The Sweet are celebrating over 50 years of hell raising and chart hits and couldn't have chosen a better place to tour than the UK, but I might be a bit biased there. The band members might have changed over the years but the one member that remains strong is Andy Scott who plays guitar and vocals. Paul Manzi is the lead singer, Lee Small the bassist with Bruce Bisland on drums. This makes up the band.
It was a night for old rock dad music as men, women and teenagers they took along with them, gathered in The Garage. Paul Manzi, lead singer, opened up the night with some jokes about ages which had the room warm up to the show with some laughter. After thanking everyone for turning up despite the conditions of the world and quickly started their first song - "Action" which was followed by "New York Groove" and a favorite of mine, "Hellraiser".
They continued to play songs from past albums while joking with the crowd in between songs. The crowd themselves were one of the nicest I have been around. Despite the room being packed to the brim with fans who were excited to listen to the music and rock around, as I moved around to photograph the band they all let me push to the front to be able to get front row shots after leaving the pit, they could not have been nicer which made the night even better.
Review/Photo By: Tyler Sams