

    So wearing my scariest collar and goggles I was off to The Roadhouse in Stirchley for a night of steam horror and punk terror, kicking off with Metropolis a new Steampunk band from Bury St Edmunds who blend prog and new wave into an incredible sound, next to tread the boards was Count Ilya Rostov with his hilarious tales of Vampire Beetroot!! Headlining this first half of the entertainments was the awesome Birthrite who delivered an incredible and energetic performance.

Zombie Dave!
    After a short interval Birminghams own Crimson Clocks brought the crimson hour much closer, evil geniuses at have been warned!! It was at this part in the evening that my lot appeared skulking around the stage like an undead plague, Gladstone thundered into The Madness of Tilly Matthews and continued in this vein delivering their usual tales of murder, curses and poor career choices to a very appreciative audience (thanks everyone!!),  they ended on a rollicking rendition of God save the Queen then hit the bar......some things never change!
    Once the dust had settled cockney power was unleashed in the form of The Cogkneys who's ribaldary know no bounds, "Pull your bloody trousers up" wise words indeed....Next PIRATES, Seas of Mirth brought nautical mayhem and plundered all before them in an awesome display piratical mischief, watch out for that bleedin' big crab!
Seas of Mirth...garrrrr

    Polishing off the night with style was our old mates BB Blackdog with wandering bassist Mike making sure everyone saw his performance as he went from room to room smashing out a thunderous bass line and Axle giving a superb drum solo, Dale cool as ever played all our favourites and ended a superb night. Many thanks must go Linzi for organising this great event, to the compare Mr Agamemnon When for his insightful commentary between acts, the traders who (as ever) brought the most amazing gadgets, gizzmos and gifts for our delight and the Steampunks, you amazing people!!
BB Blackdog 

Next...Steampunks at the Shed, look out Leicester!

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Some more photos from the Roadhouse, thanks to Linzi Cooke and Giles Warhurst (great pics guys);

Mr Voss in good voice.

Paul "Shovel Hands" becomes Sub Zero.

Amy Teacake, yes those horns are real!!

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