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REVIEW: The Feeling make crowd feel great on the beach

By RWhitehouse  |  Posted: July 25, 2014

  • The Feeling at Lusty Glaze. Pic by www.bassclefphotography.com

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THE Feeling know how to please their audience - not for them playing a set stacked with tracks from their latest record, they are more than happy to play the hits.

So it was a pleasure to hear them playing to the crowd by stacking their set with tracks from their smash-hit platinum debut record Twelve Stops and Home.

They were all aired - Fill My Little World, Never Be Lonely, Sewn and Rose - all to the delight of a crowd who were more than happy to sing along at the right moments.

There were also a few from their number one second record Join With Us - again showing a band unafraid to play to their strengths - radio friendly MOR pop which even your granny wouldn't mind tapping her foot along to.

Yes, it might not be challenging or remotely original, but if you just want a feelgood pop fix then there are worse places you could go.

And, with a crowd which was filled out with holidaymakers looking for an evening's entertainment, it was probably a wise move.

Earlier in the evening Gaz Brookfield had entertained the crowd as the sun went down with a set of his songs which seemed to cover everything from diabetes to the X Factor, raising a few laughs with his witty lyrics and gaining a lot of new fans on the way.

And Lloyd Yates then upped the tempo with some songs which set the scene for The Feeling.

Lusty Glaze is a stunning venue for a gig and The Feeling had clearly taken a liking to the setting saying how they had enjoyed a surf before taking to the stage.

They were clearly in good spirits as they dusted off their cover of Buggles' Video Killed the Radio Star which triggered a mass singalong by the warm audience.

After a well received set they were soon back for an encore which saw them blitzing through some rock classics including Daytripper and You Really Got Me which just cemented their status as crowdpleasers.

***Following claims the volume had been turned down at the gig, a Cornwall Council spokesman said: "I have checked with our environmental health team and can confirm that the council was not in attendance at this gig, were not monitoring volume and did not request that the music was turned down."

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  • rji77  |  July 25 2014, 12:27PM

    The gig was great. It was just a shame that an officious, clip-board carrying, tabard wearer from the council decided it was too noisy and ordered the whole lot be turned down after the fourth song. From where we were (50 foot from the stage) the music went from 'rock concert' to 'background' instantaneously, and we were able to hold a living-room level conversation (about how the atmosphere had been RUINED by the council worker) without raising our voices above the music. Well done Cornwall Council... Yet another own goal. You want people to come and visit us, but you're determined to make their stay as dull as you possibly can... Bravo.

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