Spoke Too Soon at The Eagle

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The Eagle has started to build itself up as a little diamond in the rough of venues to showcase both local and wider afield talent.

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“Peppered with a more modern jangle and an almost punky vocals, the band certainly are pioneering their own sound.”

Saturday night was the turn of Spoke Too Soon, a collection of young men who all live in the central belt but have their roots firmly in the Highlands including new bass player Stephen Bull (we spoke to Joe Stainke about Stephen joining the band in 2013).

Last year they won the Highland Battle of the Bands in Fort William and were highly commended by Scottish music champion Jim Gellatly.

You would be forgiven for thinking the bands twin guitar attack was aided by brothers, but in fact Joe Stainke and Hunter Mackay are not related even though they could both be the obscure love children of an unlikely fusion between the late Thin Lizzy legend Phil Lynott and the ‘It Crowds’ Richard Ayoade!

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” the band was tight, solid and had melodic guitar parts splattered throughout”

Speaking of Thin Lizzy, for as much as Spoke Too Soon could be described as alternative rock both in sound and looks, there are very clear Iron Maiden/Thin Lizzy influences in the twin guitar sounds at time. Peppered with a more modern jangle and an almost punky vocals, the band certainly are pioneering their own sound.

Playing a combination of original songs from their previously released demos and eps, the crowd continually grew and grew throughout their set.

All in all, the band was tight, solid and had melodic guitar parts splattered throughout. It would be nice to see where, with a bit of hard work, luck and determination, they go from here.

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Mark Allison
Mark Allison
Mark has played in various bands, firstly in the late 80s to early 90s then more recently with The Wildflowerz and now 'all the Colors'. He has a media background heavily involved in music that has seen him design album covers for Charlie Landsbourgh, write articles on bands like Big Country for newspapers such as the Inverness Courier to promoting the likes of Nik Kershaw on his Scottish tour. You can contact Mark at Mark@Invernessgigs.co.uk

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