Stallion – Green Cardigan Festival Friday 6th September 2013

STALLION – GREEN CARDIGAN FESTIVAL CRIPPS CORNER 6TH SEPTEMBER 2013

POWERFUL STALLION

On a cold Friday night in a field in Cripps Corner, top folk band ‘Titus’ Ian Dobson, Alan Marshall, & Mick Mepham soon warmed the crowd with their talent and humour and had everyone singing along to the Dobie Gray’s classic ‘ Drift Away’. Next up was ‘Ire Method‘ who describe their music as ‘Skindie’ a mix of ska and indie. Strong young band with lots of polish and good vocals.

The return of prog rock band ‘Stallion’ who have not played together since the 1970’s. Line up of Phil Thornton, Julian Carter, Phil Gill, John Petri and on drums Miles Gill. A certain apprehension hung in the air, as they took to the stage with the band looking uneasy and at each other. as if to say ‘should we really be doing this’? However once they started no worries, as that solid progressive rock sound filled the marquee, sounding more powerful and stronger then before.  Playing tracks for their recently reissued cd ‘The Hard Life’ these guys can really play and gave it everything. It was disappointing  that ‘John Wilde’ was not on vocals but a  great gig and hopefully not the last.

Review & photos by Johnny Mason

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The talented Gill’s family – Phil & Miles