Praying Mantis / Vambo – Friday 9th October 2020
KEEP IT ALIVE TOUR 2020
Praying Mantis are a well established band of melodic hard rockers. They were formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy in the mid-1970’s and they became one of the bands associated with the the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal). Their first album “Time Tells No Lies” received a lot of critical acclaim. Unfortunately there was then some managerial problems and a couple of name changes before the band reformed in 1990 with Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden) for a NWOBHM festival in Japan. Since then they have released new albums every few years and are gaining new fans around the world all the time.
Vambo’s inspiration stems back to the hard rock of the 70s, at the same time they remain contemporary in both songwriting and recording. Vambo are – Jack Stiles, vocals, a compelling stage presence with an undeniable centre stage magnetism and a powerhouse voice and range to match. Pete Lance, guitar, a captivating performer coupled with outstanding, natural guitar playing skills. Steve Price, drums, a superb technician and the driving force behind the power and the subtleties that are vambo trademarks. James Scott, bass, an outstanding musician, his fluid and imaginative bass lines underpin every vambo performance adding energy, quality and depth. Their material is organic, dynamic and overflowing with raw energy and power reflecting the outstanding musicality within the band. Great, original rock music performed by 4 musicians of the highest calibre.