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All Inn Tan Hill with Apollo Junction – Saturday twenty fourth September – Tan Hill Inn, Richmond Yorkshire

Firstly, and in the event you noticed my publish from third November you’ll know that this lack of posting is just not by way of common laziness! So onto these Apollo Junction boys! Following on from the reasonably wonderful pub crawl on the finish of final 12 months considered one of 2022’s highlights from Apollo Junction was to play within the highest pub in England, the Tan Hill Inn at Richmond, Yorkshire. The ticket value included a coach from Leeds, an acoustic set and an electrical set, and a reasonably nifty commemorative t-shirt. On prime of that, we may also obtain a stay CD of the occasion too. I like what Apollo Junction is doing, sure they make nice music and they’re turning into a stunningly good stay act. However in addition they problem the norm by doing gigs like this one on the Tan Hill Inn. As I write this they’re additionally scheduled to play a set at a haunted home in Derbyshire in November!

The acoustic set was splendidly intimate with the Apollo Junction fan household lapping up each a part of it. The highlights for me had been the acoustic take of “On The Ropes” the place the boys threw in a snatch of the 70s traditional “A Horse With No Title”. The band additionally does a piece the place every member will get an opportunity to sing and play a quick excerpt from considered one of their favourite songs. So we had been handled to snippets of David Bowie, Bob Marley, and the Pogues to call only a few. The boys premiered two new songs, considered one of which is able to already be out there by the point you learn this, it’s known as “Excellent Plan” and you’ll hear a bit extra about that in the event you proceed studying. The acoustic set ended with a superb sing-along of the James 90s traditional, “Sit Down”. By the way, in truth followers, whereas the tune was a giant hit in 1991 the unique was launched in 1989!

The complete electrical set within the night was really spectacular and featured all the nice songs, frankly, this band does not have any poor songs. “Two Automobile Household” was magnificent. We additionally had the privilege of being a part of the filming for the video for the brand new single “Excellent Plan” which is an absolute belter of a tune and means that the brand new album might even prime final 12 months’s ‘All In’. The boys mimed by way of “Excellent Plan” twice whereas we had been a totally fired up and excited viewers, however that might have been the case whether or not this was being filmed or not. I have not seen Apollo Junction but the place the gang was lower than mega-excited. I used to be going to explain Apollo Junction after these two wonderful units as a band on prime of their recreation and they’re, nevertheless, I nonetheless assume they’ll proceed to get higher and higher and the brand new album, which hopefully might be with us early in 2023 might be one thing very particular. It would in all probability be among the many contenders for Mayhem’s album of the 12 months 2023! I at all times go away an Apollo Junction present very glad and with an enormous smile and I do know many others within the AP fan household are the identical!

All images and the T-Shirt design are the work of the splendidly gifted Justin Leeming

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