Monday, 9 February 2015

Riot Tapes and Buffalo Sunn live in Munich – The Irish Rock Tour

So here we were on a freezing evening at the Backstage in Munich which was the first gig of Buffalo Sunn’s / Riot Tapes’ Irish Rock Tour. And I tell you guys, these two bands have everything to warm you up on such a cold night!

I was really happy I went down there early to see Elaine Doyle from Riot Tapes (@EllyTapes on Twitter) on stage first (it was a solo acoustic performance, the rest of the band join in to the tour some days later). Man, what a voice and what passion she is putting into her performance! I actually did not “miss” the rest of the band that evening ;-)

Singer Elaine Doyle

Sure, Riot Tapes themselves play their songs in a rather electro-pop style, but the acoustic versions by Elaine are not less passionate and rocking in any way. My friends and the whole crowd were as impressed as myself!

Irish 5 piece Buffalo Sunn

After a short break finally the five lads from Buffalo Sunn took over the stage. They really are an awesome live band as well and gave a great performance, not only playing songs from their album “By The Ocean By The Sea”, but also from their upcoming releases. At one point the whole band left the stage except for Daniel, the lead singer, who gave a nice solo acoustic performance as well.

Concert in Munich with Buffalo Sunn

After “brushing up their make-up” (Daniel), the others returned and gathered around Daniel’s mic in a circle. Interesting you may think? Definitely! And brilliant, if you ask me – the band sang acoustic songs backed by Daniel’s guitar which resulted in a strong, effective, pervading performance. At the end of the gig the crowd was so impressed that they kept clapping for an encore. And apparently the band was impressed as well, stating it would be the first time they played an encore.

All in all a perfect evening! The next day the guys were heading for Berchtesgaden were their even was sold out! More of upcoming tour dates for both bands are:

10/02/2015 – Chemnitz, Subway to Peter
11/02/2015 – Hannover, Rocker
12/02/2015 – Hamburg, Rock Café
13/02/2015 – Berlin, Magnet

I highly recommend you catch them at one of these gigs – your surely won’t be disappointed. Also make sure to check out their tunes on Soundcloud here (Riot Tapes) and here (Buffalo Sunn).

Enjoy :-)

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