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Great UK debut

I don't know what it is about female fronted rock bands. Me personally? I love 'em! I was speaking with a few of my friends from South Wales (it must be the beer talking or something in the water) as they thought that Nubian Rose were poor!! Get a grip lads!


In Sofia Lilja, Nubian Rose have one hell of a front woman. She is as gorgeous as a catwalk model, (a vocal coach on Swedish Idol) with a set of pipes that sends both men and dogs weak at the knees, such is the pitch of her vocals. The banter in-between the songs was a bit fractured, but her English is better than my Swedish, and it will develop over time; but THE VOICE!! Damn!! If you want 80s sounding Metal in the vein of Rainbow, Ozzy, Dio etc then look no further!


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As with any album, sometimes it's better to catch the band live, and Nubian Rose are multiple times improved (and I love their debut album). With songs like Reckless and the first ballad of the day How Am I, Nubian Rose are on a very quick upward trajectory. Half way thru the set, Sofia disappeared for a few moments and returned in a red, white and blue catsuit (she made an effort and a half to please the British crowd. I'm certain a few blokes had to leave the arena just to compose themselves) If the UK ever has a Super Hero, this is what she has to look like.


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The better songs came in the second half of their set, the new song Higher & Higher, great vocals; Ever See Your Face, the Rainbow-esque All Your Love which gave more than a nod to Long Live Rock N Roll, and the anthemic Mountain. Hopefully it wont be too long before Nubian Rose return with a tour of their very own.


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I really applaud bands who still want to play classic AOR songs in this current musical climate. Christer and the rest have a master plan, and I think its working!

Setlist

Get Ready
Reckless
Sisters
Tough Guys Don't Dance
How Am I
Your Love
Living For Tomorrow
Higher and Higher
All Your Love
Ever See Your Face
Mountain



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