Live Review: Kate Bond / The Redroom / The Peevie Wonders – The Cluny, Newcastle 29.07.2022

Adam Littlemore

By Adam Littlemore

The Cluny was host to Kate Bond’s last gig before she moves to London to start her new career but tonight the amazing crowd in one of Newcastles finest music venues was ready to celebrate and enjoy Bonds music.

The first band to kick the night off were Peevie Wonders who blew the stage away and had the whole crowd under their spell and singing along to the music. A favourite song from the night was the Iron Bru Song. Funny lyrics coupled with an addictive beat to get the feet moving. Amazing band and definitely one to check out.

Up and comers The Redroom where next to take the stage and I remember seeing them perform at the Independent in Sunderland a couple of years ago where they really impressed me. Singer Jess’s passionate voice and amazing guitar riffs and funky bass riffs they always put on a great show and tonight was no different.

Kate Bond certainly knows how to make an entrance. Starting with a burst of the James bond theme, Bond sneaked out of the curtains and started to roll over the stage enacting her name sake, it was so funny and if Kate wanted to go out with a bang she was going about it the right way. The first track she performed was Beauty Sleep which has almost 11,000 streams on Spotify. The track deals with the warped perceptions of men with regards to casual sex with women. Something Bond experienced first hand following a break-up with her long term partner. The whole crowd was really getting into the funky vibe music which had everyone dancing and singing along. A great night to say goodbye to one of the Norths great musical talents.

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