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|Les Binks' Priesthood (Judas Priest) come to Ruislip|
LES BINKS' PRIESTHOOD
"Gig number 600 at Tropic at Ruislip"
The former Judas Priest drummer returned to his studded roots to perform tracks from the albums that he originally featured on - 'Stained Class', 'Killing Machine' and that seminal live opus 'Unleashed In The East' - for the first time since leaving the Metal Gods in 1979.
Surrounded by his Tama Starclassic Maple drum kit, Les Binks and his younger Priesthood charged into 'Hell Bent For Leather' and the treasure chest was soon opened with forgotten gems such as the innocence of 'Rock Forever' and the slow grind of 'Evil Fantasies' with the guitarists capturing the original sound.
Having the daunting task of vocals was Adam Sheppard who is very much his own man, being more of a growler than a howler.
Covers that Priest very much made their own were remembered with a bruising 'The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown)' and the class of 'Diamonds And Rust'.
Binks thunderbolted through 'Exciter', a track that predates the assault of 'Painkiller' by some twelve years, and later he would tell the story behind his co-write of the dark epic 'Beyond The Realms Of Death' with featured a stunning solo from Gus Mark.
After delivering the goods with 'Running Wild', 'Sinner' and 'Starbreaker', homage was paid to later day Priest classics with 'Breaking The Law' and 'Living After Midnight'.
A dream gig for Priest historians. Fall to your knees and repent if you please.
Hell Bent For Leather
Diamonds And Rust
You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Breaking The Law
Beyond The Realms Of Death
Delivering The Goods
Victim Of Changes
Living After Midnight
We return to the world of Heavy Metal on 12th October when former Judas Priest drummer Les Binks graces us with his band, some of who will be familiar to you (!).
If you like a spot of head banging get down to Tropic'. Book now at http://www.tropicatruislip.co.uk/ebook/index.htm or your usual web links.
LOOKING FURTHER AHEAD
FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER
GUITAR GODZ and QUEENS OF ROCK
This show has an early start with Guitar Godz on at 9 p.m.
ADMISSION IS ONLY £10 PRE-BOOKED AND THAT HAS TO BE A BARGAIN!!
This is actually a top quality theatre show
doing a short club circuit and should not be missed as I suspect we
will not see it again!!
A fully live show dedicated to a generation of guitar icons. Jimi Hendrix, Steve Vai, Jeff Healey, Prince, Eric Clapton, Brian May and Slash are just some of the guitarists of the last 3 decades you will have the chance to experience in one amazing show!
QUEENS OF ROCK
The worlds greatest tribute show dedicated to female rock legends and powerhouse vocalists of the last 4 decades.
With three of the UKs most experienced and in demand Rock singers the show takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of the most famous hits by artists such as Cher, Bonnie Tyler, Heart, Pat Benatar, Pink, Tina Turner, Blondie, Stevie Nicks and many more...
With full live band, outstanding costumes and stage presence the 'Queens' will be a sure ’hit’ with audiences of all ages.
So….did you see the wonderful Chantel McGregor? Well if you didn't you missed a treat. I cannot wait for her new album to come out…sadly I think it is some time off. She really does put on a terrific show. I suspect we will see her back but certainly not in 2019.