Venue: The Fleece, Bristol, England
Support acts: All The Young & The Chevin
You’ll like if you like: The Cribs, We Are Scientists, The Wombats
Rating: * * * * *
On Monday 21st, I went to see The Pigeon Detectives on their UK tour. I’ve never been to the venue (The Fleece) before so I didn’t know quite what to expect. From the outside, it looks like nothing more than a small pub, but once you get inside, the atmosphere is perfect for a gig like this. It’s quite a small room, with a small stage, but the best thing was there were no barriers so we were literally leaning against the speakers at the front!
The support acts were both really good, although the first band (The Chevin) was still sound checking for 10 minutes after the audience had arrived. I really recommend you check them both out as they sounded really good and I think they could go far.
The Pigeon Detectives were amazing, the lead singer, Matt, was great at getting the crowd going and jumped around the stage, even stepping on my hand at one point! I did feel a bit sorry for the other band members who didn’t really get to share the limelight though. They sang songs from all three of their albums, which was nice because some bands tend to forget about their old songs (which are sometimes the best!). The absolute highlight of my night was when Matt pulled me and my friend on stage to dance with him; he even serenaded us with ‘Don’t Know How to Say Goodbye’!
At the end of the concert, Matt handed my friend the set list and we also managed to get one of their drumsticks and a plectrum!
It was one of the best nights of my life, all the bands were great at getting the crowd going and I loved the atmosphere that you wouldn’t get in a bigger venue. So, if you want to have a really good night out, listening to some quality music, I highly suggest you look out for the next The Pigeon Detectives tour and book your tickets straight away!