Rival Sons have a singer, Jay Buchanan, who oozes coolness and calm, while the band sound like a bluesy Led Zep. Burn Down Los Angeles was a head-stomper, while Soul showed their versatility, dipping into Motown. Unfortunately, the PA sounded muffled, but Pressure And Time was a delight. The sound improved immensely for the clean-living Kentucky four-piece, Black Stone Cherry, who boomed into a trio of Change, Maybe Someday and a storming Blind Man. Frontman Chris Robertson held a commanding stance, while guitarist Ben Wells and bassist Jon Lawhon ran amok. Their metallic Southern rock was supplemented by a few acoustic covers, including Oasis’ Champagne Supernova and Adele’s Rolling In The Deep, before their own Things My Father Said, which was beautifully sung by the audience.
Recent crowd-pleasers included I’m My Blood, White Trash Millionaire and Blame It On The Boom Boom, preceded by a little nab of Amy Winehouse’s Rehab. An encore of Lonely Train made sure that everyone had plenty to sing along to.