Live Review: Somebody’s Child / Wynona – Foundry, Sheffield 09.02.2023 

Jason Siddall

Thursday night and a trip to the Foundry in Sheffield, tonight’s gig was in the smaller room, but that didn’t detract from the atmosphere of the show, indeed it actually added to it in my opinion. The sound and lighting crew were excellent, it was pretty much sold out and the beer was well priced (I.e cheap!)

First up tonight was Wynona, a band I discovered via my son Dan who tells me that he was scrolling Spotify one evening and randomly clicked on a song, a lucky spin of the dice as it turns out they are excellent.

Wynona hail from Southampton and the core of the band is lead vocalist Natalie and guitar player Rich. On Drums was Kurt and guitar player Adam complete the line up.

Opening with ‘Already Know’ the band took us through a set of self penned materiel. Describing their music as mum-jean rock! Wynona are very much current in their musical sound and songwriting approach. Natalie has a great vocal tone, definitely worth seeing live to fully appreciate the quality of material and high standard of musical ability.

A new EP is promised later this year and three new singles will be released ahead of this from spring onwards. If you can’t wait for these, then I highly recommend you head over to all major streaming platforms and check out what’s on offer. ‘Real World’ is a personal favourite, fans of indie-pop orientated tunes with great hooks will be well served.

In truth this band deserve far more attention and hopefully 2023 will bring this for them, definitely one to watch.

Headlining tonight were Somebody’s Child (AKA singer songwriter Cian Godfrey)who has captured lots of attention judging by ticket sales on his recent tour where every gig is pretty much sold out. 

Hailing from Ireland, Cian is a fantastic frontman, great stage presence and a natural ability to engage. Opening with ‘Broken Record’ from 2023 self titled album ‘Somebody’s Child’ Cian and his excellent band took us through a set of 15 tunes from this album and back catalogue. 

By the time the encore arrived (‘War’), the Sheffield crowd were bouncing and it was clear to me that Somebody’s Child are destined for more success. Numerous future shows are planned, I do encourage you to try and catch one as this is a proper live show experience.

Check out the new album, fans of indie pop / rock won’t be disappointed. 

Two great bands in one night and proof once again that there are numerous breaking artistes in the UK that really deserve to be supported and heard more widely.

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