The Dead Daisies with support from Inglorious
Thursday 21st July 2016 – Limelight, Belfast
I will say this about supergroups, sometimes they can be pretty hit and miss. Page & Coverdale, The Travelling Wilburys or even the recently reformed Temple Of Dog, are to name but a few. But do you know what is great about supergroups? It’s seeing top performers taking a break and having some fun together. That is what made 21st July 2016 in Belfast so much special as the rock veteran filled group The Dead Daisies made their epic return to the shores of Northern Ireland.
Kicking off the nights proceedings were the fresh U.K. five piece Inglorious who stormed the Limelight stage with their early Whitesnake style of rock ’n’ roll. Having only been together since 2014 the chemistry between the guys was fantastic especially from the guitar duels of Andreas Ericsson and Wil Taylor while all being led by the powerhouse vocals of Nathan James, who is known to have lent his pipes to The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Uli Jon Roth. I had heard great things about this band before the gig and they certainly won over the half-packed Belfast venue.
Now it has been, what? 3 years since our headline act last graced the stage supporyomg the Black Star Riders but now with a completely different lineup and overall sound. With co-founder David Lowry (rhythm guitar) still at the helm the group now features former Motley Crue vocalist John Corabi (lead vocals) and former Whitesnake members Doug Aldrich (lead guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass guitar) and Brian Tichy (drums). As they returned with a much more grittier sound the veterans were present to do one thing and one thing only, make some noise! And noise is what they made, between a mixture from their upcoming album ‘Make Some Noise’ to just kicking back and having fun with some covers by the likes of Creedence Clearwater Revival to Deep Purple as well as a fantastic rendition of ‘Helter Skelter’ by The Beatles. The old school rockers certainly knew how to not only write some stellar tracks but to also have a good time especially to a crowd like the Belfast crowd.
It’s safe to say we will see The Dead Daisies back in Belfast in the future but who knows as to whether it will be the same lineup or completely different, only time will tell but for now they will continue to travel sound the world just to make some noise!