Skindred Live Review
10th March 2010…Woking was somehow different. Anarchy was in the air and the epicentre of the unrest was the appropriately named Quake Club. Welsh ragga-rockers Skindred were in town and Benji Webbe was looking for a fight.
Skindred came on stage to a capacity crowd, opening with ‘Stand for Something’, ‘Rat Race’ and ‘You Can’t Stop It’. After an opening like that there was no stopping them. Webbe entertained the crowd with a funny rant against his neighbour before launching into ‘Pressure’ and ‘Bruises’.
Time was was flying by and their songs were going down like a smooth whiskey. There was no defined mosh pit at this event but rather the entire crowd was moshing and Skindred were feeding off of this unbridled energy focussed on the stage. Great song after great song followed including ‘Rude Boy’, ‘Selecta’, and ‘Destroy’. The classic ‘Roots Rock Riot’ and ‘Invincible’ brought the evening to a close. It was towards the end of the night, but it still felt like they had just started. The crowd wasn’t ready to go home just yet and called for the obligatory encore.
Skindred didn’t disappoint. It was time for the big number, as soon as the first notes were played for ‘Nobody’ the crowd went crazy. Order once again turned to mayhem and Club Quake really was quaking. Jumping into the air and I am sure I could feel the building move. Skindred finished off the night with ‘3 in 1’ and left on an amazing high. I was exhausted and covered in sweat. That’s the way Rock N’ Roll should be!
This was a fantastic performance by a band with a music style unique to any other. Two thumbs up from me, and for anyone who missed it, don’t miss them next time. They were simply amazing!
Review by Warren Peart.