At The Think Tank, Newcastle, U.K., November 21, 2018

THE AMORETTES (Live at The Think Tank, Newcastle, U.K., November 21, 2018)
Photo: Mick Burgess

Any band using Slade’s We’ll Bring The House Down as their intro tape are always going to be off to a flier and Edinburgh’s feisty trio, The Amorettes, were certainly speeding headlong on the Rock ‘n’ Roll freight train with Born To Break.

For a three piece The Amorettes don’t half raise the roof with their collision of The Runways attitude, AC/DC foot to the floor Rock and sky-scraping Slade-esq anthems.

Let The Neighbours Call The Cops marks these girls down as ones you wouldn’t want living next door when on full throttle and Bull By The Horns was no shy retiring love song.

Touring with the likes of Black Star Riders, Europe and The Dead Daisies has certainly honed their stagecraft with lead guitarist and vocalist Gill Montgomery in confident form while sisters Hannah and Heather McKay provided the power in the engine room. Four albums in, The Amorettes are loud and proud standing shoulder to shoulder to with their contemporaries.

Everything I Learned I Learned From Rock and Roll staked out their Rock’n’Roll syllabus in four sweat soaked leather clad minutes while Hot and Heavy brought some old school call and response action to a rather freezing Newcastle night.

Review and Photos By Mick Burgess


  • Mick Burgess

    Mick is a reviewer and photographer here at Metal Express Radio, based in the North-East of England. He first fell in love with music after hearing Jeff Wayne's spectacular The War of the Worlds in the cold winter of 1978. Then in the summer of '79 he discovered a copy of Kiss Alive II amongst his sister’s record collection, which literally blew him away! He then quickly found Van Halen I and Rainbow's Down To Earth, and he was well on the way to being rescued from Top 40 radio hell!   Over the ensuing years, he's enjoyed the Classic Rock music of Rush, Blue Oyster Cult, and Deep Purple; the AOR of Journey and Foreigner; the Pomp of Styx and Kansas; the Progressive Metal of Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, and Symphony X; the Goth Metal of Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Epica, and a whole host of other great bands that are too numerous to mention. When he's not listening to music, he watches Sunderland lose more football (soccer) matches than they win, and occasionally, if he has to, he goes to work as a property lawyer.

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