The Bullingdon, Oxford
This lot have been mentioned on the blog before: their tagline is “all-metal tribute to the Bee Gees and beyond”, which puts it in a nutshell.
They take to the stage after midnight, by which time much of the audience is well tanked up. Nominally a 6-piece, in reality they are a 5-piece plus a little guy called Lance – towel boy and kind of their Bez, except that his percussion is limited to the confetti cannon and glitter gun. The 5 or so Bee Gees songs are probably the best part because 3 of them can hit the high notes properly, but that would be a bit limiting, hence the “…and beyond”. And so we get the other songs, and this is where it gets a bit weird. You know how you get sudden recall of something regrettable you did, but had forgotten until then? Since the gig, from time to time I’ve remembered another song they covered, and it felt like that. There were a couple from Grease: the title track and “You’re the one that I want”. Also popping back into my memory: “Funky Town”, “Africa”, “Do ya think » Continue Reading.