SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017
+ Curse Of Lono
Sunday 23rd July, 2017. 8pm
Perennial #Geordie favourite, Chuck Prophet,brought the SummerTyne Americana Festival to a close with a blistering alt-rock set in sharp contrast to his last Sage outing , the equally splendid orchestral collaboration with the SummerTyne Strings in 2014.
With his longest serving lineup of the Mission Express, Chuck served up a two hour set featuring songs from his latest album “Bobby Fuller died for Your Sins” , the now classic “Temple Beautiful” & several old favourites. Boy was he loud! Even introducing one belter with “This (song) will be the loudest fucking thing you’ll hear here all weekend” He was correct, of course.#
His boundless energy & enthusiasm was reciprocated by his loyal Geordie following who responded equally to the call/response song elements & humorous anecdotes. As a Baseball fan he rounded off a thoroughly enjoyable evening with an extended version of his classic ‘Willie Mays is Up at Bat’
Clearly an Anglophile & referring to political elements at home, he twice remarked “How great it is still to just jump on a plane, come over here & play some tunes.’
Long may you continue Mr Prophet , says this #Gadgee.
I was really looking forward to this event as it is the first time I have seen our hero with his band,I was not disappointed as he hit the ground running with a blistering set of old classics and material form his new album which is terrific.
I particularly enjoyed the interplay between Chuck and guitarist James Deprato,not to mention the rest of the band who were on top form
I look forward to his return to these shores in the not to distant future