The Computers AND Colt 45 - Double Bill!

As seen by Mark ‘Roddy’ Holmes in Despatch – two great bands for the price of one at the Deaf Institute, Manchester: The Computers, and Colt 45. First up, The Computers…

Who

The Computers

What

Blues/ punk/ soul/rock'n'roll five-piece band from Exeter.

Think

A bit Elvis Costello, a lot The Hives

Where

The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 8 December

Verdict

Excellent. On a wet Tuesday night in Manchester, this was just what was needed. Led by the brilliant lead singer – Alex Kershaw – energetically goading the crowd, bar walking, balcony climbing his way through the gig, there wasn't a person left in the room who didn't enjoy it, all backed up by a very slick band. Very funny, very entertaining. Have a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1NfupZTZWg  

Roddy rating

5/5 Roddys

Who

Colt 45

What

Punk/rock three-piece band from Workington, Cumbria,

Think

Manic Street Preachers/Alkaline Trio/At The Drive-In

Where

The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 8 December

Verdict

Due to Manchester Christmas traffic we arrived to see only their last three songs, but it was enough to make us want to see them again. See what you think: https://vimeo.com/97112597

Roddy rating

5/5 Roddys

Sicario

Mark ‘Roddy’ Holme has been out and about again, this week he’s been to the cinema to see Sicario, and from what he says, it sounds like it’s a scorchio film not to be missed!

Released:      8 October 2015

Certificate:     15

Genre:            Action, Drama

Starring:         Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro

Synopsis

FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is recruited to aid in a black-ops Mexican border mission against the drug cartels who are encroaching into Arizona. Led by her new boss Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) and the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), it's not long before Kate's questioning what the mission objectives are... and who to trust.

Verdict

Stunning! The mood of the film is set from the first scene, with unbearable tension throughout (the traffic jam). It’s a must see!

Have a look at the trailer, here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR0SDT2GeFg

Roddy rating

5/5 Roddys

The Strypes

You would be forgiven for thinking that, being a frog, I would make everyone listen to Sir Paul’s Frog Chorus on a continuous loop in the LeafletFrog factory and offices, with the purpose of, ahem, “motivating” the staff.

However, that’s not really my scene. When it comes to songs in the old hit parade, I prefer popular beat combos that are a bit more “with it”. A bit like me!

Mark ‘Roddy’ Holme works in Despatch and has been raving about a band he’d seen, and he suggested that we could add a review to the LeafletFrog website. I hopped to it, and thought of another idea – Roddy Reviews. This is the first one - I hope you like it!

Who

The Strypes

What

Young, 4-piece rock, rhythm and blues band from Cavan in Ireland.

Think

The Yardbirds, The Who, Artic Monkeys and The Black Keys, signed to Elton John’s record label.

Where

The Ritz, Manchester, 26 September

Verdict

Relentless, energetic set from a very talented band, destined for bigger things.

Don’t just take Mark’s word for it - check out the link!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXXhmY91dUg

Roddy rating

5/5 Roddys

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