The Leah Wood Group review

Isle of Wight Rock Festival 2004

published: Tue 15th Jun 2004

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th June 2004
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DN, England MAP
w/e £75 (£90 camping), £35 day, campervans £75. - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 17500
last updated: Fri 30th Apr 2004

I’d never ever heard of them and I have no idea of the track names so bear with me if you’re a fan, you’ll know which ones I mean. Also, bear in mind it was early!

There first song was accomplished but had nothing to enthral me. But their second Western Man is a belter. The only one of two women to take the stage all weekend the lead singer delivers a well crafter song with a rousing powerful drum beat a rockin’ bassline and some nicely played rock guitar cutting through the crowd, and it’s a great uptempo number alternating with slower jangly bits, and very good on the head.

From then on, from keyboards to vocals, the whole set comes alive. But as we find out throughout the weekend the sets are perhaps a little long, and the middle section of the set drags when the keyboards take over, and I find it hard to stay attentive. The groove comes back with I am Moving and Free Your Mind is a good cover.

In their favour is the fact the sound is pretty original – so much so I can’t really pigeon hole the set and with this kind of exposure The Leah Wood Group will find their debut will do well.
review by: Scott Williams

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th June 2004
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DN, England MAP
w/e £75 (£90 camping), £35 day, campervans £75. - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 17500
last updated: Fri 30th Apr 2004


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