In a packed Crow Club Gus G and his band gave a great show in front of fans, friends, fellow musicians and most importantl was the presence of youngsters. Disillusive Play.
It was the first time I was watching Disillusive Play and I must admit that I liked them. Despite feeling a bit awkward, at least that’s what I thought, they played 4-5 of their own songs which are something between hard rock and prog and very interesting. They are good players. They didn’t move a lot on stage except from Antigoni. In the half hour that they had they managed to win the crowd that was there.
At 10 o’clock on the dot Gus G, Dennis Ward and Jo Nunez climbed on stage of Crow that was now flooding with people. Nobody seemed to complain though as the trio gave everything they had. Naturally, the set was consisted of Gus G solo material, with emphasis to the third album where Dennis is involved, a bit of Firewind, covers, a surprising Ozzy medley, even “Motel California”…
The band’s playing is not in question as these guys can do whatever they please at any given moment, while Gus was grabbing every opportunity for a solo driving his fans nuts. Maxi Nil was the usual suspect guest who sung on “What Lies Below”. A funny thing that I don’t think a lot of people took notice was the on the piece of paper that the band has the song titles were funnily changed. Instead of “Fearless” you had “Homeless”, Vegans”, “Fire & Furry”, “Cold Feet” and so on.
The set lasted for more than 90 minutes concluding with an epic “I Am The Fire” with the crowd singing and “The Quest”. The people kept shouting “Gus G, Gus G” and a lot of them waited patiently for photos and autographs. What’s very positive, I repeat, was the presence of a lot of young metalheads that our favourite music needs!
Fearless, My Wil Be Done, Burn, Mr Manson, Vengeance, Don’t Tread On Me, What Lies Below, Fire And The Fury, Ozzy Medley, Force Majeur, Money For Nothing, Cold Sweat, I Am The Fire, The Quest