Saturday night saw me head down to Vauxhall’s own The Pilgrim to see emerging indie rock band, Werewolf Barmitzvah.
The London pub proved to be the perfect location for a set of well-picked covers, as the small space proved to be an atmospheric venue for the intimate gig.
Kicking off with The Kinks classic, Sunny Afternoon, it was clear that this was a group of musicians who can produce a sound as interesting and unique as their name. As individuals, they were able to show a great amount of flare and style which collectively, made for a powerful sound to listen to.
Band members include: Kaleb McKane, Tom Airey, Russell Cook and George Maguire.
They soon had the audience in the palm of their hands, as after starting their set it quickly became evident within the pub that they were a band to take notice of. A highlight of mine was their cover of California Dreamin’, most notably performed by The Mamas and The Papas, which was laced with all the close harmonies and distilled joy of the original; as well rich guitar solos of their own. They exercised the full extent of their talent, to great effect, as they played the more conventional rock sounds of Kings of Leon’s Sex On Fire all the way through to the more driven riffs of The Black Keys’ Lonely Boy and everything in-between.
The vibe they generated within the space they had was immense, people were automatically drawn to the sound they created, and they were not only able to sustain the atmosphere but take it to euphoric heights. The perfect way to spend a Halloween night!