Black Griffin, Canterbury, Monday 12 August 2013
That The Black Griffin could
attract a full to capacity crowd on a Monday night to see the
five piece all female rock band Trixie Lectric showed
that although having only formed in March this year that this
is a band already developing a dedicated following and making
waves. This is also confirmed by their ever lengthening bookings
Concentrating at the present on a fine and inspired choice
of covers in which to present their exhilarating
sound fronted by Ella's soulful and charismatic vocals, she
and the rest of the band comprising Liz/bass, Holly/guitar,
Jo/guitar and Lucy/drums have many original musical ways of
making these classics inhabit new life and vigour.
Opening an impressively gripping and professional quality
show The Kinks' You Really Got Me was delivered with
such enthralling enthusiasm that with one song they grabbed
rapt attention from their audience. Feeling Good received
a generous sprinkling of that Trixie Lectric fairy grunge dust
... causing it to grow rock legs and strut about, closely followed
the irony of an all female band performing James Brown's It's
A Man's World and reclaiming it superbly.
the soul vibe Etta James, I Just Want To Make Love To You united
the crowd in joyful noisy appreciation of these newcomers to
the live rock circuit.
Peggy Lee's Fever worked a treat segueing
marvellously into a wild version of Hit The Road Jack performed
at a speedy velocity that had the bar buzzin' with high energy, and
just when you thought things couldn't get any better, they
did, with an incredible version of Come Together followed
by T Rex's Telegram Sam snapping at its heels, and
then peaking with Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love.
There were many highlights during a wonderful set but if
I had to pick one then it would be Neil Young's Rockin'
In The Free World during which the Dutch crowd who were
in appeared to be dancing to transcendence ... rock and soul
music at this terrific standard can do that to you! Catch
the high voltage Trixie Lectric as soon as you can, it's potent,
skilled and the real deal ... the current is mighty strong
Submitted by Nigel
Lectric are no more - but I am sure that the individuals
will be heard again; the sooner the better!