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Living Colour at Liverpool's Hangar 34

by Khyle Deen. Published Thu 12 Oct 2017 21:48, last updated: 02/11/17

Hangar 34 played host to a rocking crowd as funk metal legends Living Colour headlined the night playing a selection of songs from their latest album Shade.

Frontman Corey sounded as brilliant as ever on vocals, hitting high notes like it’s no trouble at all, playing a slew of tracks from their new release, with the band's established brand of social commentary coming to the fore.

Guitarist Vernon’s funky guitar playing had the crowd eating out of his hand. The hard and heavy solos towards the end of the show by Will Calhoun on the drums, and Doug Wimbish on the bass, were nothing short of magical, providing a fantastic interlude between songs at the tail end of their set.

With Love Rears Its Ugly Head, Who’s That? A brilliant cover of Biggie’s Who Shot Ya? and the classic hit Cult Of Personality being the top highlights from this epic night, Living Colour demand to be witnessed live, loud and in person.

Support act Stone Broken got the crowd excited with a hard rocking selection of songs from their 2016 debut album All In Time, gearing the crowd up and kicking off a loud, pumping evening.

Stone Broken drummer Robyn especially brought his A game, rocking out, thumping the drums and putting on a fantastic performance with each song, perfectly complementing lead singer Rich’s vocals.

Guitarist Chris & bassist Kieron deserve a boss mention too, solos and strums a plenty, they well and truly were ready to rock and electrify, pre-heating the crowd expertly.

Stone Broken closed their set and mentioned that their new album is coming very soon in early 2018, putting in some studio time in the days after the show, certainly ones to watch out for.

Purple Revolver rating: 4/5 - Live your life in Living Colour



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