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Channeling Brit Invasion band Hidden Charms kicks arse in Wrexham

By Desh Kapur, Manchester Correspondent

Venue: Undegun Arts Space, Wrexham–August 1st

I love it when I go and shoot and review a band and a come away with a new band whose music I am going to add to my record collection and that’s what happened tonight.

A tight as f£$k band, taking in the influences of sixties R and B and the British beat invasion of the 60’s, channeling bands such as The Spencer Davis Group, The Small Faces, The Pretty Things, and adding there own indie take and making the whole sound their own.

And even though the venue wasn’t the fullest, the band proceeded to put on a kick arse show with energy bouncing off the walls, which in itself makes give me a lot of respect for this group of London chaps. They could have easily got through their set as quickly as possible, finished the show and shot off in the tour van…

They started the set with the crackling builder “Alligator” and all of a sudden the crowd was captured and drawn towards the stage.  After a quick “hello” they jumped straight into the bluesy “Lady Like You” and picked up the pace with “Sunny Side,” which reminded me of Little Barrie.   The band then followed with “Long Way Down,” “Love You ‘Cause You’re There,” and “Why Do You Think You Know Me.” Next in line, they romped into “Keep It Complicated” and “It’s Time” and then played my favourite song of the night and the bands new single the brilliant “Dreaming of Another Girl.” The band finally ripped up the stage toward the end of the concert because this is what live music is all about! All in all, a great night, great band and a great show. What more can you ask for?

Members: Vincent Ranald, Josh, and Oscar, Home Town: London



“Dreaming of Another Girl”


“Sunny Side”







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