Friday, 10 May 2013

Live Show - The Temple Hudson Experience


Where: Stoke-on-Trent
Venue: The Underground


The Temple Hudson Experience is an end of year event involving two, lets say, elderly men attempting to recapture their youth by playing a batch of songs, mainly from the 60s and 70s to Journalism students. As the 'band' appeared at a time Justin Beiber would have been proud of, I couldn't help but raise a smile. This looked like my sweaty Grandad at my sister’s wedding, yet he was received like a god by the obviously very intoxicated journalism faithful.

The songs including The Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" were sung with such a strange attempt at an American accent, they ended up sounding like they were being sung by Boycie from Only Fools and Horses. 

At one stage I genuinely started to worry for the health of the singer as he kept an almost creepy wide grin on his face, despite the worrying amount of sweat coming from each armpit of his, poorly advised, light blue shirt. But they looked as if they were having a good time. And so did the ones who hadn't decided being outside in the cold Stoke-on-Trent air was a better option. 

Yet after all this I couldn't help but feel glad I experienced it, but in a way I’d be pleased to have witnessed The Rolling Stones before they kicked the bucket too. 
~Matt Gamble

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