13

Perfect

To be fair, I've covered FM more than any other band these past few years, and they are the band I have seen live the most in my 30 years of attending gigs and I'm running out of platitudes for them.


Click for large image

Click for large image

Click for large image

Once they stepped onto the main stage at HRH AOR the whole atmosphere changed.
For once I chose to view from 2/3 back and it was the first time that most, if not all the audience in the main arena came to life instantaneously and as one. Immediately the audience came to life, people were moving, the fine ladies in attendance have impeccable taste as loads of them were grooving along to the FM beat.


It's 26 yrs since Indiscreet was launched and the songs still sound as fresh today as they did back in 1987. Come to think of it, they sound even better, with Steve Overland's voice the key to their success. This bloke is the UK's answer to Michael Bolton only he forgot to tell anyone in the UK. Its a well known fact in the Melodic Rock community that Steve Overland is one of the finest singers you're ever likely to hear.


Yes I'm fed up stating FM should have been huge, but to be honest, playing gigs like HRH AOR is all the accolade they need. The quality on offer from the elder statesmen of AOR means that the new songs (Tough Love, Over You, and the new single and damned excellent Crosstown Train) fit seamlessly into the set along with the renowned classics That Girl, Don't Stop, Other Side Of Midnight and the little played but superlative Hot Wired where Jim Kirkpatrick's guitar broke down and FM, professional as ever, carried on with little, or no effect on quality.


Click for large image

Click for large image

I'm guessing FM played a fave (Bad Luck) of the bloke standing right in front of me, as I've never seen a bloke dance like he did, EVER!! Once again the whole performance is a masterclass in British rock and quality songwriting. The FM guys really are getting better with age, and there's not many that can say that!

Setlist

Tough Love
I Belong To The Night
That Girl
Don't Stop
Love Lies Dying
Hot Wired
Other Side Of Midnight
Metropolis
Over You
Crosstown Train
Frozen Heart
Bad Luck
Burning My Heart Down



To view all photos taken during this set click here. There are 5 available.